(Anyone that's familiar with "Abbey Road" will get the use of that song title for this vacation postscript)
One more memorable moment from the Beatle's convention I forgot to mention...
Sometime Saturday when we were sitting under the stairs singing, I noticed that the musicians were keeping with the simple guitar ballads. That's all fine and dandy, but we were drifting slowly into the "I Gave My Love a Cherry" sequence from "Animal House", and this scene needed a "Bluto".
After a song was over, I shouted out to the closest picker, "How about playing 'I'm Down'?" For those not in the know, "I'm Down" was one of Paul McCartney's songs that was loud and up-tempo. Think of Little Richard meets Metallica.
The musicians kinda rolled their eyes, getting a look on their faces like "this is going to suck". One of them said over his shoulder to me, "If you think you can sing it..."
That's all I needed to hear! I responded, returning the snarky attitude with, "Oh, I can sing it - I just hope you can keep up!" And off I went...
YOU TELL LIES THINKIN' I CAN'T SEE! YOU CAN'T CRY CAUSE YOU'RE LAUGHIN AT ME! I'M DOWN!!
A couple of things happened at once:
1. The guitarists got this "Oh Shit!" look on their faces, but recovered quick enough to start playing.
2. Some poor teenage girl sitting in front of me (and her back to me) never saw it coming. I didn't know anyone could jump that high from a sitting position on the floor!
And for a brief three minutes, everyone on the basement level of the Hyatt know who I was. Worth the cost of admission all by itself.