Monday, June 29, 2015

I'd Like To Be, Under The Sea

As mentioned in this post a few months ago, you can't escape The Beatles here. This evening, Mexico City's Tourist Office invited me to take part in a press conference announcing a series of upcoming Fab4 events: an exhibition, gigs by cover bands, a replica of the Cavern Club in the Zocalo, a Magical Mystery Tour… Bizarrely, it was held in an aquarium (cue renditions of Octopus's Garden and Yellow Submarine). 
One of the guys on the panel was Ricardo Calderon who's been collecting Beatles paraphernalia since 1964 and now has one of the biggest collections in the world, some of which will form the exhibition which opens at the Soumaya Museum later this week. He's an annual visitor to the International Beatles Week in Liverpool. In fact, he's been so many times, bringing a posse of Mexican fans with him, that the Mayor bestowed on him the title of Honorary Ambassador to the City of Liverpool. 

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