My Day at Abbey Road
Tourist flock everyday to walk the footsteps of John, Paul, Ringo and George across Abbey Road. For me it was a dream come true.
Growing up, I was the biggest Beatles fan. My friends and I would listen to their music all day and all night. We knew every word of every song and even followed a Beatles cover band. When we were in 8th grade we would go (with our parents of course) to different bars where the Beatles cover band played their shows. We got to go on stage, play the tambourine until our palms bruised and sang at the top of our lungs. In 8th grade Home Economics class I made a Beatles pillow out of felt. I lived The Beatles, breathed The Beatles and in my mind I was their number one fan.
Fast forward to the ripe age of 17. I had an opportunity to travel to Europe and sight see in five countries. We went to France, England, Scotland, Whales and Ireland. The entire trip was a fast paced, castle hopping, culture shocking experience.
On one of the tours 'free days' I, along with others, opted to take a trip to the famed Abbey Road. To this day can not explain how overjoyed and excited I was to walk the road that the Fab Four did.
The first thing I did was take off my shoes and walk calmly across Abbey Road. It was a dream of mine and I wanted to soak it in. One step at a time. I remember having a smile creep from smirk to full blown ear to ear grin by the time I got to the other side of the road. I lived a dream that I never thought I would ever attain.
One dream that I do have is to see Paul McCartney live. (I gave up on the dream of seeing all of the Fab Four together... I don't see George and John showing up to the reunion show anytime soon if you know what I'm saying.) I had the opportunity twice (thanks sis) to see Paul but I was unable to go.
Don't let your dream slip aside. You can go see Paul McCartney and we will help get you there.