What You'll Get
Discover the infinite nature of strawberry fields with today's side deal: for $29, you get a ticket to see Beatles cover band The Fab Faux at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University. This Groupon is for a ticket at the $79 seating level, which includes the middle rows of the center terrace as well as the far sides of the front terrace and orchestra level (tickets are first come, first served). The show is on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m.
The Fab Faux, partly featuring members of the house bands of The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, recreate Fab Four classics in pitch-perfect and note-for-note style, coming strikingly close to the sound of the original recordings. In the case of Beatles songs recorded after August 29, 1966, The Fab Faux does what the Beatles never did—play them live. Hear Abbey Road cuts as you ponder the masculine features of Polythene Pam or just how much love you have to make to break even in the end. Or drift away to White Album cuts while thinking about how Desmond and Molly's barrow in the marketplace is doing in spite of the gently weeping guitars being sold just three doors down.
- This wasn't just the easy stuff; some of these were songs the Beatles themselves never performed live. So even if you were lucky enough to see the Beatles live, this was something different -- the equivalent of the later Beatles concert that never was. I heard others in the crowd talking about their first Fab Faux concert, how they were wowed and won over. Like these others, I resolved on the spot to become a regular at The Fab Faux's future concerts. – Gary Glauber, PopMatters
- That, in a nutshell, was the magic of the evening: it felt right. Focusing on material released by the Beatles after the band decided to quit playing live shows in 1966, the Fab Faux brought classic Beatles cuts to the live stage with renditions that were both faithful and passionate. – Alex Biese, Metromix Jersey Shore
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 22, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid for date purchased only. Not valid with other offers. Seating is first come first served. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.