the rooftop concert

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“수고했어 오늘도 ❤️️ You guys have worked hard”

From little, mini concerts on the rooftop to stadium concerts, I can’t express how proud I am of not only how much the boys have grown but also how much the fandom has grown as well. We all know how hard they’ve worked to achieve all of this success. I can’t think of a better group that deserves all the love and support that they’re getting. Thank you for taking all of us, carats, along with you on the ride. We’ll continue to support you forever!

Group hug guys group hug

Would You Rather... Beatles Edition

Send me a number

1. Have guitar lessons with John or have drum lessons with Ringo

2. Date John, Paul, George, or Ringo

3. Take LSD with George or smoke weed with John

4. Attend the Shea Stadium concert or watch the Rooftop concert

5. Meditate with George or spread peace and love with Ringo

6. Early 60s, mid 60s, or late 60s

7. Go to the hair salon with Maureen or get your nails done with Cynthia

8. Eat dinner with Brian Epstein or eat dinner with Mal Evans

9. Listen to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or listen to the White Album

10. Spend your birthday with Paul or spend your Christmas with Ringo

11. Go to Japan with Yoko or go to India with Pattie

12. Read a McLennon fanfic or a Starrison fanfic

13. McLennon or nah

14. Wear John’s iconic round glasses or wear Ringo’s St. Christopher Medal

15. Save John from dying or save George from dying

16. Meet old man Paul or old man Ringo

17. Listen to Revolution 9 on repeat for 30 minutes straight or stare at John and Yoko’s nudes for 15 minutes straight

18. Have Ringo’s adorable big nose or have George’s bushy eyebrows

19. Have Paul sing Till There Was You at your wedding or have John sing It’s Only Love at your wedding

20. Wear Beatle boots or have a moptop

21. Have John’s jawline or Paul’s puppy eyes

22. Ride in John’s Rolls Royce or ride in George’s Mini Cooper

23. Punch Ringo or slap George

24. Have Paul write a song about you or have George write a song about you

25. Listen to Wings or the Plastic Ono Band

26. Bungee jump with George Martin or skydive with Neil Aspinall

27. Have a girl’s night with Cynthia, Olivia, Jane, Maureen, Linda, Yoko, or Pattie

28. Make mashed potatoes with Paul or do a bit of light gardening with George

29. Be a vegetarian like Paul, George, and Ringo or still eat meat like John

30. Sing with the Beatles or play an instrument with the Beatles

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On this day in music history: January 30, 1969 - The Beatles perform live for the last time on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row in London. Filmed as the climax of the documentary film “Let It Be”, the band perform a forty-two minute long impromptu set (only half appears in the finished film) consisting of the songs “Get Back” (performed twice), “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Dig A Pony”, “One After 909” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”. The performance quickly attracts attention from the street below, drawing a huge crowd, stopping traffic in central London, and leading the police to bring the concert to a halt. The roof top concert captures a rare glimpse of The Beatles during their last days as a functioning unit, and becomes an iconic moment in their history.

Fanfiction Masterpost: Moving On

(Cover art drawn by the talented @squigglydigg!)

I’m almost ready to publish the next chapter of my Mystery Skulls fanfiction Moving On! But it’s been a few months since I last published anything, and maybe not all of my followers have seen all of my chapters. Maybe some of you guys haven’t seen any of them!

Basically, Moving On is my fanfiction for Mystery Skulls Animated (if you’re not sure what that is, click here and then maybe learn more on TvTropes). It’s divided into “episodes”, which are multi-chapter arcs, and “preludes”/”interludes”, which are more like one-shots.


And now, without further delay, the chapters! (Each one has a link to ArchiveOfOurOwn, if you prefer to read there.)

PRELUDE I: Pompeii

PRELUDE II: Get Lucky

EPISODE 1: Welcome to Echostad

- Part 1: The Last Hurrah

- Part 2: The Pavelskis

- Part 3: Revelations in the House of the Dead

- Part 4: Rooftop Concert

- Part 5: Make the Change

INTERLUDE I: Magic

INTERLUDE II: Gangnam Style

EPISODE 2: The First-Case Scenario

- Part 1: Lewis’s Home

- Part 2: People Food

- Part 3: Stern Fatherly Disapproval

- Part 4: Testimony

- Part 5: Anosmia

- Part 6: Girl, You Must Be Tired (A)

- Part 7: Girl You Must Be Tired (B)

- Part 8: What You Don’t See

- Part 9: Suburban Showdown

- Part 10: Call Me Superman

INTERLUDE III: The Scientist

The West End Central Police Station is located at 27 Savile Row — mere feet from Apple headquarters. The authorities obviously must have heard the loud rock music wafting down the street. Windows rattled, floors shook, and horns blared from the resulting traffic jams. If they wanted to, the police could have walked over and shut things down before the first song was over. Instead, they let the concert continue for 42 minutes. It was only when the noise complaints began to flood in from stuffy local businesses that they felt compelled to act.

Even then, they gave the Beatles and Co. ample warning to get rid of certain illicit substances that might have been on the scene. “Before the raid, someone called from the Savile Row police station saying, ‘You’ve got 10 minutes.’” recalled one Apple employee. “So we knew they were coming and everyone was ready for it. … When the police raided the building, there was a whole chorus of toilets being flushed.” Crisis averted.

—  “Beatles’ Famous Rooftop Concert: 15 Things You Didn’t Know” in Rolling Stone Magazine (Jordan Runtagh, January 29th, 2016)
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“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ’The Beatles did.’" 

- Kurt Vonnegut 

“There was an inexplicable presence when all four were together in a room. Their music was bigger than they were.”

- George Martin