I have more than 200 tracks by the Beatles on my iTunes. I am going to put them on shuffle and let the song titles guide this story.
For those of you who are excited about Bend community radio station KPOV’s third annual Beatles Singalong fundraiser, “It Won’t Be Long” now. The event happens Saturday night at the Century Center.
I know, I know ... you’re all pumped up for this, right? Well try to “Act Naturally” — you don’t want to come off like a weirdo. Oh wait, yes you do: Part of the fun of these things is really getting into it. Dress up like your favorite Beatle or character from a Beatles song, or at least dress like you’re from the 1960s. (There’s a costume competition.) Take part in the trivia contest. Win either and you’ll be famous, if not “Across the Universe” then certainly among those in attendance.
The centerpiece of the singalong, of course, is when everyone, “All Together Now,” belts out some of the Fab Four’s most memorable and singable tunes. Don’t worry, if y’all get going too fast and need to “Slow Down” or you just plain need some “Help!” there will be a gang of local artists there to lead the way, including Boxcar Stringband, Broken Down Guitars, the Gospel Choir of the Cascades, Subliminal, Noah Stroup and the Rockhounds. Lyrics will be projected onto a screen so everyone can “Come Together” as one voice.
Now, as for the “Money,” tickets cost $10 for KPOV members and $12 for nonmembers in advance (see “If you go” for outlets), or $15 at the door, and $5 for your “Little Child” or anyone younger than 18, really. Refreshments will include Three Creeks beer, Volcano Vineyards wine and sangria, food from Crazy Delicious and sweets from Ida’s Cupcake Cafe.
There will also be a raffle for an electric guitar and amplifier, plus a silent auction, with proceeds going to the independent, mostly volunteer-run station. I must say, I have never heard of such a great cause “In My Life.”
OK, that’s all. “The End.”