Sunday, September 02, 2012

All You Need Is Xайр

The Beatles are coming to Ulaanbaatar! Not the real Beatles, of course—that would be a neat trick—but a Beatles tribute band called the Bootleg Beatles. They will perform a free concert at Sukhbaatar Square next weekend. The Beatles are huge in Mongolia. There's even a monument to them in the city center (pictured above). I'm hoping to interview the Bootleg Beatles for a story about Beatlemania in Mongolia that I'm working on. I wonder if Paul and Ringo know they're big on the Steppes...

UPDATE: Here's the ad for the concert that's running on local TV: