The special effects did go a touch overboard here with a sheer screen that came down in front of the band and across which bubbles and kaleidoscope patterns played. Also they took the lyrics a bit too literally. The audience does not need to be spoon-fed actual images of rocking horses and marshmallow pies to get the song.
After intermission a more worldly and serious version of the band took the stage. Proclaiming peace and celebrating the Summer of Love, Rain launched into "All You Need is Love" and "Strawberry Fields," complete with Nehru jackets and droopy moustaches.
That was a short set and quickly moved into what was easily the highlight of the evening an acoustic set that included "Blackbird," "Here Comes the Sun," and transitioned into a fantastic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." This set really highlighted the skill of the musicians. Not hidden behind special effects and fancy lights, the audience was treated to some quality renditions of classic songs.
After this the band moved forward in time again to some of the more rock 'n' roll numbers like "Get Back" and "Revolution."
Rain played two encores. The first included "Give Peace a Chance" and "Let it Be;" the second consisted solely of "Hey Jude." Both were huge crowd pleasers.
Rain did an excellent job of showcasing what made the Beatles the enduring legend they are today.
They skipped some notable crowd pleasers in favor of some of the lesser-known songs and this gave the show a unique feel unlike other Beatles' cover bands, which often skew to the most well known well-loved crowd pleasers.
Overall this was a fantastic show full of great technical skill and entertaining special effects. The enthusiasm of the audience reflected just what a wonderful evening it was.