Globalisation has a lot to answer for, including spreading music far and wide from where it may have once emerged from.
The Beatles are renowned worldwide and still have an almost cult-like following despite finding peaks of fame decades ago; and this week fans of the band gathered in Mexico City to break a quirky world record for the largest number of people dressed as the British rock group. Certainly not an expected region to find so many followers of the band but then we love all things unexpected!
Young and old and representing various eras in the band’s history, some 294 people donned their mop tops and sergeant pepper regalia.
For the president of the Beatles fan club, the record attempt was a no-brainer:
“Once again, Mexican Beatlemania has been noted at the world level. We have always been known for having great concerts for Paul McCartney. Paul loves being in Mexico because of the people’s reaction. Ringo Starr went crazy also when he was here in his concerts. We have more tribute bands to The Beatles in Mexico than in any other country in the world.”
Whether the group actually breaks the World Record officially remains to be seen.
The paperwork has been sent to record authorities for an official verification.