Liquid Blue headlined the Beatles Forever Festival in Logoisk, Belarus
The attendance was 16,000, the most ever for the annual festival
The Grovler with two of the promoters
Scott and The Grovler near the start of the show while natural light still shines
Liquid Blue hit the stage at 9:00
The festival started in the early afternoon at 2:00. There were six acts ahead of Liquid Blue
Logoisk is a tiny village just outside the Belarus capitial city of Minsk
The locals called it a "mini Woodstock"
Despite the many opening acts, the crowd was highly charged in anticipation for Liquid Blue
Of the seven acts, 3 were from Moscow, one from St. Petersburg, one from Minsk, one from England
Liquid Blue played an hour set of Beatles music
The band begin the set with a five minute Sitar jam featuring Rama and Angelo
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was the opening song
Norwegian Wood and Across the Universe featured Rama on Sitar
"A Day in the Life" was a crowd favorite
The crowd was pumped for the entire one-hour set
This shot is taken from the sound booth, about halfway into the crowd
The band performed with five members; without the BlueGirls
The perfect day turns to night during the bands set
Gina was the only female band member for this trip
Her version of Imagine brought the house down
Gina had only been with the band for five months and had already been to five continents!
Fans cheers after Gina completes the John Lennon anthem, Imagine
Nowhere is Beatles fever more alive than in Eastern Europe
The Beatles represent freedom & peace to the many new, former Soviet block countries
We were treated warmly by the crowd but it was obvious they were not fans of our current administration
Angelo was solid on the drums and was visiting his 20 country with the band
The band pulled out Paul McCartney's song "Juniors Farm" and the crowd sang along
16,000 was the bands largest crowd in Europe. 65,000 is the largest ever but happened in Asia
Security was tight but fans managed to get close
Hey Jude brought the house down as the crowd sang along
For the encore, the other performers joined Liquid Blue onstage for "All You Need Is Love"
All You Need Is Love!
Rama on Erhu
Rama on Sitar
Autograph seekers after the show
The after party!
Still feeling the Absinthe
Still feeling the local beer
Some earlier crowd shots
It was a picture perfect day in Belarus
Beatles fever brought out the British flags
The festival site was at a local mountain ski resort
Belarusian star "Gera" (third from left) who recorded a song with Liquid Blue
Scott being interviewed by a Minsk TV station
Obama in Belarus!
The atmosphere was very "60's"
To say it was a 60's hippie fest is an understatement
Shiny happy people
Right at home with the hippies
Pre-show fun in the afternoon
Peace and love prevailed
With Victor, the shows longtime sponsor and architect
Food for the performers
A goodbye shot of all the bands and promoters