The Fab Four. The Greatest Band Of All Time. The Beatles. Since it’s pretty much common knowledge that any given moment of your existence can be accurately defined by a Beatles song, last night we asked our Facebook friends: “What Beatles song describes your mood right now?” Usually we make playlists for Music Monday, but thanks to Apple Records, their songs are on lockdown so we resorted to this fun mash-up of 74 Beatles classics. Not too shabby though, huh?

NOW, if you’re near CHICAGO and enjoying this mix, don’t stop reading:

As you probably know by now, The Beatles are a HUGE part of my life. My parents run Beatles Festivals around the country (for a living), along with the biggest online Beatles store in the world. The next Fest is THIS WEEKEND in Chicago!

YOU’RE INVITED! The 35th Annual Fest For Beatles Fans, Chicago 2011

WHAT: A weekend full of Beatles festivities! ive concerts all 3 nights, International Beatles Marketplace, meet the special guests and hear their Beatles stories, Beatles Museum & Art Contest, Beatles Rockband, Beatles Recording Studio (make your own CD!), 60s Dance Party and Lookalike contest (Friday Night), Battle-of-the-Beatles-Bands (Sunday), rare Beatles Videos and Memorabilia, Beatles Puppet Show with Bob Abdou, Fine Art by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Photography Exhibits, Trivia Game Shows, Poetry Readings, and of course… jamming in the lobby with Beatles fans until the wee hours of the morning! (See the full Fest schedule of events)

WHO: Headlining Guests Peter Asher, Joey Molland, Henry McCullough, Mark Hudson, LIVERPOOL (the world’s finest Beatles Tribute Band) a slew of noted Beatles authors, international Beatles vendors, and thousands of singing, jamming, celebrating Beatles fans like YOU. (Read more about the Fest Special Guests)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency O’Hare – 9300 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018

WHEN: August 5-7 2011 | Friday 5-midnight, Saturday Noon-Midnight, Sunday Noon-Midnight (come for a day, a night, or stay the whole weekend!)

WHY: To celebrate the joy the The Beatles have brought to our lives, and spread the love far and wide  for generations to come.

HOW: Purchase your ticket to ride in advance on, or you can always buy them at the door.

I hope you can come, my rock-n-roll SpaWeekers! If you do, PLEASE say hi! I’ll be running all over the place tweeting, Facebooking, taking photos, and obviously uploading them RIGHT away like a good little social media girl. I can hardly wait another second for my favorite weekend of the year… spread the word to your Chicago Beatles friends!

Peace & Love,

Michelle ma Belle (Here I am at the concert with my sister far left, my hippie dad next to me, and 2 of my favorite Fest staffers)

A Splendid Time is Guaranteed For All!