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Another wave of Beatlemania in DC celebrates 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first U.S. concert

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50 years ago, the Beatles descended on the nation’s capital with their first full concert in America at what is now the Washington Coliseum.

It was called the Uline Arena then.

On Tuesday, thousands of aging Beatlemaniacs and many younger fans showed up for a reenacted celebration of sorts. A group called Beatlemaniacs Now belted out a slew of Beatles favorites. They even dressed and looked like the Fab Four.

The party started around 6 p.m. in the outdoor Beer Garden with a performance by Something Wild. On the indoor stage, there was 60s music by Tommy Roe, and then the night was all about the Beatles.

The venue has served as home to a basketball team and hockey team, and was once even a trash transfer station. There won't be any more concerts at the site. Developer Doug Jemal is about to convert it into retail and office space.

More information on the celebration:

http://beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com/

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