Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports


FILE-In this Aug. 21,1964 file photo an overwrought Beatles fan is escorted from the hall during the Beatles second stop of their U.S. tour in Las Vegas, Nevada. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' only performance in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil performers are expected to make surprise, flash mob-style appearances Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the San Francisco and Las Vegas airports and on a flight. (AP Photo) | Zoom
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.

Cast members from Cirque du Soleil danced on the carousels, did handstands on the moving sidewalks and rode a vintage Volkswagen Beetle into the terminal Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport.

The unannounced, three-song shows marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas. The band's two-show gig in 1964 was the only time the Fab Four performed in Sin City.

Cirque du Soleil has a Beatles-themed resident show at The Mirage casino called "LOVE."

The cast's re-creation of the Beatles' journey included a pre-flight performance at San Francisco International Airport, and cast members gave prizes to Southwest Airlines passengers who flew with them to Las Vegas.

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