Not too long after that, I spent a week's vacation on Prince Edward Island. While in Charlottetown, I went to see 'Anne of Green Gables- the Musical', and happened to notice that 'Forever Plaid' was playing at a nearby dinner theatre. Naturally, I went to see that as well, and I loved it. 'Forever Plaid' is charming and witty, and you don't have to be from that era- or like me, a fan of its music- to enjoy it. It's appropriate for all ages, has audience participation, great songs, and is basically just a whole lot of fun.
As the narrator related how the Plaids had been mowed down by a bus load of Beatles' fans, I remember thinking that that was pretty much what the Beatles and their ilk did to the Plaid's musical genre: ran over it and left it in the dust. Which I personally think is a pity... I much prefer anything from that time period to the Beatles' nasally tones. As it turned out, the appearance of the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show wasn't just the end of the Plaids, it was the end of an era.