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This story is No. 21 in the series "The Great Scooby Scavenger Hunt". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: After buying the show tickets from an exceptionally furtive elderly man, Giles and Vi joined the lengthy queue consisting of a lot of teenage girls giggling together while ignoring the pair having a conversation. No. 20 of August Fic-A-Day.

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Disclaimer: I own nothing. All Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters and A Hard Day’s Night characters are the property of their original owners.

“Did you ever get to see them, Giles?”

“When the film came out, yes. If you meant in person, then sadly no. I had one or two opportunities back then, Vi, but I always passed up the chance, much to my deepest regrets now.”

“Hmmm… What others would you have gone to?”

“Well, I did the Stones, of course--”

“No, no! I’m talking about the imaginary kind, not the real bands.”

“Pardon? We’re here to see the most famous rock group ever. They are and were real enough.”

“Let me put it this way, Giles. If Willow hadn’t sent us here, what other fictional band from any film would you have picked for your second choice to enjoy in our scavenger hunt?”

“Oh, I see. A rather good question, that. Nothing comes to mind at the moment. Do you have any suggestions?”

“How about Spinal Tap?”

“I did my fair share of eardrum annihilation in the sixties, pressing my head up to the amplifiers, enough to treasure what hearing I have left. I’ll pass on the volume level set at eleven, thank you very much. Besides, there’s never any way to guarantee they’ll be able to perform. Not when their drummers have an unfortunate tendency to die on them.”

“Good point. Okay, how about The Commitments?”

“Too inexperienced for my tastes during most of the film. Though, they were beginning to improve when they broke up.”

“Yeah, you’re right about that. Um… Do you know Buckaroo Banzai and The Hong Kong Cavaliers?”

“Who? I’m sorry, Vi, but I’ve never heard of them.”

“I’ll have to show you the film. You might like it. So, what else? Oh, there’s Eddie and the Cruisers.”

“Springsteen did the Jersey bar band scene far better in real life. Plus, they had only one real success, and it hit a little too close to home for me.”

“What? Right, ‘On The Dark Side.’ I can see your point. I suppose the same thing applies to Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains?”

“Most definitely. I deal with angry young ladies every day in my job. I don’t really need to watch them portray a teenage punk band for my entertainment.”

“Coward. How about something more wholesome, like Josie and the Pussycats?”

“Now you’re just being silly, Vi.”

“No, silly would’ve been putting you in the front row for Wyld Stallyns. Heh, heh, heh…”

“Dawn and Xander blackmailed me into a Bill and Ted marathon one night in Sunnydale. I never thought I’d actually feel sorry for Death.”

“Okay, I give up. Isn’t there any other rock band in the movies you’d also like to see?”

“As it happens, yes, though they started out in television at first. I wouldn’t mind-- Oh, the doors are open! Let’s try to find a good spot inside to get them on tape, Vi.”

Swept along by the eager London crowd into the television theatre auditorium, the two New Council members were soon jubilantly experiencing the sheer joyfulness of John, Paul, George and Ringo performing their songs at the finale of A Hard Day’s Night.

Letting the high-spirited music wash over him, an elated Rupert Giles continued to bask in his utter delight. Not even the prospect for later when Violet would most certainly ask him what he’d been about to mention could dampen his happy mood. Perhaps he’d be fortunate enough for her to forget this, and a staid, mature gentleman wouldn’t have to confess his secret fondness for a certain music group with undoubtedly the greatest band name of all time: Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem from The Muppet Show.

The End

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