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Mexico attempts to break Guinness Record for most Beatles impersonators in one place

Hundreds of Beatles fans gathered in Mexico City to set a new Guinness Record for most people dressed to resemble the members of the English rock band.

 

Mexico might have another one for the record books.

Hundreds of Beatles fans gathered in the country’s capital over the weekend to set a new Guinness World Record for most people dressed up resembling the members of the iconic British band.

According to organizers, 294 fans sporting fake mustaches and wigs resembling The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club album cover went to a park in Mexico City. They sang the band’s famous song “Let It Be.” 

"They (The Beatles) left behind a different way of thinking for the people and the youth back then, and for the future generations, a different way of thinking,” said participant Rosa Maria Martinez.

Many more fans also attended the event, however, only those dressed up like the Fab 4 could count toward the record.

"This is wonderful, to share this, to have someone to share what you love,” said fan Armando Olivares.

Mexico has a long history of record-breaking feats, including the most people kissing simultaneously (39,897 people on Valentine’s Day 2009), the largest display of public nudity and the world’s largest meatball. Other records include the most “Thriller” dancers honoring the late Michael Jackson, the world’s largest tamale and the largest taco line.

Earlier this year, nearly 2,000 people gathered at the Monumento a los Niños Heroes in Mexico City in an attempt to set the record for the largest number of consecutive selfies taken in one place. Initially they hoped to break the U.S. record for the most number of people in one selfie – which stands at 2,997 people – but Guinness officials said they were not properly set up to break that record.

In regard to Saturday’s record attempt, all the documentation of people who attended dressed up as the Beatles will be sent to Guinness to be validated before the record can be officially recognized.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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