Beatle Mania? Hollywood Bowl 1964
Posted: 11 May 2015 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This started under the “Entertainment and Pop Culture” board
but by the time I was done I realized it belongs under “Humanism”
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Humanism - the ability to enjoy and appreciate the pageant of life.

WOW.  By a curious chain of events I just watched a short video that made quite an impression.
The audience gulp  shock

BEATLES Live at Hollywood Bowl 1964
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqOsmUthz74

Those girls!!!  non stop hysterical screaming.
I mean I was in the existential-neighborhood being nine years old at the time
and like millions of other ‘casual’ fans, so I knew about it,
But now looking at it from a half century later   ohh
maybe that’s why this silly video made such an impression.

John seems annoyed - would someone f’ing listen to the songs
Yet these guys played in the bars in Hamburg, not an attentive crowd.
But this here crowd of teenaged girls nonstop screaming not a note could have gotten through.

What happened………………… ?

What a trip.

It occurs to me that although these girls couldn’t listen to a single note there at the Hollywood Bowl,
each certainly knew every song intimately, so the music is what originally brought them there*
(*that whole BeatleMania thing)
I mean the Beatles have stood the test of time.

Howard Goodall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQS91wVdvYc

So.  It’s not like those girls didn’t already know every song by heart.
So, what was going on?

Perhaps it’s as simple and complex as hormones…
the direct visual {and visceral} contact with those four musical hottie gods
may have created a mass-orgasm amongst that mass of ‘young wildflowers’.
Incidentally, I hear that those religious revival preaching tents, were and are,
a hot spots for picking young flowers in the midst of such exhalation..

No match for blossoming womanhood.

OK, back to more serious nonsense.

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