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”

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:  :ahhh:

BEATLES Live at Hollywood Bowl 1964

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

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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