“Dear sister-in-law I heard you where very sick again and had trouble with your throat again. I would like to come out to see you but it is very hard for me to go out with the children Hope you are feeling better From Sister-in-law Katie" Flushing, NY Postmarked 1911
On this day in music history: August 15, 1965 - The Beatles perform at Shea Stadium in New York City. During the band’s second tour of the US in the Summer of 1965, The Beatles play the single largest live concert of their career. Put on by promoter Sid Bernstein, the concert takes place at Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY, the home of the New York Mets. Performing before a sold out crowd of 55,600 fans, it sets a record at the time for the single largest rock concert in history. The opening acts include Brenda Holloway, King Curtis, Sounds Incorporated, and The Discothèque Dancers. When The Beatles take the stage, they are introduced by Ed Sullivan, with the band performing a twelve song thirty minute set before being whisked away. The historic event is documented in the film “The Beatles At Shea Stadium” airing in the UK and Europe in May of 1966, and on US television on ABC on January 10, 1967. Beautifully restored footage from the concert is seen in the documentary “The Beatles Anthology” in 1995. To date, the performance has not been officially released (with the exception of a 1978 VHS release which is quickly withdrawn for legal reasons) in its entirety on home video, though decent quality bootlegs have circulated among fans for many years. Footage from the Shea Stadium show also appears in the Grammy winning documentary “The Beatles: Touring Years” directed by Ron Howard.
High school Victory Corps. By the time these boys are old enough to join America’s fighting forces they will be toughened to commando standards. Flushing High School, Queens, New York, has expanded its physical education activities to include the type of training made necessary by wartime. 1942.
Just came back from Flushing! It was amazing. And today was the day of Sara, Haeun, and my bet (the next Flushing trip we’d dress each other up in a triangle [Haeun dresses me up, I dress Sara up, Sara dresses Haeun up]. We were classy casual). After going to Sushi Family for lunch (which was really good), we went to Toto’s, which we haven’t been to in a long time, to take pictures (today’s is on the right side of the Dance necklace). Unfortunately, they’re closing down at the end of next month, which doesn’t make any sense since they’re always full and obviously make a lot of money. Oh, well. All the other pictures are from other trips that were like last year and before this school year. Then we went to pool for an hour. My team won the first 2 games and we would’ve won the last one except my partner at the time hit the 8 ball, thinking we won, then realized the last stripe ball was still on the table. Went to Valentine’s (was the only one to buy something); immediately saw this Dance necklace and said “Gotta have it”. Love it. After 2 hours at karaoke (in Murray Hill) we just made the train. One animal-noise-making train ride and one talkative car ride later, we’re all home. Of course, throughout our trip we made our Quickly (bubble tea) and snack stops. I had about $40 and was left with 50 cents at the end of the day (top right corner). Now I’m just in my PJs, with my make up still on, watching The Boondocks, one of my favorite shows. Pretty awesome day, I’d say! :D
I decided to include my Broadway Dance Center membership card as a reminder to myself to actually start going back ASAP! Ugh, next Sunday! Must! Remember!