sick’s stadium

There was a wall of deafening sound, girls and women were screaming, sobbing, fainting, and then screaming again. Policemen put their hands over their ears, girls threw themselves against the security wire netting and people charged the police barricades. Collapsed from excitement, heat and exhausted, teenagers were being passed down to the front where the paramedics were waiting. It was just pandemonium.

We could see that the Beatles had begun playing but we couldn’t hear anything but hysterical screaming.

—  Nigel Robinson on The Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert, the first stadium concert of its kind, on 15 August 1965, Leamington Observer, 15 August 2015