An online Beatles fan club for and about Beatle fans
Pretty sure this is when The Beatles came to Edinburgh (where yours truly is from). I'm at work so I can't check if this was from April or October 64 (may even be way off with those two dates). Here's a link to a really cool page with colour photos of the fans waiting outside the cinema where the gig was (hence the ice cream machine in those lobby photos); the page also has scans of local press, tickets, etc:http://www.edinburghgigarchive.com/page2.htmI can assure you that we don't all walk about in kilts here- the poor kid's friends were probably all waiting outside in jeans! Still, I'd have worn one if I got to meet The Beatles... :) (forgive me if your photos are from Glasgow, there are certainly very similar ones taken in Edinburgh- will check up after work).
April 29th, 1964, Edinburgh ABC Regal Cinema.Weird seeing The Beatles somewhere familiar- I used to go to that cinema years later as a kid and it was pretty run down by then, before it was renovated. Probably wasn't too disimilar to when they'd played there. I remember admonishing my Mum years ago when I found out The Beatles played Edinburgh & she didn't go. She did see the Rolling Stones the year after though, at the Usher Hall, just down the road from this venue. Pretty good consolation! :)
If I were the kid, I will forever remember this event in my life. Wearing you favorite mens kilts together with your dearest artists is something you want to remember for the rest of your life.