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Olivia was in the audience in at this concert! She had some very interesting insights on the concern
didn't know that - what did she say
Hi- Here is Olivia's account -"I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965 and at Dodger Stadium in '66. The mania and hysteria of those gigs brought a certain expectation with it: What am I supposed to be ‘feeling’ here? You came to listen but all these other emotions were surrounding you. You had to focus so hard on hearing anything that it was impossible to really enjoy the music. I was way up at the top at the Hollywood Bowl and the girls were diving into the pond and swimming to the stage. So I'm trying to watch the band and listen to the music but I'm thinking Oh, my God, you're going to get electrocuted on the wires from the lights! With all this going on it was amazing how focused the band were. I mean, George would talk about Hamburg, they all would, and how they were so connected to one another and so into their songs and what they were playing, but George said that at the end they couldn't hear and it didn't feel safe. They were asked to play in a way no one would now. But they did what they were told. They were trying to steam-roll ahead musically in a world where in Abbey Road they had to ask Mal [Evans] to open the ‘fridge’ if they wanted a cup of tea, because they were locked after 5 pm." as told to Andrew Male, MOJO, October 2016 (Hope that helps)
sorry meant concert!