10 Things We Learned Watching The New Version Of The Beatles At Shea Stadium

10 Things We Learned Watching The New Version Of The Beatles At Shea Stadium

3. No one claps


At the end of each song the screaming rises to a new crescendo, but there’s very little actual applause. And the overhead shots that sweep the crowd don’t show people with their arms in the air like they just don’t care in the manner to which we’re accustomed.

4. John Lennon is in charge

Despite McCartney’s chirpy interactions with a crowd who can’t hear a word he says, it looks like the John Lennon show. He gets a mic to himself, and he sings lead for the first half of the set.

5. Times have changed

The biggest band in the world play a stadium, and you get a 30-minute set, three cover versions and no encore. In 2016, people would trash their seats before filing a class action lawsuit. But in 1965, people merely screamed unnecessarily and (although this may be be an urban myth) wet themselves.

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