My Story Memory: Peter Clarke remembers queuing to get Beatles tickets
I lived in North Baddesley and was at school at King Edward 6th in Southampton when the Beatles first visited the Gaumont, as the Mayflower was then known. I queued outside from Friday evening until Monday morning, living on fish & chips and coke, for tickets. My mum came down for the last 2 hours to buy them for me as I had to go up Hill Lane to school. I remember sleeping for most of the day, but got tickets 4 rows from the front and really enjoyed the concert, especially as I was sat next to an old girl friend. It has always been the place to go for concerts, shows and great films. We still occasionally come up from Bournemouth for shows such as Cats, Miss Saigon etc.