Attribution: National Archief, Den Haag
Image: Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows at Schipol Airport 1962.
Behind Cliff from left: Bruce Welch, Tony Meehan, Jet Harris and Hank Marvin
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)
This has the makings of how pop stars were mobbed
Screaming teeny -boppers, wide eyed, shedding tears unashamedly
Reaching out, waving and grapping where possible their idols
Hysterical and crying out loud sweating profusely
Swooning over the very same people who cut their records
No YouTubes, DVDs to talk of but vinyl covers emblazoned
With colorful pictures and the tracks inside that they could ill afford
Placed close to their heart or waved vigorously to catch attention
There have been large noisy crowds at present day concerts
But one never gets to hear of shirt-grabbing episodes that followed
Have teens these days matured beyond that the desire to exert
Is no more there as cyber space and FB have made them mellowed?
What a fun thing they had all missed!
Written for Sandy's hosting of One Single Impression #281 with prompt – swoon