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What a blast from the past! Nobody else could have pulled that off like the Beatles did.
It seemed like a much better time. The craziness had started but was far from out of hand. The English seemed to have more class then (certainly no Islamists "pensioners"). The world was a safer place (or seemed like it in retrospect - it was probably a lot safer than we thought at the time.
why oh why did Google deem fit to sully this video with ads for a Lady Gaga concert?
If anything more properly shows the depravity of modern society than that I don't know.
"The world was a safer place (or seemed like it in retrospect - it was probably a lot safer than we thought at the time)"
fact that the police were watching the concert rather than their backs in fear of being knifed shows clearly that the world (or at least London) was a lot safer than it is today.
Today they'd be there in much greater numbers, batons drawn, facing the crowd, talking feverishly in their radios demanding to know when the riot squad will arrive with their pepperspray cannon, lexan shields, and rubber bullets.