For whatever reason that I have no idea about, one fine day in the dim dark past I was strolling down Hollywood Boulevard, I think heading for a hamburger. I was passing the Pantages Theater, which was at the time hosting “Beatlemania”. Of all things, they had a matinee performance for some ridiculous price like two dollars, starting in ten minutes, In I went! There were maybe fifty people in the audience, scattered about, so i took the sweet spot Row 3 just right of center. The cast were superb! The fellow who played McCartney had two acoustic solos, “Blackbird” and “Yesterday”, and he sat on the seat in front of me (plenty of empty seats) for Blackbird. It was a tremendous fun surprise afternoon.
btw, I had seen Beatlemania downtown in a huge production earlier that year, and the cast at the Pantages was much better!