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The Beatles — ‘It was all so worth it’ | Post Bulletin

The Beatles — ‘It was all so worth it’ | Post Bulletin

The Beatles — ‘It was all so worth it’ | Post Bulletin
December 14
09:23 2021

We all have moments scattered throughout our lifetime that are meaningful in a personal way. This story is one of Ginger Haroldson’s moments.

As a teenager, it is not easy to stand up to your father. If he didn’t give them a ride, Ginger told her dad, she and her friends would all hitchhike to Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn.

Ginger and a her friends did not have tickets to a Twins game, they had tickets to The Beatles concert on Aug. 21, 1965.

Her dad agreed to the mission, although not thrilled. The Haroldson family lived in Sandstone, Minn., about a 1 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities. Bob and Gladyce Haroldson had three girls: Teri, Ginger, Deb, and a son, Rob.

A high percentage of the teenage boys in Sandstone had a crushes on the Haroldson girls. Mom Gladyce would often shoo the boys home who were gathering at their front steps.

I had the pleasure to talk to Ginger recently, and I could hardly get her to take a breath. As a teenager, Ginger was energetic, compassionate and adventurous. She was chatting about that day, that concert, and that moment in her life 56 years ago, like it was yesterday. For Ginger, that day was pure joy.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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