He told me that just once he allowed himself to go and
stand at the back with all the girls in a concert in America.
I think it was one of the stadiums where there were probably
25 000, 30 000 people, and he went into the crowd of girls
and he just screamed like one of the girls, which he said is what he’d always wanted to do from the first minute he’d ever seen them.
He had spent his whole life being restrained and wearing suits and suddenly he just screamed and became the mad fan he wanted to be.
Simon Napier-Bell about Brian Epstein
[extract from The Brian Epstein Story by Debbie Geller]