Mailed herself to the Beatles

June 1966: 12-year-old Beatles superfan Carol Dryden of Sunderland, England came up with an ingenious scheme to meet the Fab Four. She packaged herself inside a box and arranged to have a friend mail her to them — addressed "to the Beatles, care their fan club, London." Shipping cost $8.47.

But Carol only got as far as the railway station, where a clerk noticed the box she was in wobbling back and forth. Inside of it, Carol, overheated and running out of air because she hadn't made any holes in the box, was trying to take off her sweater.

Carol confessed, "I hadn't thought about fresh air or food. All I wanted was to see the Beatles. I don't know what I would have done had I really arrived on their doorstep. I suppose I would have fainted."

The railroad refunded the freight charge.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - June 16, 1966

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 26, 2016
Category: Amateurs and Fans, 1960s, Postal Services





Comments
Crazy. It's in the eyes. I'm sure she has been making some poor sod's life miserable for the last fifty years.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 08/26/16 at 08:14 AM
Actually I prefer the Pre-Fab Four - Dirk, Stig, Barry and Nasty.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/26/16 at 10:39 AM
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