Takes a while to reach the payoff, but worth the wait.
Apartment complex demands tenants give Facebook “like” within 5 days – Joe Mullin, Ars Technica
Tenants are required to friend the Salt Lake City apartment complex on Facebook within five days or face eviction. They’re also banned from posting negative reviews. Instead, the apartment complex has gotten more than 800 one-star reviews on an unofficial Facebook page.
It was 1961, and a friend booked the gig in the Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire. The Beatles and their friend, Sam Leach, hoped to attract the attention of London record executives, but Leach didn’t realize Aldershot was a military town 37 miles outside London.
Also, the ad that Leach paid to have in local papers never showed up because Leach paid with a check instead of cash and didn’t provide contact information.
Dec. 9, 1961, the Beatles in Aldershot [Alex Q. Arbuckle – Retronaut]