Music: Ariadne at Edinburgh

By motor, train and plane (including a special once-a-day turbojet transport which made it from London in 90 minutes), the first wave of a record crowd of 150,000 poured into Edinburgh. American collegians in crew cuts and seersuckers, arty Frenchmen wearing beards and corduroys, sturdy Scandinavians in hiking boots and shorts, grey-haired elders with guidebooks in hand thronged broad, flag-lined Princes and George Streets, puffed up Castle Hill, or jammed into pubs where Scotch was plentiful at 63¢ a double shot.*

Edinburgh was ready for them with its biggest musical show ever. On...

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