Beatles toured cities like New York, Chicago and Houston on their tour. Larry Kane, author of "Ticket to Ride" and who was one of the reporters designated to accompany the Beatles during these tour dates, states in his book that when the Beatles landed in Houston Texas by plane, the fans managed to swarm the tarmac while the propellers on the plane were still running. This was a dangerous scene not only for the fans but also for the Beatles. Not only did they swarm the tarmac but when the engines of the planes were finally turned off, some of the older fans managed to climb onto the wings of the plane with lit cigarettes in their hands waving to the entourage inside. Fortunately for all concerned, the situation did not end in a tragic explosion!