Get A Load Of Meaning

(transitive, idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.

Example: 1939, "Heeltalk," Time, 25 Sep.:
  One night Bernette happened to get a load of Peggy doing a rumba with Jackie.
2004, David W. Dunlap, "The Crossroads of the Crossroads," New York Times, 13 Jun., p. CY3:
  Get a load of the "eyesome femininity" at the International Casino, as the Times put it.