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Title: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on June 16, 2011, 12:30:55 AM
And here's what I posted on my facebook about it...

Well, it's taken me a bit to really let the experience sink in. Going to the concert, and walking around The Strip the hours beforehand, we would run into people who were going to the concert as well. It really shows you how nice Beatles people are, they are friendly to talk to, and they really understand how you feel when you say, "I just can't describe how exited I am!" Because you don't have to describe it, they get it right away. Most people would think the person holding the sign that says "This is my 49th show!" was wasting their money and was insane for going to see the same setlist and artist 49 times, but we get it. I think any Beatles fan would go to see Paul 49 times if they had the means, even if they wouldn't admit it. I would.
Next to us at the Wolfgang Puck restraunt we ate in at the MGM were two women, one was obviously a babyboomer, and the other was her grown daughter. She said she had been waiting 40 years to see Paul in concert, because her Aunt was going to bring her to see The Beatles in 1966, she was twelve at the time, but her Mother wouldn't let her go. I had told her that I saw Ringo Starr last year, and she exclaimed "You did? He's my favorite!" And I replied telling her that Paul's my favorite. Only over the Beatles do two people make a connection instantly, even though there was quite the generation gap.
When we got there we were quite early, not even a quarter of the seats were taken up. But 5 minutes after we sat down the person who sat next to us arrived (were were row J, seats 1 and 2, when he was 3). He said that he lived in California, and had a 10 month old daughter named Sophia he left behind with his wife to come see Paul. He was a member of the MGM's rewards points club, meaning he stayed there frequently, so he didn't have to pay for anything besides his ticket. You could tell how giddy he was to see Paul, even though he had seen him live once before. Again, making a connection with someone you just met is easy... via Beatles.
 
The setlist is as shown:
Magical Mystery Tour
Junior’s Farm
All My Loving
Jet
Got To Get You Into My Life
Sing The Changes
Let Me Roll It – Foxy Lady
The Long And Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Let ‘em In
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’m Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby
Something
Band On The Run
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Back In The U.S.S.R.
I’ve Got A Feeling
Paperback Writer
A Day In The Life – Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Day Tripper
Get Back
Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
The End
 
The concert itself was magical, I am proud to say that I only cried during Maybe I'm Amazed. (My Dad cried during Blackbird, Yesterday, Hey Jude, etc....) The whole atmosphere was so different than other concerts I have been to, the whole room was just so lively and happy, and you shared a conncection with people that you didn't even know the names of. If you are a Beatles fan, this is a must. It was up there as one of the highlighting moments of my life so far, and I still don't know if I've even taken it all in yet.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on June 16, 2011, 02:58:44 AM
Emmi, I am very happy for you! That was a nice account you wrote and I can really tell how much you enjoyed the concert. What a great set he played. I wish I could see him but since I can't I'm glad to hear about it from you!  ;)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on June 16, 2011, 05:44:29 AM
That was beautiful to read! I am glad you enjoyed the concert and that you got the chance to see Paul. One day he will come to Nz.... (unlikely, but one can hope!) :)

Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Gary910 on June 16, 2011, 03:32:21 PM
Your first time seeing Paul is a real experience... I've seen him three times.

The first time is the best though. It is almost surreal. I remember, I almost couldn't believe that in front of my eyes was the real Paul McCartney.

Congrats Emmi.

Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Mairi on June 16, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
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Only over the Beatles do two people make a connection instantly, even though there was quite the generation gap.

This is SO true! When I went to see Paul by myself, I made friends in line. I'm so glad you got to see him, because to hear your favourite songs being performed by the person who wrote them is something that everyone should get to experience.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on June 17, 2011, 02:07:42 PM
Thank you so much for reading this guys :D It means a lot to me
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 17, 2011, 11:14:08 PM
That was a beautiful write-up, Emmi.  Thank you.

Did he do I'm Looking Through You, And I Love Her and Blackbird acoustic/solo?
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on June 18, 2011, 12:10:58 AM
That was a beautiful write-up, Emmi.  Thank you.

Did he do I'm Looking Through You, And I Love Her and Blackbird acoustic/solo?

Yeah, he also did Dance Tonight. This list seems flawed.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 18, 2011, 02:13:44 AM
Emmi, as I mentioned originally in the other thread, you are so very fortunate to have had that experience.  For that's exactly what it was and not just an ordinary concert.  Your account of what happened stresses that.  You'll remember, all your life, having shared that experience with others as well.

Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: tkitna on June 18, 2011, 02:42:18 AM
Swore I would never go see him again. Just recieved a text from my buisness partner -

Hey, Paul tiks on sale today for cincinatti (sp) show....Gotta go! I'm lookin...

Wife says we should take the kids. Cinncy is 6 hours away.

More news at 11.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Bobber on June 20, 2011, 07:30:33 AM
Swore I would never go see him again. Just recieved a text from my buisness partner -

Hey, Paul tiks on sale today for cincinatti (sp) show....Gotta go! I'm lookin...

Wife says we should take the kids. Cinncy is 6 hours away.

More news at 11.

Older and wiser maybe? ha2ha
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: blmeanie on July 09, 2011, 12:32:29 PM
Swore I would never go see him again.

Why?  I get that people are bored/disappointed with the set lists over the years.  The shows are still "great" (different levels of greatness for different people I suppose) and enjoyable.  I feel lucky to have seen him now 6 times but if and when he comes through town again I will absolutely go again.  Not too far in the future he won't be able to tour any more and that to me is a sad day.

Took my son last time I went, outdoor concert that the sky opened up in a medium hard rain halfway through the show.  No biggie, we got soaked and didn't care.  Was able to share something with one of my kids that was special for me.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: tkitna on July 10, 2011, 12:13:41 AM
Why?  I get that people are bored/disappointed with the set lists over the years.

You answered your own question. Add in the fact that i've spent an average of $250 a ticket each of the 5 times i've seen him and there you go.

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The shows are still "great" (different levels of greatness for different people I suppose) and enjoyable. 

I'm bored with them.

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I feel lucky to have seen him now 6 times but if and when he comes through town again I will absolutely go again.

I feel lucky to have seen him numerous times also, but enough is enough for me. It would have to be a drastic setlist change for me to really enjoy it anymore.

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Not too far in the future he won't be able to tour any more and that to me is a sad day.

This is the excuse i've used the last three times I went and saw him. Its not good enough now.

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Took my son last time I went, outdoor concert that the sky opened up in a medium hard rain halfway through the show.  No biggie, we got soaked and didn't care.  Was able to share something with one of my kids that was special for me.

I took my kids the last time I saw him too in Columbus a few years back. They both fell asleep midway through, but at least they can tell people they saw him.


I highly recommend anybody to go see him if they havent already. I just cant keep reading the same book over and over again.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: RICKENBACKER325 on July 10, 2011, 01:00:59 AM
And here's what I posted on my facebook about it...

Well, it's taken me a bit to really let the experience sink in. Going to the concert, and walking around The Strip the hours beforehand, we would run into people who were going to the concert as well. It really shows you how nice Beatles people are, they are friendly to talk to, and they really understand how you feel when you say, "I just can't describe how exited I am!" Because you don't have to describe it, they get it right away. Most people would think the person holding the sign that says "This is my 49th show!" was wasting their money and was insane for going to see the same setlist and artist 49 times, but we get it. I think any Beatles fan would go to see Paul 49 times if they had the means, even if they wouldn't admit it. I would.
Next to us at the Wolfgang Puck restraunt we ate in at the MGM were two women, one was obviously a babyboomer, and the other was her grown daughter. She said she had been waiting 40 years to see Paul in concert, because her Aunt was going to bring her to see The Beatles in 1966, she was twelve at the time, but her Mother wouldn't let her go. I had told her that I saw Ringo Starr last year, and she exclaimed "You did? He's my favorite!" And I replied telling her that Paul's my favorite. Only over the Beatles do two people make a connection instantly, even though there was quite the generation gap.
When we got there we were quite early, not even a quarter of the seats were taken up. But 5 minutes after we sat down the person who sat next to us arrived (were were row J, seats 1 and 2, when he was 3). He said that he lived in California, and had a 10 month old daughter named Sophia he left behind with his wife to come see Paul. He was a member of the MGM's rewards points club, meaning he stayed there frequently, so he didn't have to pay for anything besides his ticket. You could tell how giddy he was to see Paul, even though he had seen him live once before. Again, making a connection with someone you just met is easy... via Beatles.
 
The setlist is as shown:
Magical Mystery Tour
Junior’s Farm
All My Loving
Jet
Got To Get You Into My Life
Sing The Changes
Let Me Roll It – Foxy Lady
The Long And Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Let ‘em In
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’m Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby
Something
Band On The Run
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Back In The U.S.S.R.
I’ve Got A Feeling
Paperback Writer
A Day In The Life – Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Day Tripper
Get Back
Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
The End
 
The concert itself was magical, I am proud to say that I only cried during Maybe I'm Amazed. (My Dad cried during Blackbird, Yesterday, Hey Jude, etc....) The whole atmosphere was so different than other concerts I have been to, the whole room was just so lively and happy, and you shared a conncection with people that you didn't even know the names of. If you are a Beatles fan, this is a must. It was up there as one of the highlighting moments of my life so far, and I still don't know if I've even taken it all in yet.
Only a true artist can move you to tears.....Rock on Paul.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: KeepUnderCover on August 05, 2011, 06:50:06 AM
Instead of starting a new thread, I thought I'd post in an existing one!  ;)

Anyway, I just saw Macca for the first time tonight...and wow, was it magical! He played for 3 straight hours, 2 encores, I have no clue how many songs...but there were a lot.

Mostly Beatles and Wings songs, but since I'm a fan of both, I was glad to hear them. I wish there were more solo songs, though.

Paul still has "the voice" at 69. I was moved to tears when he dedicated a song to John, and was again moved to tears by Eleanor Rigby. Just a beautiful voice!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 05, 2011, 11:41:05 AM
On the Run from New York to Montreal...via Detroit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLQbhJLtOiQ#)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on August 06, 2011, 03:55:37 AM
Quote from: KeepUnderCover
Anyway, I just saw Macca for the first time tonight...and wow, was it magical!

Another lucky one! It sounds wonderful.  :)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: KeepUnderCover on August 06, 2011, 03:57:01 PM
My mom is lucky. She's 9 years younger than Paul, and she's seen the Beatles twice (in 1966), Paul once (in 1992), Ringo once (in 1999), and Julian once (in 1999.)

She never saw John or George solo, which she's said she regrets. She's the one who raised me to become a Beatle nut, lol!

I asked her if she wanted to go this time, and she said she's too old for concerts. I wish she had gone, would have gotten a ticket for her!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: chimac on August 28, 2011, 02:09:28 AM
Interesting to see the different opinions on Macca's set lists these days.  Great reviews everyone.

I had the pleasure of going to both of his Wrigley Field shows this past month.  I purchased tickets for myself and a few friends who had never seen him before (the 2nd show).  Independently, my brother had purchased tickets for a bunch of us to go to the first show.  So, that's how it happened; I wouldn't normally have the desire to see *anyone* on two consecutive work nights.

I've seen Paul on both his 2002 and 2005 tours, and at his age I always worry "will he still have it?" before the show starts.  In 2002, 2005, and now 2011, I'm pleased to say he does.  In fact, I enjoyed these shows the most of all.  I understand the poster's concerns about paying $250 a ticket and expecting a more radically different setlist.  That's a fair point.  However, we were perfectly happy in the nosebleeds ($50 seats was all they had left, and they were just fine).  The 3 friends who had never seen him before all independently said it was the best concert they had ever been to.  One of them said, "I couldn't help thinking...if he sounds like this NOW, how powerful his voice must have been at 25."  I thought that was quite a good point.  Paul at 69 can't compare to Paul at 25, but not many could, imo.  He's still great, and that's all that matters.

Regarding the set list, I understand the criticisms, but look at it from Paul's point of view:  he simply can't win here.  You have to realize that on any given show, a sizable % of the audience are people who are first-timers.  People who were too young to see him last time around, or who just got into the Beatles recently, or who had been forcibly dragged here by someone with impeccable taste!  Imagine if Paul opted out of "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", "Let it Be", etc.  For these people, it would be tragic.

The hardcore fans like us are the minority; it's a simple fact.  I would love nothing more than to see him play some obscure tracks like "Arrow Through Me", "Mr. Bellamy", "Vanity Fair", or "Uncle Albert"...but it's just a matter of pleasing the most people possible.  I believe 14 or so of the 37 songs were different than the last time I'd seen him (2005), and I thought that was quite good.  The set list is Beatle-heavy, for sure.  But, we need to face facts...the biggest reactions come whenever a Beatles song comes on.  You hear people gasp audibly as if "that's MY song!", which is something only a very few of his Wings and solo songs elicit.  Paul is keenly aware of this, and as a performer he doesn't play in a vacuum:  he simply delivers what people are asking for.

All in all, a great time was had by all and the high you feel after a Macca concert is quite something.  You'll never see 60,000 city folk that happy, or nice to each other, in any other situation. (except if the Cubs win the World Series, which has as much chance of happening as a Paul tour featuring "Ram" and "Back to the Egg" in their entireties)

I'll see him again the next time he pulls through town, and at that time I'll most likely grab another 3-4 people that have never seen him.  Experiencing it with "newbies" is 75% of the magic.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: chimac on August 28, 2011, 02:15:21 AM
One other thing I forgot to mention.  I saw Tony Bennett with some friends @ Ravinia last night.  I'm not a huge Tony Bennett fan, but I can appreciate his abilities and body of work.

Now for the Macca tie-in:  I couldn't help thinking of McCartney when they revealed that it was Tony Bennett's *85th* birthday.  85!  Say what you will about his style of music, but the fact is, he was still able to sing it quite well.  To be upright at all at 85 is quite a trick.  He did roughly an hour and a half.

For people who worry that McCartney can't do it much longer, I offer Tony Bennett.  If Paul still has his health at 85, he'll still perform.  And when he gets to the point that he can't do a 3 and a half hour show, a shorter show is still better than no show at all.  And if he doesn't have the energy to stand the whole way through, an hour of him sitting with a guitar would suffice quite well.  The band he has is great, but when he's alone with just a guitar...you could hear a pin drop.  I look forward to it!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on August 28, 2011, 02:38:44 AM
Quote from: chimac
For people who worry that McCartney can't do it much longer, I offer Tony Bennett.
Then I'll still continue to hold out some hope of adding my name to the list of those lucky enough to see Paul! Welcome to the forums chimac.  :)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: chimac on August 28, 2011, 03:13:36 PM
In My Life--

The Wrigley Fields shows were my first concerts ever in an outdoor stadium.  I expected horrible acoustics through crappy PA speakers.  I believe all sound was projected from the main stage, and the sound was fine.  I could make out every word he said in between songs.

If baseball stadiums are the only venue choice from here on out, I strongly suggest you take the opportunity and snap up the cheapest upper deck ticket.  The first night's show we had 2nd deck seats, with a pretty straight-on view.  They were about $200/apiece.  The 2nd night's show, I had upper deck nosebleeds, almost off to the side of the stage.  Paid less than $50/per for those.  Guess which night was more enjoyable?  The cheapies, by a landslide.

For one, you have a completely unobstructed view (where I was, the 2nd deck, you get a bit of the upper deck overhang...so if you stand, part of the screens are cut off).  The stage didn't seem any further away, and the acoustics were actually better the 2nd night.  Again, probably due to no obstructions between the stage and my eyes/ears.  My suggestion:  go cheap!  Especially if you are bringing multiple family members/friends.  No need to break yourself in order to see Macca.  I vastly prefer the acoustics of an enclosed arena, like the NBA venues he did his previous couple of tours.  But, I felt this show was his best show overall.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on August 30, 2011, 05:02:33 AM
Quote from: chimac
My suggestion:  go cheap!  Especially if you are bringing multiple family members/friends.  No need to break yourself in order to see Macca.

Thanks for the advice chimac. Hopefully someday I'll get to use it!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Lennon93 on August 30, 2011, 09:44:15 PM
I hope i will see him someday. I often think about it, and how unreal that would be, like it's Paul McCartney!!!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: zipp on December 04, 2011, 06:03:53 PM
I just saw Paul in Paris. It's the European part of the On The Run tour. I agree that it's an unbelievable experience for a Beatle fan but also for anyone who has half decent taste in music. Paul plays a lot of his classics but puts in a few surprises. For us he played Michelle (he always does that in France), San Francisco Bay Blues and The Word.

If and when he comes around again I'll be there in a flash and try and take a few people with me...
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on December 04, 2011, 11:13:10 PM
Oh, I hope I'll get to see him live someday too. You're all so lucky who've seen him! It must be an absolutely mind-blowing experience! Atleast I've seen Ringo, that's not too shabby!  ha2ha
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Elli on December 05, 2011, 12:01:39 PM
Can't wait next Monday, cos I'm going to see Paul then in Helsinki! That's my first time I get to see him and my second time I see I Beatle. I've seen Ringo a couple of years ago. :)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Dmitry on December 05, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
Elli, have a good time! I was on Paul's concert in Moscow in 2003 and he'll be here again on the 14th of December. I don't know if I go, because of high prices due to profiteers.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: glass onion on December 06, 2011, 09:58:10 AM
i went to see paul at the o2 arena in london last night.20 rows from the stage.and listen to this,people......10 feet away from me on my right was nancy shevell,ronnie wood (and young lady)and model kate moss (with fella).then a few rows behind them was.....stella mccartney (with husband and kiddies)and mary mccartney(with husband and kiddies).nancy sang and danced all night,as did pauls' two daughters.it was just brilliant!!paul and the band were on tip-top form as usual.i've seen paul before,but last night was special,being close to his family was unreal.i found myself looking at them more than paul though!!i got a thumbs-up from ronnie wood.i called out "alright ron?" when he caught my gaze and he responded in kind.yeah,i was that close!!!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: tkitna on December 07, 2011, 01:29:02 AM
i went to see paul at the o2 arena in london last night.20 rows from the stage.and listen to this,people......10 feet away from me on my right was nancy shevell,ronnie wood (and young lady)and model kate moss (with fella).then a few rows behind them was.....stella mccartney (with husband and kiddies)and mary mccartney(with husband and kiddies).nancy sang and danced all night,as did pauls' two daughters.it was just brilliant!!paul and the band were on tip-top form as usual.i've seen paul before,but last night was special,being close to his family was unreal.i found myself looking at them more than paul though!!i got a thumbs-up from ronnie wood.i called out "alright ron?" when he caught my gaze and he responded in kind.yeah,i was that close!!!

Incredible. I wouldnt have been able to watch the show either. I would have had to watch them. Awesome stuff GO. Glad you had a great time.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on December 07, 2011, 06:22:51 AM
That is so cool glass onion!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: glass onion on December 07, 2011, 09:55:00 AM
a good bit during 'maybe i'm amazed' was that the old pics of paul come up on the big screen,and it shows the ones with baby mary inside his coat (from the 'mccartney' sleeve),and stellas' children were all turned pointing at mary and laughing their heads off!!i thought that was lovely.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: zipp on December 07, 2011, 05:41:49 PM
So Nancy seems to be well accepted by the McCartneys. When I saw him in Paris I thought maybe Macca would make some reference to his recent marriage but not at all. His show seems to be in a time capsule with 'safe'  videos of the Beatles and Linda.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Elli on December 12, 2011, 07:52:24 AM
Today is  THE day  :o ;D 8) :o :D ;D
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: glass onion on December 12, 2011, 08:31:04 AM
Today is  THE day  :o ;D 8) :o :D ;D
enjoy the day elli!!i know you'll enjoy it so much.
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Elli on December 12, 2011, 08:52:48 AM
^ I so will! And am enjoying the day already, listening to music by Paul  :D
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Rooftopconcert on December 12, 2011, 09:50:48 PM
Hi guys ! Attended my sixth Macca concert last Monday evening at the O2 arena. We sat three seats from Stella and her children  (in the same row !!) , Mary was in the row behind and we also spotted Nancy and James. We had the best seats ever, at eye level with Paul and the guys, we could even feel the heat from the visual effects during "Live and let die" !!. This was the concert of our lives and have taken a lot of photos to remember it by . Must mention we stood outside Paul,s house earlier in the day for three hours in the freezing cold hoping to meet him , we didn,t ,  but not disappointed as we met some other fans and chatted with them exchanging our "Beatle" stories and experiences and took a few pictures of the house when visiters passed through the gates,mainly workmen, as I think Paul was having some decorating done whilst he was out !  I,m a newbie on this forum but I was known on another site by the user name of "In my life" but as one our fellow Beatle 'eads goes by the same I have chosen to give a nod to the most famous "concert" in pop history !
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on December 13, 2011, 04:06:01 AM
I,m a newbie on this forum but I was known on another site by the user name of "In my life" but as one our fellow Beatle 'eads goes by the same I have chosen to give a nod to the most famous "concert" in pop history !

So you're the one who has my name over there! It's a pretty darned good name isn't it?  ;) Welcome to this forum. I think your new name here is a good one too. I hope you'll get a chance to share some of your pictures from the concert. It sounds exciting!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 13, 2011, 04:09:06 AM
Hi guys ! Attended my sixth Macca concert last Monday evening at the O2 arena. We sat three seats from Stella and her children  (in the same row !!) , Mary was in the row behind and we also spotted Nancy and James. We had the best seats ever, at eye level with Paul and the guys, we could even feel the heat from the visual effects during "Live and let die" !!. This was the concert of our lives and have taken a lot of photos to remember it by . Must mention we stood outside Paul,s house earlier in the day for three hours in the freezing cold hoping to meet him , we didn,t ,  but not disappointed as we met some other fans and chatted with them exchanging our "Beatle" stories and experiences and took a few pictures of the house when visiters passed through the gates,mainly workmen, as I think Paul was having some decorating done whilst he was out !  I,m a newbie on this forum but I was known on another site by the user name of "In my life" but as one our fellow Beatle 'eads goes by the same I have chosen to give a nod to the most famous "concert" in pop history !

You're from the Beatle Forum aren't you?
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Elli on December 13, 2011, 08:09:29 AM
Wow. It was amazing! This was the first time I saw Paul and definitely the best concert I've ever seen!  ;yes

I went there with my mum (yes, she's great and we've seen for example Ringo, the Beach Boys and Tom Jones together  :D ) and left the kids at home with hubby (everything had gone well at home too, I don't go out often). It was lovely to wait for the concert to begin, I couldn't believe what was going to happen. I've always dreamed I could see Paul live and yesterday it finally happened. So this was a real once in a lifetime experience for me.  :)

The first song was Hello, Goodbye (not a surprise though) and I just thought "It's Paul, it's really him!", I felt like a teenager  ;D I loved everything in the concert, the band was fantastic, they really seemed to have fun and still they were professionals! I loved the jokes and stories Paul told and it was funny, lovely, cute and great that he'd learnt to say some things in Finnish.  ;yes ha2ha He told interesting and funny stories about Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton and and dedicated songs for John Lennon and George Harrison. I cried when he sang Here Today. Paul didn't seem 69 years old at all, it was amazing how he could keep going on and singing and rocking and didn't seem to be tired at all! (I am tired today though cos the kids woke me up early :P) The concert was sold out and the atmosphere was fantastic.

It's hard and impossible to describe all the feelings and everything, Paul was just so amazing and the evening was perfect!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: In My Life on December 13, 2011, 08:16:57 AM
It's hard and impossible to describe all the feelings and everything, Paul was just so amazing and the evening was perfect!

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time!
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: Dmitry on December 18, 2011, 06:38:59 PM
Macca Mania in Moscow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShtBpySRNc0#ws)
Title: Re: Went and saw Macca....
Post by: zipp on December 19, 2011, 12:48:24 PM
Were you in the car Dimitry?  ;)
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Post by: peterbell1 on December 20, 2011, 10:32:00 PM
a good bit during 'maybe i'm amazed' was that the old pics of paul come up on the big screen,and it shows the ones with baby mary inside his coat (from the 'mccartney' sleeve),and stellas' children were all turned pointing at mary and laughing their heads off!!i thought that was lovely.

 ;D  I love that!! That must have been amazing to be a part of!!
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on December 24, 2011, 06:40:02 PM
I was lucky enough to have a ticket to see Paul bought for my birthday this year!  I saw him in Manchester on the 19th, and it was absolutely fantastic.  I was surprised at how good his voice was sounding, and he really put 100% into it.  The band were great, and they played a lot of songs I didn't expect, admitting that some of them had never been played in Manchester before by this particular ensemble of Paul's band, including 'All My Loving', 'The Word', 'I'm Looking Through You', 'The Night Before' and a few others. finishing on 'Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End', which was immense.  It was brilliant - he played for 3 solid hours with two encores!  God bless him for putting on a great show that was well worth the money you pay.

xxx
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Post by: In My Life on December 26, 2011, 03:57:23 AM
I was lucky enough to have a ticket to see Paul bought for my birthday this year!  xxx

What a great birthday present!
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Post by: KeepUnderCover on February 01, 2012, 08:53:59 AM
I was lucky enough to have a ticket to see Paul bought for my birthday this year!  I saw him in Manchester on the 19th, and it was absolutely fantastic.  I was surprised at how good his voice was sounding, and he really put 100% into it.  The band were great, and they played a lot of songs I didn't expect, admitting that some of them had never been played in Manchester before by this particular ensemble of Paul's band, including 'All My Loving', 'The Word', 'I'm Looking Through You', 'The Night Before' and a few others. finishing on 'Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End', which was immense.  It was brilliant - he played for 3 solid hours with two encores!  God bless him for putting on a great show that was well worth the money you pay.

xxx

I'm glad you had a fun time. :)