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Out There: Is that it?
30 May 2013
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fabfouremily
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^^ No, nor me. He's got to! As others have said, he knows he'll get slaughtered if he doesn't.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

2 June 2013
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I wasn't really that into McCartney when this tour was announced.  We missed both of the shows that were 3.5 to 4 hours from our city, mainly due to scheduling conflicts.  Now if we want to go we will have to pay 1600 dollars to travel to Quebec City, so I don't think it's going to happen for us. Hopefully he tours again.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

13 June 2013
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I've seen McCartney every time he's toured around New York.

And every time I've left the concert thinking the same thing: "This was possibly the best concert I've ever seen – he's now getting old – I don't want to ever see an old McCartney embarrass himself (as he routinely does during short TV/Olympic stints) – there's no need for me to ever see him play live again." I first thought that during the Flowers in the Dirt tour when he was, what, 50?

And every time I've been wrong. My wife has always found a reason for us to go, and every time the concerts have been remarkable.

This last concert in NY was no exception.

I think he looks older than his years, but he sounds a helluva lot younger than his years!

He also played a raft of songs he'd never played in the NY area, so for me they sounded fresh.

For once, he played a pure Lennon song in its entirety (he's done bits of Give Peace a Chance): BFTBO Mr. Kite. That blew me out of my chair, but so did Lovely Rita and Your Mother Should Know – 2 "granny" songs that sounded terrific when played loud and crisp.

(the bass sounded great on Mr Kite).

Other surprises were Another Day, 1985,  and Listen to What the Man Said, all of which were puuuh-fect (1985 in particular).

He's done Hey Jude of course at every concert, and sometimes that can verge on boring. But the crowd was really into it, and I got a kick out of seeing the celebs (Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Martin Scorsese and Little Stevie from the E Street Band a few rows below us) bopping to na na-na na-na-na-na!

But at 71, he's getting old.

I'm definitely not seeing him the next time around.

 

 

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13 June 2013
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^You're lucky you've seen him so much! I'm so excited for the show next month but I wish I hadn't waited so many years to see Paul for the first time because I know I'm gonna want to go (and take my kids next time!) next time he plays, but I hope this isn't the last go-'round for him…he's gotta stop some time, right?

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13 June 2013
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I read somewhere that Paul said he "planned on touring until he is 80" & then retire!  If that's true – then everyone still has 9 years left!! a-hard-days-night-george-10

I was very skeptical last November when we went to see him.  Although, seeing a Beatle was a lifetime dream come true (especially Paul!!)…I was wondering if his age would hinder him.  You have to see him to believe him.  You have to keep telling yourself that the man on stage is 70 years old.  3 solid hours of entertaining…no stops for water or rest…this man just keeps rocking!  When he took his jacket off, he announced that this would be "the only wardrobe change of the evening" :)    He is such a professional.  I swear…no one will be disappointed!! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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14 June 2013
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"When he took his jacket off, he announced that this would be "the only wardrobe change of the evening""

Funny, he used the same line the other night.

Come to think of it, he has often come out with some kind of vest that he takes off after a few songs. (Someone on this Forum should be able to tell us on how many tours he's done that!)

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14 June 2013
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HeyTrud said
When he took his jacket off, he announced that this would be "the only wardrobe change of the evening" :)  

Oh I remember that part well..  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

14 June 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
"When he took his jacket off, he announced that this would be "the only wardrobe change of the evening""

Funny, he used the same line the other night.

Come to think of it, he has often come out with some kind of vest that he takes off after a few songs. (Someone on this Forum should be able to tell us on how many tours he's done that!)

That's pretty much the only complaint I ever read about him, is that the stage banter/jokes tend to be the same from show to show. But that's ok, he's certainly not the only artist that does that, and it's all about the music anyway. :)

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