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Seeing Paul In Concert
27 February 2013
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HeyTrud
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Hello Everyone!  I am a newbie to this site and I absolutely love it!  I have been a Beatles fan all my life.  Having had teenage sisters when I was a pre-schooler, I learned the words to all the Beatles songs on all the albums they owned.  My fav Beatle has always been Paul!  I got to take one off my "bucket list" back in November 28/12 when I got to see Paul perform live at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta Canada where I live.

I'm not sure how many of you out there have had the pleasure of seeing Paul LIVE!  Wow!  Words fall short.  He played for almost 3 hours and he was fantastic.  It was the best concert I've ever seen & a night I will never forget! 

Anyone else out there seen Paul live as of late?  Any exciting concert stories to tell?

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

27 February 2013
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I've seen him a few times over the years. I talk about my favourite time in the following thread. Mine isn't the only tale of seeing Paul there.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....e-been-to/

Hhhmmmm... Should imagine LongHairedLady might have a thought or two to offer on this subject.

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28 February 2013
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I have seen Paul live three times; August 2010, July 2011, and November 2012. Seriously, getting the tickets and then waiting for the day to come is like the worst excitement ever. I'm pretty sure there hasn't been anything more exciting than seeing Paul in my whole life (probably with the only exception of my baby sister being born). The second time I saw him, as I started walking out, I got a nose bleed, and I said it was because Paul got my blood pumping so hard, it pumped right out my face! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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28 February 2013
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HeyTrud said
Hello Everyone!  I am a newbie to this site and I absolutely love it!  I have been a Beatles fan all my life.  Having had teenage sisters when I was a pre-schooler, I learned the words to all the Beatles songs on all the albums they owned.  My fav Beatle has always been Paul!  I got to take one off my "bucket list" back in November 28/12 when I got to see Paul perform live at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta Canada where I live.

I'm not sure how many of you out there have had the pleasure of seeing Paul LIVE!  Wow!  Words fall short.  He played for almost 3 hours and he was fantastic.  It was the best concert I've ever seen & a night I will never forget! 

Anyone else out there seen Paul live as of late?  Any exciting concert stories to tell?

Welcome my fellow Canadian!  I saw Paul in November in Vancouver...  absolutely amazing show!  He was funny, he was sweet, and he played for 3 hours...  it was the best!  My only complaint is that he came on the stage when I was in the bathroom.  Devastating!  How could you, Paul?  paul-mccartney

 

 

"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!"

 

28 February 2013
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I saw Paul McCartney and Wings just when Wings had just formed, June 10, 1976, at the Seattle "Kingdome" (a giant sports stadium newly built, just months before in March of 1976).   Me and my friend stood about 20 yards from the stage, pretty much in front, off to the side in line with Paul's piano, where occasionally he would sit to play, with his left profile facing the audience.  I don't remember standing on turf.  I think it was just a floor, and yet it was the football field.

That American tour of Paul's was probably his first lavish pyrotechnic "big show" style concert, with screens showing what we now call "videos" (showing Marvel comics figures during "Magneto and Titanium Man" for example), as well as fireworks, etc.

Edit:  I see that Wikipedia says that Wings formed in 1971.  I always thought it was later than that...

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28 February 2013
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Funny Paper said
I saw Paul McCartney and Wings just when Wings had just formed, June 10, 1976, at the Seattle "Kingdome" (a giant sports stadium newly built, just months before in March of 1976).   Me and my friend stood about 20 yards from the stage, pretty much in front, off to the side in line with Paul's piano, where occasionally he would sit to play, with his left profile facing the audience.  I don't remember standing on turf.  I think it was just a floor, and yet it was the football field.

That American tour of Paul's was probably his first lavish pyrotechnic "big show" style concert, with screens showing what we now call "videos" (showing Marvel comics figures during "Magneto and Titanium Man" for example), as well as fireworks, etc.

Edit:  I see that Wikipedia says that Wings formed in 1971.  I always thought it was later than that...

Yeah, he formed Wings shortly after making Ram, keeping Denny Seiwell as the drummer.  Wild Life came out in December of 1971.  

Also, that's awesome that you saw them that close.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8 I can imagine that concerts were a different experience back then.  

"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!"

 

28 February 2013
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To see Paul is in my bucket list too, whether it's in a concert or not lol.

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28 February 2013
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I saw Paul in Glasgow in 2010, great show and a wonderful time. Worth every penny to see a legend rock the place for 3 hours and everyone from kids to grandparents were singing along having a great experience.  Such a buzz and togetherness. Sadly I doubt he'll return to Scotlandpaul-mccartney.

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28 February 2013
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A little semi-off-topic aside: I remember seeing a rather long program showing Paul on some tour -- probably about mid-90s.  Most of the show was Paul and Linda backstage.  At one point, he was looking at a table of promotional t-shirts for his tour, and one caught his eye.  It said "McCartney:  Glasgow, England".  With a mischievous glint in his eye, he picked up the t-shirt and in perfect Scottish brogue, said something like "Can you imagine what they're gonna say about this 'England' in Glasgow...?"

 

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28 February 2013
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"To see Paul is in my bucket list too, whether it's in a concert or not lol."

 

I agree!  I would have LOVED to meet him back stage, but I was happy enough just to be in the same auditorium as he was!  He was funny, sweet, down-to-earth, despite his super stardom!  Long Haired Lady:  My sister and brother-in-law were also at the Vancouver show!  Of course it was before the Edmonton show, so she emailed & text me to rub it in!! lol

The morning of the concert, my husband called my office with his pathetic pretend English accent to tell me I had won back stage passes!  For a split second, I thought OMG!  But his accent is so bad that I knew it was him quick enough!! HA!

Funny Paper: That is hilarious about the Glasgow, England shirts!!

Looking forward to getting to know you all! :)

 

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

28 February 2013
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Funny Paper said

I saw Paul McCartney and Wings just when Wings had just formed, June 10, 1976, at the Seattle "Kingdome" (a giant sports stadium newly built, just months before in March of 1976).   Me and my friend stood about 20 yards from the stage, pretty much in front, off to the side in line with Paul's piano, where occasionally he would sit to play, with his left profile facing the audience.  I don't remember standing on turf.  I think it was just a floor, and yet it was the football field.

Wow, you old! a-hard-days-night-george-10 And lucky - that was one of the concerts filmed for "Rockshow"! Wings (and, uh, the Beatles) were HUGE that summer - I can remember "Silly Love Songs", "Let 'em In" and the newly-released-as-a-single "Got To Get You Into My Life" being all over the radio. (Which obviously means that I'm pretty old myself!)

xpost - Hi, Heytrud! Always nice to have another Canadian.

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28 February 2013
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Its on my bucket list

1 March 2013
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HeyTrud said
Long Haired Lady:  My sister and brother-in-law were also at the Vancouver show!  Of course it was before the Edmonton show, so she emailed & text me to rub it in!! lol

 

Nice!  :)

"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!"

 

3 March 2013
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Funny Paper said, "At one point, he was looking at a table of promotional t-shirts for his tour, and one caught his eye.  It said "McCartney:  Glasgow, England".  With a mischievous glint in his eye, he picked up the t-shirt and in perfect Scottish brogue, said something like "Can you imagine what they're gonna say about this 'England' in Glasgow…?""

I remember that too.

I think it was from the Flowers in the Dirt tour.

The first time I saw PM in concert was on that tour. Like everyone else here, I was super excited and had to keep reminding myself that I was no longer a teenager - and had to at least look like it was no big deal. But his previous concert in New York had been the Wings Over America tour that Funny Paper talks about above in around 75'-'76. So we're talking 13-14 years or so between concert tours!!!

The excitement broke when he opened with "Figure of Eight" - one of my least favorite songs on Flowers In The Dirt. (It's grown on me since - a little)

However, I jumped out of my seat (as did everyone around me) when he broke into "Sgt Pepper's LHCB." That was a big deal because

a) It was a Beatle song. That was a big deal in and of itself because as of that point he'd still been distancing himself from the Beatles. (He did play a couple of Beatle songs on Wings Over America)

b) This was a song that had never been performed live

c) Following Sgt Pepper there was a long guitar solo which segued into the "Sgt Pepper (Reprise)." A clever twist!

He then opened up the Beatle floodgates. A highlight was "Things We Said Today" with a fabulous Pink Floyd-ish guitar solo ending. I DEFINITELY recommend it if you've never heard it. [You can find the whole concert on the Tripping the Live Fantastic CD - but the double album, not the condensed single-CD version is the album to get a hold of.]

 

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24 November 2013
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I just watched Rockshow for the first time, bluray edition - and wow - did it bring back memories.  The only time I have seen a Beatle live was on the late 1975 tour in Brisbane.

Here is the setlist:   http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/.....7a046.html

It is very close to the one in Rockshow except Speed of Sound was not out yet so we didn't get those 4 songs; but we did get Little Woman Love, C Moon and Junior's Farm - I think we got the better deal on that :)

I remember sitting outside Festival Hall hours before the show and the band were rehearsing Letting Go inside - the sound was washing out into the street so it is always the song I associate with the experience.

24 November 2013
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I moved your post here, trcanberra, as I thought we could use this thread to share our experiences of seeing Paul. It saves deviating other threads and lots of new ones being created.

If you want to share anything else then please do - I'd love to heart more! :)

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24 November 2013
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fabfouremily said
I moved your post here, trcanberra, as I thought we could use this thread to share our experiences of seeing Paul. It saves deviating other threads and lots of new ones being created.

If you want to share anything else then please do - I'd love to heart more! :)

Sounds good - as always my search skills border on the abysmal.  I will have to get that girl Girl to assist after she gets her promotion and is looking for things to do while her lackeys do all her real work.

 

24 November 2013
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trcanberra said

fabfouremily said
I moved your post here, trcanberra, as I thought we could use this thread to share our experiences of seeing Paul. It saves deviating other threads and lots of new ones being created.

If you want to share anything else then please do - I'd love to heart more! :)

Sounds good - as always my search skills border on the abysmal.  I will have to get that girl Girl to assist after she gets her promotion and is looking for things to do while her lackeys do all her real work.

 

Oh, my. I did just pass along 2 projects to one of my assistants that I really wanted to do but couldn't find the time time to do because I always have more "higher level" BS to get done.

Back to Paul in concert...that's why I'm even here on the forum to even be typing this post. Thank you, Macca, for bringing all these wonderful people into my life!

 

24 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

fabfouremily said
I moved your post here, trcanberra, as I thought we could use this thread to share our experiences of seeing Paul. It saves deviating other threads and lots of new ones being created.

If you want to share anything else then please do - I'd love to heart more! :)

Sounds good - as always my search skills border on the abysmal.  I will have to get that girl Girl to assist after she gets her promotion and is looking for things to do while her lackeys do all her real work.

 

Oh, my. I did just pass along 2 projects to one of my assistants that I really wanted to do but couldn't find the time time to do because I always have more "higher level" BS to get done.

Back to Paul in concert...that's why I'm even here on the forum to even be typing this post. Thank you, Macca, for bringing all these wonderful people into my life!

 

Oh you!  

Likewise.  heart

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^^ Oh, oh, oh. What an adorable smile. I want to pinch those cheeks. Thank you, LHL.heart

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