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My initial thought was it was cool to see John, after that it was how poor Paul’s vocals are and where can we get the audio and visual of just John from the Rooftop concert?

I know people will shrug off Paul’s voice as he’s almost 80 etc and fair enough, doesn’t mean I want to hear him myself tho. 

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Hey @Ahhh Girl – during the Hey Jude coda last night when Paul asked for only female voices, I noticed a familiar pose a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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He’s still sexy and he knows it!

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I thought this tour was about Paul shaking his butt and twerking…you know, McCartney Got Back.

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meanmistermustard said
My initial thought was it was cool to see John, after that it was how poor Paul’s vocals are and where can we get the audio and visual of just John from the Rooftop concert?

I know people will shrug off Paul’s voice as he’s almost 80 etc and fair enough, doesn’t mean I want to hear him myself tho. 

  

I felt a warm glow during the entire concert, punctuated by the occasional teardrop. Almost the same feeling I experienced the night McCartney III was released; “Everybody gonna feel alright“. Admittedly, I am not the best critic right now. I went to a wedding the other day (my first public gathering in more than two years) and cried during the vows, my daughter’s brides maid speech, the father daughter dance, etc…A few days later same thing at my Grandson’s Jazz Band concert. I think I unconsciously had prepared myself that we were all going to die from the virus, and now we are not the feeling of living again is overwhelming. So…I really couldn’t tell you how Paul’s voice sounded. To me he sounded perfect.
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Still not sure what I think of it, but two complete I’ve Got A Feeling ‘s from different angles, both with the flag waving (Ukraine, UK, US, Washington State)…

And Golden Slumbers /Carry That Weight /The End

EDIT: Just found another view of I’ve Got A Feeling , stage left (with the other two being centre and right), just the song, probably the best sounding…

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I honestly wish and hope and cross my fingers that Paul is coming to Europe and HOPEFULLY germany with this Tour. Thats why I have not watched any videos of the concerts yet. This might be my chance to finally see him live. And I dont want to spoil myself. I really really really really want him to come to germany for at least one concert. I’d pay good money to see him! very good money indeed!

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Getting back and getting better: Paul McCartney is in reflective, celebratory mood at first stadium show in three years

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Paul McCartney performs during his Got Back tour at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Friday, May 13, 2022. (Photo: Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Paul McCartney ’s current Got Back concert tour may have nothing to do with a similarly titled Sir Mix-a-Lot song, but the legendary Beatle likes big shows and he cannot lie. Following his trio of “intimate” (read: 12,000-19,000-capacity) concerts in Spokane, Seattle, and Oakland, on May 13 he touched down at Los Angeles’s brand-new SoFi Stadium to perform for 70,000 delighted spectators, at his first proper stadium gig since the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive Inglewood venue’s first concert of 2022.

“We said we’d come back,” he declared Friday. “And we got back.”

The tour’s name, of course, is a cheeky nod to Peter Jackson’s epic Get Back  docuseries, which compiled eight hours of mostly never-seen footage originally captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary about the Beatles’ Let It Be  album; the three-night Disney+ event inspired countless marathon viewing sessions throughout Thanksgiving weekend last year, and re-whetted fans’ appetites for as much Beatles content as possible. In that spirit, McCartney treated Friday’s L.A. crowd to a marathon session of his own, playing 36 songs over the course of nearly three hours, all delivered with the same joyous and jocular vibes of Get Back ‘s studio jam sessions.
 
With McCartney’s 80th birthday approaching next month (just two days after the Got Back tour wraps in New Jersey), he was, understandably, in a wistful and reflective mood. Perhaps that would be expected from a man who’s made no apologies for penning silly love songs, but this time, such moments hit different. During “Maybe I’m Amazed,” McCartney’s classic ballad penned for his late first wife Linda, SoFi’s jumbotron screens flashed a famous 1969 black-and-white photo, taken by Linda, of Paul cuddling their baby daughter Mary — after which he mused to the crowd in amazement, “That baby in my jacket has now got four babies of her own.”
 

He also paid tribute to his late bandmates, strumming a rendition of George Harrison ‘s best-loved ballad “Something ” on a ukulele (an instrument Harrison loved to play) while a montage of black-and-while photos of George and Paul in happier times flickered on the video screens. Then there was McCartney’s 1982 ode to John Lennon , “Here Today ,” in which he expressed his affection for his fallen friend in a way he was never able to in real life. (“Don’t wait to tell the people you care about most that you love them,” McCartney urged the teary-eyed SoFi audience.) Both songs have become Macca sentimental setlist staples over the years, but a virtual, isolated-vocal “I’ve Got a Feeling” duet between McCartney and Lennon, masterminded by Get Back  director Jackson, was especially impactful. And at one point McCartney really got back, all the way back to 1958, with “In Spite Of All The Danger ,” the first song recorded by the Quarrymen, the proto-Beatles teen group comprising McCartney, Lennon, Harrison, pianist John “Duff” Lowe, and drummer Colin Hanton.

Fans probably hoped for another surprise appearance by surviving Beatle Ringo Starr who had come out for “Helter Skelter” on the final date of McCartney’s 2019 tour at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium. But the presence all four Beatles members was felt Friday, as McCartney ran through a whopping 21 Fab Four tunes with his longtime band lineup of guitarist Rusty Anderson, guitarist/bassist Brian Ray, multi-instrumentalist Paul “Wix” Wickens, and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.

Shifting mainly between his iconic Hofner bass and a psychedelic electric piano, McCartney led the audience (which included Muse’s Matt Bellamy* and the Police’s Stewart Copeland) through multiple “Kumbaya”-style singalongs (“Let It Be ,” “Hey Jude ,” and “Ob?La?Di, Ob?La?Da” seemed to be fan favorites). By the time he and his band emerged for the encore of “Golden Slumbers ”/“Carry That Weight ”/“The End ” brandishing Ukrainian, American, British, Californian, and LGBTQ+ rainbow flags, it was impossible not to be more than a little awestruck, and even a little choked-up. The impact of McCartney and the Beatles is almost easy to take for granted at times, but no one was taking it for granted tonight.

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Paul McCartney ’s SoFi Stadium setlist was:

Can’t Buy Me Love

Junior’s Farm

Letting Go

Got To Get You Into My Life

Come On to Me

Let Me Roll It

Getting Better

Let ‘Em In

My Valentine

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five

Maybe I’m Amazed

We Can Work It Out

In Spite Of All The Danger

Love Me Do

Dance Tonight

Blackbird

Here Today

New

Lady Madonna

Fuh You

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Something

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

You Never Give Me Your Money

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Get Back

Band On The Run

Let It Be

Live And Let Die

Hey Jude

I’ve Got A Feeling

Birthday

Helter Skelter

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

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I’ve been following the reviews as he goes across the USA – and they’ve really been good.

Of course his voice isn’t what it used to be – but it remains remarkable from what I can tell. And who cares?

I’m seeing him on the last stop of his tour in NY (technically NJ). Hope he still has the vocal chords…

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Special guest tonight at Paul’s MetLife Stadium show in New Jersey.

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Paul announced a small warm-up gig for Glastonbury at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset (capacity 835 standing and 500 seated) tomorrow late this afternoon. Tickets cost £25 and were available at the box office on a first come basis from 5pm today. It had sold out by 6pm.

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A small community-owned social enterprise, though it hasn’t been said, I wouldn’t be surprised if all ticket money is going to the venue.

This is probably the smallest paid for gig Paul has played in many, many years. Usually, when he does these small gigs, tickets are done by ballot on his website.

It’ll be interesting to see the setlist as, while he may keep some surprises in his pocket, it’s rumoured that his Glastonbury set will differ from his Got Back setlist (Give Peace A Chance is rumoured, for instance, as a response to the war in Ukraine).

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The setlist for the concert at Frome was

I Wanna Be Your Man
Juniors Farm
Letting Go
Got To Get You Into My Life
Come Onto Me
Let Me Roll It
Getting Better
My Valentine
1985
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen A Face
From Me To You
Blackbird
Fuh You
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
You Never Give Me Your Money
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Get Back
Lady Madonna
Band On The Run
Let it Be
Hey Jude
Birthday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

A few alterations from the previous shows; ‘Here Today ‘ and ‘Something ‘ being the two most noticeable since they are the tribute songs to John and George.

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Paul should be hitting the Glastonbury Festival stage any minute. Rain is expected about an hour into the concert, but doubt anyone will be leaving. paul-mccartney

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
Down to Junior’s farm where I wanna lay low
Low life, high life, oh, let’s go
Take me down to Junior’s farm!!!!!!

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Shouldn’t that be…

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
Down to Worthy Farm where I wanna play low
Play loud, high life, oh, let’s go
Take me down to Worthy Farm!!!!!!

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They need to up his mic as the vocal is low – unless that’s deliberate. The band sound fabulous however.

If there is any creative justice anywhere, if there is some sign of solidarity with Ukraine (as rumoured there may be) it should be ‘We All Stand Together… With Ukraine’ with the Glastonbury crowd being encouraged to do the “bum bum bum” parts. Would so piss off all the snooty onwatchers.

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Agree very low mic but he does sound a lot better than he did at the start of the tour, when he was just painful to listen to.

I don’t think I’ll stay awake for the entire set, he’s basically doing a carbon copy of the gig when I saw him in 2018.

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Agree very low mic but he does sound a lot better than he did at the start of the tour, when he was just painful to listen to.

I don’t think I’ll stay awake for the entire set, he’s basically doing a carbon copy of the gig when I saw him in 2018.

  

His set list hasn’t changed much for about 15 years.

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I propose a new category for the end of year awards: person most capable of accurately reciting the same 6 stories that Paul tells in every concert.

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Can’t Buy Me Love , love
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Opening minutes of the set. It appears sunset comes late in England. Sunset in Cali is at 8:30.

 

Got to mention all of the wild theories on Twitter that purport to prove that this is Paul’s last concert. One person did a deep dive analysis of how Paul is holding his bass and tilting his head which “constitutes 100% proof that this is goodbye”.a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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I wonder is Nancy genuinely in every audience, surely she has other things to do than listen to her husband say the same thing for 60 nights a year.

 

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AppleScruffJunior said
I propose a new category for the end of year awards: person most capable of accurately reciting the same 6 stories that Paul tells in every concert.

  

Does it change much each night he’s on? If I skip thru his last gig (ignoring Frome), are the same stories used?

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