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Hey Grandude
12 August 2019
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Guess who's going to this?

https://events.waterstones.com.....iccadilly/

Tickets went in a flash. I refreshed the page at 10am on the dot, and was able to get a ticket. I refreshed the page on another tab a few moments later and they were unavailable (I wasn't trying to buy multiples; I was just curious).

Anyway, I'm off to meet Paul next month! Whoo!

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12 August 2019
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Didn’t even know this was on, wouldn’t have minded except I’m in bloody London that week *grumbles*.

 

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12 August 2019
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I'd forgotten all about it, but the official PM account retweeted a message from Waterstones at 9am. So I logged on and got lucky. There are lots of disappointed people complaining on Twitter about bots and the lack of success, but I think it was probably just hugely popular.

The T&Cs make it fairly clear that you can't hang around for a chat or take photos, and even say that you have to leave cameras and phones in a secure area. So there may be limited opportunity to ask who sang the "aaaahs" in ADITL (seriously, let's not go there again).

They also say he's only signing copies of the book. It's slightly disappointing but understandable.

I last met Paul in 1992. Wonder if he'll remember me.

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I'm thinking about bringing Paul a copy of my book. Wonder if he'll accept it. I know he vaguely pays attention to Beatles books, and it would be awesome to think he was at least aware of mine.

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12 August 2019
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It's worth a go, subtle advertisement to the other people in the queue as well 😉

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12 August 2019
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:O

Imagine meeting Paul... and then meeting him again!

Joe, can I be you please?

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50yearslate said
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Imagine meeting Paul... and then meeting him again!

Joe, can I be you please?

  

I'm allowed to take two children aged 12 or under. My own will be at school (evil cackle).

Now, I'm not about to invite random kids to join me, but if you're *over* 18 but can somehow pass as a pre-teen, and can be in London on that date, I'll consider it.

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12 August 2019
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Joe said

50yearslate said

:O

Imagine meeting Paul... and then meeting him again!

Joe, can I be you please?

  

I'm allowed to take two children aged 12 or under. My own will be at school (evil cackle).

Now, I'm not about to invite random kids to join me, but if you're *over* 18 but can somehow pass as a pre-teen, and can be in London on that date, I'll consider it.

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They say I look young for my age, but I’m 49. Then there is the matter of a plane ticket. This probably won’t work out for me.

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12 August 2019
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Joe said

50yearslate said

:O

Imagine meeting Paul... and then meeting him again!

Joe, can I be you please?

  

I'm allowed to take two children aged 12 or under. My own will be at school (evil cackle).

Now, I'm not about to invite random kids to join me, but if you're *over* 18 but can somehow pass as a pre-teen, and can be in London on that date, I'll consider it.

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I’m six foot three, fifteen years old, and I live in California a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Joe said

50yearslate said

:O

Imagine meeting Paul... and then meeting him again!

Joe, can I be you please?

  

I'm allowed to take two children aged 12 or under. My own will be at school (evil cackle).

Now, I'm not about to invite random kids to join me, but if you're *over* 18 but can somehow pass as a pre-teen, and can be in London on that date, I'll consider it.

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I'll put my hair in pigtails and see you there, Joe!

 

I have been told my youngest passing age is 16 but I'm sure if I go goo-goo-ga-ga a bit (that's how 11 year olds talk...right?!?), that'd work.

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12 August 2019
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There is a prize draw with first prize being to meet Paul before the event.

Order your copy before midnight on Friday 23 August to be in with the chance of winning:

First Prize

      • A short meet and greet with Paul McCartney before his Hey Grandude! event in London on 6 September. Valid for one adult and up to two children or grandchildren, aged 12 or under.
      • One copy of Hey Grandude! signed by Paul McCartney on the day.
      • Standard UK travel costs for one adult and up to two children, are included as part of this prize.

Runners Up Prize

      • One pre-signed bookplate copy of Hey Grandude!

Joe, you could give Paul your book and say you thought it was a meet and greet for Paul to meet you.

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12 August 2019
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£12.99 for a short children's book is a ridiculous price, I'd pay £5 for it!

 

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13 August 2019
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£12.99 for a short children's book is a ridiculous price, I'd pay £5 for it!

  

Children are loaded nowadays. Used to be you got 20p from the tooth fairy if she was feeling generous after payday. Now it's £5 per tooth.

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meanmistermustard said

AppleScruffJunior said

£12.99 for a short children's book is a ridiculous price, I'd pay £5 for it!

  

Children are loaded nowadays. Used to be you got 20p from the tooth fairy if she was feeling generous after payday. Now it's £5 per tooth.

  

I'll have you know I always got 50 cents per tooth-- no more, no less! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Then again, my brother once got forty bucks for one of his, so I see what you mean ahdn_paul_01

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13 August 2019
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meanmistermustard said

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£12.99 for a short children's book is a ridiculous price, I'd pay £5 for it!

  

Children are loaded nowadays. Used to be you got 20p from the tooth fairy if she was feeling generous after payday. Now it's £5 per tooth.

  

I remember one time getting 70c, in 2005 that wasn't that bad, could probably snag a packet of crisps* and a handful of chewy sweets. 

Most times I would get €2 though, happy days.

 

*I measure inflation in packets of crisps, when I was 6 I could get 4 packets for €2 or ever so slightly above it. Today, I could get MAYBE 2 for €2. It's a disgrace lads. Don't get me on about the cost of a Freddo!

 

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I think I either got a quarter, a dollar, or a 5 dollar bill depending on my parent's mood.

Why yes that is a picture of Paul dabbing. Deal with it.

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All this talk of tooth fairies and I think we're getting off-topic!!!

So to steer it back... able to pass for 12 or under you say, Joe...

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Quick shave, a pair of school shorts and a school cap, I'm sure I'll get away with it...

You coming into Paddington? I can meet you there, probably better than me rocking up to the Waterstones queue looking like a deserted child searching for my Daddy who's promised I'm going to meet Paul McCartney , the Grandude!!!

Looking forward to it lots. Thanks for the invite.

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That is great that you will get to meet Macca again. 

It can't hurt to take a copy of your book. 

And in the end the lunch you take is equal to the lunch you bake.

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If you were to meet Paul McCartney , would you ask him to sign your arm for a tattoo? I've never really been one for body-ink, but he's a real-life Beatle, a true living legend. I'm slightly tempted…

@Ron Nasty I will be arriving at Paddington, at 12:30. Happy to meet for lunch. Can't promise to take you to meet Paul.

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Enjoy the day, lads. I’m currently in some dive bar eating the worst chips I’ve ever had paul-mccartney-thumb_gif.

 

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