Sunday, July 12, 2009

Paul McCartney July11


Well, it was a remarkable night. Great music!
We were about six rows from the front so had a WONDERFUL vantage point. I was hoarse and deaf by the time it was over:). Still haven't found my voice. At one point Paul had all 50,0000 of us sing along to Hey Jude, goose bump time. Later we all sang again, men vs women to Let it Be. Fun. Fireworks, rock n roll, bagpipes, quiet acoustic stuff, old classics.....the show had it all.

I was mesmerised. This guy is one of the legends. So relaxed on stage, such a huge catalogue of songs.He sang 36 songs.Terrific night it was:)

At one point Paul stopped after Calico Skies, he'd flubbed a line....and said "here I am trying to remember the lyrics to a song, perform it well and I've got that sign distracting me" The camera managed to get a shot of a crude bristol board that said Will you sign my arm so I can get it tattooed!!!. "What do you think?" he asked the audience. We all cheered him on and much to her delighted shock, the girl was escorted to the stage, he signed her shoulder, she hugged and kissed him and all the band members and then flounced deliriously off the stage, escorted by security:) He then said"You'd better get the tattoo done now!"

Looks like he's ready too bonk me with the guitar:)

At the end of the concert, tons of red and white confetti was shot out into the crowd. Quite surreal really. We all drifted home in a happy daze.


I didn't mention how good local boy, Joel Plaskett was...he opened the show and it must have been such a huge thrill for them to look out and see a sea of 50,000 faces! Largest crowd they've ever performed for I wager:)

P.S. Did you notice the tattoo on the arm of the guy in the first picture?

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh! To be able to say you were there and sitting so close too. How awesome is that? Great pictures! Chee hoo!!

hatjunkie said...

wow, I have this fantasy that he'll take a day trip to Lunenburg and he'll need a hat. Six rows from the front! How did you swing that?

Bradfraser said...

Excellant pics, well done!

Mickey Johnson said...

...too cool. i have to admit, i don't have a tattoo, but under that scenario...i think i would have to oblige. glad you had such a wonderful time. have a cup of hot tea and relax, reflect and relive your adventure...and wait for your voice to come back!!!
xo, mickey

Anonymous said...

Great post and really cool photos Shelagh! Great memory ... dcml

Susan said...

Great photos especially that top photo. I was and still am a huge fan of Wings and the album Band on the Run. xo from les Gang

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I love that man! And I love you for sharing him with us! Great pictures!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My daughter is going to see him this week in NYC. It sounds like a fantastic show so I know she'll be so thrilled!

I read recently that Paul has to pay residuals every time he sings "Hey Jude" since the Beatle songbook rights were sold to Michael Jackson. I wonder who will buy that now from his estate?

Gifted Typist said...

your pics are fabby as usual - you are such a talent

And yes, hosta sharing is in our future - i;ll be in touch

Amy Caroline said...

great pics! I met the girl who got Sir Paul to autograph her arm at the airport next day. She and her mom had come in from California. . . Do you have any good pics of the Joel Plaskett show?

susanna said...

So COOL! What an amazing concert and you describe it so well that I'm excited for YOU, that you were THERE to experience it all. And that lucky girl with the sign...whether she gets the tattoo or not, she'll forever remember that moment in her life.

Anne said...

Hi, Shelagh! What super photos and a great story. Made me feel like I was there with you. I adore the photo of the red and white confetti with all those hands reaching up. It's a stunner! :-)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a remarkable night! I'm so excited for you! Fantastic pictures! Looks like you could've reached out and touched him!