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    Sir Paul

    Yesterday 6:30 PM

    The owner walks into the shop. "Are you going to the McCartney concert tonight?"
    Me: "No. I can't afford a $250 concert ticket."
    Owner: "Would you go if you didn't have to spend $250?"
    Me: "Of course. It's f'n Paul McCartney!"
    Owner: "Close the shop then. I have an extra ticket and you are going."

    There are days when the boss drives me nuts and then there are days like yesterday. It was an incredible show that I would not have been able to see were it not for his generosity.

    Here are some pics, albeit not remotely good quality. Low light, people bumping into me, and it's hard to take pictures when you have a drink in one hand. They are bad enough that I wouldn't normally upload such junk, but I'm hoping to demonstrate the scope of the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    There are days when the boss drives me nuts and then there are days like yesterday. It was an incredible show that I would not have been able to see were it not for his generosity.
    Sometimes, somethin' happens that makes it all seem worthwhile. Projection screens looking nice & sharp in frame 3. Nice of Sir Paul to take the show all the way to South Dakota, otoh he does owe that area something, considering Rocky Raccoon lyrics.

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    Cool! Did he play the little noise box guitar like with Nirvana??

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    Yes, Leo, the projection screens were the best quality I've seen at a concert. Very high def. And, more screens than I've ever seen. Large screens on either side of the stage, the entire back wall was screen, another screen above the stage, screen on Paul's piano, another screen on a track that rolled out mid stage covering the stage gear when he did solo songs, lasers, flash pods, the works! What really amazed me was, at 73 years old, he had the energy of a performer half his age. He did a 2:45 show with no breaks.
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    Nope. No noise box guitar.
    “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

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    I was looking at your pics and thought to myself "Why is the guy showing up twice on the stage? Dude must not understand his camera or posting pics very well." Then I realized the double-Pauls I saw were the screens, and the person was this little teeny thng in the middle of the stage in the pic.

    I need better glasses.
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    Well, in your defense and as I said, the pictures are pretty shitty.
    “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

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    Oh, and I forgot some screens. In the blurry pic #5, the middle of the stage rose up with Paul on top and the entire platform was also surrounded by more screens.
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    I just did a search... is Paul really 5'11"? I thought he was much shorter, like 5'4". Prince was 5'2" and wore platform shoes.
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    Found this video. It's from Little Rock just a couple of days before the show I saw. Paul's voice is a little rough on this example, but he's 73 and it's one of the later tunes of a 3 hour show. This is where they pull out all the stops.

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    I'm old enough to be able to say that I saw Paul with his earlier band back in 1965. I got to see him again a few years back and have to say the overall feeling of the two concerts was a whole lot different, even though a few of the songs were the same.

    At the first concert, the band did maybe a twenty or thirty minute set. Sir Paul does close to 3 hours now and does it every night or so it seems. To be fair, the first show only cost me $7.00 a ticket.

    You should consider yourself very lucky to have had the chance to see that show.
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    And I bet today you can actually hear the music, while in 1965, all you heard was little girls screaming.

    I remember when the Beatles came along. 1963. It was a big deal. I wasn't a fan at first, but no denying they took over. We had been having really crappy music. Think Soldier Boy and Johnny Angel and other stuff like Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Then the British Invasion woke up rock and roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    And I bet today you can actually hear the music, while in 1965, all you heard was little girls screaming.

    I remember when the Beatles came along. 1963. It was a big deal. I wasn't a fan at first, but no denying they took over. We had been having really crappy music. Think Soldier Boy and Johnny Angel and other stuff like Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Then the British Invasion woke up rock and roll.
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    Every freaking excruciating moment of it. Other than that...

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    And this crap:



    OK, it is out of my system now...
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    But they wern't all bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Bill View Post
    ......You should consider yourself very lucky to have had the chance to see that show.
    You can believe I do!
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    I could have gone all day without even hearing about the Shirelles, Browns...I didn't click on anything, I really hope they weren't as bad as "hey my boyfriend's back"...or "leader of the pack"...makes me cringe just thinking about it...

    Glad you got to see that show, never had a chance to see any of the Beatles myself, together or solo. By the time I got to see my first concert, group called Pot Liquor, they were long broken up and Steppenwolf, CCR, Hendrix and The Who were getting all the attention. Never got to see any of those guys either. very few groups bothered to visit central Louisiana...we had to drive 4 hours to the nearest place anybody played, which was Shreveport. New Orleans was further than that. Best we ever got was John Fred and the Playboys, (Judy in Disguise), local boy.

    Not long ago VH1C aired a McCartney show from the 80's, with the original Wings band, excellent one, made me wish I had been able to see that band. Surprised me to see Denny Laine playing a Fender rig, I always expected he was using a Marshall. Killer band though...
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    Boyfriend's back was the whole reason the Beatles et al were so wonderful to appear on the scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Bill View Post
    I'm old enough to be able to say that I saw Paul with his earlier band back in 1965. I got to see him again a few years back and have to say the overall feeling of the two concerts was a whole lot different, even though a few of the songs were the same.

    At the first concert, the band did maybe a twenty or thirty minute set. Sir Paul does close to 3 hours now and does it every night or so it seems. To be fair, the first show only cost me $7.00 a ticket.

    You should consider yourself very lucky to have had the chance to see that show.
    $7 in 1965 is worth about $53 today so $1.77/min for 30min*, while a $250 ticket is $1.39/min for a 3h show...VALUE!

    * including Ringo's mic being inexplicably off for "I wanna be your lover" yet again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Boyfriend's back was the whole reason the Beatles et al were so wonderful to appear on the scene.
    Amen brother! Don't forget the top musical act 1962-3...BOBBY VINTON!

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    In 1967 I was living near Omaha, and we went to the civic center to see the "Troggs" the place was packed! Being from a small town, I never saw such a crowd before. A month or so later, my friend's mom was supposed to go there to see Laurence Welk, (I was living with them). Her date had to cancel, but gave her the tickets, knowing I liked all music she and I went to the show, we couldn't even get in the parking lot. We parked at her work place, and hired a cab!
    Just shows what was really selling there, at the time!
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    I was force fed Laurence Welk weekly as a child. My parents loved the show and we only had 2 TV channels to choose from, so there ya go. For you yunguns, there was a time when there was no cable TV.
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    Remember the guitarist who would play Flight of the Bumblebee on the Welk show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Phillips View Post
    Remember the guitarist who would play Flight of the Bumblebee on the Welk show?
    Which one? Buddy or Neil?

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    Accordionist was Myron FLoren.

    We had to watch that when I was growing up. In Washington DC, we had as many as four TV stations.

    If I recall, Welk was sponsored by Dodge cars. Cars with "the forward look". Seems to me the Chrysler forward look logo hung on the real wall behind the musicians throughout the show. My mom sure loved those Lennon Sisters.
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    Welk was a bit of a prude, but surrounded himself with good musicians (even if big numbers were pre recorded) he had a few black dancers though back in the day.

    He didn't like it when some of his female singers "slutted it up too much" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Yesterday 6:30 PM

    The owner walks into the shop. "Are you going to the McCartney concert tonight?"
    Me: "No. I can't afford a $250 concert ticket."
    Owner: "Would you go if you didn't have to spend $250?"
    Me: "Of course. It's f'n Paul McCartney!"
    Owner: "Close the shop then. I have an extra ticket and you are going."
    I did that exact same thing with a friend of mine on the Macca tour in 1993 or thereabouts. We both wanted to see the show and my pal was broke. So I waited until 5 minutes after the show started and bought a pair of tickets from a scalper, 10th row center. It was a lot of fun.

    And now we can celebrate Sir Ringo!.
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