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  posted on 7/13/2013 at 12:22 PM
"Back In the U.S.S.R." overlooking the United States' Capitol Building is pretty cool. Paul McCartney at 71 is as dynamic a performer as many 50 years younger.

It was a huge show. I'm calling it thirty nine songs because of the "Foxey Lady" jam after "Let Me Roll It." He went on to tell a Hendrix story.

He played a ukulele George Harrison gifted him during the Harrison penned, "Something". Coming out of the ukulele intro the guitarist had a big red guitar like George's and jammed into the solid rock bits.

I didn't know "Blackbird" was inspired by the Civil Rights struggle. Next month is the 50th anniversary of M.L. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. It was nice he gave those tumultuous D.C. times a nod.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" got me rushing, honest to God goosebumps. He dedicated the song to Linda.

"Band On the Run" has some of the best musical changes of any rock and roll song written.

"Live and Let Die" and "Hey Jude" were huge. The pyrotechnics during "Live and Let Die" stupendous.

"Helter Skelter", I'm now convinced, is the first "Punk" song.

"Day Tripper" and "Get Back" both excellent.

The final encore, "Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End" were stellar. McCartney brought a lot of joy. The show was truly uplifting. The final lyrics sent everyone home spent and happy. He seemed genuine when he thanked the folks for coming out.

Before last night I really liked Nationals Park. It is one my favorite places. I like it even more now.

It was a really big sheww.

"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make"

I've got to bring up the fact that the price for comparable seats at the recent Rolling Stones show would have bought me 6 Paul McCartney shows with an uber expensive beer at five of those shows.


Eight Days a Week
(The Beatles song)
Junior's Farm
(Wings song)
All My Loving
(The Beatles song)
Listen to What the Man Said
(Wings song)
Let Me Roll It
(Wings song) ("Foxey Lady Jam after LMRI)
Paperback Writer
(The Beatles song)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
(Wings song)
The Long and Winding Road
(The Beatles song)
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
(The Beatles song)
We Can Work It Out
(The Beatles song)
Another Day
And I Love Her
(The Beatles song)
Blackbird
(The Beatles song)
Here Today
Your Mother Should Know
(The Beatles song)
Lady Madonna
(The Beatles song)
All Together Now
(The Beatles song)
Lovely Rita
(The Beatles song)
Mrs. Vandebilt
(Wings song)
Eleanor Rigby
(The Beatles song)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
(The Beatles song)
Something
(The Beatles song)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
(The Beatles song)
Band on the Run
(Wings song)
Back in the U.S.S.R.
(The Beatles song)
Let It Be
(The Beatles song)
Live and Let Die
(Wings song)
Hey Jude
(The Beatles song)
Encore:
Day Tripper
(The Beatles song)
Hi, Hi, Hi
(Wings song)
Get Back
(The Beatles song)
Encore 2:
Yesterday
(The Beatles song)
Helter Skelter
(The Beatles song)
Golden Slumbers
(The Beatles song)
Carry That Weight
(The Beatles song)
The End
(The Beatles song)

 

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  posted on 7/13/2013 at 02:01 PM
I LOVE me some Paul!!!

So glad you enjoyed the show. He always has played 3 hrs everytime I've ever seen him (10)!

He is so much fun ! And I always hafta remind myself (because he's so down to earth)...A LEGEND!!!!

Ii've always gone to see any legend whenever possible ...and that includes Frank Sinatra in 1974 and Igor Stravinsky the same time I was getting into the ABB (1969).

 

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  posted on 7/14/2013 at 02:17 PM
We attended and enjoyed immensely. Also did the Stones last month.

2013 Stones/Beatles Childhood Flashback Tour.

Moved to Clearwater, FL in 66 missing the original Stones by 3 weeks, never went to a Beatles or related show so very happy to attend both despite the $$$.

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  posted on 7/14/2013 at 04:11 PM
I wish I had at least scalped outside the Verizon Center for the Stones show. I might have been able to pick up a cheap seat after the show started.

There are so many excuses to not go, traffic, parking, etc... but once I'm at a show, there is no place I'd rather be.

Good on ya aiq!!!

 

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  posted on 7/14/2013 at 07:22 PM
BillyBlastoff: Many thanks for posting the setlist and your review. I saw the show and was most impressed with the quality of the music. Sir Paul, even at 71, puts on one heck of a show.

In addition to the music, there were tributes to Hendrix, John and George, as well as a number of interesting and funny stories (Frank Sinatra's favorite Lennon/McCartney song is "Something" by George). The tribute to John was heartfelt.

I will be there when this show comes around again, hopefully next year.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2013 at 08:46 PM
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Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!



Woah! An addition to the set. Love it

 

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  posted on 7/15/2013 at 10:34 AM
I've gotta see Paul again this tour, or next...haven't seen him since the Flowers In The Dirt tour ('88/89).

The only thing that seems a shame is that it's taken so long for him to come to the realization that nobody but him is going to officially be doing John's (or George's) Beatles songs, so he might as well start doing them. (sure, he did that medley of "Help!", "Strawberry Fields Forever" & "Give Peace A Chance" two or three times in the last 30 years) Love seeing "Eight Days A Week" & "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite" in the set. Wonder if he'll ever get around to "I Am The Walrus" or "Revolution" or "Nowhere Man"?? Doubt if he'll ever do "How Do You Sleep?" but "Imagine" or "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" would be very interesting with Paul's voice singing those.

Just was listening to The Concert For George over the weekend...Paul's versions of "For You Blue" & "All Things Must Pass" were spine-tingling. (his ukulele arrangement of "Something" segueing into Clapton's more traditional arrangment is another goose-bump instigator)

 
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  posted on 7/17/2013 at 07:40 PM
Took my son for his 16th birthday (which was the 12th) and we both loved the show...this was my 5th McCartney show and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. Thoroughly enjoyed All Together Now and Mrs, Vanderbilt!
 
 


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