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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 02:45 PM
I'm trading an extra Roger Waters ticket to a friend for a Paul ticket for one of his upcoming shows. How have the more recent shows been? Thanks!
 
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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:41 PM
I saw him last year at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. He was superb! He is part of a 5 man band (including himself). That's it. He has a strong drummer, and two guitarist who exhibit enough muscle and finesse to give the music weight. His keyboardist has been with him around 20 years. Good harmonies all around. I think the lineup that McCartney has had for most of the past decade is the strongest live one he's had since mid 70's Wings.

It was 50% Beatles, 25% Paul solo (mostly from the last 12 years of recordings) and 25% Wings music.

He was 67 years old and played 2 hrs 35 minutes. I've heard it doesn't change drastically from tour to tour but I was impressed. Great night of music.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:52 PM
I seen him live in Nashville this past Monday night! He was awesome! He played a 3 hour set with no breaks except for his encores! It's worth every penny you pay for a ticket! I'm very happy I got to see him atleast once in my life time!


 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:45 PM
every show I've dL'd has been great....his band is fantastic...

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 05:09 PM
I first saw him in 1990 at Giants Stadium during the PAUL MCCARTNEY WORLD TOUR 1989-1990. That was one of the greatest shows that I have seen!! The tour went everywhere in the world, and what a great band it was... Paul, Linda, Paul Wix (Keyboards) Hamish Stewart (Guitar), Chris Witten (Drums) and Robbie McIntosh (Guitar).
Although the songs from Paul's current release (FLOWERS IN THE DIRT) made many fans restless, the Beatles & Wings classics kept on comin'. I remember "Hey Jude" and the Abbey Road finale really got the crowd going.

A few years later in 1993 was the FRIENDS OF THE EARTH tour, which also came to Giants Stadium. It was still a fun show but much shorter than the '90 show. By that time Paul had a new drummer. Also the tunes from the current release (OFF THE GROUND) were again not well received by the crowd.

In April 2002 I saw him at Nassau Coliseum. The problem of this show was that there was a half hour introduction "art piece" which was unbelievable corny and useless. Apparently his roadies were dressed in all these weird costumes and performed some unnecessary theatrics. Though once the show got on its way it was pretty entertaining.
(Unfortunately, the next day I got pink-slipped from a job which did lead to some unpleasant memories of the entire weekend).

I'd love to see Paul again sometime soon as he continues to rock on and on.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 05:33 PM
I saw him last year at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas & it was a great show!! He played almost 3 hours & played alot of great songs. He even played It's So Easy by Buddy Holly since it was a Texas show.
 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 08:18 PM
I was at the show at Piedmont Park show last August in ATL, too, and agree with every word hotlantatim said . It was EXCELLENT !!!! And, with the large screens on each side of the stage, there was not a bad seat in the house ... or park, in this case. : ) Paul's defiinitely still got it going on !

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 08:45 PM
I saw him just over 3 weeks ago here in SF & this is what I posted then:
7/10:
Paul has a concert tonight at PacBell Park (AT&T) & was there last night for a soundcheck that lasted almost 1 hour 45 minutes. I had nothing else to do last night, so I hung around outside & heard the whole soundcheck . There were approx. 20 or so us there at points & 10 of us there for the whole thing. It was like our own private show since he played only a few things from the regular setlist & many songs that he probably won't play tonight.
setlist: started:7:55
jam
Matchbox
Honey Don't
Flaming Pie
Birthday-dedicated to Ringo
Venus And Mars/Rockshow
Jet
an improv I call "Cold In Frisco" -lyrics repeated a few times
C Moon
(I Want To) Come Home
jazzy instrumental jam
In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry song)
I'll Follow The Sun
Every Night
It's So Easy
I've Just Seen A Face
Tequila
Sun Is Shining-played a long time, 1st acoustic, then electric
on stage discussion, could hear talking, but couldn't make out any worlds
Sun Is Shining (again)
Peggy Sue
end 9:40

It was fantastic!!! plus I get to see the regular show tonight!!
7/11:
Outstanding concert by a true professional last night! 3 hours of great songs, musicanship & entertainment! This was Paul's first time in San Francisco proper since The Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. My seats were almost stage center in the upper deck, 5 or 6 rows from the top which made Paul & band look like ants but the video screens were large (3 total, 1 on each side of stage & 1 behind the band), so, it made the visuals more enjoyable. Lots of nice, cool graphics. photos, etc. throughout the show. The sound was crystal clear, you could hear Pauls' intros & stories as if he were right next to you. During the acoustic songs you could hear just as well as any of the electric ones. After the setlist, some more observations.
video prelude started at 8, band on stage: 8:35
setlist:

1. Venus And Mars > Rockshow - Paul playing a Hofner bass
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It - left handed Les Paul w/ a paisley pattern, very groovy
8. Foxey Lady (instrumental) -LP
9. The Long And Winding Road- Yamaha grand piano
10. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
11. Let ĎEm In
12. My Love
13. Iím Looking Though You- acoustic guitar
14. Two Of Us
15. Blackbird - Paul solo ag
16. Here Today-dedicated to John - solo ag
17. Dance Tonight - band back, Paul- mandolin
18. Mrs Vandebilt - ag
19. San Francisco Bay Blues - ag
20. Eleanor Rigby - ag
21. Something- dedicated to George- Paul started on ukulele, switched to ag for last verse
22. Sing The Changes - bass
23. Band On The Run
24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
25. Back In The USSR
26. Iíve Got A Feeling - LH LP, tobacco sunburst
27. Paperback Writer
28. A Day In The Life > Give Peace A Chance
29. Let It Be - grand piano
30. Live And Let Die
31. Hey Jude - upright "Magic Piano"
encore 10:55-10:57
32. Day Tripper - bass
33. Lady Madonna - grand piano
34. Get Back - bass
encore 2 11:09-11:11
35. Yesterday - ag
36. Helter Skelter - bass
37. Sgt. Pepperís Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)> The End - tobacco sb LP
off stage 11:36

unless noted, Paul plays the same instrument as previous song. Photo montage of George during "Something", very moving. A huge peace sign was projected behind the band during "Give Peace A Chance". There was a technical glitch during "Sing The Changes" that Paul handled with good humor & seemed to loosen him up. Another technical foul-up with the upright "Magical Piano", so Paul switched to the Yamaha grand & said that he preferred the grand better anyway I found a couple of video clips from last night, the first is a montage from throughout the show, shot near to where I was sitting, so it'll give you a great idea of what I experienced. The 2nd is of "SF Bay Blues", "Eleanor Rigby" & "Something" from someone on the "floor"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw1hLFhQ9UI&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjj1o3Nl54

All in all, an AWESOME!!! weekend of Paul McCartney, the soundcheck Friday & the regular show last night!!! I'm in complete bliss!
The band is: Paul "Wix" Wickens-keyboards, Rusty Anderson-guitar, Brian Ray-guitar, bass-when Paul plays other instruments, Abe Laboriel, Jr-drums

My advice GO!!! don't think twice!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 10:16 PM
He used to have a place here in Tucson, but he hasn't been seen in town for years, [must have sold it.]

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 10:19 PM
His setlists have evolved from tour to tour, but the setlist above from SF is probably what you will see this summer. My wife and I have tickets for the second Philadelphia show in two weeks. She saw him in '76, and I have never seen him, so I am very excited. Should be just wonderful ...
 

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  posted on 8/2/2010 at 12:31 PM
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His setlists have evolved from tour to tour, but the setlist above from SF is probably what you will see this summer. My wife and I have tickets for the second Philadelphia show in two weeks. She saw him in '76, and I have never seen him, so I am very excited. Should be just wonderful ...


This tour he is finally mixing his setlists up from night to night (but just a little... a handful of songs are replaced by a 2nd handful of similar songs!)

You should definitely go see him...

 

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  posted on 8/2/2010 at 05:28 PM
definitely go. went and saw the ATL show last year and just saw the Salt Lake show a few weeks ago. definitely worth seeing (especially if you never have).
 

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  posted on 8/2/2010 at 05:44 PM
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I saw him just over 3 weeks ago here in SF & this is what I posted then:
7/10:
Paul has a concert tonight at PacBell Park (AT&T) & was there last night for a soundcheck that lasted almost 1 hour 45 minutes. I had nothing else to do last night, so I hung around outside & heard the whole soundcheck . There were approx. 20 or so us there at points & 10 of us there for the whole thing. It was like our own private show since he played only a few things from the regular setlist & many songs that he probably won't play tonight.
setlist: started:7:55
jam
Matchbox
Honey Don't
Flaming Pie
Birthday-dedicated to Ringo
Venus And Mars/Rockshow
Jet
an improv I call "Cold In Frisco" -lyrics repeated a few times
C Moon
(I Want To) Come Home
jazzy instrumental jam
In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry song)
I'll Follow The Sun
Every Night
It's So Easy
I've Just Seen A Face
Tequila
Sun Is Shining-played a long time, 1st acoustic, then electric
on stage discussion, could hear talking, but couldn't make out any worlds
Sun Is Shining (again)
Peggy Sue
end 9:40

It was fantastic!!! plus I get to see the regular show tonight!!
7/11:
Outstanding concert by a true professional last night! 3 hours of great songs, musicanship & entertainment! This was Paul's first time in San Francisco proper since The Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. My seats were almost stage center in the upper deck, 5 or 6 rows from the top which made Paul & band look like ants but the video screens were large (3 total, 1 on each side of stage & 1 behind the band), so, it made the visuals more enjoyable. Lots of nice, cool graphics. photos, etc. throughout the show. The sound was crystal clear, you could hear Pauls' intros & stories as if he were right next to you. During the acoustic songs you could hear just as well as any of the electric ones. After the setlist, some more observations.
video prelude started at 8, band on stage: 8:35
setlist:

1. Venus And Mars > Rockshow - Paul playing a Hofner bass
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It - left handed Les Paul w/ a paisley pattern, very groovy
8. Foxey Lady (instrumental) -LP
9. The Long And Winding Road- Yamaha grand piano
10. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
11. Let ĎEm In
12. My Love
13. Iím Looking Though You- acoustic guitar
14. Two Of Us
15. Blackbird - Paul solo ag
16. Here Today-dedicated to John - solo ag
17. Dance Tonight - band back, Paul- mandolin
18. Mrs Vandebilt - ag
19. San Francisco Bay Blues - ag
20. Eleanor Rigby - ag
21. Something- dedicated to George- Paul started on ukulele, switched to ag for last verse
22. Sing The Changes - bass
23. Band On The Run
24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
25. Back In The USSR
26. Iíve Got A Feeling - LH LP, tobacco sunburst
27. Paperback Writer
28. A Day In The Life > Give Peace A Chance
29. Let It Be - grand piano
30. Live And Let Die
31. Hey Jude - upright "Magic Piano"
encore 10:55-10:57
32. Day Tripper - bass
33. Lady Madonna - grand piano
34. Get Back - bass
encore 2 11:09-11:11
35. Yesterday - ag
36. Helter Skelter - bass
37. Sgt. Pepperís Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)> The End - tobacco sb LP
off stage 11:36

unless noted, Paul plays the same instrument as previous song. Photo montage of George during "Something", very moving. A huge peace sign was projected behind the band during "Give Peace A Chance". There was a technical glitch during "Sing The Changes" that Paul handled with good humor & seemed to loosen him up. Another technical foul-up with the upright "Magical Piano", so Paul switched to the Yamaha grand & said that he preferred the grand better anyway I found a couple of video clips from last night, the first is a montage from throughout the show, shot near to where I was sitting, so it'll give you a great idea of what I experienced. The 2nd is of "SF Bay Blues", "Eleanor Rigby" & "Something" from someone on the "floor"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw1hLFhQ9UI&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjj1o3Nl54

All in all, an AWESOME!!! weekend of Paul McCartney, the soundcheck Friday & the regular show last night!!! I'm in complete bliss!
The band is: Paul "Wix" Wickens-keyboards, Rusty Anderson-guitar, Brian Ray-guitar, bass-when Paul plays other instruments, Abe Laboriel, Jr-drums

My advice GO!!! don't think twice!


If the ABB played that many songs it would be about a nine hour show!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/18/2010 at 08:25 AM
Sir Paul is in town tonight and tomorrow night Can't wait to see him for the first time tomorrow!!!! Have a great day everyone
 

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  posted on 8/19/2010 at 05:59 AM
The show this last Sunday night was just fabulous and everything I could want in a first Macca show. Been waiting for 36 years since first hearing "Wings Over America" to see him and it was worth the wait. We had great seats, and the crowd was really into his show. He sold out two shows in Philadelphia, so the demand was there to see him.

I have heard many of his shows, and they always sound a bit too rehearsed from the the point of the interaction from the stage, but I did not have that impression Sunday night.

If you get the chance and you like Paul's music, do yourself a favor and don't wait.

 

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  posted on 8/19/2010 at 05:41 PM
The wife and son saw him. Two thumbs up!

 

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