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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 05:28 AM
Anyone from here going? I'll be there tomorrow! I am so pumped for this show!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 06:11 AM
Fenway Park transformation is underway!

http://multimedia.boston.com/m/25625813/mccartney-is-on-his-way-to-fenway-p ark.htm?q=paul+mccartney&index=1&seek=0.289

 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 06:44 AM
I'll be there Thursday. My brother is going tonight. After seeing the Letterman stuff I can't wait.
 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 07:21 AM
You guys r going to have an awesome time. Saw him at Citi Field and it was one of the best shows I have ever been to.

ENJOY, even if its in Fenway...LOL!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 08:08 AM
FYI, they released more tix, both field and stands yesterday.

Enjoy the shows, wish I was going.

 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 08:12 AM
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Anyone from here going? I'll be there tomorrow! I am so pumped for this show!
Sue, I am excited for you! Decided against this tour for myself to save some dough but have seen him a few times on previous tours and each show was great so I know you'll be getting another wonderful show from the 'cute' Beatle in Boston. Enjoy!!!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2009 at 03:51 PM
Thanks Deb! A friend is going tonight as she wanted to be there for opening night! I prefer the closing and where I have Fri off, that works for me!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 05:01 AM
http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2009/08/06/mccartney_brings_the_who le_package/

The whole evening could have gone like this, and the entire stadium of cheering fans probably would have been tickled and content to sing along.

“Baby, you can drive my car.’’

“Hey, Jude, don’t make it bad.’’

“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.’’

Instead, last night Paul McCartney kicked off the first of his two concerts at Fenway Park with a nearly flawless performance that played heavily to audience favorites while allowing him to stretch out as an artist who is obviously still vital and relevant.

Given his deep catalog, there was a lot of ground to cover, and McCartney balanced it beautifully in a 2 1/2-hour show with more than 30 songs that spanned his work as a solo artist and with the Beatles and Wings, right up to his latest project, the Fireman.

The Beatles’ legacy was alive and well in the set list (“Let It Be,’’ “The Long and Winding Road,’’ “Get Back’’), but McCartney made a point of giving his late band members their due. A photo montage of George Harrison unfolded behind McCartney as he played “Something’’ on a ukulele Harrison gave him. He later ignited a singalong of John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance,’’ complete with a sea of fingers flashing the peace sign.

McCartney couldn’t have picked a better time to be out on the road. In early September, the Beatles’ remastered catalog will be released, along with the anticipated arrival of the video game “The Beatles: Rock Band,’’ which fans got a sneak preview of during “Got to Get You Into My Life.’’

McCartney is not an ostentatious performer, but he’s a lovable ham. A few songs in, he removed his buttoned-up jacket to reveal a white Oxford shirt with red suspenders. On two occasions, he rallied the ladies to scream by casually mentioning how the Beatles could never hear themselves in the old days because of the deafening shrieks. You have to hand it to him: This guy knows he’s beloved and loves his fans right back.

Aside from a pop of pyrotechnics onstage and glittering fireworks in the sky during “Live and Let Die,’’ McCartney kept the focus squarely on his playing.

His taut, muscular band disappeared for a pair of songs, allowing McCartney to fingerpick a crisp and lovely version of “Blackbird’’ and “Here Today,’’ which he explained he wrote after Lennon died as an imaginary conversation they never had. “Everyone’s gone and left me alone with you,’’ McCartney remarked. “But it’s OK. I kind of like it.’’

MGMT had the unenviable task of opening, but the Brooklyn band, whose praises McCartney has sung in recent months, held its own. Amid the psychedelic, electro-pop confections, there were glimmers of the Beatles’ early, jangly songcraft, not to mention guitarist Andrew VanWyngarden’s mop of hair that resembled McCartney’s circa ’64.









 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 06:15 AM
Not bad for an old man eh?

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 06:44 AM
Most excellent !!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 07:27 AM
Damn! I am pissed I missed him at citifield.....

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 07:28 AM
I caught the Sir Paul show in Phoenix in 2002. In my top ten shows of all time. He sang, he told stories about George Harrison and the Ukulele dinner parties at his castle....He sang and played some more..told more stories... At one point he and the band dove into "Lady Madonna".. got about 5 or 6 seconds in and stopped. "I've another story!.. Aw you guys probably don't want to hear about this stuff"... The crowd erupted with a "Yes"!..."Tell us more"... McCartney would smile and tell a tale of old like we were all in in his living room. Just an amazing evening. You will dig it.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 08:39 AM
I'm jealous. Caught Paul in San Jose maybe three years ago...........I was a bit in awe of him. One of the best shows of my live. ROCK ON FOR TWENTY MORE YEARS, SIR PAUL.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 09:34 AM
Never been a huge Paul fan. My wife is and I always go with her. Was a bit let down at Citi. I know Paul is Paul, but the band was all about him - not about the music per-se. Voice is great for 67, but all voices slip some. 2 1/2 solid hours - no let down - gives you your money's worth. What amazed me the most is how insecure Paul seems for one of the most famous/powerful guys on the planet. It's like he still can't get over John's greater popularity and comfort with the public. No one needs to be reminded of houw great Yesterday is and how many people have recorded it - we know. For christs sakes you are OPaul f**n McCartney, you don't need to impress us any more than our preconceptions. Just go with the music and be confident. It's just my bias, but I like performers that sit down, sing and play, then go home. Like 3/26 at the Beacon
 

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  posted on 8/6/2009 at 01:17 PM
Hope everyone has a blast tonight. Sue, I will be waiting for your review with baited breath!

 

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  posted on 8/7/2009 at 06:03 AM
How did it go?

 

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  posted on 8/7/2009 at 08:00 AM
OMG, it went great! Last night there must have been just as many people hanging on the outside as there were on the inside! I absolutely love Paul and his band is top shelf too! His slide player... WOAH! What a great player and good to look at! LOL! I love all the stories Paul shares and his reference to Jimi Hendrix was great! Saying how The Beatles wrote Sgt. Pepper's on a Fri and by Sunday Jimi was playing it at a show thrashing all about! LOL!

All of my video I captured via the screen because people were dancing and heads were swaying! There is one video someone got from the Wed that is so great with the fireworks and here is that one!

Live and Let Die

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTdKThE4i90

Blackbird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uys4U4qDS74

Dance Tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWOwbrpsnUk

Got To Get You Into My Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArU33w0cH0

I Saw Her Standing There

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vPMfTLMDn0

I'm Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KI-HmmKyNA

Jet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1icTpIEWl0

Lady Madonna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96kLdcMd_RU

My Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkld1OJ6L_I

The Long and Winding Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na7Va3Idfhc


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  posted on 8/7/2009 at 08:08 AM
My brother and I took my sister to last night's show to celebrate her 60th birthday. All I can say is the show was fantastic. Great song selection sound was impressive for a big venue and my sister will remember this show for the rest of her life.
 

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  posted on 8/7/2009 at 08:12 AM
So will I. It was so wonderful! The sound was stealth last night!

 

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  posted on 8/7/2009 at 08:15 AM
Good to hear that all had a good time... Not too bad for an old man ..eh?

 

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