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savafan
06-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Any idea what these tickets will cost, and how hard they'll be to get? I would literally do almost anything to see this show.

redsfanmia
06-13-2011, 07:20 PM
There is information on the Reds website (I don't know how to put a link in). It looks like the tickets range from $39.50 to $250. If you have never seen Macca in concert I suggest going, he is fantastic.

savafan
06-13-2011, 07:27 PM
There is information on the Reds website (I don't know how to put a link in). It looks like the tickets range from $39.50 to $250. If you have never seen Macca in concert I suggest going, he is fantastic.

There are some tickets as cheap as $19.50, but $39.50 doesn't seem that expensive for Sir Paul.

redsfanmia
06-13-2011, 07:31 PM
I have already started hinting to the wife about going.

savafan
06-13-2011, 07:34 PM
We should have a Redszone gathering ;)

namichael
06-13-2011, 07:48 PM
I really wish I had a season tickets or a friend that had them. The season ticket holders will have the option to buy them on wednesday I think before they go on sale to the public.

savafan
06-13-2011, 07:50 PM
Does anyone here have season tickets who doesn't want to go? :D

Matt700wlw
06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
I've put the word out...trying to round up people for this.

I defintely have a chick who's interested :)

savafan
06-13-2011, 07:54 PM
I've put the word out...trying to round up people for this.

I defintely have a chick who's interested :)

Let's see what we can come up with. I'm definitely interested.

Matt700wlw
06-13-2011, 07:56 PM
When I first saw the news about it, my first thought was cost....it's Paul McCartney!

I'm not spending $250, but there are definitely prices I can handle.

reds44
06-13-2011, 07:59 PM
You people are old.

;)

Matt700wlw
06-13-2011, 08:00 PM
This is my parent's music....and thankfully I was listening to it my whole life :)

savafan
06-13-2011, 08:02 PM
This is my parent's music....and thankfully I was listening to it my whole life :)

Same here.

I could definitely handle the $40-60 tickets, and really, there's not many bad seats in GABP

Matt700wlw
06-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Whether it's through here or not, I better make this happen....this chicka is all about it :p

savafan
06-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Haha, funny how chicks still dig Paul

redsfanmia
06-13-2011, 08:54 PM
Haha, funny how chicks still dig Paul

Good music is good music.

savafan
06-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Good music is good music.

Agreed, and I hear as far as concerts go, Paul is the best at putting on a show.

Matt700wlw
06-13-2011, 08:57 PM
I make this happen, she may dig me more than Paul by the end of the night!!

:D

redsfanmia
06-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Agreed, and I hear as far as concerts go, Paul is the best at putting on a show.

I have seen him three times, once at Market Square in Indy in 90, once at Cleveland Municipal staduim in 90 and once at Riverfront stadium in 93. I just realized that all three of those venues are now gone, im 38 and feel ancient.

savafan
06-13-2011, 09:25 PM
I make this happen, she may dig me more than Paul by the end of the night!!

:D

That's a tall order, my friend

Newport Red
06-13-2011, 09:55 PM
You people are old.

;)

I'm old and those people are old.

Roy Tucker
06-14-2011, 08:15 AM
I have seen him three times, once at Market Square in Indy in 90, once at Cleveland Municipal staduim in 90 and once at Riverfront stadium in 93. I just realized that all three of those venues are now gone, im 38 and feel ancient.

I saw him at (then) Riverfront Coliseum in 1976. It's still there. Wings over America tour.

Drove down from Dayton with Mrs. Tucker #1. Stayed in a downtown hotel. After getting the key to the room, a hooker asked me if I wanted company. Being the midwest boy I am, I said "no thank you ma'am".

redsmetz
06-14-2011, 08:55 AM
I really wish I had a season tickets or a friend that had them. The season ticket holders will have the option to buy them on wednesday I think before they go on sale to the public.

They define season ticket holders fairly broadly, so we have a Power Pack, so I think we're considered season ticket holders, so I'm probably going to try on Wednesday when they go on sale for season ticket holders. I've never had a chance to see any of The Beatles, so I think I'm going to really try to get tix. Ringo's only touring Europe this summer, otherwise I would have tried to see his show. May still if they tour the U.S. next summer. I always like his All Starrs line-ups.

minus5
06-14-2011, 09:01 AM
I saw him at (then) Riverfront Coliseum in 1976. It's still there. Wings over America tour.

Drove down from Dayton with Mrs. Tucker #1. Stayed in a downtown hotel. After getting the key to the room, a hooker asked me if I wanted company. Being the midwest boy I am, I said "no thank you ma'am".

Saw that one as well....incredible. I've seen him since, in the 90s and they were great shows but the one in 76 was amazing. General admission seats and I squirmed my way up to the front row on the left corner of the stage.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2011, 01:30 PM
No brainer for me -- I love the Beatles, and a lot of Paul's solo work recently (especially his recent Firemen disc) has been fantastic.

Can't pass up a chance to see a living legend like this in concert, especially since he's getting older and you don't know how many more chances like this will come around.

pedro
06-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Here's my Paul McCartney ticket strategy.

Just show up by yourself about an hour before show. There will be several dads with their two kids whose wife did not want to go who will happily sell his ticket to someone who he is not afraid to sit next to.

I got half price tickets twice this way. Great shows both times.

minus5
06-14-2011, 03:06 PM
My wife picked us up two really nice tickets today....they are selling them already on PaulMcCartney.com

Natty Redlocks
06-14-2011, 05:29 PM
My wife picked us up two really nice tickets today....they are selling them already on PaulMcCartney.com

This is a true statement; my wife did this as well. Also, I'm forcing my two teenage daughters to go. When they asked why, I said they'd thank me later. I also said something like, "You've seen Stonehenge, you've seen the library at Ephesus, and by god you're gonna see this legendary ancient relic too."

savafan
06-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Crap, it seems the show sold out while I was at work today. Tickets weren't even supposed to go on sale until Friday...

savafan
06-14-2011, 09:59 PM
Plenty of scalpers selling tickets on ebay and Riverfront choice tickets at 4X the face value or more. I hate scalpers...

redsmetz
06-14-2011, 10:22 PM
Crap, it seems the show sold out while I was at work today. Tickets weren't even supposed to go on sale until Friday...

They don't go on sale for season ticket holders until tomorrow at 11 a.m., then the rest of the public on Friday.

savafan
06-14-2011, 10:35 PM
They don't go on sale for season ticket holders until tomorrow at 11 a.m., then the rest of the public on Friday.

Emails went out today from paulmccartney.com saying that tickets went on sale today. There appear to be only a handful left, and none that are next to each other, save for on the field in section 2...as best I can tell.

Gainesville Red
06-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Stubhub maybe?

I think I'm going to try to fly my old man up and see him in Yankee Stadium in July. Late Fathers' Day present.

I can't really afford it, but it's Paul, you know? And I've got a pretty good dad.

savafan
06-14-2011, 10:55 PM
Stubhub maybe?

I think I'm going to try to fly my old man up and see him in Yankee Stadium in July. Late Fathers' Day present.

I can't really afford it, but it's Paul, you know? And I've got a pretty good dad.

stubhub has tickets at 2X face value, which seems to be the best I've found so far...

savafan
06-15-2011, 12:35 AM
I'm refusing to believe that there won't be more tickets available.

davereds24
06-15-2011, 01:52 AM
Crap, it seems the show sold out while I was at work today. Tickets weren't even supposed to go on sale until Friday...

there will be plenty of tix friday if you get on right when they go on sale. they only have a small number of tix for the presales.

GAC
06-15-2011, 04:18 AM
Somehow I'm going. Paul ain't getting any younger and neither am I.

minus5
06-15-2011, 08:07 AM
They don't go on sale for season ticket holders until tomorrow at 11 a.m., then the rest of the public on Friday.

My wife got two tix on the field yesterday at Paul's website

reds1869
06-15-2011, 11:19 AM
I just picked up four tickets in the season ticket holder pre-sale. Two for my wife and I and two to my dad as a birthday present. Can't wait!

redsmetz
06-15-2011, 11:23 AM
I was able to get 4 tickets out in Section 411 (all the way out 3rd base line). Wahoo!

KittyDuran
06-15-2011, 12:15 PM
I just picked up four tickets in the season ticket holder pre-sale. Two for my wife and I and two to my dad as a birthday present. Can't wait!

Got mine as well... Just me in 537. Spent over a half hour in the virtual waiting room. Now if I can get the tickets to print...

reds1869
06-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Got mine as well... Just me in 537. Spent over a half hour in the virtual waiting room. Now if I can get the tickets to print...

I'm also in 537, Row V. Maybe we'll bump into each other. btw, if you want any Reds tickets from the exchange dates (they all fall on weeknights) just let me know. I have a few unused tickets and you've been so good to me in the past!

KittyDuran
06-15-2011, 12:26 PM
I'm also in 537, Row V. Maybe we'll bump into each other. btw, if you want any Reds tickets from the exchange dates (they all fall on weeknights) just let me know. I have a few unused tickets and you've been so good to me in the past!

IIRC those are all the way up at the top... (I'm in row A)... And thanks for the offer for tickets but I have a few to turn myself.

reds1869
06-15-2011, 09:18 PM
IIRC those are all the way up at the top... (I'm in row A)... And thanks for the offer for tickets but I have a few to turn myself.

Yes, my seats are at the very top. But I'll be happy just to be there. :beerme:

foxfire123
06-15-2011, 09:23 PM
I would LOVE to see this, but dangit, wouldn't you know we'll be in Ohio a week AFTER this.

Matt700wlw
06-15-2011, 11:11 PM
All set to get them on Friday, unless I can pull something off before then...

I hope this works out :pray:

Matt700wlw
06-15-2011, 11:13 PM
It's only tickets.com or his website right? Can't get them from Reds.com?

I know you can call the Reds ticket office or go down there, but calling seems kind of pointless really, and getting down there would be wasting time that could be spent on the webpages...

GAC
06-16-2011, 05:40 AM
It's only tickets.com or his website right? Can't get them from Reds.com?

From what I have read on reds.com the pre-sales began Wednesday for season ticket holders and corporate partners only.

The rest of us have to wait till they go on sale at noon Friday. And you can get them via reds.com.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ticketing/paul_mccartney.jsp?affiliateId=1925F41SFF-30


Tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Friday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET through reds.com, the ticket office at Great American Ball Park and by phone at 513-381-REDS (7337).

Here's a link to the stadium layout for the concert, seating and various prices.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/ticketing/y2011/paul_mccartney_at_gabp_800x618.gif

I'm taking off work tomorrow, with fingers crossed, to be home at noon to try and score a couple.

I simply have to go to this concert.

I may turn suicidal if this thing sells out and I couldn't get one. LOL

savafan
06-16-2011, 05:11 PM
I work on the same floor as Cumulus Radio, so I got in today on their presale. The presale goes until 10 PM tonight, so if you want in, PM me your e-mail address, and I'll forward the link with the password to you.

timmario66
06-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Sold out already:thumbdown:

HoosierRedsFan
06-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Sold out already:thumbdown:

Nope, tickets.com is just very slow. Just picked up 2 in Sec. 124.

Larkin Fan
06-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Nope, tickets.com is just very slow. Just picked up 2 in Sec. 124.

Yep, tickets.com is the problem. They can't handle the demand. I just picked up two tickets in F8.

KoryMac5
06-17-2011, 12:59 PM
Saw Sir Paul last summer in Philly, don't miss out on a great show and time.

kaldaniels
06-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Front row tickets still available for 2k!

timmario66
06-17-2011, 01:07 PM
Yep, tickets.com is the problem. They can't handle the demand. I just picked up two tickets in F8.

Everytime I got in it said no tickets are available for this show. I hate tickets.com. Everyone can hate ticketmaster for their fees but I've never had problems getting tickets for any show with them.

EDIT: I got 2 tickets now. Still hate tickets.com

RedsBaron
06-17-2011, 01:39 PM
I bought four tickets a few minutes ago.

redsfanmia
06-17-2011, 03:02 PM
I bought 2 in the bleeders, but I will be in the house.

XRedsfan07
06-17-2011, 04:12 PM
All the ads are for McCartney tickets, so I get to help out RZ by clicking on the ads to find out what the secondary market is for the extra tickets I got.

GAC
06-17-2011, 04:52 PM
OMG I actually got two tickets!!!!! I sat in the virtual waiting room for 1/2 and hour and was about ready to give up when I got chosen. I freaked out!!! Section 425.

To all those that are attending we need to have a get-together at some point before the show. I would really like to meet up with some of you. Especially redsmetz who I know is as much a Bealtlemaniac as me.

I am simply stoked!!!!!!

savafan
06-17-2011, 05:04 PM
I'll be in Section 412, Row C

redsfanmia
06-17-2011, 07:35 PM
section 517 row J, I think I am atleast a 1/2 mile from the stage.

Matt700wlw
06-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Section 529. Not sure the row, but I'm going...that is all that matters!

redsmetz
06-17-2011, 11:15 PM
All the ads are for McCartney tickets, so I get to help out RZ by clicking on the ads to find out what the secondary market is for the extra tickets I got.

Ha ha, I didn't realize my son was logged in on my computer when I typed this message.

GAC
06-18-2011, 02:48 AM
Sir Paul is 69 today.

GAC
06-18-2011, 07:16 AM
I was just on reds.com and it shows one can still buy tickets. I clicked on the "buy tickets" link and it started to take me through the process. I didn't follow the process all the way to the end because I already have my seats; but nowhere does it say the show is sold out.

redsfanmia
06-20-2011, 07:05 PM
I looked up the set list from recent shows and it looks very good, playing some different songs. It includes Juniors Farm, Mrs. Vanderbilt, Helter Skelter and I've got a feeling. The two list's I saw included 34 songs. I am getting fairly excited.

GAC
06-24-2011, 05:56 AM
He played the MGM Grand on June 9th and 10th, and there was a separate set list for each night's show.... http://www.paulmccartney.com/news.php#/2208/2011-06

He just re-released his two "solo" albums McCartney and McCartney II. so I wouldn't be surprised if something new wasn't added.

redsmetz
06-27-2011, 05:30 PM
I want folks opinion on our seat locations because I'm planning on listing two tickets on Craigslist, but I can remember which way the seat numbering goes. We're in Section 411 out the 3rd base line (the last full section on the View Level). Are the higher numbers further out or the other way around? Where are Ten Pack tickets are out the 1st base line (for Reds games), my wife thinks the lower numbers are on the right side of the section, so now I'm not confident I know which way is which.

Given that they list this section as "Limited View," I'm guessing that there may be some part of the left hand side of the stage that is obstructred from our view (facing the stage).

So anyone know how the seat numbers run out that way?

KittyDuran
06-27-2011, 08:19 PM
I want folks opinion on our seat locations because I'm planning on listing two tickets on Craigslist, but I can remember which way the seat numbering goes. We're in Section 411 out the 3rd base line (the last full section on the View Level). Are the higher numbers further out or the other way around? Where are Ten Pack tickets are out the 1st base line (for Reds games), my wife thinks the lower numbers are on the right side of the section, so now I'm not confident I know which way is which.

Given that they list this section as "Limited View," I'm guessing that there may be some part of the left hand side of the stage that is obstructred from our view (facing the stage).

So anyone know how the seat numbers run out that way?

There used to be something in the FAQs here on RZ about the seating... but I could look for you this weekend. You could OTOH call the Reds tickets and ask them.

KittyDuran
06-27-2011, 08:26 PM
There used to be something in the FAQs here on RZ about the seating... but I could look for you this weekend. You could OTOH call the Reds tickets and ask them.

-----------------------------------------------

Here... Found it. Might help...

[QUOTE]

See if this helps:

[QUOTE]1) As you face the field, seat #1 will always be on the aisle to the left
2) Front row is "A", but you might have better seats than you think in certain sections where the first row is...
107 and 108 begin with Row T
109 and 120-121, and 137 begin with Row M
110 and 115-119, 127-131 Begin with Row F
136 begins with Row E
138 begins with Row R
139 begins with Row X
408 and 409 begin with Row J
3) You may be under cover in event of bad weather...
Sections 102-105, Rows K-P under cover
Sections 107-112, Rows HH-OO under cover
Sections 120-121, Rows EE-FF under cover
Sections 127-137, Rows FF-OO under cover
Sections 409-418, Rows P-Q under cover
4) Reds dugout on first base side
5) Reds bullpen behind right field wall, visitor bullpen behind center field wall
6) All seats in GAB will be a minimum of 19" wide

redsmetz
06-28-2011, 08:04 AM
Thanks, Kitty. As an aside, I noticed that says the Reds bullpen is in rightfield and the visitors is in center, but it's different now. Was that the original intent and it changed or did someone just get it mixed up.

So the lower numbered seats will be towards home plate with the higher moving out, if I'm reading this correctly.

KittyDuran
06-28-2011, 11:55 AM
Thanks, Kitty. As an aside, I noticed that says the Reds bullpen is in rightfield and the visitors is in center, but it's different now. Was that the original intent and it changed or did someone just get it mixed up.

So the lower numbered seats will be towards home plate with the higher moving out, if I'm reading this correctly.

Yes it changed and it was addressed in another thread which I cannot locate. Your last ? I don't think so... My old season ticket-the last seat at the top-was Seat 1. I think it means as you are looking at home plate.

GAC
07-02-2011, 08:29 AM
Thanks, Kitty. As an aside, I noticed that says the Reds bullpen is in rightfield and the visitors is in center, but it's different now. Was that the original intent and it changed or did someone just get it mixed up.

Don't ask me when it comes to the location of the Red's BP. See redhawkfish's signature at the bottom of his posts. :laugh:

Here a stadium layout for the concert if that might help....


http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/ticketing/y2011/paul_mccartney_at_gabp_800x618.gif

redsmetz
07-02-2011, 09:37 AM
Don't ask me when it comes to the location of the Red's BP. See redhawkfish's signature at the bottom of his posts. :laugh:

Here a stadium layout for the concert if that might help....


http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/ticketing/y2011/paul_mccartney_at_gabp_800x618.gif

My wife & I were just talking about this again last night. She's suggesting that, as you face the seats (as if looking from the field), they run right to left (this is for the 1st base side), so #1 is to your left and the higher numbers move towards home plate. She's basing this on where our 10-pack seats are. My son's going to the game tonight, so I'm just going to ask him to go over and verify for me.

The seats in Section 411 are stated as "limited view," but I'm guessing that means that if something is on the left side of the stage (as you face it), you may have some obstruction from some part of the set. I don't think it will be significant.

Again, I'm just trying to figure out which 2 seats to keep and which 2 to sell.

reds1869
07-02-2011, 11:25 PM
My wife & I were just talking about this again last night. She's suggesting that, as you face the seats (as if looking from the field), they run right to left (this is for the 1st base side), so #1 is to your left and the higher numbers move towards home plate. She's basing this on where our 10-pack seats are. My son's going to the game tonight, so I'm just going to ask him to go over and verify for me.

That is correct. As you face the seats, the higher number will always be to your right.

GAC
07-03-2011, 08:37 AM
We're pretty much straightaway - section 424, row D.

Caveat Emperor
08-02-2011, 06:09 PM
Found out my GF is able to go to this show, so I'm dipping out of my previous seat and looking for a pair somewhere.

I'm sure I'll be able to find something, but I'd like to use this forum to vent about the awful that is print-at-home tickets. It's impossible to trust anyone online selling these damn things (for all I know, they sat at a copier and ran off a thousand of these things to sell). I long for the simpler days when they just mailed you your tickets to shows like this.

Matt700wlw
08-05-2011, 12:46 AM
AMAZING!!!! Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :rockband: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :clap: :clap:

bigredmechanism
08-05-2011, 02:24 AM
AMAZING!!!! Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :rockband: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :clap: :clap:

Did they do Band on the Run?

Matt700wlw
08-05-2011, 02:33 AM
Did they do Band on the Run?

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/great-american-ball-park-cincinnati-oh-7bd09674.html

Of course!

Caveat Emperor
08-05-2011, 08:29 AM
AMAZING!!!! Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :rockband: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :clap: :clap:

Yeah, so that was all kinds of cool last night... :)

KittyDuran
08-05-2011, 08:36 AM
AMAZING!!!! Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :rockband: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :clap: :clap:

Fanfreakingtastic! I cried a few times during some of the songs. I apologize to GAC but I didn't leave my seat from 7:30 till the end. So I didn't seek you out. Believed I had the best seat in the house! Sound was great and the bass was pounding. My worst fear never materialized... Paul's voice sounding bad. IMHO it seemed to get stronger as the night went on. Was also worried about the crowd... But I believed we made the city proud. People were well behaved and respectful to others and to Paul. It was wonderful to hear the stories and the general banter between songs. Can't forget his awesome band, each member was great but a special shout out to the drummer not only for his musical skills including vocal but his dance moves! Did you see the keyboardist waving a number one Reds fan foam finger, the shot of the Reds cap by the front of the stage, plus Paul's Reds jacket? It was at GABP after all! Hopefully there will be more concerts held there...for it being the venue's first time it was done right (tho it seemed that more than a few people there had never been to the GABP). Good, no GREAT time was had by all!

Caveat Emperor
08-05-2011, 10:32 AM
It was kind of amazing to hear a crowd of 40k+ go completely silent whenever Paul was talking. I wasn't expecting him to do as much talking as he did during the show -- it actually made the concert feel a lot more intimate than a giant stadium show.

And Paul's voice? Wow. For him to be able to sing like that at his age is nothing short of incredible.

redsmetz
08-05-2011, 12:01 PM
Here's what I wrote on my Facebook wall along with the pictures I put up. It's a little disjointed since I had to do various "comments" to get all of what I wanted to say. A couple of additions are in brackets to give you some further info.

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Here's the set list http://www.paulmccartney.com/n?ews.php#/2257/2011-08

The only thing not shown is he followed "Let it Roll" with a jam of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" to segue into telling the story of Jimi creating his own version of Sgt Pepper two days after the album's release, performing it onstage the Sunday after it's Friday release.

My overall impressions of the show last night: I think it may well have been the best concert I've ever been to, and I've been lucky enough to see some great ones. From start to go, McCartney & his band ran through Paul's opus with topnotch performances. At nearly 70 (how is that possible?), he still kicks tailend in his performances and his voice didn't give out on any of the songs, you could hear some hoarseness in his voice by the end. In the days when you couldn't hear what the Beatles were playing (due to the limitations of amplification of those days and the ubiquitous screaming of their fans), you could forget how great a performer McCartney is (and the other Beatles) and many of songs rock as good as anything. The band he has now is tremendous (although intros were not given, so I don't know who most are) and is faithful to the catalog while expanding in the sort of performance you expect nowadays.

Only a couple of hiccups. I saw a review in the CSM of the Chicago show that said the coupling of A Day in the Life finished with John's Give Peace a Chance "felt crowbarred" and I would agree. Likewise, in one encore, he brought some folks on stage, four women dressed in Sgt Pepper jackets (ironically, 3 from the UK, 1 from Australia; go figure) was fairly lame. Both those were the only misses.

I called my Mom to tell her about the concert and to absolve her for refusing to drive us by Crosley Field when going to visit Dad in the hospital back in 1966. She said she can die a happy woman now. I suggested she hold off on that for a bit [Note: Mom's 83 & not in the best of health]. Of course, none of us can ever hear "Get Back" without thinking of Jay T. Metz [my youngest brother] singing "Sweet Loretta Metz" instead of "Martin" - so I told her I thought of her during that song. Of course, she would have said it was too loud, but she never said "turn that crap down" to any Beatles music.

Sorry to add all the comments, but FB won't let me write enough at one time. There were times when you'd hear songs I've heard most of my life and I'd think to myself, I'm hearing this live and I have to admit to a couple of instances of goosebumps, but thankfully, my fear of "screaming like a schoolgirl" was all for naught.

As aside, when Carol [my wife] was in college (can't remember if it was Sr. year or her Masters year), she did a paper on temporary deafness from rock concerts. I read it and mentioned that I'd actually walked right up to the stage at a Leon Russell concert at XU and listened with my ear right up to his stack of Marshall amps. Sort of the poster boy from that paper. Still, the only time she held her ears was due to the guy on the other side of her who had a booming voice when he was cheering. This was a good & loud concert, just the way I love it. I said "IT WAS A GOOD AND LOUD CONCERT!" - oh, sorry, was I yelling?

Larkin Fan
08-05-2011, 01:18 PM
That was quite simply the best concert I've ever been to. I had chills running up and down my spine during the entire show. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness such legendary greatness and I feel so fortunate to have had the chance.

I was amazed not only by the strength of his voice throughout the entire 3 hours, but also the fact that he remained energetic throughout the entire show. There are many artists half his age that would be hard pressed to keep up with him (energy-wise, not artistically because that would never be a contest!). That's amazing.

In addition to the songs, I truly enjoyed hearing his stories. Like Bach's Bouree in E minor being the inspiration for the guitar riff of Blackbird. The story about Hendrix learning Sgt. Peppers in two days and then sending his guitar wildy out of tune with the vibrato bar and asking Eric Clapton to come on stage to tune it for him. Among others. There's no doubt that Paul has a million more stories just like that.

Simply put, I don't think there truly are words to describe the concert last night. It was phenomenal.

redsfanmia
08-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Great show and Paul was wonderful. Only hiccup for me was the jerk who told my wife to shut up and made her cry and I almost had to fight him, other than that a great show.

Natty Redlocks
08-05-2011, 09:41 PM
Yep, best show I've ever seen. And I sang "Jay Bruce" instead of "Hey Jude" the whole time and no one even noticed.

KittyDuran
08-06-2011, 09:15 AM
It was kind of amazing to hear a crowd of 40k+ go completely silent whenever Paul was talking. I wasn't expecting him to do as much talking as he did during the show -- it actually made the concert feel a lot more intimate than a giant stadium show.

And Paul's voice? Wow. For him to be able to sing like that at his age is nothing short of incredible.

I've been thinking about the silence between the songs... and one theory, a personal one shared by me and many in the ballpark, was this was the first time hearing Paul talk LIVE, not recorded. It was about 47 years of waiting for me. The fact that he lived up to and exceed my expectations was the icing on the cake. He was witty, reflective, and it was all done with that still lovable Liverpool accent which didn't seem to age.

I'm still on cloud nine (hi GAC!). Is there any hope that a DVD comes out of this show?

reds1869
08-06-2011, 09:19 AM
That was the best concert I have ever been to. My wife and parents feel the same way. I am so thankful to Sir Paul for coming to Cincinnati and the Reds for making it happen.

GAC
08-06-2011, 10:33 AM
I really wish I could have met up with some of you prior, but oh well. Rachel and I had a blast. Best concert I have ever been to PERIOD!... and I've been to more then my share in my "younger days" (last one was in the mid-80s). Of course back then I was not only much younger, but also wasn't as "lucid" (for lack of a better word). At 55, it was nice just being able to sit back, soak it all in, not go to the restroom where someone was throwing up, and actually remember the concert the next day! LOL

But redsmetz pretty much echoed my sentiments. This band has been together for several years now. And Paul has assembled one solid, and talented group. I too wish he had introduced them.

But I was like a teenybopper most of the night, sitting there in awe telling myself "I can't believe I'm finally getting to see a Beatle live and in person".

And Paul did not disappoint one bit. It's funny, because there were songs I wish he had played; but the guy has such a huge repertoire (Beatles and thereafter) it's impossible. I kept saying to myself "I hope he plays a this song off of Ram and Venus and Mars", but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Loved Junior's Farm!

We took a bunch of good pics.

And Paul - ya did great guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sweetstop
08-06-2011, 11:26 AM
i love you, paul! i love you, paul! i love you, sir paul! :)

thinking back and holding onto it tight, i'm maybe even more emotional about the concert now than i was thursday evening.

my husband noted as we left that he didn't want to go to anymore concerts, because this one can't be topped.

in this grumpy season of nasty economy, politics and heat, thank you very much Sir Paul for this wonderful respite, a concert that will make the summer of 2011 worth remembering..

savafan
08-06-2011, 04:35 PM
thinking back and holding onto it tight, i'm maybe even more emotional about the concert now than i was thursday evening.

my husband noted as we left that he didn't want to go to anymore concerts, because this one can't be topped.



Sums it up for me also. It wasn't just a concert, it was an experience.

savafan
08-06-2011, 04:40 PM
Is there any hope that a DVD comes out of this show?

It's possible. His show in Lima, Peru from this year has been made available there.

KittyDuran
08-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Only a couple of hiccups. I saw a review in the CSM of the Chicago show that said the coupling of A Day in the Life finished with John's Give Peace a Chance "felt crowbarred" and I would agree. Likewise, in one encore, he brought some folks on stage, four women dressed in Sgt Pepper jackets (ironically, 3 from the UK, 1 from Australia; go figure) was fairly lame. Both those were the only misses.

I read the same article so I wasn't surprised when it happen and it wasn't as jarring as I thought it would be. Probably because A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance are not my top 2 or even top 20 favorite Beatles/John Lennon songs, so I was pretty meh about it overall. In other words, it didn't distract from my overall experience.

About the folks he brought up - I assumed at the concert that he did that at every venue - but he doesn't. Went to his website fan forum and some were ticked because he didn't invite fans up in NYC and Chicago, so I guess it's not part of the show. When I left some fans were getting their picture taken with the women. (BTW, the fan forum on McCartney's site has some pretty die-hard fans or super fans who follow him on tour, some even know the tour manager personally. I wouldn't be surprised if the four women were super fans who had the money for the travel/tickets plus understanding significant others and jobs to be able to do that.) What did you think of the lady who had Paul sign her arm/shoulder (she later had it made into a tattoo)? I thought it was pretty cool despite not being that crazy about tattoos in general.

KittyDuran
08-06-2011, 07:16 PM
I make this happen, she may dig me more than Paul by the end of the night!!

:D

If the chick digged you more than Paul after Thursday night, you must be something! :thumbup:

Matt700wlw
08-06-2011, 08:03 PM
If the chick digged you more than Paul after Thursday night, you must be something! :thumbup:

She bailed on me (long story).

Her loss.

savafan
08-06-2011, 10:44 PM
‪Paul McCartney performing Live And Let Die then into Hey Jude in Cincinnati Ohio 8-4-2011‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev39fOLrH6E&feature=related)

GAC
08-07-2011, 07:04 AM
I'm sure Paul will glean songs from this entire North American tour for a CD (almost used album here.... showing my age) :D

My McCartney catalog is probably one of the most extensive. I have every one of his "solo" albums and numerous rarities ta boot.

Eric_the_Red
08-07-2011, 08:10 AM
I'm sure Paul will glean songs from this entire North American tour for a download (almost used album here.... showing my age) :D


There. You showed more of your age. ;)

redsmetz
08-07-2011, 08:23 AM
I read the same article so I wasn't surprised when it happen and it wasn't as jarring as I thought it would be. Probably because A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance are not my top 2 or even top 20 favorite Beatles/John Lennon songs, so I was pretty meh about it overall. In other words, it didn't distract from my overall experience.

About the folks he brought up - I assumed at the concert that he did that at every venue - but he doesn't. Went to his website fan forum and some were ticked because he didn't invite fans up in NYC and Chicago, so I guess it's not part of the show. When I left some fans were getting their picture taken with the women. (BTW, the fan forum on McCartney's site has some pretty die-hard fans or super fans who follow him on tour, some even know the tour manager personally. I wouldn't be surprised if the four women were super fans who had the money for the travel/tickets plus understanding significant others and jobs to be able to do that.) What did you think of the lady who had Paul sign her arm/shoulder (she later had it made into a tattoo)? I thought it was pretty cool despite not being that crazy about tattoos in general.

I wasn't terribly put off by the mosh of DITL/GPAC - it just seemed a bit forced. A tiny off note to an otherwise fantastic concert.

I liked the signing thing. As you know, he'd mentioned the signs earlier in the show. My only thought after he signed her back shoulder was what the heck were they going to do with that? Never thought about making it permanent via a tatoo and that was brilliant.

Sweetstop
08-07-2011, 08:45 AM
I wasn't terribly put off by the mosh of DITL/GPAC - it just seemed a bit forced. A tiny off note to an otherwise fantastic concert.


"a bit forced. a tiny off note" ? here's this great big beautiful concert....why nitpick at all?

just teasin', rm. like being surrounded by the glow of a new love, i guess i don't want to hear any criticism of my perfect lover. :)

savafan
08-07-2011, 01:40 PM
Here's the band.

Guitarist Rusty Anderson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Anderson

Drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Laboriel_Jr.

Rhythm Guitarist and Bass Brian Ray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Ray

Keyboardist Paul Wickens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wickens

Matt700wlw
08-07-2011, 08:21 PM
I'm sure Paul will glean songs from this entire North American tour for a CD (almost used album here.... showing my age) :D

My McCartney catalog is probably one of the most extensive. I have every one of his "solo" albums and numerous rarities ta boot.

I use the word "album"....

I also have a record player, and vinyl records that my parents' used to own. I love the sound of vinyl.

I have Wings Over America from '76 (I think)....3 record set!

swingbelly
08-08-2011, 08:39 AM
I don't know if they will release it...but i have a very good recording from that night if anybody is interested.

swingbelly
08-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Also have come into a 2 DVD set of the show, if anybody is interested. This is not clips just grabbed from Youtube.

savafan
08-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Also have come into a 2 DVD set of the show, if anybody is interested. This is not clips just grabbed from Youtube.

I'm intrigued.