Hi Oobu We had such a blast both weekends!! jl4761 was correct, so far, as seeing Paul play. We had an amazing close and center spot last weekend... everyone in front of us was shorter, we were close and center and met Santa (with a white beard and mustache and a big Greatful Dead fan). There was plenty of space to get some fresh cool air. So great to hear Paul and the band and enjoyed the new videos!!! Very mellow.
This week, seemed so much more crowded, we were packed in like sardines, and you start thinking that if there was a crowd surge, you could be trampled The weather was a bit warmer and we were wishing it would rain. We are troopers when it comes to a Paul concert, however, when some person is standing behind you sweating and it feels like a warm blanket and you might pass out, you finally have to come to your senses and get something more to drink, before you get dehydrated. People were slowly undressing to try and deal with it. We found out that Austin has a no-bra law on the books and you can walk around topless, in Austin. That came in handy, with the heat and all, for some of the women in the know. I felt really badly for a short little boy there who could not see above the crowd, and was starting to look a bit pale. Next concert, I'm bringing a Camelback water bladder.
As we tried to force our way through the crowds to get to water, we realized just how packed and huge the crowd actually was. It seemed like we were swimming upstream in molassas. jl4761 kept remarking that it was like Woodstock. By the time we broke through the masses, we were sweating heavily, like we just got out of a hot tub!! We both needed 4-5 waters immediately!!! Sadly we couldn't see the stage very well at all, but we could breath again. We heard that many people were passing out., and people much younger than we were too! We listened to the rest of the show and could see the tops of the fireworks.
The next night, we took our chairs and sat very far back, to watch Metallica. Part of that was to preserve our hearing (jl4761 says his hearing is already gone from all the Metallica and other rock concerts he's seen in the past) and we also kicked back to watch the show, of all of the other bands performing on other stages. It was really nice!!! Metallica really blasted every other band out of the park. The cameramen were filming them from a really high crane. Would love to have seen Paul from that high crane and some binoculars, that would have been COOL.
So glad we went,. it was so much fun!!! We also made out well with our Air BNB home, with a pool and jacuzzi, to take care of sore legs and feet. The park was huge and we walked miles and miles.
Glad to hear you think Who Cares may come back. So sad I missed the Grand Central Station show, was on a plane to visit a family member. Would have loved to hear that live. Keep seeing Egypt Station selling out at Target. Paul has a spot he does on their overhead screen, in the music department. It's great to hear it!!!