It's old hat now but i was there in halifax when the first of the sign me/tattoo people got pulled onstage. I believe her name was audrey but could be mistaken. It was such an unexpected moment and i was amazed he actually signed a person! Like i said, just part of the show now but that first one was really unexpected. And fun for the audience as well as the signee.
Her name is Audrey. She is the original tattoo girl! All the others are copy cats. She was so excited and thrilled. To me, since it was so unexpected for her, her reaction was the most real. The others are happy, but not to the extent Audrey was. She also has never made a big deal about it like so many others have. She just went on to live her life. It's gotten so out of hand now with all the competition with the outlandish signs. Not seeing any shows this year, but I found it boring at the shows I have attended since it has become part of the routine. It was fun when he would have somebody from the audience on stage rarely. No longer fun for me, but I won't be seeing it again in person.
" but I found it boring at the shows I have attended since it has become part of the routine." Exactly. It is neat when it is random and spur of the moment but when it is routine it gets old real fast.
I'd be much more keen on it if it was the occasional tattoo and more posters and moments like Get Back in Argentina with the girl on bass. That was cool. He should do more of those. I remember when I saw CHeap Trick a few years ago (what is it with all the Macca/Cheap Trick comparisons?), and they let some teen/tween girls up on stage to sing the "mommy's alright" parts in Surrender. Paul should do more stuff like that. Even if that was routine I wouldn't mind it.