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Green Bay Wisc, June 8th 2019 - CONFIRMED

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      Exile wrote:

      Hello Green Bay-goers!

      Does anyone have the skinny on the VIP/soundcheck yet in terms of timing etc? I’ve only done soundcheck once before and I can’t remember how early they told us to be at the venue that time. I think it was around 4 but could be wrong. 

       

      Thanks!

      I am sure by now you know you need to be there by 3:30. But I figured....just in case!  Enjoy!

       

        bernie1cat wrote:

        thenightfish wrote:
        veggieburgher wrote:
        thenightfish wrote:
        bernie1cat wrote:

        Bumpppppp...Weather forecast tomorrow is absoultely fabulous.

        Also, they will be selling special  commemorative Paul at Lambeau merchandise such as T-shirts, cheeseheads, etc.,  unlike at  other venues on this tour. I expect the demand may well out strip supply!

        Traffic coming from the south will probably be tough as there is construction along I-41 and the Green Bay Bellin marathon with 12k expected runners is also tomorrow and will close down some roads...Not sure if any in the vacinity of Lambeau will still be shut when the lots open at 4PM but just be forewarned.

        Cheeseheads, that's fun! Glad there will be good weather.  I have noticed city-specific t shirts at the shows I've seen so far. 

        Hopefully they will also actually be serving cheese at the buffet unlike in Madison. 

        True! There wasn't any.  Btw I see in the online store here that there is a Green Bay football jersey for sale so I'm sure that will be at the show

        Yes, I see the jerseys are $150-155!!! Yikes!!! We'll see what else they have at the stadium!

        I got here yesterday and the merch was being sold inside the atrium up by the 1919 Tavern.  Went for a drink and by the time I got out only small and medium sizes were available.BUT they told me these special Green Bay items will be sold at the stands tonight. There is more than just the jerseys. 

          Just like Madison, it was a 2 drink night. Had the Junior's Farm/All My Loving combo instead of Save Us/Can't Buy Me Love in Madison.  I think this has to be my least favorite setlist of any of the tours since 1988....just not much there that is worth remembering.  

            Just read the review from the Green Bay Press Gazzette..."PAUL MCCARTENY AS GOOD AS IT GETS DURING UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT AT LAMBEAU".  Maybe someone can put it on this thread.

            The ariticle as well as the accompanied pictures to me summarizes why Paul and his team are having so much success from a marketing and sales point of view.  All you have to do is look at the pictures and read some of the stories (this one and other local articles) that basically shows Paul's specific market.  The overwhelmimg majority are my age...baby boomers.  And Paul's approach of hitting the secondary US markets are working brilliantly.  

            Just think of all the people hitting their "bucket lists" from all around Green Bay (including people from miles away).  They are getting gifts to this concert from their kids (30 and 40 year olds).  Just like what their parents brought them up with...the great music from the Beatles, they are also bringing up their own kids with the Beatles too.  The younger people primarily seen at a concert like this last Green Bay one (on top of the baby boomers) are the kids and grandkids of these original Beatle fans.  That is one reason Paul's team is hitting these "secondary" markets.  The shows are selling out despite the high prices.  It is all about hitting their "bucket lists".

            It is also the reason that Paul's setlist is so heavily dominated by Beatle songs and the most known hits from Paul's own secondary group...hit songs Paul wrote during his Wings' years.  His target market here in the Green Bay area for this show are not hard core Paul fans like you and me per say.  They of course like Paul a lot but they don't keep up with Paul's solo albums etc.  They are here for a night of nostalgia and Paul eagerly rewards them with a fun night of greatest hits.  He gives them not only a fun night but goes on for close to 3 hours.  No one walks out of one of his shows feeling cheated.  They talk about it for weeks after the concerts and reviews like this just adds to how great the Beatles were and how fantastic Paul still is.  As I said on another post, I questioned in the past why Paul didn't follow the path of similar stars like Elton John and Billy Joel and just go to big tourists areas like Las Vegus and NYC letting the tourists come to him.  Paul's approach of visiting these secondary markets and "coming to the people" works tremendously.  The large majority of People who would never be fortunate of seeing Paul while they are on vacation can now easilly see Paul in their backyard.  Looking at it from a business side, it is just a brilliant strategy.  Fortuately and at just about 77 years old, Paul is healthy enough to "come to the people".  

            As a hard core fan and a mulitple Paul "live show" person, I would much rather hear Paul do "great" recent songs I've never heard "live" before like "I Don't Know" and "Happy With You" but I must admit that  Paul knows what he's doing.  He knows that these baby boomers who are sentimental for 60's/70's nostalgia would much rather hear Hey Jude,  Love Me Do, Back in the USSR, Ob La Di, Band on the Run, Maybe I'm Amazed, Live and Let Die,  Let It Be, All My Loving, Hard Days' Night etc etc.  They want a night where they can just sing along to songs they know and loved.  It's a simple marketing plan with an artist as great as Paul so there is no surprise that it is working so well.

              Only because it’s you, Bernie!

              https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/06/09/paul-mccartney-delivers-unforgettable-night-beatlemania-lambeau-field/1368805001/

                B J Conlee wrote:

                Just read the review from the Green Bay Press Gazzette..."PAUL MCCARTENY AS GOOD AS IT GETS DURING UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT AT LAMBEAU".  Maybe someone can put it on this thread.

                The ariticle as well as the accompanied pictures to me summarizes why Paul and his team are having so much success from a marketing and sales point of view.  All you have to do is look at the pictures and read some of the stories (this one and other local articles) that basically shows Paul's specific market.  The overwhelmimg majority are my age...baby boomers.  And Paul's approach of hitting the secondary US markets are working brilliantly.  

                Just think of all the people hitting their "bucket lists" from all around Green Bay (including people from miles away).  They are getting gifts to this concert from their kids (30 and 40 year olds).  Just like what their parents brought them up with...the great music from the Beatles, they are also bringing up their own kids with the Beatles too.  The younger people primarily seen at a concert like this last Green Bay one (on top of the baby boomers) are the kids and grandkids of these original Beatle fans.  That is one reason Paul's team is hitting these "secondary" markets.  The shows are selling out despite the high prices.  It is all about hitting their "bucket lists".

                It is also the reason that Paul's setlist is so heavily dominated by Beatle songs and the most known hits from Paul's own secondary group...hit songs Paul wrote during his Wings' years.  His target market here in the Green Bay area for this show are not hard core Paul fans like you and me per say.  They of course like Paul a lot but they don't keep up with Paul's solo albums etc.  They are here for a night of nostalgia and Paul eagerly rewards them with a fun night of greatest hits.  He gives them not only a fun night but goes on for close to 3 hours.  No one walks out of one of his shows feeling cheated.  They talk about it for weeks after the concerts and reviews like this just adds to how great the Beatles were and how fantastic Paul still is.  As I said on another post, I questioned in the past why Paul didn't follow the path of similar stars like Elton John and Billy Joel and just go to big tourists areas like Las Vegus and NYC letting the tourists come to him.  Paul's approach of visiting these secondary markets and "coming to the people" works tremendously.  The large majority of People who would never be fortunate of seeing Paul while they are on vacation can now easilly see Paul in their backyard.  Looking at it from a business side, it is just a brilliant strategy.  Fortuately and at just about 77 years old, Paul is healthy enough to "come to the people".  

                As a hard core fan and a mulitple Paul "live show" person, I would much rather hear Paul do "great" recent songs I've never heard "live" before like "I Don't Know" and "Happy With You" but I must admit that  Paul knows what he's doing.  He knows that these baby boomers who are sentimental for 60's/70's nostalgia would much rather hear Hey Jude,  Love Me Do, Back in the USSR, Ob La Di, Band on the Run, Maybe I'm Amazed, Live and Let Die,  Let It Be, All My Loving, Hard Days' Night etc etc.  They want a night where they can just sing along to songs they know and loved.  It's a simple marketing plan with an artist as great as Paul so there is no surprise that it is working so well.

                I vehemently disagree about your setlist comments.  Paul would sell out whether he's played the same songs he has played for the last 30 years or not.   I agree there are some songs he has to play, ie Hey Jude, Let It Be, but not many more than that.  I always enjoy the live concerts and seeing 2 in 3 days is great (and over 20 since 1988), but saying the setlist is blah would be a compliment at this point.

                  cubsbrand23, the setlist is only 'blah' because you have seen him so many times. Count yourself lucky.

                  The first show I saw him at, 2013, I travelled great distance to see and it was a bucketlist item, I had seen the Beatles in '66 so I was determined to see at least Paul again.  I have see him 2 times since, and I feel like that is enough, no more long journeys to get to a concert unless things drastically change. Now I look at him as a kind of Broadway show, not much variation between performances but always a good time. 

                  BUT!! the first time I saw him, in 2013 I was blown away! I had never heard any of the stage chatter, it was all new and amazing! And the setlist was wonderful !!  Later I was reading the bio 'FAB' and at the end, the author talks about a current concert and quotes some of the stage rap, and it was the same as what I saw, word for word! And tha book was published in 2010 I think. So you know the same chatter goes back to probably 2008 or so anyway, probably longer.

                  For most people, who cannot afford to travel far or go to mutilple shows, I'm sure they are just as impressed as I was the first time. 

                    I agree, if you haven't seen him, then the setlist is great.  But, for the rest of us, its blah.  Doesn't matter what I think because its not going to change at this point.  I won't be traveling outside of Wisconsin to see him anymore because of that but if he does return to the Badger state, I am sure I will be there.  

                      I know there is a huge debate about the setlist going on but putting that aside...I was quite concerned about his voice because he did Madison on Thursday. But I gotta say...not bad at all. I’ve heard worse. I traveled from NYC, have been to so many of his shows I lost count. I was blown away as always. Live Macca will never, ever  disappoint! If you are going to a show for specific songs then that may be a problem. But if you are going to see the greatest live show on earth, with one of the most prolific song writers of MY generation then you will be smiling, crying and singing from the opening song to the last.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                        SIRMACCA wrote:

                        I know there is a huge debate about the setlist going on but putting that aside...I was quite concerned about his voice because he did Madison on Thursday. But I gotta say...not bad at all. I’ve heard worse. I traveled from NYC, have been to so many of his shows I lost count. I was blown away as always. Live Macca will never, ever  disappoint! If you are going to a show for specific songs then that may be a problem. But if you are going to see the greatest live show on earth, with one of the most prolific song writers of MY generation then you will be smiling, crying and singing from the opening song to the last.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        His voice in Green Bay was better than it was in Madison which I thought was surprising.  He did take 2 drinks of water both nights so that must be helping.

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