WOW!!! What a show! It was wonderful and Paul was in great form and his voice was good. It is truly amazing at his engergy and spryness at his age. He seemed very relaxed.
The soundcheck was awesome! We liked it just as much as the concert. He sang a great variety of songs. It was a lot of fun. And the hospitality reception was nice...got to chat with a few boardies. Food was good - salad, cooked veggies, pasta dishes and scrumptious desserts.
Concert was a blast. Very high energy. Audience was singing along most of the time, which seemed to help Paul out with the vocals. Told the same old tired stories. Only read a couple of signs and did the shtick about a fictional sign "sign my butt". He & his band members seemed genuinely surprised at the response when Paul asked the females to scream like back in Beatlemania days. It was a VERY loud response. Loved the virtual duet on I've Got A Feeling. His parting words were "See you on the next tour".
Right! - Yes, both shows were Fab. Sunday, night number two had more peppy energy. I think Sir Paul had a hair cut as well, or just had better hair product. Could have been the barometric pressure, under the cloudy and windy skies, our clarets were more open and expressive while sipping out of stemware in the parking lot. Perhaps his hair had more lift as result.
The engery and pace was more kippy Sunday, though I felt Friday was a bit more authentic. I think Sir Paul was absorbing the moment more and it was more poignant for me as well on night one. Also, Letting Go, the solo by Brian was superb. I also appreciate how the brass melody is highlighted when the band stops playing except for the horns while everyone claps. I was humming that part the next day. Also, on Friday, I perceived Sir Paul getting more emotional during Here Today.
Both nights had their highlights in regards to voice and performance. Live and Let Die on Sunday, Rusty's usual sustained note was cut off and choked. (Needs to refer to Nigel Tufnel for that one). I do not think many people noticed as they were still in awe of the pyrotechnics and one flame kept going well after the fact.
Also on Sunday, while the band was progessing within Band On The Run, Rusty and Brian's guitars simply synched, they were tight and uniform and it was awesome. Abe pounded and drove as usual, Wix seemed to be having fun and snuck in some sips of wine.
The main song set change was I've Just Seen A face and Queenie Eye for Sunday. The former from Rubber Soul is a favorite, so I was stoked. Two videos (along with My Valentine) were utalized implying support for Johnny. Speaking of Johnny, the other one, I've Got A Feeling was pretty special with the footage and separated track courtesy of Peter Jackson. I was always very fond of that song. It's a great choice, not just to correspond with the recent film, but also since it was originally a splice of two compositions brought to one, simultaneously each singing their own lyrics/vocals, both on the roof top in 1969 as well on stage during this tour.
All in all, both shows were a treat. Yes, I would have liked more of a change up, but I was still a happy camper. Sir Paul was certainly having fun. Let's hope we are all having that much at his age.