In Melbourne.... the horn section became prominent on Letting Go.... Very early in proceedings... they weren't on stage. They were doing their thing in the upper stands... amongst the crowd. With the spotlight on them. It was quite awesome. Even if 70 per cent of the crowd reacted like they had never heard the song.... For me, it was a HIGHLIGHT!
Paul, at the end of the night, introduced them as "the horny boys".
ps. they did end up on stage. Somebody will tell me if my memory is errant.
That’s exactly how they did it in 2019 in Greenville, SC. 😉
Definitely not gonna happen as the remainder of Ringo's tour is being rescheduled to September. Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather have COVID.
I heard - didn't know about who the 2nd person was though. Hope Ringo doesn't get it too!
My friend is bummed - she had plans to fly down to Hollywood, FL. with her mom. We hope he reschedules that show for after Sept. 6th as we will be in London until the 5th and she drives back to Nashville on the 6th.
I was in East Rutherford, New Jersey to see Paul's last show of the tour in the US. This concert is called Paul's Birthday show! A friend and I sat in the 4th row from the stage, Billy Joel was sitting right in front of me! As all of you know, Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen made an appearance on stage as well as Jon BonJovi to do the honor in singing Happy Birthday to Paul! WHAT A SHOW!
I've seen just one other Paul concert, Yankee Fan. I'm not jaded. The Raleigh May 27 show of next year will be only my second. I'd still love for him to change it up and add more songs after 1981, and all that. I'll still be thrilled with whatever he does choose to perform. He'll never be "just an oldies act" to me, just as he will always seem young to me, young in spirit and he also looks great. Deep down, I'm optimistic like him. His sunny nature is closer to the top. He doesn't have to dig down very far. Yet he has a lot of depth, as well.
Susy, the last time I saw him was in Charlotte NC. I had had seen him the year before in Citifield and only went to the Charlotte show because my daughters wanted to see him for the first time and wanted to share the experience with them. I thought he was very good but I was starting to get "jaded" about his set list. As I have said way too many times before, I fully understand doing the 20-25 Beatle/Wings hits but wanted more diversity in the remaining songs. As somebody who has faithfully bought his solo/Fireman albums, I wanted to hear more of that music live. I don't think there is anything wrong with feeling that way. As for his voice, it is obvious it is not what it once was years ago. We are talking about one of the greatest rock voices of all time. I understand he is 76 but I really think he or people on his team have to understand he really can't sing certain songs like "Maybe I'm Amazed anymore. So just change the key or play another beautiful song you wrote for Linda, there is no shame in that IMO. Finally, I respectfully disagree with you regarding oldies act. If close to 90% of your setlist is before 1982 that is an oldies act IMO.
Precisely. When 90% of the show is songs that are over 35 years old, it's an oldies show. And I'm glad Paul doesn't seem old to Susie but, uh, he's 76. He is old. That's not a bad thing -- hell, I desperately wish John Lennon was alive and old right now -- but it is a fact. I don't think being a fan requires one to deny reality.
I agree, no shame in being old. He still writes wonderful music and is great musician. Only thing age has done to him has robbed him of his singing voice which is fine on some songs but others not so much. On a personal note, I used to play tennis singles all the time in a tennis league against players of all ages. Now due to age, I have understood it is time to play doubles instead of singles. I still get to play the game I love but understand my limitations of covering the entire court. Nothing wrong with that, just adapting to age.
Do all of you who went have connections to first responders?
I didn't...I bought tickets as soon as it was announced.
Hmmm all these years I never knew there were tickets to that on sale to the public! Don't know why I thought otherwise, but maybe they would've been out of reach to me then. I had hoped 12/12/12 would be another special one, but it wasn't really the same thing. Brian seems to have completely forgotten about it!
Yea...you're right. While both concerts were amazing, the Concert for New York City felt very different. Most important, in my opinion, was the feeling all over the world following the tragedy of 911. In addition for all the McCartney fans, this would be the first time Paul was going to be on a New York stage in more than 8 years! Also, he had a brand new band and LP. While I enjoyed both events, the Concert for NYC was special!
I bought my ticket originally from I think Ticketmaster and they were $500.00 which I did not mind spending because of where the money was supposed to go. 12-12-12 ticket I got from a friend I don't even remember what it cost. Both shows were great but as has been said CFNYC was just a different level from 12-12-12
I agree that Ringo likes the stability. I think he is at a point where he just wants to go out for 1-2 months a year while he still can, and keeping the same lineup makes that much easier than bringing in new people every time and basically starting over. My reasons for wanting him to change it up are purely selfish, I am bored with these All Starrs, however I will continue to go see Ringo as long as he keeps coming around. It's not every day you can say you are going to see one of The Beatles
Agree with all of the above! I think this band has become very comfortable with each other and they all seem to be happy to put their solo work aside to join Ringo for another tour when he wants to go out. I'm very happy that he's continuing to tour and I will also continue to see him as long as he is doing so. He did tweet "peace and love everybody see you next year it was so great" after the last night of the tour this week, so he may be planning another tour for 2018?
The night of the concert I was telling my wife I had just got tickets (2) and my 10 year old son asked what time we were going to the show. So my wife and son went and all I got was a t shirt out of the deal. From what I heard it was a great concert.
Awe...you're a great Dad, Phil!!
Sounds like you think I had a choice
thumbsup: Lucky all of you who got to attend this show! And Amoeba. I did attend the Roundhouse show in London later in the same year. The show and the t-shirts weren't free, tho. Not that it mattered; it was awesome to hear the MAF songs played live.
That does sound awesome, would have so loved to hear those songs live!! You were lucky...
I think "Oh My My "was 2008 and already gone by 2010 I was pulling for "Step Lightly" to make the set when he did the new version on Ringo 2012 but at least we got "Wings" I also thought it was weird he played "Liverpool 8", "The Other Side of Liverpool" but did not play the last song in the trilogy "In Liverpool"
Apple are bloody hopeless. Always have been. I've always sourced stuff from bootlegs. And in most cases the quality is very acceptable. Apple's biggest stuff up? How about a DVD of pristine promo clips to accompany the massive sales of the "1" CD years ago? Nuh...even though they were all cleaned up, picture and sound wise, ready to go. What Elvis' people and The Rolling Stones have been doing for years makes Apple an inept laughing stock. Clean the stuff up, sort it out and get it out there for the fans. That one was such a no-brainer. Can't believe that didn't happen. I mean, even when they released "1", Best Buy did show some videos for the various songs...so someone gave it some thought as a "buying tool" for the album. Why a DVD of videos for each song didn't come with "1" is one gigantic mystery!!! For decades it's been bootleggers leading the way and reaping the rewards...