Blonde? Yes, I'm blonde...but Audrey isn't. Neither is Walliebaby. I haven't gone back to look at the video again, but I'm pretty sure the girl's arm he signed in Puerto Rico was a brunette. Kind of a generalization to say young AND blonde.. Also, while I think it would be FANTASTIC if he called a "1st generation" fan up on stage, I'm not sure I understand the need to segregate fans (1st generation, young, men, women, etc.) in the first place. This man is legendary, and we're ALL fans of his. The only reason I wasn't a fan in 1964 is because I wasn't even thought of - my parents were 7 years old! I don't feel someone older than me is automatically more of a fan of his (and, yes, I know you didn't say that - and this isn't directed at just you). I've just read a lot of things about me (especially comments on pictures I didn't even post of me on stage - on Facebook) that basically say that I was called on stage because I'm young and blonde. My thinking is: Perhaps Paul is calling younger people on stage because he likes feeling that he's still relevant - even with those who weren't around to witness Beatlemania. Maybe in a way he expects those who've been lucky enough to witness his entire career in real time to be his fans, but it's something special to see those who were born in the 80s, 90s, etc. admire him so much. Just a thought. Off my soapbox now.
Very well said. We're all McCartney fans - old, young, female, male. I think being his fans all brings us together, and regardless of who gets called up, we should all be so happy that he's even gracious enough to let it happen. That said, I would LOVE it if he brought an older fan on stage. A first generation fan would be fantastic and heartwarming because they've been through the years with McCartney, supported him, and waited for that moment for such a long time. Just the emotion would be priceless. Still though, I'd have to agree with Furlow, being a younger fan, we haven't had as many chances to experience his music as long as the older fans have. So there are positives and negatives to each position. I love seeing people get signed on stage but I'd have to say I can't wait to see what people come up with next. I don't think the tattoo thing is getting as unique as it was before and Paul might be getting tired of it. I might not be a good person to get an opinion from though - I'm one of those people that would never, ever, ever have the courage to even ask that, let alone go up on stage in front of that many people. So kudos to anyone who can and has done it!