Please update the list.
July 19th - Seattle
(not that I am going)
I found a motel just on the outskirts of Golden Gate park...definitely within walking distance to the festival, on the Great Highway. That would be doable for us (the hubby & I), eliminating the need to take public transportation. Just a thought since we are still debating about attending the event.
So much for my idea of any nearby motel...nothing available for that entire weekend.
I think it's really funny that people are complaining about the songs/lack of songs/changes or not to set lists/ new stage. At this point, you attend a Paul McCartney concert to see the man, the myth, the legend- live on stage. It is never the same experience twice. I personally wouldn't care if he sat at the piano and recited from Shakespeare the entire time. He can do what he wants, there is only one Paul McCartney!
It's absolutely criminal that he'll probably drop a solo gem like Hope of Deliverance while dreariest of Beatles tunes like The Long and Winding Road, Blackbird, Eleanor Rigby or Yesterday remain...
It would be absolutely sacrilegious if Paul did not perform "Yesterday". It proved Paul as a solo artist, even while being part of "the band". And can you imagine the number of casual fans that would be so disappointed & outraged to not hear him sing "Yesterday" live at the concert. As much as I like HOD, I don't think the casual fan would choose that over "Yesterday". Most of the concert attendees are the casual fans that are thrilled just to see Paul McCartney the legend and would be expecting and thrilled to see him do "Yesterday".
One of the worst experiences was in San Francisco 2010: 2 young couples directly in front of us...the guys were o.k., very much into the music. I don't think the 2 girls knew where they were...they talked throughout the entire show, about fashions, gossip about their friends, where they went that day, about hair & makeup, blah blah blah...drinking tequila directly out of flasks, getting louder and more unsteady as the night wore on. They became more and more giggly and giddy. I thought they were going to puke on us since they spend most of the time standing sideways to the stage, yakking at each other. Finally towards the end they seemed to get very very quiet. :
San Jose in 2005...bunch of knuckleheads behind us were very rude to me. I am very polite and only stand if others around me stand, and I only hold my sign in between songs. They stay seated the entire night and harrassed me constantly all evening to the point of tears. They left before the first encore, thank goodness.
I agree re: a show opener. I like having a pre-show, with a build up to Paul appearing on stage. I also like it when Paul appears by himself for a few moments, then the rest of the band joins him on stage.
I don't mind a bit of a delay, but more than a half hour is somewhat annoying.
I usually wear the same T-shirt...it shows various pictures of Paul throughout his life...from a young child, to teen years, early Beatles, late Beatles, Wings era, etc. etc. It is a great conversation starter, too.
I respect the fact that some people must sit, BUT when they are the ones doing incessant beer runs and then have the gall to yell at me for standing, THEN I have a problem with it.