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As someone who just got signed and tattooed in Toronto, I think this is a good question, as I've been wondering about it myself. He seems to seek these signs out during the concert now and always gets at least one person on stage, which I think is great for that person, and it does add some excitement for the crowd, but he's also getting one non-tattoo person up there too. I think he's resigned himself to the fact that he's going to be signing one person per show from now until he stops touring. shock

My real question is how Paul feels about signing people--I wonder if he's weirded out by the experience of signing another human being... oops

But again, I'm totally thrilled to have met him, I just wonder what his thoughts on this phenomenon are...

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I like the tattoo, but it's not something I would ever do again for any reason, unless I met Paul again, lol.

I'd love to have Paul autograph Blackbird Singing, as I'm a book person, but he doesn't really seem to sign inanimate objects unless you catch him in the street or at a formal signing, and I never seem to be where he is, unless I and my 17,000 friends buy a ticket. wink

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I thought I'd jump back in to this post as one of the newly-tarried. I've counted about eight or nine people who have been signed by Paul since Audrey began the movement. While I feel bad for those folks who have waited since the 60's to meet Paul, I am not so sorry that I'm going to let it ruin my happiness. No, I'm not blonde, nor am I good looking, nor am I particularly young. I'm a frumpy school teacher from Vermont who chose to spend too much money on the soundcheck package, hoping to meet Paul in a smaller, more personal format, and it worked. I didn't get on stage, I got to the side of the stage. I chose to use my moment to secure a permanent reminder of the meeting. That was my choice. Whether you agree with the tattoo phenomenon or not, I hope as fans we can all agree that if a boardie gets to meet Paul, we should all be supportive.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. lol

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I forget who made the suggestion on the board, but someone had an awesome idea to create a fake eBay item of a Paul tattoo...I'm thinking it would be hysterical to do it, and proof that not only young, attractive blondes are catching Paul's eye...lol roll

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I am finding this thread interesting, at first for the question of "to tattoo or not to tattoo", but now we seem to be moving into the question of "newer fans (post Beatles days) versus original fans (since the Beatle days. You have no idea how much I were born in the sixties and could have been around for the heyday, but my parents would have had to procreate at ten, and that's just icky. )

The fact is, the bigger and easier to read yoursign is, the easier it is to see, period. Paul is fighting blinding stage lights, reading his promoter screen, and let's face it, he's 68. Plus, he doesn't have time to scan the crowd constantly and keep playing, singing, and bouncing around. He sees the signs he sees, and the majority of them these days are tattoo signs, and let's be honest, not a lot of the older fans are holding them up between every song. It seems like he's looking for more unique requests these days, like the "hug a Beatle" sign in Toronto versus the traditional "would you sign my album" signs that he's seen for over 45 years now. He's said repeatedly that he's looking to play unusual venues on this tour and do new things, and after only about 9 or so onstage signings, it's still new for him apparently.

My sign didn't ask for a tattoo, I was by the soundboard and had a sign with big, bold letters asking for him to sign my PETA shirt. He didn't know about my promise to my students until I talked to him, but he was happy to oblige.

The fact that a musical icon of Paul's stature is trying to meet fans is pretty impressive and admirable, and I can't fault him for that, no matter if he brings up people under 40 (I ruined the curve at 35) or people only over 80. Phew, sorry, I just felt the need to defend Paul a bit. ). Oh, and just because we are too young to have been around during the Beatles years doesn't mean were not as strongly supportive and worshipful of Paul. I hope no one insinuated that, and U don't believe anyone has, but I've spent all 35 of my years worshipping at a fab alter, with special attention being paid to Paul. )

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Here, here, Mary--that's what I was trying to say in my long and rambling post. )

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I concur that Paul is the picker--his folks on the side of the stage mentioned they never know who he will recognize, as it depends on his mood. Then he walked off stage towards me and I swallowed my tongue. oops

I agree with Audrey, as she is the tattoo sorority president, that some folks rather deservedly get on stage, and others...possibly not so much. But again, I'm so happy that Paul is so awesome to acknowledge fans, and I'm glad others at the concert are seeing how wonderful our Paul is. )

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Enjoy the show, all! I'll keep my fingers crossed that even more boardies get to meet Paul in PA. )

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I can guarantee I plan to keep mine forever, even when you have to stretch my skin out like a crumpled sheet to know what the tattoo is, lol...;)

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Two things one, back tattoo girl had better acknowledge Audrey on Inside Edition.

Two any press for Paul is good, but I do wish it were Dara getting this coverage instead, as she deserves it after her ordeal with the venue and the happy ending.

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