Paul McCartney at Fenway Park – June 7, 2022 – A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All

“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love
You make.”

Last night my son and I saw the soon-to-be 80-year-old (in ten days) ex-Beatle, ex-Wings guy Sir Paul McCartney play a 2:40 minute show in his 65th year of performing live. Let that sink in for a bit.

A friend of mine, his 18-year-old daughter, and I drove in together. Getting into and out of Boston is a nightmare at just about any time but especially when there are sporting or music events which is to say, constantly. So you pick your poison – subway or car. My friend’s daughter has zero time for whatever music is contemporary and has now seen McCartney, Elton John, and (twice) Billy Joel.

My 29-year-old son went with me and has now seen The Who (twice) and now McCartney. Unlike her, he likes a lot of non-classic rock but when he likes classic rock, he loves it. He was – to use the British expression – gobsmacked to see the person who wrote these iconic songs actually up there and singing them. For him, it’s as if Sir Paul jumped out of the pages of a musical history book which he will ooze back into after the tour. He was totally blown away by the whole thing and knew pretty much every song.

What they do for live shows at the world’s most uncomfortable (and entirely cashless) baseball venue is to put a stage out by the wall which everyone affectionately calls the Green Monster. We had pretty good seats on the turf (they lay down a floor and chairs) a couple sections back. Not one single person in my row knew what their seat number was and had apparently forgotten how to figure that out. So I wound up sitting in the wrong seat initially and spilling someone’s wine (long story) on their chair for which I reimbursed her ten bucks.

And in case you’re curious, these two tickets set me back 800 bucks (750 euros). Of course, it’s ridiculous money to spend on a show. But if your car mechanic said “You need an 800-dollar repair,” you’d drop it in a heartbeat. Why can’t we spend that much money on a once-in-a-lifetime (twice for me) experience? (McCartney pointed out a guy in the audience who had seen them 128 times. “A little obsessive, don’t you think?” Paulie said. Maybe, says the Music Enthusiast, but that sounds like the Springsteen sweet spot.)

Security at Fenway is actually outside on the street. That way you can go through it and still hang outside buying “loaded” (peppers and onions) sausages from street vendors. (The boy and I each had two as we like to support small businesses not because we fucking love sausages.)

We had gotten a note from Fenway management that the show might start promptly at 6:30 pm. I think we all knew it probably wouldn’t. But everyone was sufficiently worried that it might and no one who worked there knew if there was or wasn’t an opening act. One of the employees elaborately described the whole opening act procedure for, apparently, some other show.

As it happens, after about an hour of Beatles tunes pumped through the sound system (sound is great there I must say) ending with “A Day in the Life,” the show actually started at 7:20 pm. The boy, coming from band practice, just made it in the nick of time and starved through the whole show, not daring to leave his seat and miss even one moment of this iconic event. (Hence two sausages. I had no excuse.)

First up was “Can’t Buy Me Love” which we all sang lustily if not too well. (Yours truly always thinks of that scene in A Hard Day’s Night where they escape Beatlemania for a while, run outside, somebody yells “we’re out!” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” plays. This is from Seattle. I recorded some stuff but if you think I’m gonna record the whole show, forget about it.

For the record, out of a 36-song set, 22 were Beatles and the rest were either Wings or more current stuff. (Paul said we know you want to hear the old stuff but we’re gonna play some new stuff too whether you want to hear it or not. No problem Paul. Good time for a bathroom break. I note he dropped one tune from the listless McCartney III.)

Overall this was a great, often exciting show. Paul has the energy of a 20-year-old going from bass to guitar, to a piano up on a riser. I suppose the piano gives him a bit of a sit-down. His band – who have been touring with him forever –  is crackerjack. Abe Laboriel on drums has always been the standout for me.

Some highlights:

I know everybody loves All Things Must Pass but my favorite solo Beatles album has always been Band on the Run. As to McCartney’s voice, well it’s still notably him. But as they say on American Idol, he’s often a little ‘pitchy’, especially on the solo acoustic numbers. But we will give him a pass because, well, he’s Sir Paul and we are all going to marry him one day.

Here’s “Let Me Roll It” segueing into “Foxy Lady.’ The woman in front of us knew (loudly) that it was Hendrix and made sure everybody around her knew that SHE knew. (Hendrix is a particular band of supposed ‘cool’ for a lot of baby boomers. ‘Yeah, man,” they will tell you, true or not, “I saw him over in Maui. I was so stoned I barely remember it.” Really, nobody cares.) Paul is no Jimi but he gets off some creditable 12th position licks.

You might have read in other reviews about what is arguably the coolest if most bittersweet part of the show. Paul tells a story (he talks a lot!) about how Peter Jackson told him they could synch up him singing with John from the Get Back documentary. And so here they are dueting on “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

Random observations
–I could have lived without “Junior’s Farm”, “In Spite of All the Danger” (at best, a novelty, a Harrison/McCartney tune), “Love Me Do” (primitive), and “Dance Tonight.” Replace them with “Back in the USSR,” “Drive My Car,” “Helen Wheels,” and maybe “Rock Show” just as a suggestion. How about “A Hard Day’s Night?” That wouldn’t suck. Maybe they can’t remember how to play the opening chord.
–Ms. Hendrix in front of me literally fell back in her seat like a sack of potatoes during “Let It Be,” thereby screwing up my beautiful singing.
–Paul read hand-written audience cards. One said “Macca-chusetts loves you,” (cute), another guy held a sign that said, “Please autograph my daughter’s body,” and the daughter held a sign saying, ‘I approve that message’ (fairly creepy if you ask me)
–Side note – Ringo had played in town a couple nights prior and picked up an honorary degree from Berklee while he was here.
–Somebody had an “early Birthday’ sign for Paul. So we sang Happy Birthday to him. Remarkable! Nick and I sang Happy Birthday to Pete Townshend just a month or so ago. I look forward to singing it to Keith Richards when he’s 183.
-During the song “My Valentine,” they played a black and white video of Natalie Portman (on one side) and Johnny Depp on the other, miming the words. (Odd timing for that.) They appeared to be signing for the deal. Odd, but affecting. (I initially wrote that Paul’s wife was the woman but an eagle-eyed reader corrected me.)
–Paul related the story to this all-white crowd about how “Blackbird” was written in tribute to Black people in the US South who were being discriminated against. We gave a half-hearted cheer. Probably half the audience couldn’t have cared less. That whole racism problem we had in this country? So 2020.
–There was a weirdly blase response to “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” almost as if no one recognized it. Might want to drop that one, Paul.
–Paul, no “Her Majesty’ for the Queen’s Jubilee? It’s like, two seconds long. Would it kill ya?
–In a nice touch, the guys left the stage and came back waving various national flags, most prominently that of Ukraine. If you’re reading this Vlad, fuck you.
–I know Paul plays the ukelele in honor of George but for me the uke is about as interesting an instrument as the accordion. I get nothing at all from it and its appeal is totally lost on me.
–This sign was outside the venue. The ‘stunt’, such as it was, involved people in the cheap seats holding up ‘We Love You Paul’ signs.


–I’m getting way too old for this shit. My feet were killing me at the end. I will say what I’ve said every year for (at least) the last 20 – this is my last year of concertgoing!

Here’s one you know:

Lastly, some enterprising soul recorded the entire May 25 show from Hollywood, Florida. In 4K! Feel free to enjoy the whole thing. But if you’re looking for a quick rush, the run of tunes from “Something” through “The End’ was as good as anything I’ve ever heard at a concert. The guys seemed to rock harder as the night went on.

The run starts at about :50

Setlist (Fenway)

Can’t Buy Me Love
Junior’s Farm
Letting Go
Got to Get You Into My Life
Come On to Me
Let Me Roll It
Getting Better
Let ’em In
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face
In Spite of All the Danger
Love Me Do
Dance Tonight
Blackbird
Here Today
New
Lady Madonna
Fuh You
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
You Never Give Me Your Money (Paul said they hadn’t done it live for a number of years).
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Get Back
Band on the Run
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude (Paul’s “Free Bird” which he can never not play.

Encore:
I’ve Got a Feeling
Birthday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitars, piano, ukulele, mandolin (1982–present)
  • Wix Wickens – keyboards, accordion, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals (1989–present)
  • Rusty Anderson – lead guitar, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Brian Ray – lead and rhythm guitars, bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals (2002–present)

In addition, the Hot City Horns (Paul Burton on trombone, Kenji Fenton on saxophone, and Mike Davis on trumpet) have played with McCartney on tours since 2018.

 

 

24 thoughts on “Paul McCartney at Fenway Park – June 7, 2022 – A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All

    1. That’s just the thing. To me – and to anybody who knows Sgt. Pepper backwards and forwards- it’s no more deep than any of the others. I was talking to a friend who said, Well, not everybody in the audience knows all the Beatle songs, maybe just the bigger hits. He (and you) may be exactly right. But I find it unfathomable that any fan of McCartney wouldn’t have won out Sgt. Pepper long ago. For me it would have been a lot odder had he done ‘Within You Without You.)

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        1. Interesting. I think it’s a great tune. By the same token, I think that based on audience reaction. Mccartney might think about replacing it.

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        2. Agreed. And as long as he never does ‘My Love.’ or ‘Ebony and Ivory’ or “Listen to What the Man Said,” he and I will get along just fine. The good news is he is still at heart a rocker. And come to think of it, why the hell doesn’t he end with ‘I Saw Her Standing There?” That would blow the roof off the place.

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        3. ‘Hate’ is a strong word. Strongly dislike is better. Songs like that are what Lennon referred to as McCartneys “granny songs.” If they come on the radio, I switch stations.

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  1. Apologies in advance for a long comment.

    First, thanks for your write-up! Sort of like being there a second time…

    We drove 800-miles round trip from Montana to see his first concert of this tour in Spokane, WA. So his virtual duet with John Lennon was a surprise, what a treat! Felt sorry for the two poor souls who sat next to us and left just before the encore (probably to try to avoid traffic) so they missed that and the rest of the encore. We stayed in a motel just a 10-minute walk away from the concert venue, a beautiful trail by the river, so no worries with us! And I wouldn’t leave before the encore, anyway. Did have to wait in line for an hour to buy a few very over-priced T-shirts, though (priced about double what they were at his 2014 concert in Missoula, MT — his only time in Montana — and the only other time I saw him). But to my delight, I found I thoroughly enjoyed my long wait in line by conversing with like-minded souls who loved all of Sir Paul’s music as much as I do (or even more! How is that possible?!). One person in line had paid to go to the sound-check. Didn’t realize that was almost a second concert, lasting an hour long with different songs and a lot of interaction by Paul with the attendees. He told me only 130 people attended, there was an open bar, a vegetarian (of course!) dinner served after the sound-check and he received a large bag of swag that he had with him but hadn’t looked at yet.

    Set list was identical except it appears he performed two additional songs in Spokane (Women and Wives, which was the first time he performed it live…audience didn’t seem to recognize it; and Queenie Eye, which also didn’t seem very popular. The background graphic was of Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and other celebrities sort of dancing around and laughing to the song, which was different).

    The “128th time” sign-holding guy was in Spokane — it was his 125th time then, and Paul did read his sign, telling him then it was a bit obsessive. 🙂

    Was the “please sign my butt” signing-holding person there? Paul asked for a look first (he was kidding, of course). Unlike past concerts, he didn’t invite any audience member on stage to sign them or anything else, I’m guessing because of Covid concerns.

    Similar to you, we paid $880 for our tickets (but we had nose-bleed seats…I decided to avoid floor seats as I knew we would be standing the entire time, and like you, I’m getting a little too old for that and didn’t want my view obscured). I had to buy our tickets through the second-hand market as the concert venue sold out within 30 minutes of the tickets going on sale (seating capacity approximately 12,500). No regrets — worth every penny for the experience. Grew up listening to the Beatles, Wings, and Paul’s solo work…the music takes me back to many happy memories of my youth. Yes, his voice is not the same, but he’s Sir Paul! He is flawless playing numerous musical instruments, his band is great, his energy is limitless (it was obvious he was pouring his heart and soul into every aspect of his performance) and Sir Paul made me laugh out loud often with his comments (and I’m not a laugh-out-loud person very often!). So much of his music takes me back to good memories of my youth. And seeing a living legend/musical genius, probably for the last time, created memories I will enjoy for the rest of my life.

    Odd…I am listening to the Beatles station on Pandora as I write this, and for the first time (to me) a very scratchy version of “In Spite of All the Danger” by The Quarry Men (early Beatles band name) is now playing, which he plays on this tour.

    Only question I have for you is are you sure that was his wife Nancy doing the signing for “My Valentine”? At both his 2014 Missoula concert and in April 2022 at Spokane, it was Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman.

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    1. Hey, no apologies necessary. I’m all about the comments. Some thoughts:
      –Do acts rarely come to Montana? Is that how far you typically have to travel? I knew about the Lennon thing but didn’t mention it to my son. He watched the Peter Jackson movie with me and so, knew the rooftop scene. No way I was missing the encore. But we did wind up sitting in a parking garage for the better part of an hour afterward. I never buy any of the merch. Don’t even know when I would wear it. Plus, by then it always feels like I’ve spent as much on the artist as I intend to.

      –You know, we were driving down the street outside Fenway and I heard ‘Lady Madonna’ and it was clearly Paul. I said to my friend that it was likely a sound check. I didn’t know that was available either. I wonder how much that cost? No way. We joked about getting rid of our tickets and just listening from outside. ‘Women and Wives’ was definitely gone. I corroborated with setlist.fm. There it said “New” and I thought they were saying new song as I never heard of the McCartney song ‘New.’ I’ll have to go back and adjust the list and my Spotify list. And that obsessive guy must have a lot of cash and nothing much to do with it. I’ve always wanted to see maybe a week’s worth of Springsteen shows but after that, I think I would be saturated.

      –There was no ‘Please sign my butt’ person but there was the guy “offering up” his daughter. A little odd. Paul wrinkled his brow but, well, my guess is he’s seen it all by now. As to how much tickets cost, well, we had two options – TicketMaster or MLB (as it was at Fenway). Long story but (of course) they were cheaper via MLB as TM are thieves. So as you can see from my videos, we were fairly close. But they still looked like ants and we spent most of the time looking at the monitors. Like, you, the Beatles have been part of my life for a long time. I still remember my older sister coming home and talking about “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” She even went to see them but in her words, ‘I couldn’t hear them because everyone was screaming.’ BTW, I just recalled that Paul asked the ‘girls’ to scream for him. Does he miss that?

      –Paul’s comments really made the show even better. I saw Dylan last year and he mostly grunted or sent out an unintelligible word or two now and again. As to his energy, phenomenal for a near 80-year-old. Dare I say even inspirational. One of my friends turned down the opportunity to go as he joked about McCartney needing a walker. I will be sending him a link to a video so he can eat his words.

      –I did mention ‘In Spite of All the Danger.’ Probably a tribute to George and their early days as much as anything else. But I could have lived without that and ‘Love Me Do.’ But why no “I Saw Her Standing There?” That would have been awesome.

      –And yes I was wrong about the Nancy thing. I have barely ever seen her and kind of assumed it was her. And what weird timing for Depp to show up. Paul’s wife was in the audience BTW. I’ll make those changes as well

      –Anyway, thanks for posting. Come back any time. I’m always looking for people I can talk to about the music we love.

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      1. You are correct — Montana is such a rural state that we don’t get many big-name acts (and have very few venues large enough for them). Paul played in 2014 at the University of Montana football stadium for about 25,000 people. It was August — 91 degrees to start with and he went 3 hours straight (age 72) with not one break or one sip of water. Made me think I should switch to being a vegetarian.

        Elton John did come to Bozeman in 2017, very unusual. He played at the Montana State University Fieldhouse, capacity of about 7,000. I debated whether to go (not sure why now) and as a friend said, “Why not? He’s just down the street from you” (literally only 2 miles away). So I bought tickets…oddly, they had just released some more seats so even with my long delay I got 5th row seats. Paid about $135/ticket. Ah, the good ol’ days of cheap tickets!! 🙂

        I didn’t know about the sound-check tickets, either. I think they are in the neighborhood of an extra $1,500 each or so. Not positive on that…didn’t want to ask the guy in line with me for T-shirts how much he paid. Well, I did want to ask, but didn’t as it didn’t seem polite. Tried to figure it out online for later concerts, but that probably can vary from venue to venue. No way would I have paid that then. However, if Sir Paul were to come to my little hometown like Elton did…and it was just me, not me and my husband (who isn’t a big fan)…and it really were to be my last time to see Paul…maybe, just maybe I would splurge.

        There is a McCartney song called “New” but he didn’t play that in Spokane…he seems to switch between that and “Queenie Eye” on this tour. He also has been switching “Women and Wives” with “Let ‘Em In” on this tour (I would have much preferred “Let ‘Em In,” personally).

        Re: the guy offering up his daughter…at the Missoula concert, McCartney read a sign a woman was holding up: “Please sign my daughter” and he actually called them both up on stage. The daughter was late teens/early 20s, so not a little girl. And he did autograph the shoulders of both mom and daughter (who said they were then going to get tattoos over the signatures). At the time I thought that was pretty original of the mom. But I’ve since heard this happens at many of his concerts over the last 10 years at least. In one of his Seattle shows in May (per YouTube) he read a similar sign, mentioned people will then get the autograph tattooed, but “we don’t have time for that now”…so again, I think it’s because of Covid that he’s not inviting any audience member up on stage this time around.

        Paul asked the gals in the Spokane audience to give him a “Beatles scream,” too. After the screaming, he mentioned that it “takes me back”. I did notice most everyone I saw in the audience was probably 50 and older…very few teenagers or young adults. Surprised me a little.

        Have you read Paul’s recently released book “The Lyrics”? In it somewhere, he explains why he now tries to talk a little about most of the songs he plays in concert. Has something to do with some poetry book he wrote some time ago (?) and he was going to do a reading and asked a famous writer (?) how he does public readings. The famous writer responded he tries to tell the audience a little about what was going on in his mind before he wrote the poem…and Paul’s been doing that in his concerts ever since. At least that’s what I remember from reading The Lyrics a few months back.

        Paul mentioned his wife was in the audience, both in Spokane and Missoula. I’m pretty sure they spend quite a bit of time together…Paul seems to prefer that with each wife (well, initially with Heather, but not after a few years!).

        People have been commenting online about the Johnny Depp background video, both in favor and against. My understanding is Paul has known Johnny for years, they’ve been friends for quite awhile, have played music together (I think some little gig of them playing together can be found online?). So Paul was probably being supportive of his friend, and this was before the verdict in favor of Depp. This was exactly the same background video shown in Montana in 2014.

        As an aside, I’ve been to Fenway once. August 1988, visiting a friend in Boston, we went to a Red Sox game. I remember they were playing the Toronto Blue Jays. One team, can’t remember which one now, hit a grand slam home run! Living in Montana, I’ve only been to two professional baseball games, so that was fun. But I can’t imagine dealing with the traffic of trying to get to Fenway for a big name act like Paul…and how many tickets were available at Fenway?! Way more than the Spokane venue, I’m sure.

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        1. It sounds like the lack of visiting Montana is very much a financial decision on the bands’ part. AS to cheap tickets, I guess that’s all relative. I have a Springsteen poster in my rec room where he was selling tickets (in the Seventies) for 8 bucks tops. I once refused to pay 25 bucks to see Stevie Wonder. And now here I am spending $3-400 routinely. Crazy. It’s a hamster wheel I want to get off of. That said, I still have a few to go to this year.

          I got intrigued by the whole soundcheck thing. Here’s an article on that from Australia. $2000 Australian is about $1500 US so you were right.
          https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/australian-fans-can-watch-a-paul-mccartney-soundcheck-for-2000/news-story/0de4cefd9a815fc6fd195fe20e294932

          As to “Let ’em In’ and “My Love’ and all those, yeah, just not a fan. If McCartney had never been a Beatle and showed up with those songs and “Ebony and Ivory,” he might well have found an audience but I wouldn’t have been part of it.

          As to the age ranges, yes, about the same here. But recall that to young kids today, Paul is not the big deal that he is to us. Add in the fact that the tickets are barely affordable for them (much less us) and if they had that money, they would likely spend it elsewhere. The only reason my son and my friend’s daughter were there is because we paid for them. Not every parent wants to or can afford to do that. And unless the kid is really excited about it, why spend it? Many of them would be just as happy to go see a DJ.

          I haven’t read Paul’s book but that is because I have read so many Beatles books I’m kinda burned out. But one I can heartily recommend if you haven’t read it is Mark Lewisohn’s “Tune In.” Lewisohn is THE GUY when it comes to Beatles’ expertise. “Tune In” is Part One. Part Two has no release date. If I had to recommend just one book (or series), it would be “Tune In.”

          There are about 35,000 seats at Fenway so yea, it holds an army. It was pretty full but I know it wasn’t sold out. (Even though they added another day.) Seats were still available at show time.) And while I didn’t mention it in the piece, I had another ticket (long story) that I could neither sell nor give away. Strange huh? Even a lot of my peers weren’t interested for love or money. Many of them have given up on shows of any sort.

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  2. WHAT?!? My jaw dropped at your last statement about having another ticket…holy cow, if I had been nearby I would have bought it from you in cash ASAP. Not that I would want to be the person holding a sign saying “#3!!” in one of the front rows for Paul to read, but how many more times can I see Sir Paul in person?

    Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, I agree with you about age ranges not necessarily appreciating Paul as much as we do. Our youngest son just turned 23. I wanted to buy a ticket for him to see Sir Paul, such a musical legend. Our son’s roommates would be happy to care for our dogs. But our son who “sort of” heard of The Beatles/kind of heard of Paul McCartney/never really heard of “Wings” had no inspiration to take me up on my offer for a FREE trip to see such a musical legend!! WHAT?!!?

    So pretty much from now on I have decided he gets a Beatles or McCartney CD as a gift from me for every birthday and Christmas. 🙂

    Speaking of merchandise, I noticed today that a particular “Got Back” tour T-shirt is no longer listed on the Paul McCartney web page…it was one of the T-shirts I bought in Spokane. It is green with a cartoon diagram of Paul (with graying sideburns) walking on a brown road that goes to a lake and the road stops around the middle of the lake (I would give you the link to the T-shirt but noticed today it is no longer listed). Someone waiting in line with me in Spokane to buy merchandise said, “He’s not saying it explicitly, but this shirt is saying it’s the end of the road.” 😦

    Thank you again for your post…so fun to relive such a wonderful indescribable concert…

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    1. Not sure why Word Press keeps asking me to moderate your comments. Usually, that’s only the first one. Yeah, no one wanted that ticket. I literally could not give it away. As to our kids’ appreciation, I exposed them to music but never really insisted on anything. My daughter liked the Beatles first. My son – resistant – at first, was eventually just now over by the sheer greatness of their stuff.

      Geez, I don’t know if it IS the end of the McCartney road show. But you and I both know he’s got at least 5 more years in him.

      Glad you enjoyed the piece. Good chatting with you. Feel free to stop by any time a post floats your boat. I have been blogging for almost seven years and the number of people who are into my Beatles posts is pitifully small. Again, I think bloggers are younger. Take care.

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  3. Sounds great and like you and your son had a real ball, Jim. Two hours and 40 minutes and 36 songs at age 79? What an under-achiever! 🙂

    Seriously, that in and of itself is just incredible. Here’s the thing I really about Paul. The man genuinely enjoys performing live. That’s something you can’t fake. And it shows. Yes, his voice has aged, but his energy and enthusiasm make up for it 10 times!

    I also agree with you his touring band is outstanding. They have been with him for so many years and can play all these songs in their dreams. Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray aren’t only pretty decent musicians but they are also very capable vocalists. Abe Laboriel is a beast of a drummer!

    I also think it’s amazing how Paul switches instruments like it’s nothing. He IS a multi-instrumentalist. Seeing him play his Hofner violin bass just makes me smile. I also love his colorful Gibson guitar, which looks very psychedelic. And how about Macca playing some Hendrix? Pretty cool!

    Well, I’m scheduled to see the man at MetLife Stadium in NJ on Thursday, just two days prior to his 80th day – back-to-back to Bonnie Raitt on Wednesday in Philly at the Mann. Afterward, I probably need to go to rehab, but it’ll be worth it! 🙂

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    1. All true what you said. The Hendrix stuff, the psychedelic guitar, etc. And he talks your ear off. I have a couple of shows myself next month. But I really am wearying of the “getting a ticket” hustle. Anyway, look forward to your report.

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      1. Yeah, ticket prices are insane. I guess I’m a bit strange. I love going to shows but I’m kind of stingy when it comes to paying for tickets. Usually, I settle for “cheap seats”. I’m still happy to be there.

        BTW, being for the benefit of our fellow bloggers and whoever else may care, here’s a nice 12-minute “summary” of Macca’s June 4th show in Syracuse, New York. Pretty decent quality.

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        1. I’ll check it out. I’ve been spending a fortune on tix. But part of that is in these shows with my son, I figure if we’re gonna go, might as well splurge. Half the fun for me is seeing his reaction. BTW, Clapton is coming to Boston but I already told a friend I refuse to go. I’ve seen him, still love his music. But I’m not supporting his vaccine stupidity.

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        2. And you know what, you’re probably right, it’s worthwhile spending the bucks. One spends money on a lot of unnecessary crap. At least, these types of shows are meaningful and will stay with us.

          I have a hard time with Eric Clapton and Van Morrison these days. I still love their music, but spreading these crazy conspiracy theories is just more than I can tolerate.

          Didn’t Clapton have COVID himself not too long ago?

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