After my road trip on Sunday, the fun continued into the evening when my husband, my mom, her husband, and myself went and saw Paul McCartney. This was my third time seeing Paul, my husband and my mom's second time, and Alan's (my mom's husband) first. Once again Paul put on one of the best shows I've ever seen. The man is 71 years old and rocks out like someone half his age. His voice was a bit scratchy, but I chalked that up to him having a show 48 hours prior, which isn't a lot of time for a voice to rest when someone sings and rocks like he does (that and he tries to still sing in the same key as the songs were originally recorded!).
The set list was amazing, Paul pulled a lot of songs out of his extensive catalogue that have never been performed live or haven't been performed in decades. Sure I heard plenty of my favorites including "Band On The Run" and "Hey Jude", but I also loved hearing songs like "Your Mother Should Know" and "Lovely Rita" which are more obscure. Paul also told several cool anecdotes including how he met the Minister of Defence in Russia and the minister said that he had learned English from listening to Beatles albums. My only complaint was the show was too short, 2.5-3 hours is not enough. Hopefully we'll get to see Paul again in the future.
Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards)
Rusty Anderson (lead guitar)
Brian Ray (guitar/bass) and Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums)
Paul's tribute to George: "Something" on the ukulele