August has been a complete blur.....and September is coming up fast. Where did the summer go? Actually summer did make an appearance this week after October-like conditions from last week (we attended a work BBQ at a partner's house and they actually had to rent outdoor heaters to keep everyone warm in their yard!)
Hubs and I went to the Paul McCartney concert on Wednesday night. We had bought the tickets in the spring, then sold our tickets to my brother, but then he couldn't go because my nephew got sick that day (I felt so bad for K, he's a Beatles fan and that's why we sold them the tix so he could go!), so we re-bought our tickets (seriously!) and went.
And are we ever glad we did. That concert was PHENOMENAL!
Waiting for the concert to start...then the Wave started after this photo was taken
Ok so previously I had considered myself more of a Rolling Stones girl (I have seen the Stones in concert too, they came here 7 years ago -- actually their two concerts here at Mosiac were the first huge concerts we had ever had and the first huge act to come to Regina) ...
.... and if I were to pick my favorite Beatle, I would have picked John.
Well, that has now changed. Paul McCartney IS A GENIUS. You know how you've heard a song and kinda shrugged at it, went "meh, it's ok", because it just didn't mean anything to you at the time, then you hear the same song played live sometime later and it hits you in that way that YOU GET IT and suddenly you absolutely cannot wait to download the song after you get home from the concert, and you can't live without it now. It never fails! It happens to me EVERYTIME! Only about 50 Beatles/Wings downloads from Itunes later....
Sir Paul played for almost three hours and it only seemed like the concert was an hour long, it went by so fast. He played about 7 or 8 different guitars (he mentioned a few were from the 1960s, one of the guitars he played was used on the recording of Sgt. Pepper), two pianos, bass, a ukulele....and his band was phenomenal.
He had some funny stories to tell about songs, paid tributes to John and George, his wife Nancy and his late wife Linda ....
My standouts were: Let Me Roll It (with some rocking guitar, I was rocking out to this one -- FAB), Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (remember that show "Life Goes On"?), Live and Let Die (with incredible pyrotechnics), Blackbird, Band on the Run, Maybe I'm Amazed (one of my favs), Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be and Hey Jude.
The last 7 songs of his set were amazing, the energy kept building and building to the finale of Hey Jude.
Some people dressed up for the concert -- aren't these Sgt. Pepper outfits awesome?
Sir Paul was very appreciative of his audience and took the time to bow after a song ended and acknowledge his audience. He gave it his all for 3 hours, apparently this is his last concert before starting up the next leg of his tour in November.
Being it was a work night and we didn't want to be part of the 44,000 people stampede coming out of the stadium, we left during the first encore, listened to "Yesterday" outside of the stadium in the street before catching the shuttle back to our end of town. Turns out we only missed a few songs.
The next day at work, the concert was all the firm (and our clients!) could talk about. Everyone had a favorite moment and a favorite song.
If you ever have a chance to see Sir Paul, go. It's an event not to be missed!!