Well, folks, it finally happened: I finally got to see Sir Paul McCartney live in concert. This has been an item on my Bucket List item for years and years. In fact, in 2010, I tried my darndest to snag tickets to Paul's back-to-back Consol Energy Center shows, but the tickets sold out within 5 minutes, no joke.
The fact that I snagged four tickets this time around bewildered me, and I paid a lot for them, but it was worth every penny. Every single Lincoln-graced penny. I mean, how often do you get to see a Beatle in concert? He's living history.
Spell it out with me now: L-i-v-i-n-g h-i-s-t-o-r-y.
Paul's "Out There" tour came to Pittsburgh on July 7, and let me just say that it was FANTASTIC. The Beatle appeared on the stage at 8:30 p.m. and didn't leave it until 11:20 p.m. My mom was amazed that he "didn't even take a sip of water!" and I was amazed by how good he sounded, how enthusiastic he was. I think he was just as happy to be there as we were.
For those of you who missed the show, I've uploaded two videos and a photo for your viewing pleasure. (Also, if you're visiting the site as a result of reading my latest Our Town column, special thanks for stopping by!)
Two encores. Fireworks. Beatles songs. Wings songs. Solo songs. What an amazing night!
Did I mention that he played not one but TWO encores? Yes. Seventy-two-years-old and he played two encores. It's obvious that the guy loves what he does.
See Paul McCartney in concert = check!
Next up (fingers crossed): Ringo!
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