kind of hoping this is a thread where DMS finds a way to make us feel bad about wanting to see Paul McCartney again.
Eh, I’m mostly just curious if people have seen him. It seems like he’s been all over the last few years. The fact that I don’t see the point of catching his show more than once is a whole different issue.
No because even though Bonnaroo 2013 was my first year, I was a big dumb idiot and had to work a volunteer shift during his set where I wasn't even needed. So yes I would love a Paul McCartney do-over.
Saw him at Lollapalooza whatever year that was. It was a special show for me because it was first time seeing him, i brought my son with so he can say he saw a Beatle, and he performed Blackbird. I was not disappointed, and thought it was a great time, but I could see the luster wearing off the second or third time around.
Will be my first time seeing the living legend at ACL next month. Very excited about it, as David Byrne > Jungle > The National > either Brockhampton or FJM > Macca is going to be an all-timer for my festin' career, tied with Savages > The Black Angels > Arctic Monkeys > QOTSA > Depeche Mode from ACL 2013.
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Post by notdarkyet on Sept 4, 2018 19:03:20 GMT -5
Paul McCartney was top of my bucket list in 2008 so made plans to see him at Coachella the following April and crossed the country for a week long adventure to do it in April '09. Little did I realize that the following summer he would be coming to play an arena in Nashville but after putting forward that much effort to see him the first time and how amazing it proved to be a 3 hours drive was nothing. Then the year after that he came even closer with an outdoor stadium show in Cincinnati. It would be a 2 year wait before my next time which was Bonnaroo 2013, my 8th consecutive year attending the fest so that was no brainer too. The following year (2014) he did Louisville, then Columbus (2015) and Cincinnati (2016), which while certainly not being what I'd call intimate was still the smallest house I'd seen him in so still felt unlike any other time before. Today I purchased a ticket in presale to see him next June in Louisville (will be #8 in 10 years) and couldn't be more excited even if it's proved to not be as rarified thing as I for whatever reason believed it would be. Definitely no regrets about any of them.
Madison Square Garden 2005 Yankee Stadium 2011 Firefly 2015- the most memorable show that my family of four ever enjoyed together. The day after his birthday, Paul opened with...Birthday! ...just as I'd wished for.
Always a top-notch band and set list. Even if you're "meh" on classic rock, don't miss a chance to see him at least once.