Okay, I've recovered. I can tell you about Paul now. <33 If I don't get tired halfway through the entry, which I may just do.
Okay, I'll skip the descriptions of the boring stuff and get to the actual concert part. It SAYS 8:00, but it doesn't start for a long time afterwards.
I always hate it when people say "there are no words to describe it" and then write a huge long thing about something, but yeah, I guess that's what I'm going to have to do.
It's not the effects, or the music, or any one thing that makes it so awesome. He could have stood there with a kid making flashlight pictures humming the Titanic song and it would have been just as awesome, I'm telling you.
Here's a list of the songs he did, with some comments. No lj cut. If you don't like my long entries, deal with it. :)
After a weird sound collage of such obscure Paul McCartney songs as Morse Moose and the Grey Goose, a chipmunk version of Coming Up, Rinse the Raindrops, and What's That You're Doing (with Stevie Wonder), he started the show with a kind of timeline of his life, including ancient pictures of John and George, and of course a few of Ringo but he's not dead.
THEN he actually came out on the stagey thing and started the concert music show itself with:
Magical Mystery Tour
Weird, weird song to start with, Paul. But I guess the Tour part and the "Roll up, roll up" part make sense. That and you can only start a show ith "Hello Goodbye" so many times. It was good. EVERY song was good.
On my list, I just have a question mark here because it's one of his new songs and he didn't introduce any of his songs (because, let's face it, if you're going to a Beatle's concert, you KNOW all of the songs already.) It was good. Everyone got up and went to pee or whatever during this one though.
I'll Get You
This one is actually a John song. So it was weird that Paul did it. But it was good, of course.
Drive My Car
He never doesn't do this one. Siriuslee.
Till There Was You
I LOVE this song. It's also extremely obscure.
Let Me Roll It
An obscure Wings song. Love it.
At the end of LMRI, he and his band went into a kind of jam thing, and there were all these whispers in the audience because apparently it was part of a Jimi Hendrix song.
Got To Get You Into My Life
This is one of his new ones- and here, everyone got up and went to get drinks or whatever. I like it, personally. "There's a fine line, between chaos and creation...."
Maybe I'm Amazed
The only Paul solo song my mother likes, and a good one, at that.
Before Maybe I'm Amazed, a hole opened up in the stage floor and Paul fell into it. I'm serious: a big square of stage just fell into the abyss and Paul stumbled back into it. And then he was all "I'm okay!" you know, after the audience all panicked. Turns out the hole is there because a platform comes up with his piano on it, the piano used in Maybe I'm Amazed and other songs. Later in the show he almost fell into it again but some guy pushed him away from it. It was cute.
The Long and Winding Road
This song is so awesome live, honestly. It's so emotional.
In Spite of All the Danger
This is the only song ever to be credited to "McCartney/Harrison". But the original lead is John's. Paul did it though, and asked for audience participation during the oooh part. He's so cool. P.S. I LOVE THIS SONG A LOT.
I LOVE THIS SONG A LOT. But Paul screwed up a few lines, stopped, and started over. He was so cute about it, he was all "It's been a long time since I wrote it...."
A new song, which everyone got up during and which, weirdly, got stuck in my head after the show.
For No One
Kind of obscure, but lovely.
Fixing a Hole
Again, a weird song choice, but it works.
I think this one's called "English Tea".
It's a new one, and it's pretty nice.
I'll Follow the Sun
I always forget how much I love this song until I hear it, but I do. It's kind of sad.
Another new one. It was okay.
This song was cute because he introduced it by saying the guitar part came from an accidental mutilation he and George used to do to this one instrumental.
I wanted him to do this one SO badly so I could tell Mrs. Long.
Too Many People
Awesome awesome awesome. Sadly, this is the song everyone believes he wrote against John, but whatever. I like it.
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
From Abbey Road. It's a good song.
Good Day Sunshine
He introduced this one by saying that this is the song they played to the astronauts as a way of telling them they could finally come back to Earth during the last space shuttle thing. It was really cool.
Band on the Run
For some reason, everyone just went crazy during this song. It's a good song and it was fun live.
YAY PENNY LANE
I've Got A Feeling
Totally a like, remix. He cut out most of the John parts until the end, when he took John's part and let his band take his part. It was good.
Back in the USSR
I'd have never imagined I'd get to sing Hey Jude with Paul, but guess what, we did. I've always wanted to do the na-na-na-na part with him, like, live, and I GOT TO. I mean, you know, me and 18,000 other people, but still.
Live and Let Die
This song SCARED ME SENSELESS. He had these pyrotechnics, and THREE SEPERATE TIMES there was this big BOOM that made the old guy in front of me nearly die. It was painful. But the song was goooood. Sadly, after the song was over I saw some dude rush out clutching this tiny infant :( Seriously, WHAT THE HELL KIND OF MORON TAKES A NEWBORN TO A CONCERT??????????? Poor baby :(
I think the concert was supposed to be over now, but Paul always does encores so only a few dumb people left.
He can't not do this song.
Old man can still scream. <33
Again, can't not do this one.
Let it Be
Please Please Me
Again, a JOHN song. But whatever, I love it. <33
He kept going away and then coming back. Before the last one, he was all "I have to go home now!" and we were all "No!!" and he was all "YOU have to go home!" and we were all "NOO!" and he was basically all "well, F U I'm tired" only in way different words.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band
Another song he just has to do. The part that goes "Love you, Love you, Love you" he sang as "I really- Love you, I really- Love you, etc" which was so sweet. And then he said "SEE YOU ALL NEXT TIME!" And left. :(
At one point near the end some dude went running on the stage and grabbed him, and Paul's security guy was all "OMG GRAB!" like whoa. Like, seriously, that was FAST. Paul gave him a peace sign though. Paul's so cool like that.
And then the lights turned on and it was over. People kept leaving during the parts where he'd leave and then come back, and I was like WTF PEOPLE THE LIGHTS AREN'T ON HE'S TOTALLY COMING BACK, WHORES. I'm glad we stayed. :)
OH AND he totally waved to my mother. She was all *waves with both hands* and he was looking IN OUR DIRECTION and waved EXACTLY THE SAME WAY RIGHT BACK. I almost died.
38 songs without a break! I could have sworn we'd have an intermission, but nope. 38 songs straight through, because he is awesome.
I miss him. I wish he'd come back. He said "See you next time!" which means he just might. :)
"Whenever accidents happen, people always ask 'Do you do that every night?' and of course, noooo we don't." Oh my God, I just love him so much.( An article describing the event )
See you. <3 11:31 PM