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Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 2017 - #Atozchallenge - Made it to M

M is for Sir Paul McCartney.  When I found out that Sir Paul was going to be performing at AT&T Park, home of our San Francisco Giants, I knew we had to get tickets!  He is a Beatle, after all and my favorite to boot!

It was easy for us to get to the concert as the train station is just a block away from our house and it takes us to a couple of blocks away from the stadium.  No worries about parking.


The only thing we didn't particularly like was that Paul took an hour to get on stage.  We heard as we were waiting that that is typical for him.  Until he came out, they did a montage of pictures on the big screens from all of the Beatles and Wings memories.  That was kinda cool, but not worth an hour.

For this layout I chose papers from the Creative Memories collection called Color Vibes,


and a couple of papers from another music collection that I had.  I used my template to get all the pictures of Paul playing the piano to fit on the page.  I really like all the different faces he makes while he sings.  On the page with all the words, I used special metallic pens to color in some of the words to make them stand out.   





Sir Paul was very engaging with the crowd.  The last time he had performed in San Francisco it was at Candlestick park with the Beatles.  He joked about our cold summer weather.  He talked about John Lennon and sang a song he had written about him, "Here Today" and also played George Harrison's, "Something."  He sang "My Love" in memory of his wife, Linda.


He sang 39 songs and had some pretty good pyrotechnics, especially with "Live and Let Die."  I think he could have sung another 39 songs and we would have stayed!

There was a really good write up about it in the newspaper so I included that.  It was a great show.



Since I never got a chance to see the Beatles in person, I am really glad we got to see Sir Paul.  Oddly, I don't have any desire to see Ringo Starr, unless of course he's with Paul.  I think a great show would be Paul, Ringo, Dhani Harrison and Julian Lennon.  What do you think of that?




You can click over to the main A to Z Challenge page to see what other participants have come up with for this letter, and come back to see what N has for us!

14 comments:

  1. I always hated it when concerts started late and they usually did. But 39 songs performed is a good reward for having to wait. The "reunion" line-up would be pretty good and probably would sell a lot of tickets if they toured, but I doubt that it would ever happen.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Yeah, me too Arlee. I didn't mind waiting so much but my husband gets VERY impatient. I was enjoying the slide show and people watching the crowd. Maybe I am more easily entertained. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I am not much of a fan of live concerts... however I can't imagine how wonderful Sir Paul would be in person! Your pictures are fantastic - you must have had GREAT seats :)

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    1. The seats were good but I took most of those pictures off the big screen. Sometimes that's the best I can do. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. In the "Concert for George," a tribute after George died, McCartney came out and played "Something" on the ukulele, saying he remembered having dinner at George's house and that after dinner, "the ukuleles came out." I don't suppose he did that here.

    I'm not sure a concert with Dhani, Sean, Paul and Ringo would be all that good, but it'd be interesting to hear.

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    1. He did sing "Something" with the ukulele! It was pretty magical. That and the tribute song he did for John. I've seen the "Concert for George" where Prince played during "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." That was another terrific one! George's son, Dhani, looks just like him! Thanks for stopping by, John!

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  4. Sounds like he gave you a great show! I am more of an early Beatles fan and George was my pick. 😏
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. I do like some of George's songs as well. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

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  5. 39 songs is quite impressive - sounds like you had a great time. Fun spreads you did.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! It is time consuming and I'm not finished with the alphabet yet. Too bad I have a regular job to do too!

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  6. It sounds like you had a great time at the concert once it got started, and you definitely do some beautiful scrapbooking work to save the memories! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Josie. It was a great show. I am having fun scrapping these but I don't want to rush them just to include in the A to Z so I think some of them are going to have to be finished later.

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  7. Paul was the hot one in the good old days. Thanks for posting about the concert.

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    1. I agree! He is definitely aging well cos I think he's still cute! Thanks for stopping by.

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