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Paul wows Liverpool crowd for an emotional 2 hours
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Sunday, 06/01/08 6:44 pm] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

All in all, Paul wowed his hometown audience with nearly 2 hours nonstop music, mostly Beatle songs, along with a few of his solo songs sprinkled in.

Paul played 26 songs, starting with Hippie Hippie Shake, Jet, Drive My Car, Flaming Pie, Got To Get You Into My Life, Let Me Roll It, My Love, C'Moon, The Long And Winding Road, Blackbird, Calico Sky, I'll Follow The Sun, Eleanor Rigby, Something, Penny Lane, Band On The Run, joined by Dave Grohl of Nirvana on guitar, and Back In The USSR.

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Paul performing A Day In The Life

Then the spectacular Live And Let Die with fireworks and flames erupting from the base of the stage, Let It Be, Hey Jude, and then even more! For an encore, Paul performed Yesterday and Lady Madonna, and in the 2nd encore, A Day In The Life, Give Peace A Chance, Lady Madonna, and finally, I Saw Her Standing There. 10 minutes of fireworks followed the final song.

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When Paul sang "Something", the entire audience was singing along. As an American who has seen Paul McCartney perform at venues in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas and London, I have never seen so many people singing the entire song. It was particularly emotional. Hometown Liverpudlians sang Hey Jude the loudest and it was like hearing them singing their national anthem.

For the first time in concert, Paul played the first half of "A Day In The Life" followed by "Give Peace a Chance", during which a large peace sign appeared on the stage. Most likely he played these "John songs" because Yoko was in the audience. His tribute to his old Liverpool mate was very touching.

All in all, Paul put on a concert to remember for his hometown and out of town visitors lucky enough to get a ticket. Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney, for your fabulous concert and putting on a great show!

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