1. Concert for George, 2002.
2. Back in the World, Earls Court, London, 2003.
You got to attend the Concert for George... I'm jealous.
For me 5 times with the upcoming DC show being the 6th.
My first show was in May 1993 "The New World Tour". My seats weren't great, but they weren't bad either. Unfortunately my biggest memory of that show was two drunk guys in front of me fighting over who spilled beer on his mom. I inadvertanly got elbowed in the eye and had a black eye for a couple days afterwards. Oh, and get this, the song they fought during - "Peace in the Neighborhood"
My favorite show was the second to last night of the Driving US Tour. I was second row on the side of the stage next to his piano. I remember looking at his socks during Maybe I'm Amazed and thinking "he wears socks just like a real person". It occured to me it was the first time I ever thought of him as human.
I was also at the last show for that leg of the tour in Ft Lauderdale. I waited backstage for a chance to meet him and security came out (as always) and said he had already left. of course I didn't believe them, they have to say that and I had met many other artist at that same venue after being told the same thing. But finally the head of security came out and said "really, he's gone. If you don't believe me come backstage with me". So we road around on his golf cart through the backstage area and I got to peak into his dressing room. I remember staring at a platter of fruit and thinking I should run in there real quick and eat it. That way I could say Paul and I ate from the same plate.
Great thread. can't wait to hear other people's stories.