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Paul Hits a Home Run at Fenway Park

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Sound Check Report by Bob Gannon:

Ok gang,
 
Sorry a bit late, but after a long ride home and battling a little Fenway food poisoning here it goes. Paul was very late for sound check and it was a little shorter but still put in a very fun late afternoon performance to the delight of close to 200 VIPers. Here's the set list
 
01. Matchbox
02. Honey Don't
03. Blue Suede Shoes
04. Coming Up
05. Penny Lane
06. C Moon
07. Celebration
08. San Francisco Bay Blues
09. Ram On
10. Midnight Special
11. It's So Easy
12. Yesterday
13 Lady Madonna
 
Before It's So Easy....Paul read a sign from Rose Ann Belluso and her cousin that they wanted to dance on stage so Paul brought them up while playing It's so Easy. You may recognize Rose Ann as she was brought up on August 15th during the Philly show and got her shoulder signed by Paul. As Paul was finishing up, he sent Brian Riddle back into the crowd and brought up three more girls after finishing Lady Madonna. The first two again you may recognize as Elizabeth Bournivel Dottery and Christine Bournivel Bodi , the twin sisters who were brought on stage the last time Paul played Fenway Park in 2009. He signed their matching shirts. On this occasion, he did the same thing as he signed their black shirts. Then first time stage guest Andrea Trachtenberg had a picture of her super imposed with the Beatles which Paul signed for her. All girls also got hugs from the man before departing the stage. The group was then led back inside the VIP room to await the regular show.
 
Concert Report by Bob Gannon:
 
The British are coming!!!!  The British are coming!!! This was the cry of Paul Revere on April 18th, 1775 in this same city. And this invasion was no less powerful as Paul McCartney blew into town on his "Out There" Tour. As with other stops, Paul won over the crowd with an excellent mix of Beatles/Wings and solo classics. As with every show that I've been to, the new songs inserted into this tour's set have been received with extreme enthusiasm by both first time viewers and hard core fans. As far as venue, once again Fenway posed a fantastic place to watch a concert as the weather was perfect as Paul & band turned in a blazing performance. The crowd as usual was simply fantastic and although I am a Yankee fan through and through, Fenway Park was a much better concert experience than Yankee Stadium!!  (other than a little bout of food poisoning after eating a couple of Fenway Franks, but that's a whole other report!!). But there doesn't seem to be any slowing this guy down even at the age of 71 as this guy continues to amaze show in and show out. The proof is not only in the fan reports but all of the beaming reviews by news outlets. A lot of crowd interaction as as always a barrage of signs.  A sign held by Rose Ann Belluso and her cousin said "We are Macca-holics and their is no cure" which he repeated and gave a quick laugh. Another sign held by Derrick Guzelf got a chuckle from Paul as it read "The guy behind me can't see". Another sign created by Derrick Guzelf was a 6 or 7 foot banner with pictures of Paul on both ends and reading "We're Really Rocking in Boston"....It took about 6 or 7 people to hold and after finishing the song he was signing he said "Yeah, we're really rocking in Boston". Show started at around 8 PM and ended just short of 11 PM. But even with the nice moments at sound check and the concert, best story of the night was that of a young girl who was at the show from the "Make a Wish Foundation". She had met Paul backstage earlier and was beaming about her meeting with her hero who proclaimed that he loved her!! Taking full advantage of her time, she requested that Paul play "I Saw Her Standing There" which of course was played during the first encore. It's a true life testament that even when the odds are stacked against you that dreams can come true!! If you are inclined to donate to charity, the Make a Wish Foundation is a good one to champion as they truly make dreams come true!!  Next up Washington D.C.
 
Eight Days a Week
Junior's Farm
All My Loving
Listen to What the Man Said
Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady
Paperback Writer
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
The Long and Winding Road
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
We Can Work It Out
Another Day
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Your Mother Should Know
Lady Madonna
All Together Now
Lovely Rita
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Encore 1:
Day Tripper
Hi, Hi, Hi
I Saw Her Standing There
Encore 2:
Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End
 
Forgot one important thing during the show. Paul proudly announced that this concert was the highest drawing concert in Fenway history beating himself!
Last Updated: 07/11/13 13:33
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Bob Gannon reports from Fenway Park where Paul and band hit another home run.