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Up and Coming Tour: Phladelphia 08-14-2010 :: report slideshows video

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  • By: Mike Kovacich

Mike KovacichMike Kovacich
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After three shows in Canada, MACCA and his coherts are in Phllly for two shows before closing the tour for two more shows in Pittsburgh. Once again, our pal Bob reports.

 


Report by Bob Gannon:

Hey gang,
 
Long day and I'll let out the soundcheck report before going to bed. Paul was late flying in from New York and soundcheck was about an hour late. While waiting for Paul, Wix came walking in and addressed the soundcheck group. He wound up signing autographs and posing for quite a few people before excusing himself to "go to work". After waiting some more, Paul finally walked in. Soundcheck was awesome, great sound!! Here's what was played
 
A few notes on soundcheck. "Sun is Shining" sounded absolutely amazing. I think it should be added to the show and was one of the many songs requested by soundcheckers.. Then came "Leaning on the lamp post" and "Ram On". Then later, the best request of the night....."Suicide" which Paul answered the guy with "Interesting man" and then went right into "Suicide" "Lamp post" was almost completely done but it was the most that I've seen him do of it. At the end of soundcheck, a father & son were called up to the stage where Paul signed their T-Shirts and the sign that they had been holding up. We then broke for dinner and the people waiting outside to get in were finally allowed to enter the arena.
 
Bob (can't believe that he heard "suicide" live tonight!!!!!!

Setlist from the Sound Check
 
01. Instrumental Jam/ Jet instrumental without Paul
02. Honey Hush
03. Honey Don't
04. Philadelphia Jam
05. Flaming Pie
06. Magical Mystery Tour with some extra work on the ending
07. Penny Lane
08. Celebration
09. I'm in love again
10. C Moon
11. I want to (come home)
12. Midnight Special
13. Calico Skies
14. Every Night
15. Sun is Shining
16. Pavlova  (not kachina)
17. Dance Tonight
18. I'm leaning on a lamp post
19. Ram On
20. Yesterday
21. Suicide
22. You never Give me your money (instrumental-partial)
23. Massage bit
24. Lady madonna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sound Check photos by Bob Gannon


 

Concert Report by Bob Gannon:
Well folks, the Philly crowd has traditionally been some of the most wild audiences when Paul is playing and this night was no different. Band & crowd were high octane. Setlist wise there is nothing much to report but two story lines that are worth sharing was after playing "Yesterday", Paul called up a woman from the front row who had held up a sign that said "I am a breast cancer survivor " the rest although I'm sure of the exact wording was that she wanted Macca to sign her so that she could get a tattoo . So she came up and Paul signed her lower back. Right after that, he called up a young girl from the front row. You may remember her story as she is the girl who is handicapped and her parents were trying to get good seats for her to see her hero but that the Wachovia Center was only willing to supply them with seats further away from the stage despite them paying for the expensive tickets. Once the story hit the news, I believe Paul's people stepped in and she did get her front row seat!!  So she was carried on stage by Brian riddle and placed back in her wheelchair where she came on stage. Paul walked over and met her on Rusty's side and gave her a big hug to the joy and jubilation  of the crowd. Paul then walked back to his mic and summoned her over to say "hello to Philadelphia". He held the mic down for her as she gave a robust "Hello Philadelphia" which was met with an earth shattering cheer from the crowd. Paul and band were smiling ear to ear and this has definitely been a tour with filled dreams come true for numerous fans. Paul then signed around 5 things after the last song.

Philadelphia Set-List

1. Venus and Mars / Rockshow
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
10. Let ‘Em In
11. My Love
12. I'm Looking Through You
13. Two Of Us
14. Blackbird
15. Here Today
16. Dance Tonight
17. Mrs Vandebilt
18. Eleanor Rigby
19. Ram On
20. Something
21. Sing The Changes
22. Band On The Run
23. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
24. Back In The USSR
25. I’ve Got A Feeling
26. Paperback Writer
27. A Day In The Life / Give Peace A Chance
28. Let It Be
29. Live And Let Die
30. Hey Jude

1st encore
31. Daytripper
32. Lady Madonna
33. Get back
 
2nd encore
34.Yesterday
35. Helter Skelter
36. Sgt Pepper/The End
 

Concert photos by Bob Gannon




 


 

 

 

Last Updated: 08/15/10 12:34
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by pam sweatt : newark de August 15, 2010 10:58 AM EDT (Guest)  click to register
going tonigh,t looking forward to the show i am in the upper level.we had a blast in 2005 .the show was fantastic.thanks paul.we love your music
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Long day and I'll let out the soundcheck report before going to bed. Paul was late flying in from New York and soundcheck was about an hour late. While waiting for Paul, Wix came walking in and addressed the soundcheck group. He wound up signing autographs and posing for quite a few people before excusing himself to "go to work". After waiting some more, Paul finally walked in. Soundcheck was awesome, great sound!! Here's what was played