Paul McCartney's "Freshen Up" Tour

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LandHorses, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

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    Thank you so much !!! :)
     
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  2. kevintee

    kevintee Proud McCartney customer since 1964

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    @theMess
    So sorry Ben. That was one hell of a game!
     
  3. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

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    We deserved to lose, we were appalling.

    At least we have Paul!
     
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  4. Oyster Boy

    Oyster Boy Forum Resident

    Out of interest and off topic, but what do you mean by 'a less than ideal audience at Roger Waters' last week? I saw him there on the DSOTM tour.
     
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  5. trickster

    trickster Well-Known Member

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  6. coffeetime

    coffeetime Forum Resident

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    Long story short; most of the audience was ‘bar first, music second’. In contrast to the introspective nature of most Floyd tracks, moat seemed to want to bellow along whilst drinking as heavily as possible with non stop visits to the bar.

    Don’t get me wrong, no one was unpleasant, overly boorish or making a nuisance of themselves, it just felt as though an Oasis audience or a football terrace had decided to go see Roger. Someone over in the Roger tour thread characterised the concert as a stag do venue , or somewhere where everyone had stopped off on the way to a nightclub.

    I fully accept that my issue with all of this was my problem, as everyone else was clearly enjoying themselves. Just not sure I want to pay well into three figures to take the family and repeat the experience. I’d seen Roger before twice with the Wall tour, and I’ve seen Paul at the Echo in 2016 without the drink-centric feel of last week’s concert.
     
  7. Oyster Boy

    Oyster Boy Forum Resident

    Thanks. I was at the Echo the last time Paul played and didn't get the drink first music second vibe, but the Roger Waters concert when he played DSOTM was more like you describe.
     
  8. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

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    You’ve only seen your wife 3 times? And you son once? Shame on you.
     
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  9. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

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    Didn't Paul do about 70 songs when he did 2 nights at Wrigley and you include unique songs done fo rthe VIP soundchecks?
     
  10. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

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    I am seeing a lot of complaints on social media regarding the "verified fan" pre-sale. Here's a good summary on video:

     
  11. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There also was with Springsteen on Broadway, U2, and other big events
     
  12. susyredstripe

    susyredstripe Forum Resident

    70 different songs? No.
     
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  13. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

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    Ticketmaster UK seems to have disappointed a lot of fans due to the amateurish way they handled this pre-sale. Hopefully there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the general sale.
     
  14. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

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    Over 2 nights at Wrigley in Chicago 2011, McCartney played about 70 unique songs to paying fans.

    The main event shows were 37 songs then the 6 alternates the next evening. I think the VIP soundchecks had 28 unique songs only heard by the filthy rich fans.

    Hello Goodbye, Only Mama Knows, Ebony and Ivory, C Moon, Celebration, Calico Skies, Petrushka, Ram On, Bluebird, Magical Mystery Tour, Jet, Got to Get You Into My Life, Sing the Changes, The Night Before, Paperback Writer, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Let 'Em In, Maybe I'm Amazed, I'm Looking Through You, And I Love Her, Blackbird, Here Today, Eleanor Rigby, Band on the Run, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Back in the U.S.S.R., Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Birthday, I Saw Her Standing There, Yesterday, Helter Skelter, Junior's Farm, All My Loving, Drive My Car, Sing the Changes, The Night Before, Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady, Paperback Writer, The Long and Winding Road, Let 'Em In, Maybe I'm Amazed, I've Just Seen a Face, I Will, Here Today, Dance Tonight, Mrs. Vandebilt, Eleanor Rigby, Something, Band on the Run, I've Got a Feeling, A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance, Day Tripper, Get Back, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Honey Hush, Blue Suede Shoes, Highway, Hitchhike, Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying (not the Gerry and the Pacemakers song), (I Want to) Come Home, Midnight Special, San Francisco Bay Blues, Petrushka, Bluebird, Matchbox, Honey Don’t
     
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  15. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Told ya, nothing but a f--kin' scam IMO- it's like they deliberately only sell the more expensive seats in the presale and nothing else. If you sign up for the presale and are not looking for floor seats, yer basically S.O.L. That was my experience on Monday with the presale, at least. Never again...
     
  16. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

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    According to a fan at Paul's message board:

    "3rd December - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena

    5th December - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle

    Announcement today".
     
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  17. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    The whole process of buying tickets these days is , I find, is very stressful and of course expensive. Ticketmaster didn’t get me on the pre sale list!!! They did manage to lose my details and I’ve had weeks of stress with my bank trying to get my money back.

    I did get VIP tickets from another site but the stress of being put on a countdown pre site page and and so on !!
    Oh for the days you sent off a postal order by mail and waited to see if you got tickets- much less stressful.

    peace and love✌Dave
     
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  18. Syl76

    Syl76 Active Member

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    Paul Announces First Concert In Krakow
     
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  19. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

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    Why would you feel the need to point this out? McCartney's cover of this Ray Charles tune has been part of his catalog for nearly 30 years (released on 'Tripping The Live Fantastic' in 1990). It's the ONLY version of the song I think of when I hear the title mentioned regarding McCartney. It's like reading that he performed My Love (not the Justin Timberlake song)! :agree:
     
  20. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Would be funny to hear Paul perform the Petula Clark "My Love."
     
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  21. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    How big a setlist could we make from songs that share titles with Macca/Beatles songs? Probably a long one! :D
     
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  22. Clem865

    Clem865 Forum Resident

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    Paul Announces First Concert In Krakow
     
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  23. Tropic Island Hum

    Tropic Island Hum Forum Resident

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    I was also put on the waiting list, and did not get a verified fan code.

    Fortunately, I did manage to get two tickets for the Quebec show through the AMEX pre-sale. Section 111. I am taking my nephew to the show. This will be his second time seeing Paul. The first time he was only 6, and he doesn’t really remember it. He’s 13 now, so it should prove more memorable.

    This will be my 7th time seeing McCartney, and I just feel that it may be my last.

    Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets in the general sale.
     
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  24. Oyster Boy

    Oyster Boy Forum Resident

    If I don't get tickets so be it. I have seen Paul twice both times in Liverpool (my favourite place) and the first time was at the O2 in 2010, which only holds about 1200 I think. For that experience, I am eternally grateful and the framed poster takes pride of place in the centre of the living room. The farce of the presale leaves a sour taste, but will not taint my memories.
     
  25. long gone john

    long gone john Forum Resident

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    A pal of mine passed me a code for Glasgow this afternoon. Not much left on the pre-sale. The only group of four tickets - the whole family would be coming! - was as far away from the stage as is physically possible. £114+ fees per ticket.

    You know what? Not this time, Paul. I’m happy to pay that for top seats, but not for seats in the nosebleeds.

    I’ve still got everything crossed for Monday’s general sale, but this may be the first McCartney tour I end up sitting out since the early 90s.
     
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