04/02/02 - 17:02:52
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Unfriggingbelievable. I'd waited since the age of seven for this, and it was worth the wait. Only three songs from the new CD, three or four from the Wings days, and everything else was Beatles. The Beatles. My Beatles. |
Opened with Hello Goodbye. Ended with the close to Sgt Pepper ("we're getting very near the end"), which melted into The End.
All My Loving, I Saw Her Standing There (which was my first 45 and I still have it).
Everything was anatomically correct -- the right length, the right arrangements -- just as we remember it. Lots of old footage on the multiple video screens. He was on stage for two and a half hours.
We all remember the 21-year-old with a lot of energy and a great smile and tons of charm. He is 10 times that. He just couldn't be any cuter.
As far as we could tell, there was at least one song from every album. He sang a song he wrote for John (sorry, the title escapes me) and he sang Something (on ukelele).
Fool on the Hill, Blackbird, Mother Nature's Son, Back in the USSR, We Can Work It Out, Lady Madonna, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Maybe I'm Amazed (you didn't want these in order, I hope), Long & Winding Road, Here There & Everywhere, Eleanor Rigby, Maybe I'm Amazed, many many more,
and, yes, Yesterday.
(and no, I did not get up to do Morning Edition today.)
If you can go, GO! Priceless.
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