Paul McCartney Rocks Safeco Field in Seattle 07-19-2013

The Entity Eric Turnbow was born on May 18, 1961 @ 7:19pm @ Saint Peters Hospital in Olympia Wasington, USA, Planet Earth, in the  Milky Way Galaxy system!  His Mother is Jean Janzen Turnbow, and His Father is Avaton Winston Turnbow. Doctor Fredrick Balls was the attending physician. (You cannot make this stuff up)!

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(Concert Review) Paul McCartney Rocks Safeco Field in Seattle 07-19-2013  The POP Music Journal of Eric Turnbow

Are You kidding Me? Three full hours of rocking Paul McCartney Music, and a total of 39 classic songs! It was fantastic and killer at Safeco field on 07-19-2013 in Seattle. Special appearance by the surviving members of “Nirvana” (Dave Grohl, Kris Novoselic, and Pat Smear). Amazing night! This is a picture from the actual concert in Seattle right at the beginning!

Here He is in the first few minutes of the 3 hour long show!

So I took My Step Mom Vicki Turnbow to the show. we left Olympia around 4pm thinking that 4 hours before show-time would be plenty. But we got stuck in traffic for 2 and a half hours. we arrived at “The Renaissance Hotel” to rendezvous with friends Rene and Carol.  Not much time to “Hang” we jumped on the train for just $2 and it took Us right to “Safeco Field”, the home of The Mariners Baseball team.

They started the slide show just after 8pm that had remixed versions of Wings and Paul McCartney tunes with cool images from His career. This went on for up to 45 minutes so I went and got My souvenirs! (A T-shirt, back stage pass, and 3 Tour key chains)!

Here is an "Example" of the cool artifacts I got at the show, I spent like $80!

Paul hit the stage at 8:45 for a powerful 3 hour set filled with 39 songs and a “Nirvana” reunion with Dave Grohl, Novoselic, and Pat Smear. i counted a total of 9 encores that night! Absolutely phenomenal. Paul did great for a 71 year old legend. He totally held His own and then some way off the charts. There is always a few “Surprises” for me, since this was the 6th time I got the pleasure of seeing Him live in concert. This was no exception as He played some cool Beatles songs that have never been played live before such as “Your Mother should Know”, “All Together Now”, Lovely Rita”, and “Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite” a John Lennon composition! But I think My favourite Beatles track of the night for Me has to be “The Golden Slumbers Medley”. I love that song and hold  sentimental place in My heart for it.


The sound was unbelievable!

Paul McCartney Set List @ Safeco Field 07-29-2013

Eight Days a Week(The Beatles song)
Junior’s Farm (Wings song)
All My Loving (The Beatles song)
Listen to What the Man Said (Wings song)
Let Me Roll It (Wings song)
Paperback Writer (The Beatles song) (Foxy Lady snippet)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings song)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles song)
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face (The Beatles song)
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles song)
Another Day (Wings Song)
And I Love Her (The Beatles song)
Blackbird (The Beatles song)     Here Today (John Lennon Tribute)
Your Mother Should Know (The Beatles song)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles song)
All Together Now (The Beatles song)
Lovely Rita (The Beatles song)
Mrs. Vandebilt (Wings song)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles song)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles song)
Something (The Beatles song) A Ukulele tribute to George Harrison
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-D (The Beatles song)
Band on the Run (Wings song)
Back in the USSR (The Beatles song)
Let It Be (The Beatles song)
Live and Let Die (Wings song)
Hey Jude (The Beatles song)
Day Tripper (The Beatles song)
Cut Me Some Slack (With Dave Grohl,
and Nirvana)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover) (With Dave Grohl,
and Nirvana)
Get Back (The Beatles song) (With Dave Grohl,
and Nirvana)
Encore 2:
Yesterday (The Beatles song)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles song) (With Dave Grohl,
and Nirvana)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles song) (With Dave
and Nirvana)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles song) (With Dave
and Nirvana)
The End (The Beatles song) (With Dave Grohl, and Nirvana)

Outstanding tribute for "Sir Paul" on The Mariners score board!

The show ruled! It was off the charts and then some. He did more “Wings” tracks than ever before, and a bunch of those tunes came form the “Band on The Run Album”. I loved this show! By far the best “Wings” song of the night had to be “Live and Let Die” with it’s fireworks and amazing pyrotechnics. It blew Us all right out of our seat! 

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“A Splendid time was guaranteed for all”…. “And in the end, the love you make, is equal to the love…. You make!”   AMEN!

I got home at 2 am! What a night of terrific music from a true Living Legend!

(Concert Event) Paul McCartney World Tour: NOVEMBER 03, 2005. Thursday in Seattle at the KeyArena

                 The POP Music Journal of Eric  Turnbow

(Yes, of course this is My actual ticket! I save Everything!)


(Concert Event) Paul McCartney World Tour: NOVEMBER 03, 2005. Thursday in Seattle at the KeyArena


Paul McCartney World Tour:  NOVEMBER 03, 2005. Thursday in Seattle at the Key Arena. (In attendance were Eric Turnbow and The Late Great Romain Helke)!

8:25pm:  20 minute DJ Disco Paul Mix. This set was very
clever with a DJ man playing a Re-mix of some
McCartney Classics, disco style. The graphics
on the screen were psychedelic with strobes and
colour. Quite inventive. I want that CD!
8:55pm:  10 minute movie narrated by Sir Paul. Good.
8:45pm:  Opener:  Magical Mystery Tour (Paul on Hofner)
Flaming Pie (Paul pauses do “drink it all in”)
I’ll Get You in the end (Paul set this song up
by saying “If you remember this song then
you were not there).
Drive my car (Sang at Super bowl)
Till There was you (Ancient cabaret style)
Let Me Roll It (2 minute Hendrix jam at end
to Foxy Lady with Paul on his Les Paul)
Got to get you into my life
Fine Line (Paul on piano. Title Song from new cd. Paul mentions he fell
into the piano pit on the 2nd night)
Maybe I’m Amazed (Classic live wings!)

Long and Winding Road (An Eric Favourite)
Solo Guitar: The Living room set:
In Spite of all the Pain (1958 acetate with the  guys splitting the record fee!    The member kept it 23 years instead of sharing it. He was to keep it for one
week. This track is featured on Beatles Anthology)
Jenny Wren (New cd. in the style
For No One(Paul on the piano with band)
Fixin’ a Hole
English Tea (New cd, “Chaos and Creation)
in the back yard”. Paul loves his
cup of tea.
Follow Me (New cd. Paul dedicated this
to his wife Heather and their 2
year old daughter, Beatrice!)
I’ll follow the sun (Old Beatle shocker)
Bach Classical Guitar Piece (Acoustic)
Blackbird (Paul explains he wrote this song adapted the Bach Piece)
Eleanor Rigby
Too Many People (This was a huge highlight from the first solo                                                   Paul  on Hofner Bass. Unexpected song)
She came in through the bathroom window
Good Day Sunshine (Paul explains they woke up the space shuttle with this track. Shows pictures of the shuttle)
Band On The Run
Penny Lane
I Got a Feeling! (Another unexpected
highlight! One of my favourites )
Back in the USSR
Hey Jude ( This required a lot of Crowd
participation. Paul directing)
10:55pm       Live and let Die (Last official song.
special effects and fire and bangs
11:00p         FIRST ENCORE: “Yesterday” Paul plays the Epiphone guitar he used on Ed Sullivan”.
11:05pm      SECOND ENCORE: “Get Back”
11:10pm      THIRD ENCORE:  “Helter Skelter” (This
was a highlight! Rockin’!)
11:16pm      FOURTH ENCORE: “Please please me”
Sound & unexpected. Short and very sweet. Paul came out flying a large American flag.)
11:20pm      FIFTH ENCORE: “Let It Be” Good one. with a Special painted piano!
11:25           SIXTH ENCORE: “Sargent Peppers Reprise” This was the perfect ending “We’re sorry but it’s time to go”
FINAL ENCORE: “The end”.

This show was a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes with another 35 minutes of “Opening agenda”. It was by far the best show I have seen by him, and I have caught 4 other tours, 1976Wings in the King dome, 1990 “Flowers in the dirt” Tour in the King dome, The “Driving Rain” Tour in 2002 at the Tacoma Dome, and the “USA Tour 2005″ to promote the new cd “Chaos and Creation in the back Yard). I’m telling you, I was a kid in a candy store and I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Out of some 38 songs, 24 of them were Beatles. He really looked and sounded great. Not a 63 year old at all in the least. He was pumped up and in full spirits. I give this show the HIGHEST RATING I possibly could. He pulled out all the stops. My thumb is way, way up! You Go Paul! I will definitely try to go see him again live if there is another tour in the future. He is also, contrary to popular belief, very HUMBLE! I kid you not.What a sense of humour as well. He is welcome for dinner at my house any time!  He is a strict veggie you know. But oh can he ever write songs! That is his best gift! Sir Paul? You better believe it! He ROCKS!

McCartney Tour Dates 2005

Fri 09/16/05 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Sat 09/17/05 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

Tue 09/20/05 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

Thu 09/22/05 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

Fri 09/23/05 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

Mon 09/26/05 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (Fleet

Tue 09/27/05 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (Fleet

Fri 09/30/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Sat 10/01/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Tue 10/04/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Wed 10/05/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Sat 10/08/05 Washington, DC MCI Center

Mon 10/10/05 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Fri 10/14/05 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills

Sat 10/15/05 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills

Tue 10/18/05 Chicago, IL United Center

Wed 10/19/05 Chicago, IL United Center

Sat 10/22/05 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

Sun 10/23/05 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

Wed 10/26/05 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Thu 10/27/05 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

Sun 10/30/05 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha

Tue 11/01/05 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

Thu 11/03/05 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

Fri 11/04/05 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena

Mon 11/07/05 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose

Tue 11/08/05 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose

Fri 11/11/05 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond

Sat 11/12/05 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond

Wed 11/16/05 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

Sat 11/19/05 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Sun 11/20/05 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Wed 11/23/05 Glendale, AZ Glendale Arena

Fri 11/25/05 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sat 11/26/05 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Tue 11/29/05 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center The POP Music Journal of Eric  Turnbow

Wed 11/30/05 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

This photo was actually taken in Seattle that very day! Very cool!

Magical musical tour: Youthful Paul McCartney rocks Key Arena
By Patrick MacDonald Seattle Times rock critic

Paul McCartney may be 63, but it didn’t show during his concert Thursday night at Key Arena. “We have come
to rock you and rock you we will!,” he promised fans. Who was that young man on the Key Arena stage singing Beatles, Wings and Paul McCartney songs Thursday night?

It couldn’t have been a 63-year-old man. Paul McCartney looked remarkably young — especially following the wrinkly Stones, who played the same place Sunday — and sounded much the same as he did in the Beatles, many years ago. He fit right in with the four young guys in his band (the hair dye helped), and had even more energy.

Compared to the Stones show, which featured whiz-bang effects, including a stage that floated across the room, McCartney’s performance emphasized music. The staging was impressive, especially the massive, busy lighting effects and creative use of video screens, including giant ones behind the stage.

The bright lights often shone into the audience, which seemed to unite McCartney with the fans. “Let me drink this in,” he said, his eyes sweeping the whole packed hall.

The generous, 36-song set included 24 Beatles songs, highlights of Wings’ career and cuts from his solo albums, including four from the new “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

He saluted the other Beatles, which got a standing ovation. The set featured the first song they ever recorded, “In Spite of All the Danger.” Perhaps as a
tribute to Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix, McCartney, on guitar rather than his usual bass, added a bit of “Foxy Lady” to Wings’ “Let Me Roll It.”

Thursday night, KeyArena, Seattle The show opened with a DJ spinning deconstructed, remixed McCartney songs for 20 minutes, followed by an excellent 11-minute film on McCartney’s life and career, with his own

McCartney and his four-piece band opened with “Magical Mystery Tour,” as the entire crowd leaped to its feet.

He followed with the weird, obscure “Flaming Pie,” the propulsive “Jet,” a sweet “I’ll Get You” and a song McCartney noted he played at the Super Bowl in February, “Drive My Car,” with speeding race cars on the big screens.

“Hello, Sea-at-le,” McCartney said, promising a long night of music. “We have come to rock you and rock you we will!”

He wasn’t kidding.

Among songs that energized the big, multi-generational crowd — the two kids in front of me in $250 seats, who couldn’t have been older than 12, were ecstatic — were “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Fixing a Hole,” “Good Day
Sunshine,” “Band on the Run” and “Back In TheU.S.S.R.”

McCartney played piano on several songs, including a moving “Hey Jude,” with his band mates supplying fine harmonies and the audience singing the “nah nah nah nahs” with Sir Paul conducting.

The main set concluded with the big production number, the bombastic — literally, with booming pyro — “Live and Let Die.”

The two encores consisted of high-energy Beatles songs. The first opened with his masterpiece, “Yesterday,” and rocked with “Get Back” and “Helter

The second opened with the early Beatles’ “Please Please Me,” followed by the wise “Let It Be,” and ended with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “The End.”

Thursday, November 3, 2005
McCartney mixes old and new to wow crowd

It took him nearly 40 years to do it, but it was entirely worth the wait.


WHEN: Thursday night
WHERE: Key Arena Seattle 11-03-2011

Paul McCartney, still slender and gorgeous at 63, returned to the former Seattle Center Coliseum, now Key Arena, for the first time since the Beatles’ hysteria-inducing performances of the mid-1960s.

With a four-member band led by keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens and featuring lead guitarist Rusty Anderson, McCartney led a capacity crowd — mature, but no less enthusiastic than the screaming hordes of the ’60s –
on a celebratory journey through his musical past, from the Beatles and Wings to songs from his new solo album, “Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard.”

Scheduled to start at 8 p.m., the concert was delayed by at least 30 minutes and began with a pre-show DJ and 10-minute film on McCartney’s life and career,from the bombing of London during World War II to therecent Live 8 concerts. Dressed in black trousers, turquoise shirt and black sport jacket, McCartney launched the show with a boisterous “Magical Mystery Tour,” the first of more than a dozen classic Beatles songs. McCartney stuck to the 36-song set list featured at other recent shows.

The show featured several songs at the piano and a three-song acoustic set that began with the ’50s-sounding “In Spite of All the Danger,” the first recording made by McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison in their pre-Beatles days. Among the best songs from his new solo album was the somber, sentimental “Jenny Wren,” which closed the short solo set.

Wielding his trademark bass, Paul McCartney performs at the KeyArena on Thursday night. The ex-Beatle got the concert started with “Magical Mystery Tour” and went on through an array of his hits, both with the Fab Four and after, with some new songs sprinkled in.View a gallery of concert photos.
McCartney played a vintage Hofner bass guitar, an instrument featured on a number of older songs. For his solo song “Flaming Pie,” six light clusters above the stage appeared like space-age chandeliers. Above the stage was a giant LED screen showing close-ups of the band.

Behind McCartney, Wickens, Anderson, guitarist and bassist Brian Ray, and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. was a giant backdrop of video panels displaying animated imagery and documentary footage.

“Greetings, Seattle,” McCartney cheerfully announced before a spirited version of “Jet.”

“We have come for many miles to rock you tonight –and we will.”

“Drive My Car” was accompanied by vintage films of1950s dream cars. McCartney introduced the sentimental “Till There Was You” as a “smooching song” from the Beatles’ cabaret days. The song was accompanied by a backdrop of clouds and blue sky. “Let Me Roll It” featured a snippet of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.”

For “Fine Line,” the first song from his current solo album, a piano rose from the stage floor, and McCartney joked about falling into the hole on the
second night of the tour. Anderson induced the new song by tossing a fortune cookie into the crowd, then reading the fortune aloud: “Now is the time to try something new.”

Another charming song from his current solo album wasthe delicate, sentimental “English Tea,” accompanied by an animated English garden scene complete with oversize butterflies. The song featured the entire band, except Anderson, who returned for the Beatles song “I’ll Follow the Sun.”

“Blackbird,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “Good Day Sunshine” were highlights of the show’s second hour. McCartney proudly mentioned that “Sunshine” had been used last summer to awaken NASA space shuttle astronauts. The beautiful “Blackbird,” he explained, was adapted from a J.S. Bach piece.

Pyrotechnics were featured on “Live and Let Die,” which preceded the first encore of “Yesterday,” “Get Back” and “Helter Skelter.”

The second encore began with “Please Please Me,” continued with “Let It Be” (played on psychedelic-themed upright piano topped by a candle) and ended with a guitar-heavy version “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

The show ended at about 11:30 p.m. with a hail of confetti.

Paul McCartney is ready to rock with ‘US’ this fall, nearly four years after his critically hailed, Billboard Magazine Concert Tour of the Year, ‘Back In the U.S.’ swept through the U.S. Since his return to the stage in 2002, after a decade long performance hiatus, millions from countries across the globe have experienced his sold-out concerts. But Americans can expect the unexpected when ‘US’ kicks off at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Friday, September 16th. The all-new tour, which is planned to coincide with a new McCartney recording, will be highlighted by the classics from McCartney’s Beatles, Wings and solo career, as well as songs that have yet to be or haven’t been performed on American soil in nearly 15 years. “We are looking forward to playing again in America,” said McCartney. “They know how to have a good time and we’re there to give it to them. It’ll be fun to visit some new places, to see some old faces and to do things a bit differently this time. We’re ready to rock.” ‘US’ will rock and roll through the United States for 28 performances that will span a nearly 11-week period before its close on Tuesday, November 29th at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. While highlights include return visits to Boston’s Fleet Center, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Chicago’s United Center and Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, ‘US’ will mark a first for some. On Thursday, October 27th and on Sunday, October 30th, Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska will experience their first EVER Paul McCartney performance (including Beatles and Wings). In addition, Miami and Seattle, amongst other cities, will celebrate McCartney’s return after nearly 15 years. If McCartney’s appearance at Superbowl XXXIX or his last concert in front of 125,000 muddied fans at England’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival (NME Magazine’s Best Event for 2005) are any indication, fans can expect to see another ground breaking production. “Only McCartney can top McCartney,” said Brad Wavra, Clear Channel Music Group. “But if you think you’ve already seen him, think again.” -more- McCARTNEY’US’/2 AEG/Concerts West representative Paul Gongaware added: “Half the fun of this tour is wondering which songs he’s going to play. There’s so much that we didn’t see in 2002.” McCartney’s band mates Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Brian Ray (guitar and bass) and Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards) return for ‘US.’ Tickets for Paul McCartney’s ‘US’ Tour go on sale beginning Friday, April 22nd. Check local listing for details. For more information about ‘US’ go to Lexus will be the presenting sponsor of the ‘US’ Tour. “I’m very pleased to be a part of this new project with Lexus because I think there is a natural fit,” said McCartney.
September 16th Miami American Airlines Arena
September 17th Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
September 20th Atlanta Philips Arena
September 22nd Philadelphia Wachovia Center
September 26th Boston FleetCenter
September 27th Boston FleetCenter
September 30th New York Madison Square Garden
October 1th New York Madison Square Garden
October 4th New York Madison Square Garden
October 5th New York Madison Square Garden
October 8th Washington DC MCI Center
October 10th Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 14th Detroit The Palace
October 18th Chicago United Center
October 19th Chicago United Center
October 22nd Columbus Value City Arena
October 23rd Philadelphia
October 26th St. Paul Xcel Energy Center
October 27th Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
October 30th Omaha Qwest Center
November 1st Denver The Pepsi Center
November 3rd Seattle KeyArena
November 4th Portland Rose Garden
November 7th San Jose HP Pavilion
November 8th San Jose HP Pavilion
November 11th Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
November 12th Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
November 16th Sacramento ARCO Arena
November 19th Houston Toyota Center
November 20th Dallas American Airlines Center
November 23rd Phoenix Glendale Arena
November 25th Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 26th Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 29th Los Angeles STAPLES Center
November 30th Los Angeles STAPLES Center


The new US Paul McCartney tour starts in September, a brand new tour between Wings and Beatles songs… A lot of information, news, rumours, impressions… What kind of songs would you listen live? What is the number of your seats? Do we have to go together? Waiting for the concerts… preparations… information… exchange of opinions… all in a group of US people joined to “” fanclub. To stay together waiting for the concerts that are announced as a great event. A dialogue between various group members will take place via mail replying to the mails that we’ll sending to your e – mail address, a simple and funny system. This group will be useful to gather some information about the concerts directly from the fans… unity is strength! What is the way to join this fantastic group? Because access is limited (only 200 subscriptions) we decided to make available this group only to fanclub gold section subscribers that want to make a request. So… who subscribed the review had only to draw up an inscription form (full name and e – mail address).
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November 3-Seattle, WA-KeyArena
Paul’s Lexus entourage flew past the waiting fans around 5:15 pm. Paul did his usual thumbs up and wave as the car drove by.Songs heard at the 40 minute sound check:

“Yakety-Yak,” “Honey Don’t,” “Matchbox,” “C Moon,” “Friends to Go,” “Midnight Special,” All My Loving,” “Coming Up,” “Lady Madonna.

Freelance Hellraiser came on at 8:30 pm wearing a Twin Freaks face mask (green). The audience gave him a cool reception. Nobody booed and there was a smattering of applause. When Paul got onstage at 9 pm the audience went nuts. Macca fed off the crowd’s energy and was very interactive, mugging and teasing the audience, however the venue’s poor acoustics muffled the sound quality.

“Greetings, See-at-el! We have come for many miles to rock you tonight. And we will,” said Paul after “Jet.” Then he said, “I just want to take a moment to drink this all in..” which got a huge crowd response. Paul took a long pause as he soaked up the audience’s adoration.

“Let Me Roll It” featured the usual snippet of Seattle born Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxey Lady.” Nothing special was performed in Jimi’s honor for the song.

There were several Canadian flags in the audience and signs. Paul read a sign that said, “Mother Mary Loves You.” He rubbed his eye like he had a tear and gave the sign holder a thumbs up.

Rusty read a fortune cookie aloud: “Now is the time to try something new… in bed.” He tossed the cookie out into the audience.

Paul’s voice cracked a few times on “Jenny Wren.” On “I’ve Got A Feeling” he avoided the higher notes though he belted out the rockers with no effort.

Macca reversed the lyrics on “Blackbird” singing the first verse as second. He realized his mistake and sang the second verse before the end of the song.

The audience gave a standing ovation for “a moment of appreciation for our dear departed love ones John, George and Linda.”

There was no “Baby Face” intro for “Hey Jude.”

Paul was doing a lot of poses after songs besides the guitar salutes and the guitar struts. He did more exaggerated poses during “Hey Jude” with a mix of the muscle-man bicep curl and the effeminate Marilyn Monroe pose: one hand behind the head, and the other on his gyrating hip. The audience loved it.

Paul and band feigned shell-shock at the end of “Live and Let Die,” humorously plugging their ears with their fingers. Paul did apologetic gestures.

When Macca was leaving the stage he noticed a woman holding an infant in a sling and did a rock-a-bye-baby gesture to her before he left the stage. (see Tennant family below)

Brian had nice things to say about Seattle namely: “The air is clear and clean and I always love it here.” He also nodded with a smile to a sign that had his Web address

For the last encore Paul carried the American flag and Brian carried the Washington State flag.

In the audience was a family of five: a month old infant, two girls ages 3 and 5 and a husband and wife all dressed in Pepper outfits. The infant had on a set of headphones as a nod to the fifth Beatle George Martin. At the end of “Let It Be” security escorted the family who had been sitting in the mezzanine to follow them to the photo pit. Paul launched into “Sgt. Pepper/The End with the two young girls rocking on top of shoulders borrowed from daddy and a friend. The family was photographed by Bill Bernstein and videotaped by Mark Haefeli.

Paul waved to the kids and made faces. Then the concert ended and Paul and the band took their bows. Macca signed a few autographs and left the stage, but it was not over for the family of five. They were led to the backstage area where they met the band and Paul who kissed and hugged them all. (see entire story) Congrats to the Tennant family of Vancouver B.C., Canada!

Autographed by Paul:

Paul signed an album and a poster.

Signs in the audience:

“PMS Paul McCartney Syndrome,” “It’s my 16th Birthday” Paul sang “Happy birthday to you…” for the sign holder. “High in the Clouds,” “I (heart) YOUR BASS,” “I’LL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE IN MY CADILAC,” “1985,” “LET’S MAKE (HEART) UNDERNEATH THE BED.”

30 Fans met Paul after the show at get autographs!

THE STORY (Congrats to David Duggan)

At about 11:30, a black Lexus pulled up at out came Paul McCartney’s head of security. He lined us all up and moved us about 50 feet from the hotel back door. He told us that Paul may or may not sign, and inspected all of our items (apparently, Paul won’t sign guitar related items). He counted us all of (I think there were about 30 of us) and designated a guy as the end of the line. Those that showed up later were told that they may not get an autograph.

The security guard gave everyone in line a “Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard” promo piece and told us that after we got Paul’s autograph, we could ask the band to sign the promo. After that we had to walk away from the hotel. At 11:45 pm a police motorcade arrived followed by three more black Lexus vehicles and McCartney’s tour bus. About 10 minutes later, Sir Paul got off the bus and started an interview with a camera crew. The security guy let us down 1 or 2 at a time and we were able to get Paul’s autograph (I got my “Beatles 1″ CD cover signed, joining my Ringo autograph). After getting the band to sign the promo, my friend and I walked away from the hotel as instructed. By the time we got back around Paul was inside the hotel. This was the most organized hotel autograph gathering I’ve ever seen!

(Concert Review): My Encounter with Las Vegas and Paul McCartney! 06-10-2011…..

Paul McCartney Las Vegas Concert Review June 10, 2011 Live @ The MGM Grand!

(These are actual pictures taken of Paul McCartney @ The MGM Grand In Las Vegas Concert Review June 10, 2011 Live !)

My Encounter with Las Vegas and Paul McCartney! 06-10-2011

By Eric Turnbow   (Yes, of course  is My actual Ticket Silly)!

                       (Yes, of course  is My actual Ticket Silly)!

So first off let Me thanks our good friends Rene and Carole Emondt for generously giving Us two great tickets to see the Legend Paul McCartney. We were at another concert in Seattle one drizzly evening on  April 23, 2011 to see  Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart perform  over at The Key Arena.  They  made this generous offer during a Classic Rock Dance-athon at a bar across the street from the show.  all they really  said was  “Make it happen, get yourself there to Las Vegas  and the tickets are Yours)! So what could we say to that? The tickets were about $200 apiece!

So Thanks again have to also out go to My Stop Mom Vikki Turnbow, who purchased our plane tickets and Hotel rooms as a special Birthday present for Me that year! This was a generous and well appreciated move that actually made the trip possible!  This entire 4 day vacation ended up only costing Me just under $200 and most of that was for food, very few souvenirs,  parking and and airport shuttle fees! But the entire thing added up was more like $1150!

         (Just departing Seattle on a trip to see Sir Paul in Las Vegas)!

WE left Olympia for Sea Tac Airport @ 2:15. we were on the plane and off by 4pm. WE flew to Long Beach and had to stay overnight because  we missed the connecting flight. They actually comped Us a room, and shuttle to the plane in the morning, but it cost Us a day in Vegas! WE ended up arriving in Las Vegas on the morning of the show at 8:40am.

                   (Here we are landing in Las Vegas on June 10, 2011)

We had to get settled in Our Hotel after a Shuttle Bus took Us there for $24 round trip and a few dollars in tips. WE were just blocks away from the MGM Grand because we planned it that way! It was the day of the show so we had to get right down to business!

We went on vacation to Las Vegas to see Paul McCartney at the MGM Grand on 06-10-2011 Watch cool video of the event!

The concert opened with a really cool slide show of all kinds of Images from Paul’s brilliant career. There was a DJ in a white Tux playing obscure Re-Mixes of the classic, as We watched the enormous screen roll through the classic poses.  It was sweet! After about a half hour of this, just past 8pm Paul strolled out on stage and we all jumped to our feet at Attention!  He was wearing a black sports coat and looking highly fashionable! He opened with “Magical Mystery Tour” which was fine by Me! The show included a few surprises for Me, perhaps when He played “1985″, and “Juniors Farm” 2 old Wings classics. I did not expect this! Another delight for me was when He played the ukulele on “Everybody’s Gonna’ Dance Tonight”. The drummer Abe, was doing the silly dances, including the macarena and putting on a real show in the back during this piece. He did not play that song when He saw him the last time in 2005!

Paul had played a Private Corporate party just the night before right  here in this very venue. So He had back to back shows and brought in Millions of Buckaroos!  The set lists were similar, with just a few song changes here and there between the evenings.  The show was a good 3 hours plus the slide show! Killer! That set list is posted at the bottom of this Review!

What was a VERY COOL moment at The Paul McCartney “Up and Coming Tour 2011″ in Las Vegas Nevada June 10, 2011? There was “Beatles Royalty” in the house! In about the third row, as you will see in this clip that Tributes the great John Lennon, look closely and you will see Yoko Ono and Her son Sean Lennon, and Olivia Harrison (George’s widow) , and Her son Dhanni.

            There’s Sean and Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison at the show! Lots of celebrities this night! video


At the end of the show and everyone was exciting, the entire mob started singing “Hey Jude” at the top of their lungs and they pushed and shoved, herded just like cattle out of the venue and back into the Hotel. It was surreal, and yes, I had to join in on the fun! Of course! Paul has millions of loyal fans! Or is it Billions perhaps?


You know that Rene is excited to see Paul!



  Paul McCartney Las Vegas June 10, 2011 Set List! MGM Grand

                    (We were seated Row 218 Row H Seats 1 and 2)


                                              (Las Vegas Map)

We went on vacation to Las Vegas to see Paul McCartney at the MGM Grand on 06-10-2011 Watch cool video of the event!
Some Facebook Feed back came in about The She!

Eric Turnbow  Bummer Barb. We did not eat there! We ate at Coco’s by the hoitel, and at the rainforest’s lounge in the MGM Grand. So I have happy memories. I went to the Hard rock in London!

  • Janet J. Jo Reed Hey, I’ve been to Hard Rock Detroit. Don’t be jealous.

  • Eric Turnbow  Never jealous Jo Jo! I hope it was fun for You!

  • Eric Turnbow  Barb…. I took most of these pictures myself! About 95 percent of them! Can I help it if I an that Good? HA! Nothing worth deleting over. But I will remove any shots people do not like without hesitation. Plus I an not profiting by my memories you know. It is all good…..

  • Eric TurnbowI clicked the box in settings and made it so that I own my pictures. You can do that. I take down anything anyone asks me to. No problems for years….

  • Eric TurnbowYes… It is a comforting thought Garth. He just added a bunch of dates to His “Up and coming Tour 2011″…. The same one we just saw!

    • Lisa BellDonnie and I have a favorite band….Yes of course it’s The Beatles…..I’m saying that with an English accent. ;)

    • Mary Micale- Fosmark  Eric this was awesome , Glad you got to have fun …You have amazing friend’s to give you those ticket’s !!!

    • Eric Turnbow Good choice Lisa! My favourite as well!

    • Eric TurnbowThanks Mary! You bet! Great friends looking after Me that is for sure. This was a fun vacation, and a trip of the ages. After all we got to see Paul live did we not?


THE HOTEL in Las Vegas  was Not great. The remote did not work. There was a burned out light in the bathroom. There was no coffee in the room. It was hot and humid and the air conditioner was not working at optimum levels.

I would have been satisfied with the overall price if we stuck to the Itinerary and did not miss a night in Vegas. We had to change our plans and get up early and pray for a standby flight! We could have missed the Paul McCartney show! (But we did not thankfully)!

We flew flight 293 from Seatac to Long beach on Thursday June 09, 2011. Our flight was delayed due to “Mechanical Problems” by almost 2 hours. The problem is that because of the delay we missed out connecting flight to Las Vegas. WE had to stay in Long Beach and miss an entire day of Vegas, as well as lose the Hotel reservation we had in Vegas. Had we flown on the day of The McCartney show we would have had to MISS the concert because of this mis-step.

We paid close top a grand for the tickets, airfare, and hotels. I would have been pissed if we missed the show, but lucky for Us we planned to arrive one night early. We did appreciate the comped hotel at Holiday Inn which turned our to be much much nicer than our Vegas flat. So thanks for that. But missing a night in Vegas was traumatic and unfair to us. We had such a short stay, this inconvenience was not good. All said, we did make the show and had a great time. But there should be an alternative travel plan like stitching to another airline just for that portion of the flight so we can arrive on the right day in accordance to our paid reservation and prior plans to hook up for dinner with the friends that generously GAVE us the tickets! That did not happen because we were in Californian and not Nevada! The full confirmation  number for the trip was 964E5880215……

After the incredible vacation we arrived back at Seatac Airport in Seattle at 9:10 pm putting Us at Home in Olympia By Midnight!

(Home sweet Home! Olympia Washington, Planet Earth)!


Here is a few articles written by the Press for this occasion! History recorded from another’s point of view!  ENJOY!

Paul McCartney Live in Las Vegas June 10, 2011 MGM Grand

Paul McCartney and his current touring live band made a tour stop at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada on June 10, 2011 as part of his Up And Coming tour. The crowd consisted of every age demographic from children to great-grandparents. McCartney’s appeal is universal as his music spans 4 decades with hits all along the way.

This stop’s timing made for a lot of interesting possibilities on this night as The Beatles Love  show in Las Vegas is celebrating its 5th anniversary of performances. McCartney recently released re-mastered versions of his McCartney and McCartney II albums. Right before the show started there was a buzz in the crowd near the stage and everyone near the front stood and started taking pictures and cheering. Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison, George Martin and Giles Martin had arrived and taken their seats to enjoy this stop on Paul McCartney’  tour. It added a nice level of excitement to know that John Lennon’s Son and Widow were in the audience along with the  other members of The Beatles family. They were all in town to attend the Anniversary of The Beatles – Love show. The only member of the living Beatles family that was missing was Ringo.
The show was scheduled to start a 7:30 PM and Paul and his band took the stage promptly at 8:00. It was a fashionably late start to give the arena time to fill to capacity. Paul walked on stage wearing his Hofner bass guitar and a cool looking jacket. He started off the show with a rocking rendition of The Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour. The band then quickly launched into the Wings hit Junior’s Farm followed by All My Loving and Jet. It was a great high energy way to kick off the show.The stage was flanked by two large projection screens with a wide projection screen that stretched the width of the stage behind the stage as well. The screen behind the band flashed images, graphics and video clips that went along with the songs. The graphics to Jet were particularly nice with jet airplanes spelling out  the word “Jet” in contrails as the song played.McCartney paused at this point to thank the audience for coming and to give a shout out to Las Vegas jokingly calling it “Lost Wages”. He said he was going to take a second to drink it all in and crossed his arms on his bass and let the cheers and adulation of the crowd flow over him.
He then launched into Got To Get You Into My Life followed by Sing The Changes which is an excellent track from The Fireman project.The crowd’s energy was really picking up and Paul McCartney paused to take off his jacket and Hofner bass. He commented “Well, that’s the major wardrobe change for the evening barring a malfunction.” Paul, now dressed in a blue button up shirt with white collar, suspenders and black trousers strapped on a Gibson Les Paul and played the rocking Let Me Roll It. I thought that was an interesting choice as John Lennon hated that song and Yoko was in the audience but it still rocked hard and the band played it well.
At the end of Let Me Roll It McCartney and the band launched into the Jimi Hendrix riff from Foxy Lady and Paul did some fiery lead guitar work. Paul’s guitar skills are excellent and he really fired off some nice leads on this song. Paul then said “That was a tribute to the great Jimi Hendrix” and he told the story of meeting Hendrix in England. Paul told how he had gone to see Jimi Hendrix play two days after the release of the Sgt. Pepper’s album and Hendrix covered the song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the show. McCartney told how Jimi had done some heavy whammy-bar tricks during the song and had knocked his Stratocaster wildly out of tune. Hendrix then called out to Eric Clapton who was in the audience as well and asked Eric to come up and tune his guitar. McCartney jokingly said that Clapton was trying to hide out in the audience! It was a great story for those of us that love the guitar.
      (Paul McCartney On stage Las Vegas June 10, 2011 MGM Grand )
McCartney then moved to the grand piano and played The Long And Winding Road followed by the Wings song Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five which was really excellent. He then sang Let ‘Em In followed by the excellent Maybe I’m Amazed from the album McCartney. Paul sang Maybe I’m Amazed especially well singing beautifully in tune with some excellent vocal improvisations.
The only thing revealing Paul’s age (68) was his voice being a little screechy on some of the falsetto notes but even then the man pours melody when he sings anything. I noticed that  the light show pretty much stopped during this song and at the end of it McCartney announced that the song wasn’t scheduled to be played and he sprung it on the road crew. He said it was funny to see the surprise on their faces when the band launched into Maybe I’m Amazed. It was definitely a high point in the show.
Paul then strapped on an acoustic guitar  and played I’m Looking Through You followed by a beautiful version of And I Love Her. He then talked about following the civil rights movement of the ‘60’s in the news while living in England and introduced the song Blackbird as a commentary on the civil rights movement. The lyrics of Blackbird are extremely relevant to the civil rights movement. Again, Paul’s guitar playing was perfection.Paul then talked about telling those that you care  about that you love and care about them before it becomes too late. He said “you just never know when you’ll see them again” and he introduced the song If You Were HereToday which he said he wrote about his good friend John Lennon. He shouted “Let’s hear it for John!” and the crowd stood and cheered for the great John Lennon. McCartney said the song was written from the point of view of sitting and having a conversation with John. There were some tears in the audience at this point. If you’ve ever wondered if Yoko had heard this beautiful song written for John Lennon  you can rest assured she has heard it now.
Paul then strapped on a mandolin and played his recent hit Dance Tonight whilst drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. did some sweet dance moves behind Macca including a bit of the Macarena.  McCartney then played Mrs. Vandebilt with the crowd singing the “Hey-Ho’s” at the top of their lungs. Paul then did a very excellent rendition of Eleanor Rigby with Paul Wickens playing all the string parts on the keyboard while Laboriel and guitarist Rusty Anderson sang backing vocals. The lighting was really cool during Eleanor Rigby with Anderson and Laboriel standing in shadows during the verses and stepping into the  light to sing the chorus.
Paul was handed a Ukulele’ and  proceeded to talk about the late great George Harrison. The crowd stood and roared their approval and voiced their love for the great George Harrison. Paul told how George was a great Ukulele’ player and had given Paul the Gibson Ukulele’ he was currently playing. He told how he visited George one evening and told him “I learned how to play one of your songs on the Ukulele’”. Paul then proceeded to play the Harrison classic song Something on the Ukulele’ with the band joining in for a lush and spectacular finish to the song. While the band played some excellent images of George and Paul together were put on the screen behind the stage bringing back memories of George’s vibrancy an youth.McCartney returned to his Hofner bass and the band played Band On The Run. Then McCartney asked the crowd to sing along with Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da commenting about  how the crowd the other night stopped singing when the band stopped playing. The crowd sang along at the top of their  lungs and as the camera panned the crowd and images were displayed on screen you could see the joy in the audience. The crowd really was enjoying this night! One of the cutest moments was when the camera zoomed in on a Father holding  his young child who was playing with a Paul McCartney doll. When the young man saw himself on screen his face lit up with  joy.
The band immediately launched into Back In The USSR and  nailed it.Macca then strapped on a sunburst Les Paul and played I’ve Got A Feeling with a sweet improvisational jam at the end with McCartney playing a wicked guitar solo. Paul then switched to an Epiphone Casino  guitar which he said was the same guitar played on theBeatles album. Paul commented “You may have noticed that we like to switch guitars a lot. That’s because we like to  show off! Just kidding.” The band played Paperback Writer to great applause. Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison at Paul McCartney Concert Las Vegas June 10, 2011 Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Olivia Harrison Singing “Give Peace A Chance”

Las Vegas Paul McCartney Vacation 06-10-2011

Paul McCartney – A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance – MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 2011

Paul donned the Hofner bass and said it was a special night with special guests in the audience. He then introduced Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison and the Martin’s in the audience and put them up on the big screen. The crowd roared their approval. Paul then played the beautiful Lennon/McCartney song A Day In The Life. Paul stopped singing it after the middle section and went into the Lennon song Give Peace A Chance with the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs. It’s a message that’s still relevant today and Yoko looked quite pleased as she  stood and sang along. I’m sure she was happy that McCartney was up there spreading the message on this night.

Paul then went back to the grand piano and played Let It Be. Then Paul pulled out all the stops and played the hard rocking Live And Let Die with some extremely awesome pyrotechnics and explosions. Live And Let Die was definitely a high point for the stage production. It was a bit awkward being placed so close to Give Peace A Chance and  Let It Be. Paul ended the main set playing an upright piano painted with a psychedelic design and performed the song Hey Jude.

The crowd cheered for an encore and McCartney and the band delivered Day Tripper and Get Back with Paul playing the Hofner bass. The band left the stage again and the crowd roared for more.For the 2nd encore McCartney came onstage with an acoustic guitar and played the Beatles classic Yesterday. He then strapped the Hofner bass back on and stepped it up big time by playing the song Helter Skelter  with McCartney again nailing the vocal parts.
To close the show Paul McCartney strapped  on his Gibson Les Paul and informed the crowd it was time to  go. He then launched into Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) followed by The End from the album Abbey Road. The End featured some flaming guitar duels between McCartney  and guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray. It was a fantastic one-two punch to close the show.
McCartney and his band were in fine form this night in Las Vegas. It was really a fantastic show although I’m surprised Paul didn’t play the song Coming  Up from McCartney II with it being re-released and the tour being named after that song. Still, I feel very luck to have seen this show and the great Paul McCartney performing live. You never know when these guys are going to be gone so if  you get a chance to catch Paul McCartney performing live, don’t miss it!
                      (This the actual Ticket for the Big Show!)
Here is the Set List from the Corporate Private Party Show the night before!