Posted by: Jennifer | July 12, 2009

come together

50,000 people were at the Halifax Commons yesterday for the opportunity of a lifetime — to see Sir Paul McCartney live in concert in his only Canadian tour stop. And I was one of those people 😀

I took my place in the lineup at the gate at 10:30am. The gates opened at 3:30 and the first performer took to the stage at 4pm. She was actually pretty good — I’d never heard of her before but she kicked some ass. Wintersong was next and was completely forgettable. Joel Plasket was pretty good but I’ve heard them in concert before.

Paul McCartney took to the stage at 9:15 and didn’t leave it until after midnight. He sang my three favourite songs of all time — Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude and Yesterday. He was funny and charming and he interacted with the crowd with the confidence and comfort of a man who has been on stage for decades.

I didn’t get home until almost 1am. I’m badly sunburned, I was dehydrated and exhausted, and I can’t talk today because of all of the screaming and hollering and singing at the top of my lungs that I did. And I would do it all again in a heartbeat. This is going to go down as one of the top five experiences of my life.

My ticket to the Paul McCartney concert

My ticket to the Paul McCartney concert

Paul McCartney is the guy in the white shirt in the middle of the picture. Hard to see, but trust me -- it's him!

Paul McCartney is the guy in the white shirt in the middle of the picture. Hard to see, but trust me -- it's him!

Sir Paul on the video screen

Sir Paul on the video screen

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