Wednesday 21 December 2011

Macca at the MEN, December 19 2011

Thanks to BBFC Member, Marcus
for this great review

Photograph: c. Ellie Hooley

What can I say, the guy just gets better and better.

We were sat in the cheap seats right at the top of upper corner block, we had a good if long distance view but the sound was just fantastic.

Liked the DJ playing all sorts of Beatles and Macca remixes and some to match what is out there on the internet for sure but presume these were official ones from Macca collection.

The starting video stream was really well put together, running for some 15 minutes I think and was different in that it ran from top to bottom of the screens.

When Macca and the band came on, well, from start to finish was just fantastic.

Photo: c. Donna Jackson

My description of the sound, as opposed to when seen him before, is Fab Faux (as in the USA band) against straight copies of the music.

I think Macca has realised his voice just cannot reach the same heights and has possibly taken some songs down a tone or two and if that what has done just do not blame him. The whole sound was just fantastic, Abe's dances were something to behold, definitely not Ringo style drummer. Macca made the day of a few people who went up on stage, he signed the shirts of 2 girls from Argentina I think, one of them did a little jig of happiness at this.
Photo: c. Donna Jackson

Recognised a few faces that were shown on the screens.

I have a good few videos that I took, but some there will surely have better close up footage as could see lots of cameras in the audience There seemed to be 1 steward flashing a light at people to get them to stop, but not many took real notice of him, saw 1 person I think trying to point out all the others shooting footage.

Photo: c. Donna Jackson

Set list:

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Junior's Farm
3. All My Loving
4. Jet
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Sing The Changes
7. The Night Before
8. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady
9. Paperback Writer
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. Come And Get It
12. Nineteen Hundred And Eight-Five
13. Maybe I'm Amazed
14. I'm Looking Through You
15. And I Love Her
16. Blackbird
17. Here Today
18. Dance Tonight
19. Mrs. Vanderbilt
20. Eleanor Rigby
21. Ram On
22. Something
23. Band On The Run
24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
25. Back In The USSR
26. I've Got A Feeling
27. A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
28. Let It Be
29. Live And Let Die
30. Hey Jude


Photo: c. Donna Jackson

First Encore
30. The Word / All You Need Is Love
31. Wonderful Christmastime
32. Day Tripper
33. Get Back

Second Encore
34. Yesterday
35. Helter Skelter
36. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

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