Sir Paul McCartney rocks Rio Tinto crowd

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  • eagle
    July 14, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    How about seeing Journey in 1986 for $12 on the floor, 23rd row. For those that remember what a show and at a reasonable price!

  • grateful
    July 14, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    a concert of a lifetime! I turned into a 14 year old kid in 8th grade again! The only thing that was weird was being surrounded by all those old people :) This was an event not to be missed. Let's hope that Sir Paul and his band will return before we are all dead!

  • jamesrobert
    July 14, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    The concert was more entertaining than I thought it would be. Great show, and did you see those two girls dressed in Sgt. Pepper outfits? Who were they? Fantastic!

  • pat1
    July 14, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    I was unable to see this concert, but I agree he is a great musician. I remember seeing him on the Ed Sullivan show many years ago. They played on a Sunday night and the bishop let church out early so we could see the Beatles. Hats off to you, Dad!

  • nonceleb
    July 14, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    I likely saw, using the criteria of prolific song writing, their many versions, enduring worldwide popularity and sales, the most "successful" composer ever.

    However, apparently it is not just about his music. Welcome to Utah Paul. Even though I do not remember him making any political statements, trust some idiots to use this forum to bash him as an America-hating, liberal, "Obamanista." Typical.

  • utah-man-am-I
    July 14, 2010 1:56 p.m.

    That was an incredible concert by an incredible musician/performer. I couldn't have enjoyed it any better than I did. Paul made a huge venue feel like an small, intimate setting. Very good-natured guy, Paul McCartney.
    And to say the Stones were better than the Beatles is like saying...well, I won't even bother...bottom line it is a subjective opinion that not many people are going to agree with.

  • Moderation In All Things
    July 14, 2010 1:53 p.m.

    Paul McCartney is a remarkably talented man who has enriched my life with hundreds of wonderful songs. They are wrapped around every key event and every happy (and sad) memory of my life...and millions of other lives as well. Isn't that enough? Why do Utah's paranoid, ethnocentric, my-way-or-the-highway tea-party conservatives have to infuse their political ravings into everything. He doesn't have to agree with your politics any more than you have to agree with his. Just let Paul sing and maybe you'll encounter a shred of humanity in yourselves as you listen to his messages.

  • utah-man-am-I
    July 14, 2010 1:44 p.m.

    That was an amazing concert by an amazing performer...couldn't have enjoyed it anymore than I did. Wow...hope he comes back again soon.
    For a rock-star, Paul is so warm and fun...hope he comes back soon.
    And to BILLM75...I like the Stones too...but I kindly disagree with your comment...Stones were good...but nowhere near the caliber of the Beatles.

  • Andre
    July 14, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    The writer was kind. This was like watching my elderly father singing beatles covers in a karaoke bar.

  • BillM75
    July 14, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    The Stones were better than the Beatles.

  • rosieburke50
    July 14, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    This was tops on my bucket list for 46 years I have dreamed of seeing the Beatles or any one of the four young men... and know here it is come and gone and I didnt get to fill my long life dream..I remember the first time I ever heard of the Beatles I was fourteen years old, loveing life and I fell in love with them at that moment. Then sitting on our forount room floor and watch or BLACK and WHITE tv when they began singing "She Loves You YA Ya YA" again I fell in love..They change my life and a billion other teenagers lifes forever..we love you Paul,John,George and Ringo..and always will.Utah has had a life changing event we will never forget.Even though I didnt get to go I am so excited for Utah. thank you for these memories Paul McCartney I LOVE YOU!

  • Oh Please
    July 14, 2010 12:49 p.m.

    A lot more fun than that Nuremberg Party rally in Provo a couple of weeks ago.

  • comchris
    July 14, 2010 12:34 p.m.

    Sir Paul, last night was a blast. Let's do it again. SOON!

  • geedub
    July 14, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    I love the Beatles, but the billionaire Obamanista, Sir Paul, is my least favorite. Count your billions, Sir Paul, and stay out of OUR politics.

  • mustangsuzie
    July 14, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    I loved every minute of it! I thought he gave us his best. He's a part of my life and the memories flowed as he sang and played. Didn't know he was so good on the piano as well as the guitar. Was pricey for us but so worth it! Love you, Paul!

  • family gal
    July 14, 2010 11:42 a.m.

    I was there and it was fantastic! Best ever! He was incredible to come out for 2 encores and sing more than 1 song each time. Right on Sir Paul! At 68 years young he is/was remarkable- his voice and energy was unbelievable! My only disappointment was that I wanted more of the old familiar favorites. There were a number of new songs that I just didn't know. Otherwise, he was rockin'.

  • Led Zeppelin II
    July 14, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    I am a Beatles fan not a solo career fan but nevertheless Paul has always been a great performer. If ticket sales were affordable or if I were rich I would have gone. I remember going to all the concerts I wanted to when I could get tickets for 15-20 dollars a ticket. I saw Santana on the 21st row on lawn charirs which mean it is much closer and I payed less than $20 for it. I saw the Moody Blues for $15 for the nose bleed section and it was still the best concert I have ever been to. I decided not to see Rush for $60. I love Rush! Or Jethro Tull for $150 a few years back. I love Tull! These high prices are unfair. Most people have to do somethnig illegal to get money to see their favorite artist.

  • Gordon T.
    July 14, 2010 10:50 a.m.

    The show was fantastic and would have been a bargain at twice the price. The 2002 Olympics made Utah a well known city, however Sir Paul made Utah a hip place. Thanks.

  • RN4moms
    July 14, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    I love Paul (ever since Ed's show) but I still cannot afford to see him live!!

  • SandysViews
    July 14, 2010 10:33 a.m.

    Sir Paul, we salute you! What an amazing concert! My friend, Ava, and I waited 46 years for the opportunity to see you in concert. We were not disappointed!!! Three hours, 39-40 songs, numerous instruments, great band, fireworks, beautiful evening, cool temperatures, slight breeze, total entertainment package---who could ask for more??? This was the concert of a lifetime and the best I've ever attended! Thank you, thank you and thank you to Sir Paul, the band, the promoters, Rio Tinto Stadium and the cities of Sandy and Salt Lake for one of the best nights of our lives!

  • TJ Banks
    July 14, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    Nice dye job.

  • Fiscal Hawk
    July 14, 2010 9:27 a.m.

    Liberals can play guitars but they sure can't run countries!

  • LAL
    July 14, 2010 9:03 a.m.

    This is by the far the best concert I have ever been a part of! Excellent, I sang with a Beatle last night!

  • one vote
    July 14, 2010 8:40 a.m.

    Excellent show by musical genius! The venue was also excellent and well organized.

  • Ernest T. Bass
    July 14, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    Thanks Paul. That was amazing.

  • hayyouwho
    July 14, 2010 8:04 a.m.

    Great great show!!!

    There were some sound problems for a while but that got fixed and the show was rockin. He played so many great songs and there were many more he could have played.

    Glad I was there.

  • RobertBennett
    July 14, 2010 8:00 a.m.

    Sir Paul has made little effort to conceal his disdain for America.
    Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

  • Utopian_Lie
    July 14, 2010 7:59 a.m.

    If only McCartney would only sing and not talk we'd all be better of.

  • Esquire
    July 14, 2010 7:03 a.m.

    Even though I've seen McCartney on two prior occasions, I wish I could have been there. Great stuff.

  • DG
    July 14, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    I have been looking forward to Sir Paul to come to Salt Lake but unfortunately I was not able to attend. I am feeling a large void right now because I know that I missed a once in a lifetime event.
    Keep on rockin Sir Paul.

  • N_Holliday
    July 14, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    This was a dream 30 years in the making for my sister and I. It was perfect. Couldn't have been better! Tonight's experience was definitely on my bucket list!

  • bloggy
    July 14, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    My patents had seen The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965, and there they were again jamming to Paul 45 years later, this time with my wife and me. Great experience for us, thanks to a really wonderful show at Rio Tinto. I'm sure Dave Checketts was overjoyed seeing his stadium being used as the one and only venue Sir Paul has played in Utah. Congrats to their organization for putting on a great show and managing the crowds, concessions, and acoustics effectively. Paul was like an impish, charismatic little kid up there playing for 3 hours. He obviously loves what he does and gave my parents a shot of adrenaline. If Paul can be this lively and energetic at nearly 70 years old, they can too!