Contributed review

Paul played loads of Beatles and was really on form.

Slim and trim, wearing the usual Beatles taylored dark grey jacket without collar, he slipped it off to reveal dark pink lining and had on a white Grandpa shirt without collar and braces and fitting dark trousers. He sounded exactly like in the old days and started with Hello, Goodbye, later played Blackbird, Eleanor Rigby, All My Loving, Baby You Can Drive My Car, The Night Before, Back in the USSR and later Hey Jude, Let it Be followed by three, no really three encores!

The first started with Day Tripper, I Saw Her Standing There and then there was a surprise appearance from Ronnie Wood – !?! – doing Get Back – the second encore was Give Peace a Chance and All you Need is Love! and just when no-one thought he was coming back he returned alone to play Yesterday on his own followed by Helter Skelter. Also Wings material – Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, etc – but we were there for The Beatles!!

Highlight for me was a version of Something (in the Way She Moves) started on ukelele and half way through opening up to the whole band – he told a story about how he went to George’s house and they played it together on ukelele. Very moving. Here Today was for John.

His Grand-kids were in the audience and he joked about that quite a bit with a dry sense of humour – at one point his guitar wouldn’t play and he just said “Turn Me On Johnnie” – then Johnnie turned something on his guitar and it still wouldn’t play – so he ran off frantically and Paul said dryly with a small giggle ‘that’ll get them running” – whole stadium was laughing, poor tech.

– CW

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