Thursday, December 29, 2011

Meeting Macca on Stage: Manchester 2011

In the past few months I have realized that meeting Paul McCartney has changed every decade. In the 1960's you might have met him one by waiting outside of EMI or Apple. In the 1970's, you could have met him in a hotel or in a town where Wings was performing. Also in both of those decades many fan met him outside of his London home. Things changed a bit in the 1980's. However, many fans met him outside of AIR studios. In the 1990's, Paul set up autographing and meeting sessions at Record Shops. In the 2000's, (aka the Heather Mills era) Paul was making many charity appearances and many fans paid big bucks to support a charity and meet Paul. But now in the 2010's things have changed again. And it seems to me that the big way fans are currently meeting Paul is by being invited up on stage during a sound check or a concert. When I saw Paul in 2002, no one from the audience was invited up on stage with Paul. That was unheard of! But these days it seems like some lucky fan at every performance gets the wonderful opportunity to meet Paul on stage. And so I am starting a new feature on the Meet the Beatles for Real blog called "Meeting Macca on Stage." So if you are one of the lucky chosen to have been able to meet Paul on stage, please join in the fun and email me with your photo and/or story!

To kick things off, our first "Meeting Macca on stage" comes from Argentina. Earlier this month, two sister (who are readers of this blog. Hello girls!) named Mercedes and Rosario saw Paul in Manchester, England. And yes, you guessed it. They met him on stage! Congratulations girls!

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