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Enjoy!McCartney's set satisfies with mix of old and new
Bernard Perusse ,
Published: 36 minutes ago
QUEBEC - The publicity seekers and agenda makers would have had egg on their faces to hear the wall of cheers that greeted Paul McCartney as he addressed more than 200,000 people on the Plains of Abraham with a simple "Bonsoir les quebecois! Bonsoir toute la gang!" after opening his set with an exhuberant Jet.
With the sea of glow sticks, cell phones and flicking red light badges of Quebec's Festival d'été taking the place of the mandatory lighters in a crowd that stretched as far as the eye could see across the Plains,
McCartney continued in rocker mode as he pumped his beloved Hofner bass - the same model he played with the Beatles - and delivered, in quick succession, Drive my Car and Only Mama Knows.
"Je parle seulement un petit peu français," (sic), the singer said, "so I'll be speaking English." Not that this seemed to be a problem to anyone, as he reached back 45 years to sing a joyous All My Loving, continued with Flaming Pie and a driving Got to Get You into my Life, before upping the crowd's energy level with a screaming Let me Roll It and the reggae-inflected C Moon.
C'est ma première visite au Québec - and it's a great place," he said.
Hb~ nice lil write up Bernard~