Paul McCartney - Out There Verona- The GIG! part 3
note: - the gig- w/pics subject to updates
|Verona Coliseum- Verona, Italy- foto credit- Gianna Fulla- Italy|
|fans camped outside- waiting to get in..|
After dinner with Yves & Sarah.. we went into the venue .. I couldn't find the entrance .. when I entered into - what I call a cave...
There were no, stair rails, so I had to be escorted downstairs to the floor.. way far down.. I have a ( bad knee ) climbing down is almost impossible...I than ran into Kimsey, from Hungry & Dawn from the UK.. so lovely to see the girls! YEAH!
excited they would be sharing in this event- a first ever Paul McCartney in Verona Italy...my seat was very close-- even better than Warsaw where I was 3rd row center.. in Verona I was 5th row Isle.. stage was closer- On Paul & Rusty's side! yeah! I than met Gianna Fulla- from Italy - & a few other fans .. that I know. The venue was lovely
it was still day light the DJ & pre- show music began! Not long now!
As the screens rolled, and were coming to an end.. Paul McCartney would walk out with- Eight Day's a Week opener !
|Pre-show music vids Verona|
before the show- pic Right- as the anticipation builds...It was cool, being on the isle.. even the security at the venue was cool.. One of the best ever.. they weren't pushy or mean.. A huge sigh of relief...for fans that like to have fun!
Well the show begins and the front row security is telling people to sit down? WTF? This is a rock concert not an opera...Most of the fans sat.. that was the oddest thing ever!
People were coming up to me and telling me to sit down in Italian- UM, NO WAY!!! One guy even came up and hit me really hard in the arm & shoulder.. I decided to let that one go.. and enjoy the show -- people were even sitting down for the rockers even----huh?
A very weird experience and I wonder what Paul& The band, was making out of all of this? I saw one of Paul's security telling- the Italian security--
they/ fans didn't have to sit down...a definite trip during a live concert! I thought the Italians were a passionate people? "'Whatsa matter with You!'
|Opener- Eight Days A Week- Verona Italy|
Paul- was in fine, rare form as the ultimate musical professional ... he told jokes in Italian... A bit later- Paul, took off his jacket and wanted to take it all in.. Italians, stood up with signs "Paul, You're Our Emperor" a pic of Paul, with a crown on his head in Roman clothing--- hahah
Paul was touched and joked.. "I guess that isn't a thumbs down for me than" I laughed so hard - ( as Paul Made the gesture of a thumbs up ) ..--- Good one Paul! You- so funny~
Below- some of the pics I took at the gig------
|Band- long shot in Verona----|
|Paul McCartney & that legendary Hofner - Souful|
it was difficult at times to get pics - because of lighting -- posting some that turned-out somewhat OK
|Paperback Writer- Verona|
Paperback Writer --- and still- hardly, anyone was dancing---even when they played - Band on the Run... haha-
I was! It must be the Italian way ~ :)
Close up of Brian Ray--- left...
Looking thru the pics light hit a lot of them- bummer..
See Paul's hand right- he was strumming---pretty quickly, I might add--
At one point.. Paul tried to do an operatic song- but he said he didn't know any Italian songs!!
The Crowd broke into Volare
Swweet!!! & Paul pretty much dug-it-- as the fans broke into a full verse- Nice!
Note will add more pics of Verona later.. I loved the gig with the exception... of a sedate- non dancing crowd..
up next VIENNNNNNNA!