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July 16, 2013

McCartney wows Indianapolis crowd

Paul McCartney’s Sunday night performance in Indianapolis was, in a word, amazing.

McCartney, who has been entertaining crowds for more than 50 years, played for nearly 3 hours and covered material from his days with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist.

From the opening song, Eight Days A Week, to the last notes of his closing tune, The End, one thing was obvious: even at 71 years of age Sir Paul still loves to perform and still very much enjoys the adulation of his fans.

Surrounded by some of the most talented bandmates of his career, McCartney showed off his genius as a composer, musician and vocalist. He played bass, he played acoustic guitar, he played electric guitar, he played the piano, and he even played the ukulele. I don’t remember hearing a sour note all night.

A tribute to John Lennon and another to George Harrison, both former Beatles who are no longer with us, was especially moving and well received by the sold-out crowd on hand at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

While he could easily have sold just as many tickets and only played for an hour or two, instead he played 38 tunes and two encores; the first encore featured three songs and the second featured five songs.

Chatting between songs and with members of the audience, McCartney couldn’t have been more charming. Singing and playing, he couldn’t have been more impressive.

Over the years I’ve attended more concerts than I can remember. Sunday night’s show was my personal favorite.

Paul McCartney. The guys a legend. Did I mention his live performance was amazing?

Contact: Kevin Green @ 765.932.2222 x108

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