Take a Sad Song and Make it Better

Helloooo, my Luscious Lovelies! It has been way too long since I posted!


I wanted to post earlier to talk about the Paul McCartney concert from this past Saturday, but today has been my first opportunity. I've been really busy with Army stuff. I'll be completely enlisted by next week...yay.




When I purchased my ticket a month ago, I knew it was going to be a great show. Seriously, it's Paul McCartney, so you can't go wrong! I've been a huge fan of him and his band, Wings, for a while, and I've also been a die-hard Beatles fan since I was a little girl. I remember hearing "Hard Day's Night" on the Atlanta oldies station when I was a kid, and I really thought it was the best song I had ever heard. I was maybe 8 or 9. That, though, was before I heard "Hey, Jude" - my all-time favorite song, never to be replaced.


Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity to hear Sir Paul sing it live...to me :)


I ended up going with a friend from work, and I'm so glad I went with her, because she is just as passionate about music as I am. We got to Piedmont Park in the late afternoon, and baked in the hot Georgia sun for what seemed like an eternity! We had a really good spot, though, so I'm glad we got there early!


It would have been the most amazing concert I've ever seen no matter what, but about ten songs in, it started pouring rain. I mean, SHEETS of rain coming down, to the point that I could barely see in front of me. I don't know what it is about rain and live music, but from that moment on, the rest of the night was one of the happiest and most magical nights of my life. It was like the Woodstock of Atlanta!!!!


It was the first night in months that I had a genuinely beautiful time without thinking about the pain I've been through this year. For the first time, my heartache felt like it was in the past. As I sang along with thousands of other fans to the music I grew up with, I felt a new chapter in my life beginning. It was a great feeling.


Something special happened in Atlanta that night. I can't really put my finger on why, exactly, but I know so many people who walked away from that concert absolutely changed, myself included. I feel very fortunate that I was able to be there.


Sir Paul is just absolutely astounding! His voice is just as clear as ever, and he effortlessly performed for three hours without stopping. He is out of this world!


For those of you who are big old music fans and like to look at set lists (*cough*...Tara...) you can view it here:






  • Jamilah M. 6y

    Lovely description and picture to match Anna. Next week... wow...
  • SharpshootingJ 6y

    Brilliant! Sounds like the perfect concert :) I'm from Liverpool and was lucky enough to get two tickets for me and my ex to go and see PM play on the dock side in his home town. He grew up in the same area as my mum and was giving anecdotes about catching the busses and things that my mum used to get. I loved that night. The one song that you didn't get on your set list was a song he wrote for John Lennon after he had died. It's a beautiful song called Here Today (www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY09Wa7z_38). That's the only version on YouTube that I could see but it's not as good. He obviously felt it more being back home in Liverpool. It left nobody with a dry eye.

    Lovely photo and glad you love the music :)

  • leaky_tiki 6y

    Cute photo!
  • Leilu Dallas PRO 6y

    omg look at your fabulous hair! I love it!!!
  • Ian Thomas 6y

    Let It Be...... Live and Let Die.... Hey Jude..... now THAT is how you close out a McCartney show!!!
    Such a cool shot, especially in the context of the shot of the Beatles with their umbrellas. Great work Anna! ;)

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  • just call me Mr Lucky 6y

    So - you are the famous "Fifth Beatle" - you and your umbrella! Cute!

    For me, it was a Pink Floyd concert in Houston when all the stars aligned and magic happened. But Paul McCartney live? I saw him on Letterman the other night, and just that was fascinating for me. You're right when you say he hasn't lost a step, musically or otherwise.. He's special - no doubt about it.
  • Paul PRO 6y

    Beatles forever...wonderful tone and pose - very nice
  • _mandrew_ 6y

    I've been to a concert like that once; it's the best feeling when you get home because you feel like you can conquer the world and solve all her ills. :-)
  • Pesi PRO 6y

    through this..these songs are in my head the rest of the day...and ofcourse your picture with it....speechles..as always..
  • FarhadFarhad .(Farhad Jahanbani) 6y

    Such a beautiful experience you had that night Anna, The Beatles, my absolute favorite... i'm jealous now ! I'm glad you made it through with all the rain ~
    Iwas gonna put a song by Sir Paul ... But I chose this one instead ! Hope you like ~
  • Lee Alan 6y

    Sounds like such a great time! Glad to hear you had fun!
  • Pot Noodle 62 6y

    Hi Anna, sounded like a great night, Hey Jude is my Fave :)

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  • Holden Richards 6y

    Hey AG! Positive thoughts create great outcomes. I love this image, holding back the rain. [ via Flickroom ]
  • Marcelle Grizzelle 6y

    Great lighting on this shot. I love the nice even tone.
  • Denny Pewsey 6y

    Great photos require great inspiration. You had yours!
  • Ali U PRO 6y

    My god, that setlist is to die for. I'm so jealous!! I can only imagine what a moving experience this concert must have been. Reading your thoughts and how you felt like it was the beginning of a new chapter for you...that just warms my heart. ♥
  • ben matthews ::: 6y

    a beautiful picture anna, with beautiful thoughts, feelings, sentiments, and events behind it. i am truly happy for you, almost overwhelmingly so that you have seen a moment in this year that has made you forget the bad stuff that has happened over the last year. the perfect piece of news is that since that has happened once, it will happen again, and all the more frequently. you deserve goodness, happiness and light in your life - i've told you that all along.

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  • mr_cgc 6y

    Wow, sounds like it really was QUITE the occasion! Beatlemania was (and still is) an incredible thing, so you might want to have a look here:
    Fab Four 1130 by mr_cgc
  • Marcel van Hilten PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called worldlightning, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Namelas Frade PRO 6y

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