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: