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A moment I'll never ever forget.

I was just stood in awe for most of it, mouth hanging open. Didn't feel real, like some surreal dream.

Eyes filled up with tears during Blackbird when he was on that platform. Six hour stint in the front pit for him and Noel, and my God I'm glad I did. Beautiful 

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7 hours ago, Barry Fish said:


Tommy is angry...

Im not a fan of his post Beatles stuff - soz

Edit : except for the frog song and live and let die 🙂 

He should have done the frog song! 

If you’ve not check out Flaming Pie, it’s a great album.

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9 hours ago, Glasto Weatherwatch said:

According to Glasto Chat on FB it was hypothermia - poor girl had been there all day and ended up in medical tent for the set. Heartbreaking.

Particularly as I was roasting hot in that crowd.

Oof, reminds me of a Reading a couple of decades ago where a couple of guys in our group were only there for Metallica headlining the Sunday. Barely saw anything on Friday and Saturday, right down by the barrier for most of Sunday just waiting, one of them got knocked out in the pit two minutes in and the other spent the evening with him in the first aid tent. 

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5 minutes ago, catavento said:

Oof, reminds me of a Reading a couple of decades ago where a couple of guys in our group were only there for Metallica headlining the Sunday. Barely saw anything on Friday and Saturday, right down by the barrier for most of Sunday just waiting, one of them got knocked out in the pit two minutes in and the other spent the evening with him in the first aid tent. 

Well, that’s sad. 
 

but true 

 

. . . I’m so sorry, I had to! 

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I may be getting a little obsessed.

I have watched IPlayer and will almost certainly watch it again in the next few days.  Downloaded the playlist. Was singing New in my head all day at work.  In the pub tonight a little folk gathering started playing a Beatles song (sorry, can't remember which one) and I yelped "Paul McCartney" and the barman said, "yeah not Glastonbury I'm afraid" so I told him I was there (of course, not that I've mentioned it at all today ) and he kept saying how jealous he was.

I will try the get-iplayer app but admit I have googled it and am flummoxed at the moment.

p.s. loved the drummer!

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1 minute ago, Gnomicide said:

Bloody Hell, Barry's come out with some bollocks over the years but he's outdoing himself here.

Doesn’t surprise me. Sadly, my shift prevented me from being there, however I’ve just watched it on iPlayer. Was perhaps partly hoping it was shit, because I missed it..... but no, I’ve got after the event guttedness that I wasn’t in that field. Superb.

Regarding Barry.... and in complete non Glastonbury fashion..... he’s as close to I’ve ever been to blocking someone on an online forum. If there one thing I cannot stand, and completely ruins my Glastonbury vibe, it’s a human being who can never, ever, see the positive in anything. Read his posting history, and compare it to anyone else’s. Mine if you like. If you can find a single uplifting post, you’re a better efestivals contributor than I.

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47 minutes ago, Tranquility of Solitude said:

Doesn’t surprise me. Sadly, my shift prevented me from being there, however I’ve just watched it on iPlayer. Was perhaps partly hoping it was shit, because I missed it..... but no, I’ve got after the event guttedness that I wasn’t in that field. Superb.

Regarding Barry.... and in complete non Glastonbury fashion..... he’s as close to I’ve ever been to blocking someone on an online forum. If there one thing I cannot stand, and completely ruins my Glastonbury vibe, it’s a human being who can never, ever, see the positive in anything. Read his posting history, and compare it to anyone else’s. Mine if you like. If you can find a single uplifting post, you’re a better efestivals contributor than I.

Well thats not true at all - I was loving Diana 🙂  and Olivia 🙂 and Billie 😄 

Just not Macca...  Don't block me - don't live in an echo chamber x

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Just now, Barry Fish said:

Well thats not true at all - I was loving Diana 🙂  and Olivia 🙂 and Billie 😄 

Just not Macca...  Don't block me - don't live in an echo chamber x

I won’t Barry. It’s not how I roll. But maybe try to balance your posts to include some of your positive experiences.... like Diana, Olivia and Bille more often? 😎 x

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Just now, Tranquility of Solitude said:

I won’t Barry. It’s not how I roll. But maybe try to balance your posts to include some of your positive experiences.... like Diana, Olivia and Bille more often? 😎 x

I just don't think you are reading the right threads 🙂   Its easy to focus more on the ones that piss you off 😄 have a good night 😛 

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Thought the second half of his set was great - less keen on his solo/Wings material.

Shame he didn't do Hard Day's Night or Eleanor Rigby, which I believe he has performed sometimes on tours in the last few years. And Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (I guess this one was primarily Lennon's though)

There were several weak songs - My Valentine (with Depp appearing on the screen) and Fuh You could have been gladly replaced with Beatles tunes...

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22 minutes ago, MB1234 said:

Thought the second half of his set was great - less keen on his solo/Wings material.

Shame he didn't do Hard Day's Night or Eleanor Rigby, which I believe he has performed sometimes on tours in the last few years. And Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (I guess this one was primarily Lennon's though)

There were several weak songs - My Valentine (with Depp appearing on the screen) and Fuh You could have been gladly replaced with Beatles tunes...

I think most headliners have lulls though. Even the Stones, who stormed it, had that bit where Jagger went off.

Whilst I agree Fuh You and another could have gone for Jet or another Beatles one (A Hard Days Night was my favourite as a kid), Macca was basically doing a career set and played 23 Beatles songs (more Stones songs than the Stones played) and the last 90 minutes was probably the best that stage has seen.

People around me who were ambivalent about him before and even (perhaps more so?) at half way had been losing their minds for a solid hour or so by the end. That’s why it is probably best I’ve seen, regardless of the relative flatness of the first half (which still included a few bangers). The last 90 was just nuts. The only time I’ve ever genuinely felt like my face may fall off. 

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Macca sounds amazing on iPlayer and that’s where I’m happy to watch him. I don’t enjoy his music enough to stand in a crowd that dense for 3+ hours.

Had a fantastic time at Lamb in Avalon instead. 

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He’s headlined before with what was basically a greatest hits medley. This one felt a little more personal to Paul, like it meant more. For 90 mins he played the songs he wanted to play. Looking back on his career and realising he’s in the home straight. 

He then of course obliged and launched into a final 90 mins of crowd pleasing joy. Pulling out all the stops including flying Dave & Bruce in. A highly significant moment for Dave too given the year he’s had

His set list was double that of what The Rolling Stones play these days. A phenomenal talent , the modern day Mozart and one we will never see the like of again. It’s astounding to see the songs he left out, he could easily have headlined the Sunday too with those. A night to remember for the rest of your life.

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I’m mystified why people have expressed any surprise regarding the setlist, it’s more or less what he’s been performing all tour, and that info was there for all to see.

Yes, we’ve all got favourites we’d like to have seen included, but live I thought some of the newer stuff like Come On To Me and Fuh You worked well. The crowd lapped it all up where I was.

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44 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

The less familiar stuff is hardly Jazz Oddyssey and there was always a cast iron classic a few minutes away. All the moaners were doing was proudly announcing that they have the same attention span as a midgie.

We were way up the back, and thinking / looking back the main issue we (I?) had with it was the the sound for his patter in between songs was really quiet. End result was it just sounded quite mumbly and a bit lost, which took me out of the music a wee bit, and that seemed to tie in with the songs that I didn't know so well. But looking back at the setlist (need to watch iplayer as well) I'm now remembering just how much fun that set actually was.

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