söndag 11 december 2011

All You Need is Paul

Knitting while waiting for a Paul McCartney concert to begin:


 And finally – there he was. With his Hofner Violin bass.

This was the fourth time I saw Paul McCartney in concert. I was in row 4, seat 34 – right in front of the stage. I couldn´t believe my luck! It´s the best seating I´ve ever had. Maybe 4 is my lucky number?

 It was easy to forget the other thousands who filled the Globe Arena, especially when Paul played acoustic guitar and sang without the rest of the band and told little anecdotes.

Next June Paul will turn 70, even though it´s hard to believe. He still has a boyish look and kept rocking for two and a half hours almost non stop. He played one song for John and one for George. And I bet he played "Maybe I´m Amazed" for Linda, though he didn´t say.

My love for the Beatles made me do a lot of half mad things when I was young. I went to Liverpool as a teenager and walked in their footsteps (it was before there was a Magical Mystery bus tour) and I stayed in London and hung around outside Paul´s office at Soho Square 1 as often as I could. And that´s where I met him and Linda once.

I´ll never forget how kind he was to me and the other giggling, young girls who had been waiting for him in the freezing cold (it was January and had been snowing – in London!)
After giving everyone an autograph he shook hands and even thanked us for waiting for him.

A lot of the people in the audience last night wore Beatles or Paul McCartney t-shirts, but I only took my Winter of Love mittens.

The hat I was knitting in the photo above still has no name and now I wonder if  I should perhaps call it Paula? Or maybe Linda – or Mary, Stella or Beatrice (after his daughters). Then there is Jane, (the actress he was engaged to in the 1960´s) Nancy (his present wife) and of course Martha, his sheep dog.

Since it´s going to be a pretty nice hat, calling it Heather is out of the question.

But do leave a comment – I´m open to suggestions!

4 kommentarer:

  1. I love the Beatles too, and so I enjoyed your story about meeting Paul in London, and about the concert, of course! No, you had better not call the hat Heather. Boo Heather! Martha would be nice.

  2. Jag tänkte väl att du skulle vara där!

    Varför inte kalla mössan Lovely Rita? Eller Lucy eller Prudence? (Fast du kanske inte vill ha en doft av Lennon över mössan?)

  3. Jag tycker också att Lucy kunde passa. eller Michelle!

  4. Men vad länge sedan det var jag kikade in här! Crazy. Nu har du säkert redan hittat på toppennamn till vantarna... Men precis som flera andra tycker jag Lucy in the sky eller Michelle ma belle är bra namn. Eller varför inte Yoko? Moahaha.