Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rock On

My parents saw Paul McCartney in SLC. They thought his show was so awesome that my Dad told Colt and I if we were willing to go to Kansas City that he would help us by the tickets.

 

We made our way down on a Saturday morning and met some friends. They recommended Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ. We waited in a huge line in a gas station (yes, it is in a gas station!) but it was well worth it.

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The BBQ was awesome and I think they had the best fries I have ever tried. Don’t be fooled by the atmosphere, it was the best BBQ I have ever had. Evidently it was featured in a magazine as one of the “13 places to eat before you die.” Totally agree! If you are ever in KC, MO you need to go to Oklahoma Joes!

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The concert was held in a huge arena downtown.

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Colton and I had awesome seats. We were on the floor on the 17th row if I remember right. I grew up loving the Beatles but never thought I would see any of their music performed live by any of them, let alone be so close!

 

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Poor Abe had a seat all the way in the rafters but we couldn’t get seats together for 3 people.

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It was awesome to see one of the most influential song writers of all time on his last ever tour! My favorite songs were probably the ones he played on the piano. He even had this psychedelic one. Maybe I should paint mine like this.

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Some of my favorite parts of the concert were:

Hey Jude (while he played the piano)

Yesterday solo (on the original guitar he recorded the song on)

Blackbird solo (he told us he wrote this song for the Civil Rights Movement)

Helter Skelter (man this old man of almost 7o can still rock!)

Something (played on George Harrison’s ukulele)

It was really amazing to see the composer perform these songs we all know so well. I was very sad to see the show end but am so glad we got to experience him in real life!

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6 comments:

brenna said...

Wow. I wish dad would have offered me that deal... I told my friend from KC that colt went to some great bbq place, and she said "was it in a gas station?"

Amber said...

You have a super cool dad. I wish my dad helped me go see Paul! I guess I'll never know what it's like to see him live.

nathan n rachel said...

How fun! That would be an awesome concert.

MrColtonJackson said...

good times!

Marci Wittwer Butterfield said...

I second that Oklahoma joes has the best fries ever. Delish.

Abby said...

How fun! You have a very blog-worthy life yourself:)