Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paul in Las Vegas (6/10)

The Las Vegas Sun was there.

Give peace a chance, as someone wise once said. That was the rarefied atmosphere that 13,500 fans stuffed into MGM Grand Garden Arena experienced as McCartney played for three hours to cap a week when the stage show “Love” celebrated its fifth anniversary up the Strip at the Mirage.

That’s why McCartney, Ono, Harrison and the Martins were all in Las Vegas, to celebrate that landmark event. Only Ringo Starr was absent, touring Eastern Europe with his All-Starr Band. It is not known just how many McCartney performances Ono has attended, if any, but she seemed to have as much fun as anyone in the audience, often standing and waving her arms and flashing the peace sign. “Let It Be” and “Back in the USSR” were two evident favorites.

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