Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines?

Posted by: SirQuack

Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/25/05 08:24 PM

Bring it on.....


Paul McCartney
The wait is finally over for Paul McCartney’s fans in Des Moines. The legendary performer has announced that he is set to rock with ‘US,’ his all-new Beatles, Wings and solo concert tour, on Thursday, October 27th. The tour, which is planned to coincide with a new McCartney recording, will be highlighted by all the classics, as well as songs that have yet to be or haven’t been performed on American soil in more then a decade.


When:
Thursday, October 27, 2005
8:00PM

Where:
Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa

Ticket Information:
$176, $89.50, $49.50 Tickets can be purchased online, at the Vets Auditorium Box Office, or by calling 1-866-4-IEC-TIX

Restrictions:
8 Ticket Maximum Purchase

Doors open:
6:30 pm




Posted by: Wid

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/25/05 08:50 PM

I haven't had the pleasure to see him live but I do really like the music.That should be one hellofa show.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/25/05 09:52 PM

I agree Wid, I saw Tom Petty back in July, Paul this Thursday night, and Bon Jovi coming up Nov. 2nd(not sure if I'm going yet)...

The new, state-of-the-art Wells Fargo arena will hold up to 17,000 guests for sports and entertainment events, and is a venue unlike any other in the Midwest.

The moment visitors enter the building, they will know they have walked into an extraordinary facility. The open design of the building provides great sight lines from every seat, a view of the action from concourse areas, and tremendous vistas of downtown Des Moines, including the skyline and Capitol building.

In addition to hosting large concerts and family events, Wells Fargo Arena is the permanent home of the Iowa Stars hockey organization, the top-level affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. The building will also host the annual State Wrestling, Boys’ State Basketball, and Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments each spring.






And for those that have not been to Iowa, Des Moines actually has buildings I'm on the 30th floor of the tall building you see in this picture. My company takes up the first 30 floors of a total of 45.



Randy

Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/25/05 10:01 PM

In reply to:

I'm on the 30th floor of the tall building you see in this picture.



I can't see you. Can you wave or something?
Posted by: Amie

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/26/05 10:46 AM

Brent (audio expert Brent) caught Paul in Detroit a week ago. He said, and I quote "It was a religious experience."
Posted by: alan

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/26/05 10:47 AM

Sirquack,

My colleague Brent, at Axiom, who used to tour in a band playing bass, saw the McCartney concert in Detroit last week, and reports that it's terrific, perhaps the best he's ever attended. He said the sound was superb. His description even made me consider going. I think the last rock concert I attended was Neil Young at Wonderland in Toronto, maybe in the early 1990s.

Regards,
Posted by: jorge016

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/26/05 11:04 AM

Paul's playing Xcel Center tonight in Saint Paul. It's a sellout and I didn't get a ticket. (3 little kids sure cut into my concert schedule). I had an Iowa Paul experience about 15 years ago. He played the stadium at Ames-we drove down from Mpls/St. Paul and it was indeed a near religous experience.
Posted by: Todd

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 10/27/05 06:36 PM

I saw Paul McCartney a couple of weeks ago in Washington D.C.
I don't want to start chanting or anything, but it was a surreal experience for my wife and I. I was lucky to get tickets for the 2002 tour also. He is great and literally plays for 2 hours and 40 minutes without a break. It is a was fabulous.......get a ticket if you can.
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 11/06/05 01:43 AM

I saw him in Boston about a month ago. my wife kinda draged me to it not that i did not want to go i just wasnt that into it. well let me just tell you it was the best show ive ever been to it was awesome. he's such a cool guy being silly on the stage and all its really weird you kinda feel like your one of his closest friends and he's playing a private show. would definatly like to catch that show again.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 11/06/05 04:39 AM

He played last year's Bridge School Benefit (link about the concert here) and it was amazing. Tony Bennett was also at the show and they did a duet.
Posted by: larlane

Re: Anybody going to Paul McCartney in Des Moines? - 11/10/05 12:09 AM

Went to show in Columbus. Took my wife, 11 and 13 year olds. Ran into band members at our hotel the night before and they were very accomodating (photos and autographs). On top of that, just an incredible show. One of those family moments not likely to be forgotten.