Beatlemania Alive and Well for Paul McCartney at Nats Park
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Paul McCartney arrived at Nats Park to an outpouring of support, from more than a hundred fully-grown adults swooning like teens at the sight of him entering the stadium grounds, where he’s scheduled to perform for thousands more Friday evening.
“I got a picture of him! I can’t believe it! I’m so short! I actually, I got a picture!” one elated female fan, wearing two Paul McCartney t-shirts, shouted shortly after his transportation drove by, his hand out the window waving.
McCartney’s stop in the nation’s capital is part of his four-legged “Out There” Tour, which will take him all across the far reaches of North America, South America, and then Europe, showing the worldwide appeal Sir Paul still commands.
Fans, some of whom presumably have followed his music since the early days of the Beatles, at least by the looks of it, lined the streets for a chance to see him prior to the 6:30 p.m. gate time, reconnecting with the old feelings of their youth in anticipation of the 8 p.m. performance.
He’s expected to perform a full catalog of music, touching on hits from the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career; a three-hour show billed to be a “once in a lifetime opportunity” in the press release.
If the pre-show fanfare brought out so much anticipation, one can only imagine the hysteria that will fill the air when McCartney actually takes the stage at Nats Park.