Happy New Year

Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

…and cheers to a fresh start in 2018…my only New Year’s resolution is to take more pictures!

morning-walk

Sir Paul McCartney at Mosaic Stadium

Last night was a pretty fantastic night in the Queen City.  Sir Paul McCartney was in town and played to a sold-out Mosaic Stadium (I think that was the final word – there was some debate beforehand why it didn’t sell-out sooner).  I’m not a Paul McCartney superfan, but I definitely knew I was going to enjoy the show and when a guy like him comes to your town, how can you pass up that opportunity?!  It was probably the best concert I’ve ever been! He never left the stage for three hours!

Set List

1. Eight Days a Week

2. Junior’s Farm

3. All My Loving

4. Listen to What the Man Said

5. Let Me Roll It

6. Paperback Writer

7. My Valentine

8. 1985

9. The Long and Winding Road

10. Maybe I’m Amazed

11. I’ve Just Seen a Face

12. We Can Work It Out

13. Another Day

14. And I Love Her

15. Blackbird

16. Here Today

17. Your Mother Should Know

18. Lady Madonna

19. All Together Now

20. Lovely Rita

21. Mrs. Vandebilt

22. Eleanor Rigby

23. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

24. Something

25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

26. Band on the Run

27. Back in the U.S.S.R.

28. Let It Be

29. Live and Let Die

30. Hey Jude

Encore:

31. Day Tripper

32. Hi, Hi, Hi

33. Get Back

Encore 2:

34. Yesterday

35. Mull of Kintyre

36. Helter Skelter

37. Golden Slumbers

– See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2013/08/15/concert-review-paul-mccartney/#sthash.D6evpJTO.dpuf

I took my Canon Powershot SX200, and from my seat in the south-end zone was able to zoom in enough on the big screen to get a couple of pics.  At one point, I held up my thumb, and yup, from where I was, he was pretty much that big!  But to be there, experience his show, and be among 40 000 other people, enjoying a beautiful summer night was pretty special.

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The concert was about 45 minutes late to start – logistically, getting 40 000 people to the stadium and into their seats took a little longer than anticipated. Here’s the line I was in…

lining up for the south end zone

I had lots of time to take pictures once inside the stadium.  I’ve never sat at that end of the stadium and it was a really great perspective to take in Mosaic. In a couple of years, it will be torn down, replaced by a brand new stadium across the street. It made me feel quite sentimental to take it all in from that vantage point.  I’m excited for a new stadium, but it will be a sad day when Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field disappears from the Regina skyline.

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Here’s a review from the Regina Leader Post (set-list is at the bottom of the article):

DeDekker: McCartney was positively, absolutely worth the wait (with photo gallery).

What a night!

Set List

1. Eight Days a Week

2. Junior’s Farm

3. All My Loving

4. Listen to What the Man Said

5. Let Me Roll It

6. Paperback Writer

7. My Valentine

8. 1985

9. The Long and Winding Road

10. Maybe I’m Amazed

11. I’ve Just Seen a Face

12. We Can Work It Out

13. Another Day

14. And I Love Her

15. Blackbird

16. Here Today

17. Your Mother Should Know

18. Lady Madonna

19. All Together Now

20. Lovely Rita

21. Mrs. Vandebilt

22. Eleanor Rigby

23. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

24. Something

25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

26. Band on the Run

27. Back in the U.S.S.R.

28. Let It Be

29. Live and Let Die

30. Hey Jude

Encore:

31. Day Tripper

32. Hi, Hi, Hi

33. Get Back

Encore 2:

34. Yesterday

35. Mull of Kintyre

36. Helter Skelter

37. Golden Slumbers

– See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2013/08/15/concert-review-paul-mccartney/#sthash.D6evpJTO.dpuf

Set List

1. Eight Days a Week

2. Junior’s Farm

3. All My Loving

4. Listen to What the Man Said

5. Let Me Roll It

6. Paperback Writer

7. My Valentine

8. 1985

9. The Long and Winding Road

10. Maybe I’m Amazed

11. I’ve Just Seen a Face

12. We Can Work It Out

13. Another Day

14. And I Love Her

15. Blackbird

16. Here Today

17. Your Mother Should Know

18. Lady Madonna

19. All Together Now

20. Lovely Rita

21. Mrs. Vandebilt

22. Eleanor Rigby

23. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

24. Something

25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

26. Band on the Run

27. Back in the U.S.S.R.

28. Let It Be

29. Live and Let Die

30. Hey Jude

Encore:

31. Day Tripper

32. Hi, Hi, Hi

33. Get Back

Encore 2:

34. Yesterday

35. Mull of Kintyre

36. Helter Skelter

37. Golden Slumbers

– See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2013/08/15/concert-review-paul-mccartney/?postpost=v2#content

Set List

1. Eight Days a Week

2. Junior’s Farm

3. All My Loving

4. Listen to What the Man Said

5. Let Me Roll It

6. Paperback Writer

7. My Valentine

8. 1985

9. The Long and Winding Road

10. Maybe I’m Amazed

11. I’ve Just Seen a Face

12. We Can Work It Out

13. Another Day

14. And I Love Her

15. Blackbird

16. Here Today

17. Your Mother Should Know

18. Lady Madonna

19. All Together Now

20. Lovely Rita

21. Mrs. Vandebilt

22. Eleanor Rigby

23. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

24. Something

25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

26. Band on the Run

27. Back in the U.S.S.R.

28. Let It Be

29. Live and Let Die

30. Hey Jude

Encore:

31. Day Tripper

32. Hi, Hi, Hi

33. Get Back

Encore 2:

34. Yesterday

35. Mull of Kintyre

36. Helter Skelter

37. Golden Slumbers

– See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2013/08/15/concert-review-paul-mccartney/?postpost=v2#content

sick day

I have a cold.  It’s your regular, run of the mill cold – itchy watery eyes, runny nose, aches, pains and fever and no energy. I’m feeling pretty miserable right now.  To make matters worse I can’t sleep because new windows are getting installed on the floor below me so there has been some sawing and lots of hammering, all the usual construction noises.  Great.  (I’m actually typing this with my eyes closed right now because my eyes are watering!).  Fun times at my place today! I picked up my camera and took a few pictures of the things that I have tried to distract myself with to deal with my miserableness (because I think the cold itself just has to run its course).

I brought two of my fuchsias inside to see how they would do indoors. One of the flowers fell off and I just thought it looked pretty with a black backdrop. (Took this one with my iphone)

I’m drinking lots of herbal tea

These are the two books I have on the go at the moment, but my eyes are too sore to read for any length of time.

Really great movie (in my top five).

This is my favourite movie. I own it, but watched it on Netflix.

I’m not a big shoe person, but I did need new shoes to wear at work this fall. I ordered these from Beyond the Rack at a super good price in August and they finally arrived today. Yay!

I’ve held onto the Riders/Eskimos ticket stub for five years. It’s the most memorable game I’ve ever been at. A huge thunderstorm knocked out the power at the stadium for over an hour, and the teams left the fields, while fans waited it out under the stands (some diehards stayed in their seats). When play finally resumed, probably only 17000 fans remained (out of about 30000), we were behind before the stoppage, but we ended up winning. We also won the Grey Cup that year. It was awesome.
The Jim Cuddy concert in January was one of the best concerts I’ve been to. It was the perfect place to be on a frigidly cold prairie night.

If I could sleep, I would probably be having weird dreams! I always have weird dreams when I have a cold.

Music For A Rainy Sunday

Five songs for a rainy Sunday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tV11acSRk (Here Comes the Sun, the Beatles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di57fUUSYm8 (Jackie Wilson Said, Van Morrison)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfD8d3XJok (We’re Going to Be Friends, the White Stripes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXuPyE7CKZQ (When It Don’t Come Easy, Patty Griffin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y (Solsbury Hill, Peter Gabriel)