acesmiddlefinger wrote:,in fact id say his performance at Wembley on the 2nd night was one of the greatest ive seen him put on in the 50 or so concerts ive seen over the years.
Paul was so-so on the previous shows I saw them this tour, but Wembley 2nd night was amazing. So much so, I just shelled out 'top dollar' for the live CD. I never bought any merch at any of the shows, so this is my treat.
The odd thing is, me and my mates that went to the Manchester show a few days before have all come down with a bad chest infection, leading to loads of phlegm (sorry for those eating their breakfasts), and terribly croaky voices. I put it down to the dry-ice and pyro and a dread lurgy.
Hope Paul hasn't got that too!
But yes, in all honesty, Paul has had some shockers over the past few years or so - at least, on the recordings. On the early nights of this tour he sounded rough, but not awful. The thing is, Paul must be excellent at hiding his concerns because I've rarely seen him have so much fun up on stage. Constantly smiling and goofing around.
As Mr Shaller said - there are 4 members in the band, all more than capable of singing, so why is the burden not being taken off Paul at the moment? The band adapted at the last minute when he wasn't there a few years ago (okay, it was a short set), but this band CAN adapt to emergencies. It is a little baffling.
Anyway, that 2nd Wembley show a week or so ago has still got me grinning from ear to ear - it was that good.
Get well soon, Paul.