The Ahoy; Rotterdam 24th March 2012

Taper : symfan

Rig : Church ST-11 Cardiods with STC-9000 -> iRiver H340 using Rockbox

Length : 173.14


01. Intro
02. Hello, Goodbye
03. Junior's Farm
04. All My Loving
05. Venus and Mars / Rock Show
06. Jet
07. Drive My Car
08. Sing The Changes
09. The Night Before
10. Let Me Roll It
11. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix tribute)
12. -story Jimi Hendrix
13. Paperback Writer
14. The Long and Winding Road
15. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
16. My Valentine
17. Maybe I'm Amazed
18. I've Just Seen a Face
19. -story royal wedding
20. I Will
21. Blackbird
22. Here Today


01. Dance Tonight
02. Mrs. Vandebilt
03. Elenor Rigby
04. Ram On
05. -story about signs and George
06. Something
07. Yellow Submarine
08. Band on the Run
09. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
10. Back in the USSR
11. -story Russia
12. I've Got a Feeling
13. A Day in the Life / Give Peace a Chance
14. Let it Be
15. Live and let Die
16. Hey Jude


01. Intro
02. The Word / All You Need is Love
03. Day Tripper
04. Get Back
05. Yesterday
06. -story a hug and treacle waffles
07. Helter Skelter
08. Golden Slumbers / Carry that Weight / The End

This was recorded in the arena, standing a little left of center about halfway in the venue. People kept moving around and the portable beer guy liked to pass in front of me several times. There was some singing along, but all in all not too loud. Sound was quite good for this venue. I've had worse there. The fireworks in 'Live and Let Die' were so suddenly loud, that there is a little distortion. For the rest, this is a clear recording, considering I was surrounded by lots of people. Tracks were slightly EQ-ed and volume was a bit corrected, but I kept the dynamics in tact. I use no compression. After correction, tracks were split at sector boundaries. Flacs are tagged for convenient playback on compatible systems.

Paul McCartney is a legend. This was my first time seeing him live. He proves why he is a legend. He delivers a perfect rock show with some of the best songs of all time. His voice is still good, and though he didn't go for all the high notes, he knew where they were crucial and he did it. With lots of emotion and power. There was much interaction with the audience. He did an unplanned version of 'Ram On' and an impromptu version of 'Yellow Submarine' which was started by the fans. Paul even got Rosie on stage in trade for treacle waffles, or so he thought. She got her hug, but there were no waffles. It shows that Paul cares for his fans and he had a lot of fun. This man lives his music. I was glad to be there and to able to capture it. It's not perfect, but listening to this you sense the atmosphere. And that what this is about. Enjoy the memory.