The Power of Place: Liverpool and McCartney

Paul McCartney on Tuesday returned to his roots in Liverpool for a concert at the Echo Arena on the dockside along the Mersey River. Read one fan’s report on the concert and hometown atmosphere from the a very active website devoted to McCartney, The Beatles, and their friends. For the obsessives among us, the  report includes set lists for the soundcheck and concert, including two encores, and a click-able slide show. The man is 69 years old.

This past fall, a delegation of business and tourism folks from Liverpool visited Lowell to see how our older post-industrial city was making a go of it through innovative use of its distinctive heritage, red-brick factories, worldly culture, special urban development tools, and higher education.

Here’s the Liverpool Echo review of the concert. The reader comments are interesting and varied, not all full of praise for the local guy made good.

Beatles legend Paul McCartney rocks the Liverpool ECHO Arena - Image 7