The Beatle Bore Meets Pete Best

First of all, I want to wish a belated Happy New Year to all who have been following this blog (even though it's almost the end of January already... oops). So 2020 is upon us, and I'm very happy to say that my year of new Beatle adventures kicked off in style a couple of…

Three Irish Fans, Two Beatles And A Rolling Stone: Paul McCartney in London, 16/12/18

Incredibly, it was eight years ago that I attended my second Paul McCartney concert in Dublin (I've written about both gigs on this blog before — here and here), so it was about time I got a chance to see him again. With a new album being released (the wonderful Egypt Station) I wondered if 2018…

Paul McCartney in Dublin, 2010: The Return Trip

A few weeks ago I wrote about my first time seeing Paul McCartney in concert back in 2009. It was the most perfect experience of my life and I never for a minute thought it would happen again... but it did. Just six months later, on 12 June 2010, he returned to Dublin to play an…

The Liverpool Adventure – Part 2

Following our hectic day of Beatles sightseeing in Liverpool, Adele and I caught up on some much-needed sleep and woke up bright and early on Saturday morning for our first proper day of Beatleweek. Having picked up our wristbands and itinerary at the very fancy Adelphi hotel (where we unfortunately weren't staying!) we wandered over to…

The Liverpool Adventure – Part 1

When I was growing up, I didn't have any friends with whom I could share my Beatles obsession. It wasn't until 2012, when I started university, that this changed. I still remember the exact moment. I was sitting in a tutorial in a computer lab when I casually mentioned The Beatles to Adele, the girl sitting…