Monday night was supposed to be a quiet evening relaxing without the computer. Yeah right. The evening ended up being quite the opposite. I got sucked into the real-time online coverage of Paul McCartney playing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, December 13 – mainly on twitter. I am a huge Paul/George/John/Ringo fan so it was easy for me to drop everything.
There were a variety of tweets that came in throughout the evening giving you a sense of what was happening. Deepak Chopra seemed to have the first photo make it out of the Apollo. Then followed by Martha Stewart.
While there were several twitters telling their followers in real-time what songs McCartney was performing at the Apollo, the Examiner.com was quick – and the first to provide the complete set list right after the event was over, along with photos and a post on which celebrities attended the event.
In the end, the Examiner was topped by a subscriber on YouTube, who soon posted live audio from the event right at 11 PM on December 13, which I have posted here. Hurry up and listen to it soon …who knows how long it will last!
According to several online reports, McCartney called the Apollo Theater “the holy grail” and a place he has “dreamed of playing for many a year.” What a nice touch and respectable acknowledgement to the Apollo by McCartney. That is rock royalty at its best!