Paul McCartney Rocked Amoeba
Live from Amoeba Hollywood - June 27th, 2007
Some screamed adulations. Others danced with religious fervor. Hundreds waved peace signs in the air with eternal devotion. Many wept at the sight of him. Outside the unfortunate were forced to stand and peer through windows just to get a glimpse of a living icon. Sir Paul McCartney was singing “Drive My Car”...inside a record store. Amoeba Music Hollywood was chosen as McCartney's next stop on a promotional “mini tour” for his new album "Memory Almost Full." Only an hour after the official announcement on Monday the tried and true McCartney fans began to line up outside the store with lawn chairs and McCartney memorabilia in hand. By Wednesday night a lucky seven hundred fans, some coming all the way from Japan, were let into the show. Beatlemania descended upon Amoeba for the biggest show in the store's history. Fans camped out on the street for days for this once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with one of the most famous, beloved, and enduring musical icons of the last fifty years. Celebrities like Woody Harrelson and Alanis Morrisette could be found in the crowd but none could compare to the arrival of Ringo Starr. Although only coming to lend support to a friend the former Beatle drummer was practically mobbed as he stood in the crowd to watch the show.