Southern California “Breakfast With the Beatles” host Chris Carter had a great seat for Monday's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show on Hollywood Boulevard with Paul McCartney. Carter got a special invitation from a Kimmel producer and saw the show as a VIP. (Two pictures sent by Carter, including a picture of the setlist, are in the slideshow along with some other previously unseen shots of the show.)
“Once in a while having a radio show actually pays off!,” he said. “When I first heard Paul McCartney was going to do 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and play in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, my first thought was, 'How am I gonna get into this one?' My second thought was to skip the whole Hollywood scene and watch it at home. But much to my surprise, within 24 hours of the announcement, I received an outta sight email from a Kimmel segment producer who happened to be an avid listener of 'Breakfast With the Beatles.' He went on to say he’d like to pay me back for giving him years of Sunday morning radio satisfaction and added that he had taken the liberty of putting me on his “personal guest list” for the event.
“This meant in-crowd parking, green and dressing room access, (veggie food!) and a perfect viewing spot right in front of the stage! Wow, I couldn’t have asked for more. On top of it all it was a balmy 81 degrees at 7.30 pm as Macca and the band hit the stage with a perfectly tight 60 minute mix of Beatles, Wings and solo numbers including three new ones (including “Save Us” which is starting to grow on even though the riff somewhat evokes memories of Kiss`s disco tune 'I Was Made For Lovin` You').
“And, I must say witnessing the end chorus of 'Hey Jude' sung by nearly 10,000 fans echoing through the corridors of Hollywood Boulevard was indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“And as with every Macca show I’ve seen for the past few decades, the man never indulged himself with any type of beverage throughout his performance. A true professional. A perfect evening. Thanks Jimmy Kimmel & crew for a FAB night.”
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