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Paul McCartney ends his tour thanking his Argentine fans for a great week

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:16 UTC
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Paul McCartney at the end of his latest Argentine tour, in Cordoba and La Plata, thanked all his fans for a great week and for being so loyal. In a brief message, from Time 4 Fan, the former Beatle who has played in Argentina several times underlined that “we always like it in Argentina, because they like us”, and because “it really helps us when we see that you like it: it inspires us to do better, Thanks Argentina”. Read full article

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  • The Voice

    The Argies have no international acts themselves. One in Six albums bought worldwide is from a British Artist.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Better a Beatle in Argentina than a Bieber.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    No one should be inflicted with a Bieber!

    May 23rd, 2016 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    But what did he say about the Malvinas ?

    May 23rd, 2016 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @4 It doesn't matter -- there is no such place.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I could never understand how obsessed Argentines are with The Beatles. They listen to the music like it was released last week. As for Paul, he lost his voice years ago. Last time he was there some friends of mine paid the equivalent of a month's wages to see him and that is shameful.

    As for Bieber - I arrived at a Santiago hotel as he was leaving and I call that great timing. The poor security staff looked shattered.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    'Band on tbe run' ? Was that about 1982?

    May 23rd, 2016 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    You were not missed Elaine. Did you at least wash your socks?

    May 23rd, 2016 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh, how I loathe this man. A complete has-been, and now a fake. He should stop milking past-glory and retire.
    I am embaressed that Argentines are still buying into this bullshit.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @9 “ I am embaressed that Argentines are still buying into this bullshit.”

    There are many who are suckers for the vacuous illusions of past glory.

    --

    @7 “ 'Band on tbe run' ? Was that about 1982? ”

    That was “battalion on the run.”

    May 23rd, 2016 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    The Argies really do live in the past - first the geratric Stones and now pensioner Paul. Now its Adele, Sam and Ed worldwide. Florence, Coldplay and Mumford are up there too. Presumably it will take them about 20 years to get clued up on them although they are best selling artists worldwide? Our Indie Artists are the tops in the US Mexico and Asia too. They probably think we all wear bowler hats and carry umberellas! Is it any wonder they believe in the mythical Malvinas. Out of step, out of date and out of dosh…

    May 23rd, 2016 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    And reading this article, Paul M. spoke using 2, 3 ,or more, exclamation marks at the end of some of his comments!!!!!!!!!!!! Remarkable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 23rd, 2016 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    From 1 to 12, you make your nations proud. Never met a more ignorant, uneducated, completely clueless bunch.

    “The Argies have no international acts themselves.”

    This guy is an international act?

    Argentina has plenty of international 'acts'. That the completely ignorant average Anglo, devoid of any knowledge of any culture other than English-speaking, from music to books to movies, is not an indictment on the lack of those from non-English speaking parts of the world.

    It's an indictment on the miserable and pathetic education and cultural level of the average Anglo.

    The fact that you Anglos will argue this fact with me below is further proof of your genetic stupidity.

    May 24th, 2016 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    What other culture apart from “ANGLO” is worth a damn. How many Argentinians are stars in Japan or other Asian countries ?
    Any way, when did your opinion count for anything apart from a laugh !

    May 24th, 2016 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    @14

    I did warn everyone here about Anglo Supremacism.

    I was 100% correct of course.

    May 24th, 2016 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @15 How is that Great Plan coming along?

    May 24th, 2016 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Moni Carnovale

    LOL!! I can't believe some post I'm reading fromm britons. I'm “Argie” (as you like to say) and I don't live in the past. But, for sure, NO artist today can beat the Beatles or McCartney.
    Britons must be proud of them, instead of criticizing them in a such cruel way.
    The Beatles are the Mozarts of the XX (and XXI) century. The best music ever.
    I prefer listening music from the 60s or 70s instead Rap, reggaeton or electronic...Including Pop from today, a bad copy of the really good old music.
    (and i'm a young person)
    Cheers from “Argie-Land”, dears ;)

    May 24th, 2016 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Never seen so much bitterness concentrated in a few individuals. No matter what the news is, they will overdose the board with bigotry and pettiness.
    Not content with being nasty fossils in their politics, they manage to spill bile, even on a Paul McCartney or the Argentine public that went to show its appreciation for the great singer, songwriter and composer.
    Perhaps South Atlantic's shitty weather and a sheep meat diet don't help...

    May 24th, 2016 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @17 I am surprised you support the exploitation of the people of Argentina by a super-rich has-been who can't sing and charges an extortionate price for tickets. Your prejudice has trumped your politics on this one.

    May 24th, 2016 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @17 It seems as though the argies may be only 40 years behind the times, rather than the 100 years that is generally assumed.

    May 24th, 2016 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #15
    I did warn everyone here about Anglo Supremacism.

    Well, you will just have to live with it, won't you !

    May 24th, 2016 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Not only Anglo Supremacism but Anglo Supremacy, Dominance, Preeminence, and Unquestionable Superiority.

    As opposed to Argentine Inferiority, Inability, Mediocrity, Nescience, and Vacuous Illusion.

    May 24th, 2016 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    I'm not moving an eyelash over your comment since the only thing Anglos are scientifically proven to be superior in is hypocrisy.

    And how does it feel to know you are inferior (as a Chilean) to an “IIMNV”?

    May 25th, 2016 - 03:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Nostril, who are these Arg artists, cmon, give us a few names, enlighten us. Paul and the Stones were great in their day, they should retire and enjoy their dotage.

    We know Anglo superiority hurts, get over it.

    May 25th, 2016 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    Batshit crazy watching these “Brits” rip into McCartney for visiting Argentina. Yea.....he's a has been all right. The Stones rolled off a cliff, Bowie....thankfully is dead.....let's not forget that use to be Stewart as well. I mean, being nobodies how can they possibly compare to the British talent of today? Today's British musicians put McCartney and the Beatles in their proper place, their graves......right guys?

    #17......this poster will say anything anti Argentina, so what you noticed is nothing special. Read through other MP articles in the past 2 years you you will find them talking about the Beatles is the same category as oxygen.

    Oh, sorry Elaine, when I said guys I was not ignoring you because, you have a pussy as likely and much as Thatcher literally had balls.

    May 25th, 2016 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @25 “Batshit crazy watching these “Brits” rip into McCartney for visiting Argentina.”

    As usual you miss the point entirely.

    May 25th, 2016 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Doh !@25 OK, we will spell it out for you. We are all pointing out that great mega rich artists like Sir Paul are ripping off you Argies who are...ahem..rather musically out of date. Argentina has become a bit of a backwater because it has become impoverished thanks to the Peronist crook regime, and rather inward looking Spanish sphere. Got it?

    May 25th, 2016 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    23 CapiTrollism_is ”... inferior (as a Chilean)......”

    It's great fun to see the Kepi_Troll grasping at ....anything. He still doesn't acknowledge that I am neither Anglo nor Chilote (he appears to have missed my many missives of disdain for the pretentious chilenitos). And his logic misses the possibility of Anglo-chilenos.

    Che, boludo que sos vos Voz, soc qui soc, ni chicha ni limoná, donç.

    May 26th, 2016 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Moni Carnovale

    @19 Elaine ....I'M surprised of you!! By your concepts about us. I can't believe it....
    Do you think that we are such a poor country, that we can't buy an international ticket? You're absolutely wrong. Mccartney played three times, in different cities...and it was three times sold-out stadium.,,
    Anyone here with a normal job, with a normal salary, can buy a ticket. I know people who went to the three gigs....
    You are mistaking art with politics...you are talking about “my prejudice and my politics”?? really, I don't know what you are talking about...for your information, I don´t have a leftist ideology, as many argentinians....
    In fact, we have now a new center-right government.
    And McCartney dont' “exploit” anybody, hahaha!!! .. Because it's not an obligation go to his shows.... Stay calm and don't worry about argies....we are not Macca's slaves, LOL!!! :D

    May 26th, 2016 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @29 As I said in my earlier post….. last time Macca toured Argentine friends of mine spent the equivalent of a month's wages going to see him. Sure they could raise the money but I bet they are still paying it back. The ticket prices are extortionate for a developing country. A rich old man should not be taking money from the poor. Yes, you are a poor country.

    You think that buying a ridiculously expensive ticket to see someone way past their ability to sing means you are somehow sophisticated? You have been conned. That weakness is what makes you vulnerable to exploitation.

    May 26th, 2016 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I find it sad that once great singers and groups continue after their sell-by date.
    They have had their day and and should retire gracefully.

    May 26th, 2016 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @31 I agree. No one doubts their legacy but to reform/drag out of retirement purely to exploit rather tarnishes their image in my opinion. There is not a lot of money in purely selling music anymore because of the download market but there is still a lot of money to be made if they target talent-strapped countries.

    We also have to remember that a lot of developing countries lived in isolation - a time warp under dictatorships - so they have some catching up to do. But look at the price of tickets in ratio to average income. It would be more impressive if Argentines stuck two fingers up and went to a see a local band. They have some great bands but not a lot of local support.

    May 26th, 2016 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    #31 I totally agree, it's exactly like European monarchies.

    May 26th, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The monarchies are nothing to do with you, Dany girl. They do not affect you in any way.

    May 26th, 2016 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    Correct.... thank God, so what? Just like your posts......apples and oranges.....actually, more like apples and pecans.

    BTW, everyone here is not affected by anything here. Now don't go off like a case of hemorrhoids and diarrhea.

    May 26th, 2016 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #35
    No idea as to the illusions as at “like a case of hemorrhoids and diarrhea.”

    Apart from a minor disagreement on the spelling ie diarhoea and haemorrhoids, I will bow to your knowledge in anal natters.

    May 27th, 2016 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    Well that's gracious of you as I can easily identify assholes as yourself, you do stand out in a pile.

    May 27th, 2016 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #37
    As the old adage goes “it takes one to know one”

    May 27th, 2016 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    I have never denied that I am an asshole and dickhead on MP. I like to fuck with all the hypocritical assholes on MP. My role is that of an infection if I can, when I can. My preference is to squeeze life, but I cannot any longer.

    What is your point?

    May 27th, 2016 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Well, we are of a like mind. I also like to point out the absurd comments made by Argentinian posters although I try to keep my language temperate.

    Your last sentence did not make any sense to me....My preference is to squeeze life, but I cannot any longer.
    Something must have gone wrong in the idiomatic translation.

    May 28th, 2016 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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