Paul McCartney not sighted at O’Leaver’s; Dick Dale tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:46 pm July 14, 2014
Dick Dale circa 1998. The King of Surf Rock plays tonight at The Waiting Room.

Dick Dale circa 1998. The King of Surf Rock plays tonight at The Waiting Room.

by Tim McMahan,

Like Bono a few years back, the Berkshires apparently gave Paul McCartney a tour of Dundee yesterday evening, or at least took him to Avoli for dinner and eCreamery for dessert. The OWH has the details, here.

Funny how when these celebs show up with Susie and Warren in Dundee, the social channels explode as if the great unwashed had been visited by an alien life form instead of a rock star, a strange other-worldly creature who’s come down to observe life in rural Nebraska by strolling through the petri dish at the corner of Underwood Ave. and 50th St.

Imagine if “Sir Paul” had instead been taken by black limo to fabulous O’Leaver’s to witness some red hot sand-volleyball action. He could have slipped off his loafers, rolled up his pants and spiked a few for the locals. Afterward, he could have plugged in and played some old Beatles tunes on the world famous O’Leaver’s stage before stretching out in the smoking patio with a PRB alongside Warren, Susie and the usual O’Leaver’s suspects. Talk about your alien life forms…

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Other than overhearing The Fishheads at the Omaha Brewers Barbecue Saturday evening behind Beertopia, I caught zero music this weekend. Bah!

Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s surf-guitar legend Dick Dale. As with all the other times he’s visited our fair city, I now link you to my Dick Dale interview from 1998. Dick was a mere 61 back then. He’s 77 now and still going strong. Opening is local surf heroes Huge Fucking Waves. $25, 8 p.m.

And if you’re in Lincoln, Paul McCartney is playing at The Pinnacle Arena tonight. Tix range from $29 to $253.

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