Earlier this week legendary performer and songwriter, Paul McCartney played two nights at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. We were able to arrange for six of our students to accompany DIME Directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, to the soundcheck for Monday’s show.
Year 3 Drummers, Will Daniels and Duane Hewins, Year 3 Guitarist Jacob Coon, Year 2 Music Entrepreneur, Lonn Hart, Year 2 Vocalist, Devin Woodson, and Year 1 Songwriter, Jeffery Beaudoin, were all selected because of their high attendance and engagement this semester.
We asked student attendee, Devin Woodson, to share his experience:
My overall experience of Paul McCartney at the Little Caesars arena was amazing, although my classmates and I almost didn’t get into the arena because we accidentally brought our backpacks to check in! However, when DIME founders Kevin and Sarah arrived, they worked their magic to get us through the doors! I enjoyed myself at the new Little Caesars Arena – it is beautiful! It was a monumental moment for me to return there as I had recently performed the National Anthem at the arena’s ribbon cutting. It was pretty spectacular to see all the people in Detroit enjoying themselves as well!
Paul McCartney performed some of his classic songs at the soundcheck and it felt very special. The experience was made even more special because of the time he chose to spend time with us, which was amazing. I even got to meet the lead singer of another cool band, The Pondhawks. Watching Paul McCartney will be a moment in my life that I could never forget. I was moved by the fact that he could be so warm, up close and personal. It made me realize that I can strive to achieve greatness in my career and still remember to treat people with love and respect. No matter how successful I become, I will remain humble. That, I will take with me forever.
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