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Paul McCartney Takes Over The London Eye Pod

by | 15th, August 2007

frogsong-1.jpgTHE Mirror reports that the London Eye is to be renamed the McCartney Eye, in honour of celebrity divorcee Paul McCartney.

Sir Paul is competing the McCartney years, a DVD tribute to the man’s work with frogs, Michael Jackson and Linda.

In a cryptic move, Macca has devised a stage set that will have his fans’ heads wobbling in bafflement.

Macca will deliver an ironic rebuke to critics who have described his records as “coffee table music”, by performing on a stage resembling a giant coffee table.

And then there’s the Eye. As an insider says: “The artwork for the DVD cover is a stylised close-up of Sir Paul’s eye – and that got the team thinking.” (Brainstorming, surely?)

Eye Pod

“It occurred to them that the other most famous eye in the world was, of course, the London Eye and they immediately tried to work together.”

The Madeleine McCann campaign may well disagree. But plans are afoot to rename a London landmark after a Liverpudlian hero.

A source says Sir Paul may even perform a “one-off” show in an Eye pod to make it “even more special”.

Each capsule has a capacity for 25 people. Taking in Paul, that leaves room for 24 fans. In the competitive world of unplugged, exclusive gigs, this is right up there with Phil Collins Rocks Bridlington Bus Shelter in 2003.

And it gets us thinking. If Sir Paul can have a landmark renamed in his honour, what other acts can?

A few suggestions:

Saint Cliff Cathedral
Westlife Abbey
Bucks Fizz Palace
Eric Clapton Ponds
The T’Pau Of London
Westminster Abba
St Marti Pellow In The Field

And many, many more…

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