(Thanks to WT for the inspiration!)
So perhaps some of you have wandered over to my Flickr page and seen the video of Paul McCartney.
He recently gave a free concert in Maidan, the square in the middle of town (where images of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution were beamed to the world).
Paul sang loads of Beatles songs, and the crowd loved it.
I was just disappointed that, when he sang “Back in the USSR”, the audience didn’t understand the meaning of the line “Ukraine girls really knock me out”. Either they didn’t understand it, or the dyevushkas have developed a sense of modesty about just how knock-out they are (and I don’t think that has happened).
They translated a lot of what he said into Ukrainian – it was beamed out on the screens – but they didn’t translate the songs.
It didn’t matter, because The Beatles are very popular here, and most of the crowd knew the lyrics better than I did. It was a great atmosphere.
Oh and check out the jolly dancing man at the “1.05 minutes remaining” mark!