A Balloonist Made me Sir Paul Playing Bass!

Back in May of 2016, I had to pick up my cap and gown for June graduation. To my surprise, there was a professional balloonist at the pick-up station. He was creating fun animals and Husky spirit objects for soon to be graduates. When the balloonist asked what I wanted, all I could think to say was “I don’t know… I am a really big Paul McCartney fan.” He continued to chat with me, asking which parts of Paul’s life-long career are my favorite. I went on to explain that I appreciate every aspect of his career (The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Wings, solo work and collaborations) and also the work he continues to do in the present. As we spoke, I began to catch on that he was making me a Sir Paul with his balloons! Not only did he make Paul, he even made him playing a UW colored bass! Needless to say, I carried the balloon with me all over campus that day and even showed it off to other students in all of my classes.

Clearly, Paul is my favorite Beatle. Who is yours?


I hope Paul is ambidextrous…