Stella McCartney proposed that we take the tube. The concert was at the 02 arena in London’s East End, and the traffic that December evening was sure to be heavy. She tried to make the prospect of cold stations and uncertain routes seem an adventure, but her husband, Alasdhair Willis, a tall, pleasant man with a slight Yorkshire accent, prevailed upon her (“Stell . . .”) to order a car. So at 6:45, joined by their son Miller, 6, and daughter Bailey, 5, who were being allowed to stay up late on a school night, along with a nanny, we set off in a black minivan to see her 69-year-old father perform a three-hour extravaganza of Beatles and Wings favourites with Jumbotron flashbacks of the Fab Four. Two more children, Beckett, 3, and a baby girl named Reiley, stayed home with a baby sitter in Notting Hill.
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