Sunday, July 14, 2013

Paul McCartney in Concert

Wow!

WOW!!

WOW!!!



Did I mention that it was WOW!!! That would be an under statement to describe the concert.

We went down early to eat. We stopped off at a couple of places. One seats wouldn't be available until around 6 which we thought was too late. Another the menu didn't appeal all that much to us and there was only seating outside (it looked like it might rain). Finally we ended up at Potbelly's which turned out to be a great choice. It wasn't very crowded when we got there so we got to sit down and enjoy our meal.

It also brought us in to the side of the park. We missed the huge crowd that was getting off at the Metro station. Here's a view looking down half street toward the Metro stop a few minutes after we got in.



We were lucky to hear the sound check. We were able to hear at the sound check: Penny Lane, Silly Love Songs and No More Lonely nights. None of these songs did he end up playing at the concert.  

So we got to our seats. I have to say the seats were spectacular.


Then it was waiting to see the stadium to fill in and get ready for Sir Paul


Lisa and Sue all seated all all ready for the show to start!
And it began to fill in rather quickly.








And then out he came and we were off!!!








Here's the set list from our show:

Eight Days a Week
(The Beatles song)
Junior's Farm
(Wings song)
All My Loving
(The Beatles song)
Listen to What the Man Said
(Wings song)
Let Me Roll It
(Wings song) ("Foxey Lady Jam after LMRI)
Paperback Writer
(The Beatles song)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
(Wings song)
The Long and Winding Road
(The Beatles song)
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
(The Beatles song)
We Can Work It Out
(The Beatles song)
Another Day
And I Love Her
(The Beatles song)
Blackbird
(The Beatles song)
Here Today
Your Mother Should Know
(The Beatles song)
Lady Madonna
(The Beatles song)
All Together Now
(The Beatles song)
Lovely Rita
(The Beatles song)
Mrs. Vandebilt
(Wings song)
Eleanor Rigby
(The Beatles song)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
(The Beatles song)
Something
(The Beatles song)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
(The Beatles song)
Band on the Run
(Wings song)
Back in the U.S.S.R.
(The Beatles song)
Let It Be
(The Beatles song)
Live and Let Die
(Wings song)
Hey Jude
(The Beatles song)

Encore:
Day Tripper
(The Beatles song)
Hi, Hi, Hi
(Wings song)
Get Back
(The Beatles song)

Encore 2:
Yesterday
(The Beatles song)
Helter Skelter
(The Beatles song)
Golden Slumbers
(The Beatles song)
Carry That Weight
(The Beatles song)
The End
(The Beatles song)


It was an amazing concert to say the least. One of the neat things I noticed were three teenage guys who couldn't have been more than 15 or 16 with one of their dad's. They were up for the entire concert and new most if not all of the words to the songs. That was just so cool.

Also a little more thought into the concert is that Sir Paul sung songs some of which were at least 50 years old and are cultural touch stones. Hey Jude (which went on for almost seven minutes with audience participation). Let It Be. Live and Let Die which because of how it's performed has sort of become the movie theme.

It was just a fantastic wonderful night.

And the seats were great!!!!!



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