Paul McCartney continues his 18-month American tour.
We had no trouble getting in (15 minutes) and left one song before Sgt. Pepper’s closing. It took about 3 minutes to get out of the parking lot. (Many were stuck getting in and out and some report it took 5-7 hours, with 90 minutes at the I-495 exit to Fed Ex Field.)
The opening act, we thought, was a techo recording, like in an after-hours’ club. We didn’t see any DJ or performer. It got annoying and repetitious after a bit of time. There were a few techo remixes of Beatles’ songs, but, at these prices with a crowd this large, it should have had a top opening act . . . The regular opening act was back in Europe doing their own tour.
Paul looks 40, sounds 30 and is a very young man for 68. He loved the 50-plus thousand in attendance and we loved him back. The band is tight with big-league talent. Close your eyes and you’ll be at a Beatles’ concert for much of the show.
Two upcoming dates in Philadelphia in August 2010.
Set List in order:
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Got to Get You Into My Life
Let Me Roll It (Foxy Lady riff)
The Long and Winding Road
*Michelle (Tribute to Obama and wife)
Sing The Changes
Band on the Run
Back in the USSR
Something (Tribute to George)
I’ve Got A Feeling
A Day In The Life
Give Peace A Chance (Tribute to John)
Let It Be
Live and Let Die (Fireworks explosions!)
—— 1st Encore
I Saw Her Standing There
———- 2nd Encore
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End