Macca Review (2010)

Paul McCartney continues his 18-month American tour.


Great show at Fed Ex Field in Largo Maryland on Saturday Aug. 1, 2009. Paul came on at 9:10 p.m. and played the same set list (below) in the same order as he did at Citi Field with one exception: He added “Michelle” in honor of the First Lady, but don’t expect it as he doesn’t usually do it.

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 
Flaming Pie 
Got to Get You Into My Life 
Let Me Roll It (Foxy Lady riff) 
The Long and Winding Road 
My Love 
Here Today 
Dance Tonight 
Calico Skies 
*Michelle (Tribute to Obama and wife) 
Mrs. Vanderbilt 
Eleanor Rigby 
Sing The Changes 
Band on the Run 
Back in the USSR 
I’m Down 
Something (Tribute to George) 
I’ve Got A Feeling 
Paperback Writer 
A Day In The Life 
Give Peace A Chance (Tribute to John) 
Let It Be 
Live and Let Die (Fireworks explosions!) 
Hey Jude

—— 1st Encore

Day Tripper 
Lady Madonna 
I Saw Her Standing There

———- 2nd Encore

Helter Skelter 
Get Back 
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End


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