Dear Paul McCartney: Please Come Play Houston

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Dear Paul McCartney,

Hi. This is Craig Hlavaty and I write about the musics for the Houston Press Rocks Off blog here in the Bayou City. Lately I have been seeing on Twitter and the greater Internet that you are slowly piecing together a concert tour of baseball stadiums. Which is cool, because the whole Beatles/Shea Stadium deal in the '60s. Tuesday, you added Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati and a second date at Yankee Stadium.

In 1993, you played Houston's Astrodome, which is now a sad ruin off Loop 610, sitting there like a steel and concrete lump next to Reliant Stadium. Don't play Reliant Stadium if they give you the option. Funny enough, my family and I took a tour of the Dome in 1993 the day after your gig, and we watched your road crew take apart the staging. Kinda cool, actually.

No doubt you are more than likely looking into a Houston date, or at least a Texas one. Please play Minute Maid Park. Your cavalcade of No. 1 tunes will be the most hits that the stadium will probably see this year, since the Astros who play there mostly suck. It's a rebuilding year, as they say. As far as we can, tell it's been a rebuilding decade, but I digress.

A Houston date would make a lot of people in this town happy, including the dudes at Black Dog Records, a local vinyl-centric record shop. I swear they have more Beatles memorabilia than I have ever seen since, well, I don't know when. I wouldn't mind marking you off my bucket list of all-time artists to see either.

You were last in Houston at Toyota Center in November 2005. I got caught in traffic around the arena and cursed your name once or twice, but I forgive you. To tell you the truth, and I hate to say it, but you aren't my favorite Beatle. That would be John Lennon, or George Harrison, depending on my mood. If I am feeling spiritual, I go for George, and if I am all emo and mushy, it's John.

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April
April

Please please please come sir paulie!!!! Unlike my friend here you ARE my favorite beetle of all time! I neeeeeeeed to see you so make this girls dream come true! It will make up for that whole fiancé thing (a girl can dream)

Thank you for thus Craig! Get that train a Rollin!

April
April

Please please please come sir paulie!!!! Unlike my friend here you ARE my favorite beetle of all time! I neeeeeeeed to see you so make this girls dream come true! It will make up for that whole fiancé thing (a girl can dream)

Thank you for thus Craig! Get that train a Rollin!

Jcherry153
Jcherry153

Craig, this is a smart move. I applaud it, and hope your wish is granted. As many McCartney fans wait for additional dates to be added, I hope Paul will be able to cover a number of areas with the U.S. In the meantime, I suggest that Macca fans visit the website betterthanlennon.com, and purchase one, or both, of the books about Paul's career in great detail. Craig, i would send you a copy of both books upon your request. Thanks, John Cherry

Natalie
Natalie

I really do hope he comes to Houston. 

DT130
DT130

I've been eagerly awaiting/hoping for a Houston date to be announced.

Classic Rock Bob
Classic Rock Bob

I was actually at the 1993 Astrodome show and scored incredible fifth-row center seats. Sound was horrendous as was expected, but one thing I remembered vividly were the people all around me standing up only for the most popular Beatle tunes. People, this is Paul McCartney! Get up off your asses!

Jeff
Jeff

Great comments, but you are off a year on the Toyota Center concert.  It was 2005, not 2004.

Feldman
Feldman

This is gold, Craig, gold..... 

"Your cavalcade of No. 1 tunes will be the most hits that the stadium will probably see this year"

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