Last Night: Sir Paul McCartney at Minute Maid Park


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Personal Bias: I like bands and artists that were influenced by the Beatles, like Nirvana, David Bowie, Neil Young, ZZ Top, Elton John, Genesis, the Velvet Underground, The Ramones, Electric Light Orchestra, The Kinks, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Animals, Donovan, The Beach Boys, Can, U2, R.E.M., Arcade Fire, The Cure, The Clash, AC/DC, Buzzcocks, Big Star, Jack White, Queen, Oasis, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, The Strokes, Beck, and the Rutles. I probably missed a few hundred but you get the idea.

The Crowd: I was chest-deep in Houston socialites where I was sitting.

Overseen In The Crowd: Everyone from fetuses to hipsters and those in wheelchairs with oxygen tanks.

Random Notebook Dump: Nothing off McCartney II. For shame, Sir Paul. For. Shame.

SET LIST

Magical Mystery Tour
Junior's Farm
All My Loving
Jet
Got to Get You into My Life
Sing the Changes
The Night Before
Let Me Roll It
Paperback Writer
The Long and Winding Road
1985
My Valentine
Maybe I'm Amazed
I'm Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Dance Tonight
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby
Something
Band on the Run
Ob la di ob la da
Back In The USSR
I've Got a Feeling
A Day in the Life / Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

ENCORE

Lady Madonna
Day Tripper
Get Back

ENCORE 2

Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End





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Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford, Houston, TX

Category: General

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14 comments
donnas7
donnas7

Sir Paul Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. A concert not to be forgotten. Life really is good.

cbrishton1
cbrishton1

This was such a great show! Great review - nailed it good, Craig. Yep, he's been on my bucket list since 1964 - hope I can play musical instruments and sing at least as well as I do now when I'm 70.  I sat near the top with my brother (both of us nursing 50 + year old sore knees), but still worth all the climb and crowds.

Fred
Fred

Good show, good review. Any word on why the staffing levels were so inadequate at the venue? The line to get in on Crawford  Street went literally half way around the stadium. We got to the door and there were only 4 people scanning tickets. The lines inside were not much better. It's my understand that the crowds was smaller than a sold out baseball game (I know old days) seems like Jim Crane was making a buck.

As for the concert, my only complaint was that there was not a good flow, would it have killed them to play two songs back to back without pausing to thank the crowd, and wave his guitar etc..

thankyoupaul
thankyoupaul

Great review. His band was fun too very playful. I had no idea Blackbird was dedicated to the civil rights movement. Can we do this again tonight?

Veronica Polanco
Veronica Polanco

I wanted Monkberry Moon Delight, that's my only complaint.

johnya
johnya

Loved the show last night and loved the review.

Jesse Sendejas
Jesse Sendejas

what an excellent, excellent review. aside from extolling the wonder of it all, baby, i enjoyed the shout out to fire for being cool and the unanticipated butmuch appreciated crushing of one of rrock's most insufferable frontmen, the former American Idol judge. kudos

Jake Rawls
Jake Rawls

I was there as well and agree with just about everything you wrote. My only lament is paying extra for floor seats, when it looked like some people in the stands had a better view than I did.

Creg Lovett
Creg Lovett

It was far, far better than I thought it would be.

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Awesome review Craig! Really makes me wish I could have gone.

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