Sir Paul McCartney performed for over two and a half hours at a packed Comerica Park in Detroit Sunday night (7/24). The 94-degree, humid weather was threatening for a portion of the evening as thunder, lighting and rain moved through southeast Michigan prior to and during the early part of the show. Aside from some brief showers though, the ballpark was spared from the worst of it.
McCartney hit the stage about 8:30pm and played a rich range of Beatles, solo, Wings and Fireman songs- over 30 in all. Crowd favorites were mixed with some older material he said he hadn't played live in quite some time. Paul & the band toured the Motown Museum earlier in the day and were inspired to play the Marvin Gaye song "Hitch Hike" as a tribute to some of the influential music from their youth.
It was quite a visual show utilizing numerous HD cameras to feed the huge 4 video screens that sat on either side of the stage. Seeing this show took one of the items off my 'bucket list': seeing the last surviving members of the Fab Four perform live. (I've already seen Ringo & his All Stars).
With a little persuasion, I'd love to come to one or both shows at Wrigley this weekend.
Be advised: everything is very expensive. Aside from the tickets themselves, parking ran $15-45. Beers were $9 per. T-shirts started at $40. A program is $30. Keychains $15. Hats $30.
SPOILER ALERT: after the jump, I'll post cell phone pictures and the set list. If you want to be surprised at the Wrigley Field shows this weekend, then you may want to navigate away...
The Set List (from memory)
All My Loving
Drive My Car
Sing The Changes
Hitch Hike (I think) - Marvin Gaye
The Night Before
Let Me Roll It
The Long And Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Let 'Em In
Maybe I'm Amazed
I'm Looking Through You
I've Just Seen a Face
Band on the Run
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 (the show stopper!)
Carry That Weight