1965, Inaudible; 2009, Incredible
When I recently got a chance to see Paul McCartney perform the first concert at Citi Field
, the new home of the New York Mets
, I leapt at the chance. I mean, I've met the man
, he's written a blurb for one of our books
, he's featured in another
, and my partner Mia was once in a restaurant
where he was dining. I've also obsessively watched videos of The Beatles and McCartney's recent concerts on YouTube, and marveled at a guy in his sixties who can still in tune, rock with the best of them, and can put on a great show. But, you know, you gotta hear him sing!
He didn't disappoint. Many of the three generations of fans who attended weren't able to stand throughout the entire 165-minute set. McCartney himself was indefatigable, apparently not even needing a glass of water. His band still rocks along with him, and he seems to be having a great time. Unlike Shea Stadium in 1965, you could hear every word (the speakers were enormous) and could sing along without annoying your neighbors. We had a great seat about fifty yards from the stage, and I ended the evening hoarse (unlike Macca) from all the singing. And what could be better than that?