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Paul McCartney has recently turned 70 and that makes this a good time to backtrack to my first experience seeing Sir Paul live, a year ago. I have never been a fan of big shows. I’d rather see a band when they are easily confined to a venue no bigger than the Metro (across the street from Wrigley). Despite this fact, earlier in the year I was having a conversation with a friend about how I would always regret not seeing McCartney live, if I never ended up doing it. Serendipitously, within weeks of this conversation, a small McCartney tour was announced and not only would he be playing in Chicago, but he’d be playing at Wrigley Field, which is within walking distance of each of our homes. I failed at getting tickets when they first went on sale, but a couple of hours later they announced a second show. This apparently got by a few people (when I say “people” I mean scalpers) and tickets were very gettable for the additional show. This turned out to be the better of the two set-lists as far as I was concerned if for no other reason than he did I’m Looking Through You only on the second night. The set-list overall was pretty outstanding loading with deeper cuts from Band on the Run as well as usual big ones.

Set List - Monday, August 1, 2011

1. Magical Mystery Tour

2. Junior’s Farm

3. All My Loving

4. Jet

5. Got To Get You Into My Life

6. Sing the Changes

7. The Night Before

8. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady

9. Paperback Writer

10. The Long and Winding Road

11. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five

12. Let ‘Em In

13. Maybe I’m Amazed

14. I’m Looking Through You

15. And I Love Her

16. Blackbird

17. Here Today

18. Dance Tonight

19. Mrs. Vandebilt

20. Eleanor Rigby

21. Something

22. Band on the Run

23. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da

24. Back in the U.S.S.R.

25. I’ve Got a Feeling

26. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance

27. Let It Be

28. Live and Let Die

29. Hey Jude

30. Lady Madonna

31. Birthday

32. I Saw Her Standing There

33. Yesterday

34. Helter Skelter

35. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

First Encore:

30. Lady Madonna

31. Birthday

32. I Saw Her Standing There

33. Yesterday

34. Helter Skelter

35. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

Second Encore:

33. Yesterday

34. Helter Skelter

35. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

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Triumph wins this battle (pun intended).