Chicago • Sunday, July 29, 1990

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the The Paul McCartney World Tour

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Country:
USA
City:
Chicago
Location:
Soldier Field

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From Club Sandwich 55/56, Winter 1990/91:

Soldier Field, Chicago; Sunday, July 29th.

8.30 pm and Clive Dunn shouted “Showtime” for the last time.

Reluctantly this time, the band shuffled from their dressing room; almost unwilling to play, not wanting to start the show because this was The Last Time and you wanted to delay it forever.

The normal backstage banter of the crew was hushed. Friends avoided each other. No-one looked you in the eye. What could you say?

Outside, the crowd was going berserk; 50,000 of ’em waving lighters, matches, torches to welcome Macca’s last stand on stage with the greatest show of light we’d seen all year.

Fireworks blew up the skyline during Pepper and Live and Let Die and between songs you could hear one or another of us pine “Oh God, I don’t want this to end…”

As the crowd’s roars loudened, tour staff who at other gigs would be busy backstage drifted to the front; almost disbelieving it was really over. And when Paul launched into The Long and Winding Road, a tour anthem for many who’d been there since Oslo a lifetime ago, guys’ heads bent as they didn’t want Paul to see the tears.

But… mark the last words of Soldier Field “Thank you… we ‘II see you all again next time”.

Geoff Baker, Paul McCartney’s publicist

From Chris Whitten (@chriswhittenmusic) • Instagram photos and videos – My final photograph of the 1989/90 Paul McCartney world tour. After the show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Paul and Linda hosted a party to thank everyone who had been involved in the tour. Typically during the tour we drove away from the venue and often flew out of the area immediately after a show. So this was the only time we were at a show after the show had finished. I already knew I probably wasn’t continuing with Paul and as such might never play a large stadium show again. So I took this shot of the aftermath of a huge event I had taken part in. My plan was to go back to freelance studio work, which was my favourite aspect of professional drumming.

Setlist for the concert





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6.

Birthday

Written by Lennon - McCartney









14.

Medley



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16.


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22.


23.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Tripping The Live Fantastic II


24.

Medley



2.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Tripping The Live Fantastic II




26.

The Hustle Snippet

Written by Van McCoy


27.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Tripping The Live Fantastic II


28.

Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney


2.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney


3.



5.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Tripping The Live Fantastic II


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