The Paul McCartney Project

New York • Friday, July 17, 2009

ConcertBy Paul McCartney (part of Summer Live '09)
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From New York Times, July 18th, 2009:

[…] As a 23-year-old Beatle, Mr. McCartney introduced rock to a stadium audience on August 15, 1965, when the Beatles played a 34-minute set at Shea Stadium, which Citi Field replaced. The Beatles returned to Shea in 1966 on what would be their last tour.

Mr. McCartney was also at the final concert at Shea Stadium, joining the headliner, Billy Joel, on stage last year. Mr. Joel returned the favor on Friday night, singing, whooping and splashing piano chords in “I Saw Her Standing There.” In case the Mets weren’t enough, now Citi Field has musical continuity.

On Friday night, Mr. McCartney reminisced about 1965, imitating the muffled and distorted sound the Beatles got through the old stadium’s P.A. system, which by all accounts was drowned out by screaming girls. (Nearly 44 years later, somewhat older women seized their cue to scream.)

He also had other memories: of his fellow Beatles John Lennon, to whom he dedicated his memorial song, “Here Today,” and George Harrison, who had given him the ukulele he used to play Mr. Harrison’s song “Something.” He dedicated the ballad “My Love” to his late wife Linda, who sang with Mr. McCartney’s band Wings in the 1970s; she was part of the video backdrop when Mr. McCartney played “Band on the Run.”

The Citi Field audience brought its own memories: Beatles T-shirts and talismans, held aloft to soak up the occasion. When Mr. McCartney sang Beatles songs, in arrangements that nearly replicated the studio versions, there were loud, fond sing-alongs.

But Mr. McCartney wasn’t fixated on looking back. Although he has enough hits to fill his two-and-a-half-hour set with oldies from Wings, the Beatles and his solo albums, he chose to stay current as well, stumping the nostalgia crowd with songs from the album he released in 2008 as the Fireman, “Electric Arguments.” At 67, he is still a vigorous musician: writing tuneful and wily songs, playing assorted instruments, crooning his ballads ardently, hitting the high notes and howling like a rock and roller. […]

Sir Paul McCartney performs as part of Summer Live '09 at Citi Fields on July 17, 2009 in New York City. He is joined by Billy Joel and perform 'I Saw Her Standing There'.

Sir Paul McCartney performs as part of Summer Live ’09 at Citi Fields on July 17, 2009 in New York City. He is joined by Billy Joel and perform ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.

Last updated on January 6, 2016

Citi Field

This was the 1st concert played at Citi Field.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 2009Jul 17thJul 18thJul 21st

Setlist for the concert


1.

Drive My Car

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


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4.

Flaming Pie

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City




7.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix


8.

Highway

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City




11.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


12.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


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16.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


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20.

I'm Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


21.

Something

Written by George Harrison

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


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26.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City



28.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


29.

Encore


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


2.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


3.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Billy Joel:
Piano, Vocals

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


30.

Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


2.

Helter Skelter

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City


3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City



5.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Good Evening New York City



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