The Paul McCartney Project

Outside Lands Festival • Friday, August 9, 2013

ConcertBy Paul McCartney (part of Out There Tour)
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City:
San Francisco
Location:
Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park
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From RollingStone, August 10, 2013:

“This is so cool,” McCartney told the audience. “I just have to take a minute to take it all in myself, okay?” He was talking about the act of performing music in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, but the Beatles have their own history with San Francisco, having performed their last full concert – ever – at the city’s Candlestick Park back in 1966.

McCartney has lost none of the charm that he had back then, entertaining the crowd with stories about Jimi Hendrix, dedicating songs to the loves of his life, and even bringing on stage two fans who held signs asking him to autograph their bodies so that they could get it tattooed. He obliged.

Of course, San Francisco being what it is, McCartney paused at one point to reflect on a long-standing local tradition at rock shows, which dates back to when the Grateful Dead performed for free in the same field: “It’s a strange smell I’m smelling,” he said coyly. “Something wonderful.”

McCartney was also the second act of the day to employ the local Kronos Quartet, using them to augment “Yesterday” in a rendition that moved virtually every single person in the field, including security guards and food vendors.

From RollingStone, August 10, 2013:

“Live strings,” marveled Paul McCartney after introducing the Kronos Quartet with his trademark thumbs-up at Outside Lands last night. “Wooh!” It doesn’t take much to get McCartney excited onstage, but clearly this was a special event even by the standards of a man who’s sung “Yesterday” hundreds if not thousands of times. He was about to sing his most popular ballad with a string quartet renowned for collaborating with and interpreting the work of major modern composers and performers, from Philip Glass and Pat Metheny to Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.

Kronos Quartet’s appearance with McCartney might be considered appropriate, given they were termed “classical music’s own Fab Four” by Rolling Stone back in 1987. The group is known for edgier collaborations when they hook up with rock musicians, as when they contributed to David Byrne’s True Stories. When they’ve tackled rock classics on their own, most famously Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” they are not exactly known for straightforward interpretations. Yet they’re nothing if not versatile, and when the occasion demands, they can play it fairly straight, as they did Friday night on “Yesterday.”

From Twitter – Paul is at @sfoutsidelands tonight, on stage at 7.10pm (Lands End). Let us know if you will be #OutThere! pic.twitter.com/9srowWuEqI

Last updated on July 7, 2019

Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park

This was the 1st and only concert played at Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park.

Setlist for the concert






5.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix


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12.

San Francisco Bay Blues

Written by Jesse Fuller

"Here is a song we sometimes do in soundcheck..."

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013




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16.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013


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21.

Lovely Rita

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013



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29.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013



31.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013


32.

Encore


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013



3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013


33.

Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

With the participation of the Kronos Quartet

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013


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5.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Outside Lands- Out There 2013



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