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This was the ninth date of the “Got Back” tour.
From Orlando Weekly, May 29, 2022:
Tens of thousands of showgoers made the pilgrimage to Orlando’s Camping World stadium for what would be one of only two Florida shows on Paul McCartney’s 2022 “Got Back” tour. The Beatle, Wings-frontman, and prolific solo songwriter has no problem selling out stadium shows. But off the heels of the phenomenon that is Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary, and five years since taking the stage in Florida, there was a special spirit in the air.
Attendees converged from across the state, of all backgrounds and generations, spending a not insignificant amount of hard-earned money to sing long-loved songs together. Elders shared stories of their first Beatles concert, while high schoolers skipped prom to see McCartney for the first time. Old lovers mouthed “this is our song” to each other, as sweet children sang along on their parents’ shoulders; there was no shortage of micro-magic moments within those stadium stands. The staff at Camping World Stadium deserve special gratitude for working long hours and facilitating the evening.
McCartney was in prime-form, taking the stage with his iconic Höfner Violin Bass to overjoyed fans. The Beatle turns 80 next month, a stunning revelation considering he played three-dozen songs and a nearly three-hour set. The setlist was majority Beatles classics, a healthy balance of songs from the Fab Four’s expansive discography, while also weaving in Wings’ classics alongside more recent and obscure tracks for “the real ones.” Never before played live included “You Never Give Me Your Money” from the Beatles’ Abbey Road; as well as a virtual duet with John Lennon singing Let It Be’s “I’ve Got a Feeling,” incorporating remastered video from The Beatles’ last rooftop concert 53 years ago.
McCartney paid tribute to many of those iconic artists no longer with us, and gave a nod to the trials and tribulations of our times. A small European Union flag stood on stage alongside a Ukrainian flag; and prior to their encore, the band took the stage waiving several flags, including the LGBTQ+ pride flag. McCartney spoke to the civil rights movement and gender equality, and reminded concertgoers that he knew America was better than the era of segregation the Beatles witnessed and wrote about. The evening concluded with the Abbey Road finale, “The End.” In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
From paulmccartney.com, June 6, 2022:
Nearly 10 years had passed since Paul last took to the stage in O-Town — since the May 2013 kick-off of the North American leg of the Out There tour, to be more precise. If the hero’s welcome offered up by the crowd filling the massive Camping World Stadium (home to the likes of the NFL Pro Bowl, Citrus Bowl, and more), Orlando had been clamoring for Paul to Get Back since those final notes of ‘The End’ echoed throughout the Amway Center in 2013.
While it’s always a challenge to single out peaks of Paul’s highlight-packed shows (more on that later — I’m looking at you, Knoxville…), it is consistently fascinating to take note of which songs receive particularly effusive reactions across various nights, locales, venues and sundry other X-factors. On this beautiful late May evening in the open air environs of this Orlando football stadium, there was a roar that punctuated the opening strains of ‘My Valentine’—and that only seemed to escalate throughout ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’ and continued to surge repeatedly throughout the evening, especially noticeable when following the reverent pin-drop rapt attention devoted to ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Here Today’.
GOT BACK’s audience seems to have expanded at both ends of the generational spectrum — an example of the younger range being one fan’s sign that caught Paul’s eye, as he read aloud, “I missed senior prom to see you,” and asked the teenage fan, “Well, are you having fun?” — Presumably the answer was a resounding yes, but it was instantly drowned out by the entire stadium’s very vocal, very affirmative response.
“Pure joy and bliss emanated from the stage and throughout the seats,” observed the Orlando Sentinel. “As if 30 songs weren’t enough, McCartney and his cohort of musicians came back to rock out with six more songs, waving Ukrainian, American, United Kingdom, Florida and rainbow flags as they returned to the stage for their encore.”
And what an encore it was… Another stadium scale ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ duet with Paul and John’s harmonizing voices soaring into the central Florida skies — the same skies whose clouds became illuminated with crackles of heat lightning enhancing an already frenetic ‘Helter Skelter’ (I swear it was a natural occurrence and not part of the GOT BACK production — at least as far as I know!). Finally, as with all good things, Paul’s triumphant return to Orlando came to an end, or if we’re being literal, to ‘The End’. And with a promise of seeing Orlando next time amid a hail of confetti and fireworks, Paul concluded GOT BACK’s swing through the Sunshine State and was onto the tour’s next stop in Knoxville, Tennessee.
One final note: Doubling back to that encore interval… Our own DJ Chris Holmes — a touring veteran of hundreds of Paul shows for 10+ years, and whose own return as support has been welcomed warmly every night of GOT BACK — was literally moved to tears by the overwhelming intensity of the waves of applause that bridged main set closer ‘Hey Jude’ and encore opener ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’. And let’s just say he wasn’t alone… this man and these songs’ ability to unite tens of thousands of hearts and voices in unconditional, sheer joy and love — transporting them to a place where differences, conflicts, troubles disappear for close to three indelible hours — it really is the closest thing to a miracle one — or in the case of Orlando, tens of thousands — can witness.Steve Martin – Paul McCartney’s US publicist
Last updated on June 16, 2022
Camping World Stadium
This was the 1st and only concert played at Camping World Stadium.
Setlist for the soundcheck
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Setlist for the concert