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Paul McCartney
Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, Texas
August 19, 2009

Concert review by
Paul Ridenour

I took my brother David's three boys [Rusty, Grant, and Calvin Ridenour] to see Paul McCartney in Tulsa, OK, two days earlier.  This was going to be my 6th time to see McCartney.

This was going to be the same show and McCartney's last show.  Still hoping he would perform Maybe I'm Amazed, but he did not.

My favorite Beatles' song is A Day In The Life and that was my favorite part along when McCartney did Something.  As far as I was concerned, McCartney could have sung any Beatles song sung by Lennon or Harrison and it would have been awesome.  It was a great concert although McCartney is starting to get a little older and I am not sure how long he can do this.  He is 67 years old.  I actually thought he sang better than he did in Tulsa.

This was not supposed to be the first time my wife and I were going to go to the new stadium, or Jonesville, as some call it.  I had bought tickets for U2 for October the 12th and for my wife's October the 13th birthday.  That was going to be our first visit but how would I have known that McCartney would come to town before U2.

The sound was great because we had floor seats.  I had bought tickets at the Pre-Sale with American Express and got the Daniel family four side floor tickets on the 29th row.  We were a little bit behind them and in the middle.  We were right next to one of the spotlights at the sound booth.

Parking lots prices were $30 to $40 but we parked in a place between the stadium and the Rangers stadium for only $12.

Pretty amazing McCartney singing these three songs in a row - Let It Be, Live and Let Die, and Hey Jude.

I highly recommend getting the DVD/CD combo of McCartney's 2009 concert in New York City.

Set List

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Jet
  3. Only Mama Knows
  4. Flaming Pie
  5. Got To Get You Into My Life
  6. Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
  7. Highway
  8. The Long and Winding Road
  9. My Love
  10. Blackbird
  11. Here Today
  12. Dance Tonight
  13. Calico Skies
  14. It's So Easy
  15. Mrs. Vanderbilt
  16. Eleanor Rigby
  17. Sing the Changes
  18. Band on the Run
  19. Back in the USSR
  20. I'm Down
  21. Something
  22. I've Got a Feeling
  23. Paperback Writer
  24. A Day in the Life / Give Peace A Chance
  25. Let It Be
  26. Live and Let Die
  27. Hey Jude
Encore:
  1. Day Tripper
  2. Lady Madonna
  3. I Saw Her Standing There

Encore 2:

  1. Yesterday
  2. Helter Skelter
  3. Get Back
  4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  5. The End