Paul McCartney
BOK Center
Tulsa, OK
August 17, 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.  We were going to spend the night in Tulsa but the hotels were full so we stayed 15 minutes north in a town called Owasso. A great little town.

We first stopped at the Gilcrease Museum.  It was Monday so I forgot that it would be closed.  We were able to walk around the area and see some statues and I took a few photographs around the large pond.  We walked quite a ways and I was fairly exhausted by the time we got back to the car.  Then I could not find my cell phone.  We had to go walk back around the pond and Rusty kept calling my phone.  A couple found it on the ground as we were approaching it.

We ate dinner at Logan's Roadhouse.  First time I have eaten at Logan's. We had steak and lobster.  The restaurant is very much like the Texas Roadhouse.

Our concert seats were on the first row of the lower balcony towards the back of the auditorium.  The venue is not very large and it is a great place to see a concert.   The BOK Center looked like a smaller version of the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.   There was an attractive older woman who thought the boys were handsome, especially the one she sat next to - Calvin.

I think my nephews enjoyed the show, especially when McCartney sang Let It Be, Live and Let Die, and Hey Jude. 

My favorite Beatles' song is A Day In The Life and that was my favorite part along with when McCartney sang 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 highly recommend getting the DVD/CD combo of McCartney's 2009 concert in New York City.

My only disappointment was that McCartney did not sing Maybe I'm Amazed.

Set List after photos

Gilcrease Museum

"Kids, don't try this at home!" or at the museum!

Ooooh, a bear!

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
  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