Legend Paul McCartney’s Show at the Van Andel Was Epic and Amazing
On Monday, August 15th, music legend Paul McCartney brought his band to the Van Andel Arena for an epic concert. Not only did it sell out quickly, but Paul also sold out a VIP pre-party set. 45 minutes of playing for VIP ticket buyers, and then another THREE HOURS in front of the sold out crowd. Great show.
How do you NOT go see a legend perform when you have the opportunity? I'm glad I got the chance to see a Beatle. I missed seeing George before he passed away, so I'm glad I make it to this show.
He played a wide variety of songs from throughout his career, including The Beatles (of course), Wings, and his solo stuff. Check out his live performance of the first song they recorded as The Quarrymen, called "In Spite of All the Danger" below.
He looked like he was having a lot of fun up there, and told a lot of really cool stories about the songs, and the people involved. His story about how he came to sing the last of the chorus of "Love Me Do" was funny, as was his story about Jimi Hendrix and Jimi's cover of a Beatles' song live.
He dedicated a song to late producer George Martin, and played some George Harrison songs, and paid homage to John as well.
It was a great show, and his band is really good, and good singers. And that includes the drummer, who looks like the genie from Aladdin.
A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Letting Go (Wings)
Let Me Roll It (Wings)
I've Got a Feeling (The Beatles)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles)
Maybe I'm Amazed
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
In Spite of All the Danger (The Quarrymen)
You Won't See Me (The Beatles)
Love Me Do (The Beatles)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
The Fool on the Hill (The Beatles)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Band on the Run (Wings)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Live and Let Die (Wings)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
The End (The Beatles)