Watching Sir Paul McCartney perform is everything you think it’s going to be and so much more. McCartney, the biggest act to perform at Firefly in its four year history, played for a crowd of 90,000 people on Friday night, accompanied by a light show, fireworks, and tree lights that changed with the rhythm of the song. His legendary status and magic radiated through the crowd all the way to the back where I was standing.
He opened up the show with a Happy Birthday wish to himself by singing “Birthday.” Going into the show, I wasn’t sure if I should expect Beatles songs or music by the Wings and McCartney only, but he played a mix of it all. He even called a fan up on stage to sign her tattoo.
Hearing “Live and Let Die” and “Let It Be” live is going to be very hard to top for a very long time. When the fireworks went up at the end it was magical, just magical. It’s impossible to put into words what it is like to see Sir Paul McCartney in the flesh, but I’ll leave you with this.
McCartney, at 73 years old, still looks good, sounds amazing, and boy, can he still rock. I highly recommend everyone take the chance to see him while he is still touring.