And here's what I posted on my facebook about it...
Well, it's taken me a bit to really let the experience sink in. Going to the concert, and walking around The Strip the hours beforehand, we would run into people who were going to the concert as well. It really shows you how nice Beatles people are, they are friendly to talk to, and they really understand how you feel when you say, "I just can't describe how exited I am!" Because you don't have to describe it, they get it right away. Most people would think the person holding the sign that says "This is my 49th show!" was wasting their money and was insane for going to see the same setlist and artist 49 times, but we get it. I think any Beatles fan would go to see Paul 49 times if they had the means, even if they wouldn't admit it. I would.
Next to us at the Wolfgang Puck restraunt we ate in at the MGM were two women, one was obviously a babyboomer, and the other was her grown daughter. She said she had been waiting 40 years to see Paul in concert, because her Aunt was going to bring her to see The Beatles in 1966, she was twelve at the time, but her Mother wouldn't let her go. I had told her that I saw Ringo Starr last year, and she exclaimed "You did? He's my favorite!" And I replied telling her that Paul's my favorite. Only over the Beatles do two people make a connection instantly, even though there was quite the generation gap.
When we got there we were quite early, not even a quarter of the seats were taken up. But 5 minutes after we sat down the person who sat next to us arrived (were were row J, seats 1 and 2, when he was 3). He said that he lived in California, and had a 10 month old daughter named Sophia he left behind with his wife to come see Paul. He was a member of the MGM's rewards points club, meaning he stayed there frequently, so he didn't have to pay for anything besides his ticket. You could tell how giddy he was to see Paul, even though he had seen him live once before. Again, making a connection with someone you just met is easy... via Beatles.
The setlist is as shown:
Magical Mystery Tour
All My Loving
Got To Get You Into My Life
Sing The Changes
Let Me Roll It – Foxy Lady
The Long And Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Let ‘em In
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’m Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Band On The Run
Back In The U.S.S.R.
I’ve Got A Feeling
A Day In The Life – Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
The concert itself was magical, I am proud to say that I only cried during Maybe I'm Amazed. (My Dad cried during Blackbird, Yesterday, Hey Jude, etc....) The whole atmosphere was so different than other concerts I have been to, the whole room was just so lively and happy, and you shared a conncection with people that you didn't even know the names of. If you are a Beatles fan, this is a must. It was up there as one of the highlighting moments of my life so far, and I still don't know if I've even taken it all in yet.