Paul McCartney played the final show ever to take place at Candlestick Park in San Francisco this past Thursday night.

He last played there on Aug. 29, 1966, with the Beatles.

For 2½ hours, Sir Paul played a mix of songs from his latest album, New, and hits from Wings and The Beatles.

The set included songs such as Paperback Writer, Day Tripper and Yesterday from the Candlestick show in 1966. He even trotted out the last song of that show, a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally.


A pyrotechnics show punctuated Live and Let Die, and fans rocked to Back in the U.S.S.R. As with any McCartney show, the stadium echoed with thousands of fans singing along to Hey Jude and Let It Be. It ended, fittingly, with The End.

McCartney agreed to do the show after some personal lobbying from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who approached Paul backstage after his performance at Outside Lands festival last year.

McCartney agreed, despite an offer from the San Francisco 49ers for him to perform at their new stadium.

Early in his show, before about 49,000 fans of all ages, McCartney had to wander the stage and gaze at the adoring throng. "It's good to drink it all in," he said. "We're saying goodbye to Candlestick."


Source: USA Today