I went to see Paul McCartney last night at the Prudential Center in Newark. This was the fifth time I’ve seen him live (see here for a list of previous concerts). I bailed out early, so I could make the 11pm train back home. I guess there was a time when I would have stayed through the whole thing, taken the 12:30am train, and still made it to work the next day, but that’s not how my body works these days. (In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be in some pain at work today…)
Looking at this set list, I see that I bailed out near the very end of the main set. Staying for the encore would have been cool, but I don’t see anything there that I haven’t heard live before.
The last time I saw McCartney (just last year), I assumed it was probably the last time I’d see him live. So I don’t want to say that this was the last time I’ll see him live. But it probably was. He’s got to stop touring at some point, right? I mean, Sgt Pepper came out fifty years ago! Honestly though, I think I’ll be too old to get out and see him before he’s too old to get on stage and play for three straight hours.