Paul McCartney.. Billy Joel.. an all-access pass and a front row seat. It all started when I saw this message from @Stereogum:

“Paul McCartney starts his three nights at Citi Field this evening. He’s making a film and he needs some help from all of you young filmmakers out there. We are looking for thirty people to shoot each show, July 17, 18 & 21, on Flip cameras. We have the cameras, all we need is the talent!”

I replied, and then while driving towards New York I received an email letting me know I had been selected to participate.  My friend Mindy and I showed up at the 1st Base VIP entrance where we picked up our “Working Personel” passes and a custom Paul McCartney Flip Cam, and then set off to roam the stadium at our pleasure.

I found myself nice spot in the front row, a few feet in front of Pierce Brosnan and nearby Nancy Shevell.

Here’s a video (shot with my iPhone) of Paul singing “A Day in the Life” and “Give Peace a Chance”.

Read on for the set list and a few photos:

01. Drive My Car
02. Jet
03. Only Mama Knows
04. Flaming Pie
05. Got To Get You Into My Life
06. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady ending
07. Highway
08. All My Loving
09. The Long And Winding Road
10. My Love
11. Blackbird
12. Here Today
13. Dance Tonight
14. Calico Skies
15. Mrs Vanderbilt
16. Eleanor Rigby
17. Sing The Changes
18. Band On The Run
19. Back In The USSR
20. I’m Down
21. Something
22. I’ve Got A Feeling
23. Paperback Writer
24. A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
25. Let It Be
26. Live And Let Die
27. Hey Jude

First Encore
28. Day Tripper
29. Lady Madonna
30. I Saw Her Standing There (sung with Billy Joel on piano)

Second Encore
31. Yesterday
32. Helter Skelter
33. Get Back
34. Sgt. Pepper Reprise/The End

Paul McCartney at Citi Field

Written by Sean Henri