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: