After seeing Paul McCartney perform at BC Place the other night, I think it’s safe to say that it was the best ever concert I’ve ever seen. Sir Paul is charismatic, a very happy person, and is even the kind of guy that you would want to hang out with all the time. He made a connection with the crowd right from the first song, “Magic Mystery Tour,” and after that moment, everything was a magical trip. Especially when he sang “All My Loving,” the crowd knew that this was going to be an event to remember.

Another really cool thing about Sir Paul was that he mentioned all important people in his life: his first wife, Linda, his current wife, Nancy (“My Valentine” was perfect), his pals John and George. He never even mention Ringo! I got checked one item on my bucket list, but straight to the big one: I got to shake hands with this amazing guy.

I wanted to send out a special thank you to the following: Everyone who attended this spectacle, Paul’s crew who made BC Place sound like an opera venue, guitar virtuoso Brian and Rusty, keyboard/accordion/percussionist master Wix, and energy drummer Abe. Paul’s band played every Beatles song to sound fresh and you could feel the chemistry with them and Paul. They don’t just play songs – they perform them.

Vancouver BC Place Set List

Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles song)

Junior’s Farm (Wings song)

All My Loving (The Beatles song)

Jet (Wings song)

Drive My Car (The Beatles song)

Sing the Changes (The Fireman song)

The Night Before (The Beatles song)

Let Me Roll It (Wings song) (“Foxy Lady” snippet)

Paperback Writer (The Beatles song)

The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles song)

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings song)

My Valentine

Maybe I’m Amazed

I’ve Just Seen A Face (The Beatles song)

And I Love Her (The Beatles song)

Blackbird (The Beatles song)

Here Today (to John)

Dance Tonight

Mrs. Vandebilt (Wings song)

Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles song)

Something (The Beatles song) (Paul on ukulele) (to George)

Band on the Run (Wings song)

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles song)

Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles song)

I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles song)

A Day in the Life (The Beatles song) (“Give Peace a Chance” snippet)

Let It Be (The Beatles song)

Live and Let Die (Wings song)

Hey Jude (The Beatles song)

Encore 1: Lady Madonna (The Beatles song)

Day Tripper (The Beatles song)

Get Back (The Beatles song)

Encore 2: Yesterday (The Beatles song)

Mull of Kintyre (Wings song) (with the Delta Police pipe band)

Helter Skelter (The Beatles song) (my favorite and it looks favorite by his band)

Abbey Road Medley: Golden Slumbers (The Beatles song) Carry That Weight (The Beatles song) The End (The Beatles song)

And finally a BIG thank you to Paul’s managers Phil and Barrie for the great seats, I could have smelled Paul’s cologne – that’s how close I was.