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Nebraska crowd makes some big noise for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
Paul McCartney performs at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
Brenda Spencer - used by permission.

Paul McCartney doesn't have to worry about being loved by crowds, but the crowd at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. on July 14 made sure he heard them, fans who went to the show told Beatles Examiner. “The crowd was high energy from the start and Macca did not disappoint,” said Sue Casotti Finestead. “Great voice, great energy. Has this guy really been under the weather? You'd never know it.”

Paul McCartney in Lincoln, Neb. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Brenda Spencer - used by permission.

“The crowd was loud!,” said Brenda Spencer. “The crowd was loving every moment! There were lots of shouts from the audience and Paul ws shouting back! So fun!!”

Finestead said the crowd loved both the recent and older songs. “Even the cuts from 'NEW' were enthusiastically received. This is my sixth show since 1990 and it was the best one yet. He just keeps getting better.”

She also gave props to the band. “Personally, I think Paul has struck gold with this current band. They complement him perfectly. I'd go every night if I could.”

"Paul made reference to the 'Huskers,' which pleased the crowd and got a big cheer when he said, 'Go Big Red!' (University of Nebraska sports)," said Jennie Swenton. Before 'Something,' he told the usual story about George being a great ukulele player, and added that last night he was with a friend who was a fan of ukuleles. After the song, he said that the friend who plays the ukulele was Warren Buffet, who lives in Omaha." Buffet was pictured with Paul McCartney in a local teen's selfie taken in Dundee that went viral.

The tour's next stop is Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. That'll be the last show for a couple of weeks as the tour takes a break for a couple of weeks. It'll resume Aug. 2 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Here's what the complete official set list for this show as reported by Paul McCartney's press office looked like: (changes from Fargo in bold): “Eight Days a Week,” “Save Us,” “All My Loving,” “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Paperback Writer,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Maybe I'm Amazed,” “I've Just Seen a Face,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Another Day,” “And I Love Her.”

Next, there was “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “Lady Madonna,” “All Together Now,” “Lovely Rita,” “Everybody Out There,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”

Finally, there was “Something,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Band on the Run,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude.” Encore: “Day Tripper,” “Hi, Hi, Hi,” “I Saw Her Standing There” (was “Get Back” in Fargo.) Encore 2: “Yesterday,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End.”