jgkojak wrote:What do I think Paul should have played?
I think he should have trotted SOMETHING out more appropriate to the occasion -
Maybe Pipes of Peace? That would be interesting to hear live.
Not exactly sure what "Pipes of Peace" has to do with anything; this was a benefit concert for victims of a hurricane, not a war.
"Calico Skies" might have worked a little bitter. That being said, when the crowd is waiting until 1:30 in the morning to see you perform a short setlist, they're hoping for some MEATY selections (even from a vegetarian like Paul...zing
!), not some forgotten chestnuts. I have no problem with an artist taking risks with the setlist, and McCartney certainly did. But you always have to consider the kind of crowd you're playing for; and these type of benefit concerts do command bringing out at least a few heavyweight songs.