It’s not every road trip that I visit Safeco Field . . .
Though there are a handful of times that I’ve visited the ballpark when the Mariners weren’t actually playing: a couple of times for the Fred Hutch Lunch, back in January of 2011 (when I celebrated my 50th birthday with 100 or so of my family and friends) and, this past April for the Open House on Opening Day to watch the M’s start the season in Oakland on the brand new video board.
All those were very fun and very special but, this was really an event . . . the first ever public rock concert held at Safeco Field.
Unfortunately, I never saw The Beatles live, though I did get to see Ringo Starr and his All Star Band at St Michelle Winery a few years back and it was really fun. But this was on a whole other level. I took my son and his girlfriend but, by the looks of the crowd, there were at least four generations represented. A testament to the timelessness and significance of the music.
There was an extra special treat for the younger of the generations in the Seattle crowd when, as part of the encore, Sir Paul introduced the surviving members of Nirvana and who performed with him the rest of the way (some seven or so songs).
My favorite portion of the concert was the set of: Something, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Band on the Run, Back in the USSR, Let It Be, Live and Let Die and Hey Jude
Just an amazingly awesome night.
(oh yeah, and down in Houston ~ the Mariners won!)