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Last night, Miller Park was packed with almost 44,000 fans who were, at one point, treated to a display of fireworks.
No, the Crew wasn’t in town–it was Sir Paul McCartney who was bringing the house down for a record crowd (for a non-baseball event) despite sweltering temperatures.
For a complete review of the show, check out Piet Levy’s from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He’s even got the setlist, which included songs such as “Eight Days a Week,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” and two encores including, “Day Tripper,” and “Yesterday.”
We asked you to share your comments and photos using #OutThereMke, so we’ve pulled some of the reaction around the web. Enjoy!
Reader Ginny Prince from Bay View emailed some additional photos to me this afternoon:
And, as of 4:45pm today, I’ve created a Storify, compiling some of the best tweets we received. Click here to view.
Do you have more photos and/or comments from last night’s show that you’d like to share? Tweet and/or Instagram them using the hashtag #OutThereMKE or email them to email@example.com; I’ll be updating this post throughout the day!
On Tuesday, Paul McCartney will make his first visit to Miller Park with his 2013 “Out There” tour, featuring brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.
Cait’s A-to-Z Guide to the “Out There” Concert at Miller Park
BINOCULARS & CAMERAS
Binoculars are fine to bring to the show.
You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog!
Video cameras are not permitted.
Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.
Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.
Anyone who has seats on the floor will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area.
We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show. Wristband stations will be set up near outside near the pedestrian bridge and near the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from the time the lots open (4:30 p.m.) until approximately 5:30 p.m. and inside on the Field Level concourse behind Big B’s Diner near section 126, at the top of sections 110 and 118 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate near the Walls of Honor, beginning when gates open (6 p.m.)
Gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m. Advance parking is available for $25 until Monday, July 15 at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Parking is $30 day-of-show. These fees apply to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Please note: Advance parking means securing your space early and saving $5; it does not permit you “advance” entry into the park.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
Buses 7/15 Update: Due to a high number of requests, MCTS will be running Route 90 service to Miller Park for concert. Route 90 will operate every 10-15 minutes starting two hours before the concert (approximately 6:00 pm) and will continue to run for a half hour after the concert ends. For more details, click here.
Shuttles For the Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. We do not have a list, so I suggest checking with your favorites for more information.
Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.
Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions may apply. Please ask staff for assistance.
The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer to the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter ( @Brewers ) for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!
7/16/13 Noon Update: I just heard from Senior Director of Stadium Operations, Bob Hallas, who has informed me that as of right now, it look s like the roof will be OPEN for tonight’s show!
The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4:30 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots.
Please check brewers.com/mccartney for ticket availability.
For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.
7/15/13 Update: I just checked weather.com and, as of noon on Monday, here’s what they are saying we can expect for tomorrow:
Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Brewers Ticket Office Will Call is located behind home plate near the Clock Tower. Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.
And there you have it–all you need to know before next Tuesday’s concert!
Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.
Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!
Have a FABulous time!
Paul McCartney has added one more U.S. date to his all-new 2013 “Out There” tour. On July 16, Paul will play at Miller Park, a historic, first-time concert for him at the venue, his first Milwaukee play since 2005′s ‘US’ Tour.
Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. local time at Brewers.com/McCartney, the Miller Park Ticket Office, or by calling (414) 902-4000. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 18 at 10 p.m. All times central.
Paul McCartney’s “Out There” tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history–not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives–are magically brought to life as only Paul can do. Last year marked 40 years since Paul’s premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space! Having played with his peerless band of Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints.
Paul is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking “On The Run” tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief–to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the “Out There’” tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of Paul slowing down.
The “Out There” tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to Paul and new spots for the very first time.
As previously announced, the tour will also be making stops May 18 and 19 in Orlando, FL at Amway Center, May 22 and 23 in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center, May 26 in Memphis, TN at FedEx Forum, May 29 and 30 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center, July 9 in Boston, MA at Fenway Park, July 12 in Washington DC at Nationals Ballpark, and July 19 in Seattle, WA at Safeco Field.
Stay tuned to www.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates.