MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The heavy rain held off for thousands of Paul McCartney fans packed into Target Field Saturday night.

The Governor declared this “Sir Paul McCartney Day” in Minnesota.

McCartney’s first concert in Minnesota was nearly 50 years ago back in 1965 at Met Stadium.

WCCO’s Kate Raddatz got to enjoy the show from nearby Target Field.

You can hear the crowd loving every minute of it.

And why wouldn’t they?

This was a sold out show. Tickets ran out in just 20 minutes.

As fans got to see a Beatle make his return to the Twin Cities, and for the first time at Target Field.

To fans both young and old, his music is timeless.

At the time period that he started making music, and with the Beatles, has influenced so many other artists like across genres,” Ashley Hudak, of Delano, said.

Sir Paul McCartney’s music career spans nearly six decades.

When fans found out he would be the featured summer concert at Target Field excitement was an understatement.

“So Stoked I’m here with my aunt and uncle I’ve been listening to the Beatles and Paul McCartney since I was a kid and they got me started on it,” Penny Cody, of Brooklyn Park, said.

Fans lined up early ahead of the concert ready to rock, hoping for their favorite songs would be played.

“‘Hey Jude’ probably. Or ‘Yellow Submarine’,” Kelsey German, of Delano, said.

“I know he’s going to play them all,” Bob Lier, of Canton, S.D., “They’re all my favorite. I like them all.”

But whether they had a favorite tune or not, if it was their first McCartney concert or one of many, fans knew it would be a night to remember.

“It’s classic. All the Beatles music is classic. It’ll live forever,” Lier said.

McCartney was last in the Twin Cities in 2005 at Xcel in St Paul, Minn.

Fans said they hope to see him make a stop again not so far away.


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