Paul McCartney's "Farewell to Candlestick" concert was a beautiful way to say goodbye to an old friend, one that had provided so many chills (literally speaking) and thrills during its 54-year history. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer delivered some 40 songs during the final public event at the famously cold and windy stadium, taking fans on a magical musical tour of his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs.
Of course, McCartney was the perfect candidate to turn out the lights, returning to the scene of the Beatles final concert, which happened 48 years ago to the month -- on Aug. 29, 1966.
No wonder he said he felt a bit of "deja vu" as he stood onstage at the soon-to-be-demolished former home of San Francisco's 49ers and Giants.
"It's sad to see the old place close down," he said. "But we are going to close it down in style."
Mission accomplished -- and then some. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE