(a perfect choice for Master Of Ceremonies)

“Christening Citi Field as a venue will give this concert the added weight of the historical significance of The Beatles appearance at Shea Stadium 44 years ago.” – AEG’s Randy Phillips, plugging Paul McCartney’s two-night stand at Fred & Jeff’s Monument To Avarice & Greed.

This is kind of like saying Sting’s upcoming Foxwoods appearance is right up there with the time Damned played the Rat. It’s not the same venue, it’s not the same band, and while I’ll grant Mr. Phillips there’s an obvious connection between the two Flushing events, it seems rather sad his company is unwilling to reach out to a band that once played Shea who are still quite active.