Paul McCartney Arrives As Sacramento Awaits Golden 1 Center’s Big Opening

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sir Paul McCartney has been on the world’s biggest stages – and next up, he’ll take the stage for the first-ever event at Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center.

McCartney’s jet touched down at Sacramento Executive Airport at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Photos show the legendary pop star being driven away in one of three black SUVs awaiting his arrival.

McCartney was waving out the window in one photo.

McCartney then arrived at Golden 1 Center shortly after. From inside, you could hear what sounded like a sound check.

According to the website The Smoking Gun, documents from a past world tour show McCartney has specific backstage requests at his concert venues, especially regarding his views on the treatment of animals.

One clause reads “it is crucial you do not provide furniture made of any animal skin or print.”

Another reads, “there will be no meat or meat by-products allowed to be served in the dressing rooms.”

Life-long McCartney fans Liz Smith and Rita LaBoffe arrived from Ohio and have tickets for both nights McCartney performs.

“This is quite exciting to be here for the opening,” said Liz Smith.

Smith and Rita LaBoffe have been friends since first grade and follow McCartney on all his tours.

“How much money combined will you spend in Sacramento?” we asked.

“A lot. But if I tell you I’ll have to kill you,” LaBoffe said.

The doors at Golden 1 Center open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the concert.

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