AUSTIN (KXAN) - Some things are worth waiting for.
Sir Paul McCartney performed for the first time in Austin Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center. A second show will be staged Thursday.
One of the most acclaimed songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney is making Austin the only Texas stop on his U.S. tour.
Erwin Center director John Graham has been trying to land McCartney for years and is ecstatic it's finally happened. Both shows were essentially instant sellouts, packing in crowds of 12,500 for each show.
"We've done so many great artists over the years," Graham said, "but McCartney's special. He's not only not played the Erwin Center, he's never been in Austin so everybody is very excited about it."
Due to a glitch, McCartney came on stage about 45 minutes late.
McCartney has a song repertoire he could perform all day, but he will perform for 2 hours and 45 minutes both nights without an intermission.
McCartney will turn 71 next month.
As for future acts, Graham already know who he wants to see next. "We'd like to see the Rolling Stones play the Erwin Center."
It's quite the trifecta for Austin music fans. In addition to McCartney at the Erwin Center, Lyle Lovett performed at the Paramount Theater and Dave Matthews rocked the crowd at the Circuit of the Americas on Wednesday.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
A local road project more than two decades in the making won't save drivers as much time as many had hoped.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Patchy light rain is forecast in Central Texas Friday as an upper level disturbance moves across the state. Rainfall totals are expected to be very light, and showers will end by Friday night. Sunshine, but breezy and cool conditions are …