Mother Nature’s sun helped make Friday’s Paul McCartney performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival a very enjoyable experience, a fan who attended the show said.
Darcy Wondra said on Facebook, “So to recap last night, we waited outside in lines for almost 12 hours. The weather was gorgeous and people were pretty cool overall! Bonnaroo was pretty together and not a mess like I thought it would be! I managed to get front row at the rail after a stampede in which I almost felt and lost my shoe, but oh, man was it ever worth it!! It was one of the best Paul shows I’ve ever seen!!! He looked at me a lot and read my sign and asked about it!! Then, at the end, was the most confetti I’ve ever seen in my life!! And I drove back to Nashville on cloud 9!!”
And Paul McCartney noticed a few things about it, too. “That’s some pretty good weed I can smell,” McCartney was quoted by one newspaper. “What are you doing to me?”
The first hour of McCartney’s show was broadcast on the internet by Ustream. The festival posted some nice photos of McCartney’s show on their Facebook page.
For the set at the show, McCartney made two changes in the usual spots, adding in “Midnight Special” to replace “Things We Said Today” and “Get Back” for “I Saw Her Standing There” from the previous show. The band also did a little improvisation, which you can hear in the video on this page.
Nashville Scene.com also reported McCartney did a soundcheck Thursday singing “Eight Days a Week,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “Penny Lane,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Calico Skies,” “Lovely Rita,” “Bluebird,” “Lady Madonna” and “Midnight Special.”
A rumor was circulating on the official McCartney and Steve Hoffman message boards that he gave some members of the press a preview of his forthcoming album at the festival, but a McCartney representative very quickly replied to our inquiry and said it was not true.
The tour takes an eight-day break to begin a string of shows in Europe beginning in Warsaw, Poland on June 22.
Here’s the official setlist from Friday. (changes in bold):
- “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End”
- “Helter Skelter”
- Encore 2: “Yesterday”
- “Get Back” (Was “I Saw Her Standing There”)”
- “Hi Hi Hi”
- Encore: “Day Tripper”
- “Hey Jude”
- “Live and Let Die”
- “Let It Be”
- “Back in the U.S.S.R.”
- “Band on the Run”
- “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
- “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite” (check)
- “Eleanor Rigby”
- “Mrs. Vandebilt”
- “Lovely Rita”
- “All Together Now”
- “Lady Madonna”
- “Your Mother Should Know”
- “Here Today”
- “And I Love Her”
- “Another Day”
- “We Can Work It Out”
- “Midnight Special” (Was “Things We Said Today” )
- “Maybe I’m Amazed”
- “The Long and Winding Road”
- “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
- “My Valentine”
- “Paperback Writer
- “Let Me Roll It”
- “Listen to What the Man Said”
- “All My Loving”
- “Junior’s Farm”
- “Eight Days a Week”
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