People at Grand Central witnessed a secret concert by former Beatles member Paul McCartney on Friday night where he played 24 songs.
The iconic musician played before celebrities, including Jon Bon Jovi, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Meryl Streep, and his fans. He sang tracks from his amazing career that stretched for 50 years.
"I have a feeling we're going to have a bit of fun here tonight," said the singer-songwriter before he played Beatles' hit song "Can't Buy Me Love."
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The concert was a way to promote McCartney's new album titled Egypt Station, his first solo album in five years. According to him, he thought about the coolest thing he could ever think of and decided to play at the popular landmark in New York where the music legend and his band played under a chandelier, across the giant clock, off the 42nd street entrance.
The singer has been notably sending hints about a performance to his fans on social media, encouraging them to get tickets to his surprise show. However, no official announcement was made on its date and venue.
Show Details Kept Under Wraps
Although the people behind the concert had remained hushed about its location, the singer dropped some hints during his appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.
"It's a surprise gig, we haven't been telling anyone, but the album's title is 'Egypt Station' so that might be a little clue there - station," McCartney said.
"He's an idol. He's someone I grew up with. I've never seen him except on TV," said Stephen McLaughlin, 57, who was waiting for his train going to Westchester County when the show happened. He added that the performance was a surprise for him.
Many people also rushed to the location after they had heard about the rush concert of the musician including Mikey Bosso. The die-hard fan traveled with his brother, Mark, all the way from Connecticut.
Mike Rood, another fan, stated that he has been following the musician's career for such a long time and he absolutely loves McCartney's sneakiness with his fans.
Around 300 fans got tickets to the show. Most of the audience won their spot through an online contest and only learned about its location moments before the show started. However, this did not stop fans from crowding in the concert's location. McCartney played hits from the Beatles and Wings, as well as his solo tracks.