Last night Sir Paul McCartney made history at Glastonbury, becoming the festival’s oldest headliner. (at age 80)in addition to attracting the largest crowd the festival has ever had (over 200,000 strong) – and he did it in style!
McCartney’s 38-song setlist was full of Beatles classics, Wings hits and his own solo tracks – including a few new things that some people on Twitter weren’t thrilled about – and towards the end of his performance, he introduced Dave Grohl to come play guitar/sing on ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘Band on the Run’ (which the Foo Fighters covered at the White House a few years ago) with him….
It marked Grohl’s first appearance/performance since his best friend and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away in March – but Taylor was with him in spirit….
As a big Foo Fighters/Grohl fan, I was really happy to see him up there having a blast with Paul. I’m sure many of you feel the same.
After that Macca called Bruce Springsteen – who joined him on stage at Metlife Stadium last week (which was one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen in my life, by the way) for ‘Glory Days’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’….
….and then everyone took the stage together for an epic jam session to close the show….
Gotta love it – that’s the story right there. Hopefully Paul will show up as a surprise guest at one of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute shows in September…..
There were some great sets all weekend at Glasto and the coverage continues today on the BBC iPlayer if you want to hook up a VPN. This isn’t an advertisement, but I’ve been using ExpressVPN all weekend and it works better than some of the others I’ve tried.
Jack White is even playing the secret set this year, which was just announced a few hours ago!
It should be awesome. White’s new record is absolutely killer. Here are some other highlights of the festival so far….