Saturday, May 12, 2012

Paul McCartney in the Zocalo

The one thing I don't do on this blog is newsworthy items. I figure others, like Norman Lebrecht, do that better. But on Thursday, Mother's Day, Paul McCartney gave a concert in Mexico City's Zocalo square that is worth mentioning. Reports vary that between 90,000 and 200,000 people attended. The concert was free.

The crowd in the Zocalo

The show was two hours long and Paul seemed in great form.

Sometimes, just like when the Beatles used to tour, the screams of the audience tended to overwhelm the music. And sometimes they joined in:

Sometimes things are just simple: a great musician who loves performing gives a concert and everyone shows up.

UPDATE: Here is how the concert started with Paul speaking pretty good Spanish. These songs just don't die, do they? "All My Loving" is from the album With the Beatles, their second album released in the summer of 1963.

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