Key moment of the evening: Paul invites Dave Grohl and The Boss Bruce Springsteen to close. AP photo
A few days after his 80th birthday, Paul McCartney shone in the most convened show at Glastonbury 2022the emblematic British festival that this year celebrates its fifty years with some delay, as it had to postpone this anniversary edition due to the pandemic.
Like every time the ex Beatle performs, the concert had several epic moments: there were fireworks, a virtual duet with John Lennonguest artists of great stature, and the classic choir of the legendary hey guide (1968), all condiments that made it a historic evening.
McCartney punctually entered the famous Pyramid Stage, the main stage through which Noel Gallagher passed first-, and for about two and a half hours performed 36 songs21 of which from the Beatles repertoire.
In nearly two hours, McCartney performed 36 songs, 21 from the Beatles repertoire. Photo by Reuters
The Liverpool native placed first You can not buy Me Love and has reviewed many of the songs he recorded with the Fab Four, from first to last.
Grohl, Springsteen and a virtual Lennon
Macca had two very important guests: Dave Grohl, lead singer of Foo Fighters, and Bruce Springsteen. At the former Nirvana he introduced him as his “friend of the west coast of the United States”, before interpreting together the string formed by I saw her Standing There Y Band on the runby Ali.
The chief, a symbol of New Jersey, was introduced as “my friend from the east coast”. Then they performed together Glory days Y I want to be your man.
One of the most important composers in the history of rock and pop paid tribute to the Beatles members during the entire concert. He starred in George Harrison’s Something and I got a feeling with John Lennon, in a virtual duet.
The historical recital had a closing full orchestra, with Sir Paul, Grohl and Springsteen together on stage to play the endof the disc road to the abbey. Glastonbury Festival 2022 will close today with the Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Diana Ross and Pet Shop Boy showsyes, among others.
A virtual crowd and great reviews
Nearly 4 million people streamed Paul in Glastonbury. The recital received rave reviews from the British media present at Worthy Farm, Somerset County, England.
“Best seen on the Pyramid stage in the past 30 years,” wrote The Independent. photo EFE
The newspaper Guardian judged McCartney’s biggest hits “as exciting as live pop music”, while The independent described it as “the best seen on the Pyramid stage in the last 30 years of Glastonbury, by far.”
The Sunday Telegraphmeanwhile, she hailed it as “one of the most exciting, uplifting, Full of hits and star-studded, this over 50-year-old festival has never seen “.
The famous magazine NME kept that McCartney left “absolutely everything he had at Glastonbury 2022” – which is already a lot to say for a true Beatle – and he sounded like a man who, frankly, knows he might not do it again. “
Another highlight: her virtual duet with Lennon to sing “I’ve Got a Feeling” together. AP photo
Some festival goers they had been camping all day to be close to the main stage of the festival. The decision was very successful: Paul is estimated to have called about 100,000 peopleone of the biggest spectators in the history of the festival along with that Rolling Stones recital in 2013.