Paul McCartney’s second Yankee Stadium soundcheck July 16 had the usual mix of oldies and goodies, and an unusual surprise at the end that probably shows how much of a New York Yankees fan Sir Paul is.
“He ‘concluded’ by singing the Village People’s ‘YMCA’ chorus, complete with hand gestures and sweeping motions, a la the Yankee Stadium grounds crew, who dance to the song during every home game,” Melissa Carroll, who attended the soundcheck, reported to us.
McCartney’s been known to attend Yankees games and has been shown on TV several times there (when he’s not playing concerts there). Is this a song soon to be added to a McCartney show?
The other songs he played during that soundcheck (with the instruments used) were “Honey Don’t” (Gibson) “Honey Hush” (Gibson), “Blue Suede Shoes” (Gibson); “Flaming Pie,” “Coming Up,” “Letting Go” (Hofner); “C Moon” (piano), “Celebration” from “Standing Stone” (piano); “(I Want To) Come Home” (piano); “Two Of Us” (Martin acoustic); “Things We Said Today” (Martin acoustic); “Petroushka” (mandolin); “Ram On” (ukelele); “Bluebird” (Epiphone acoustic) and “Lady Madonna” (magic piano).
The pictures in this story and slideshow are from the July 27th show in Montreal, thanks to Denise Bradshaw, who allowed us to use them. (Thanks to both of you!)