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article imagePaul McCartney plays impromptu gig from back of truck

By Layne Weiss     Oct 18, 2013 in Entertainment
London - Sir Paul McCartney gave an impromptu concert from the back of a truck in London's Covent Gardens Friday afternoon during the lunchtime rush.
"Good afternoon," McCartney told a crowd of about 2,000 tourists and workers enjoying their lunch hour. "Welcome to Covent Garden."
"We're just going to do some songs from our new album so get your phones out... As if they weren't already," he added, BBC News reports.
McCartney, 71, released his album "New" Tuesday, and which been getting very positive reviews.
He sang four songs from the new album from a truck parked on the piazza.
The gig began at 1:30 pm. A half hour earlier, the former Beatle tweeted, "I'm getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden. Oh baby!"
After taking the stage, McCartney joked, "Alright! Busking!" As his daughter Stella watched on.
"This is a change from the '60s because we would just have been coming in from the clubs right now," he told the crowd.
The singer opened and closed his surprise show with same song, his current single, "New."
"It was very exciting," Sir Paul told the BBC after it was over. "It felt little bit like I was in a dream - sort of a little bit spacey."
The gig was an unexpected treat for many tourists.
"We were actually just looking around Covent Garden and we had this big surprise," said Flavia, a visitor from Paraguay. "I'm so happy, I can't believe!"
Sir Paul's impromptu gig at Covent Gardens comes a week after he did something quite similar in New York City. Last week, a day after performing at a New York City high school, McCartney surprised fans with an impromptu concert in Times Square.
He took to Twitter about an hour ahead of time to announce it, and thousands of fans showed up. Like the show at Covent Gardens, this too was a lunchtime show.
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