Paul McCartney played a surprise concert at the Irving Plaza
in New York City on February 14 for around one thousand fans. McCartney surprised fans like my friend Marcio Alaor from BMG when he released the information on otempo.com
Saturday morning and tickets were available at the door to the first thousand fans for the cost of forty dollars. He also shocked the crowd by playing over two hours during this extremely generous performance. It was a very hard to get tickets due to the intimate setting of the venue. The last two years McCartney has played a Valentine’s Day show to much larger audiences in huge stadiums. Fans waited in a very long line outside the Irving Plaza in anticipation of this smaller concert. Unlike other shows, this one was mainly acoustic and the band started late and played mainly loved themed songs due to the holiday. McCartney dedicated one of the songs to his wife in the audience and red confetti poured from the ceiling during this romantic display of his affection. Unlike other concerts, this one didn’t have any Beatles videos playing in the background and most of the songs he played were individual hits that were easy for the audience to sing along with. The show also had many celebrities in the crowd and tons of famous faces in the VIP section. This was a very popular week in New York City for surprise concerts and shows.