Paul McCartney Plays Surprise 300-Seat Club Gig

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It’s every fan’s dream to see a classic rock favorite performing at the kind of venue that they would have played before they became superstars. Well, for 300 fortunate Paul McCartney fans on October 13, that’s exactly what happened.

Paul McCartney at Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown, CA on October 13, 2016 (Photo via his Facebook page)

Paul McCartney at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA on October 13, 2016 (Photo via his Facebook page)

The Beatles legend was already in California biding time in between his two Desert Trip performances. So he booked a gig at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown, CA. As the venue proudly states on its website, “Pioneertown is about 130 miles east of Hollywood.” Tickets to the show, which was announced that day, were limited to one per customer and only available at the venue’s box office. The price? Just 50 bucks!

The legend treated the lucky few to a 20-song set that was scaled down from what he’s been playing all summer during his One on One tour. The set was dominated by Beatles hits like “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Lady Madonna,” “I’ve Just Seen a Face” and “Day Tripper,” as well as such Wings numbers as “Band on the Run” and “Hi Hi Hi.”

You want Paul McCartney from like 10 feet away? You got him! Watch “A Hard Day’s Night”…

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Paul McCartney – October 13, 2016 Setlist

A Hard Day’s Night
Junior’s Farm
Can’t Buy Me Love
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
We Can Work it Out
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Day Tripper
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey Jude

Encore
Hi, Hi Hi
Birthday
I Saw Her Standing There

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Related: Our review of Paul McCartney’s performance at Desert Trip’s first weekend

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