Paul McCartney Played A Secret Show in Philly Last Night

Sir Paul played a two-hour set at the Convention Center last night, as part of a customer appreciation dinner held by a trucking company.

Paul McCartney has played many storied venues in his career, from the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg to the Cavern Club in Liverpool to the Ed Sullivan Theater to Shea to Wembley to the the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. Last night, McCartney checked another historic venue off his bucket list: He played the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Wait, what? That’s right: McCartney played a customer appreciation dinner hosted by Freightliner Trucks. The dinner was held during the 2015 American Trucking Association Management Conference & Exhibition, now on its final day.

So how’d they land McCartney? (The Eagles played the dinner last year.) Philebrity explains that McCartney’s wife, Nancy Shevell, is an executive at New England Motor Freight.

There are a few brief clips of the show posted on Periscope last night, showing the intimate setting and the banter McCartney exchanged with the crowd. One clip shows McCartney playing “For the Benefit of Mr. Kite” while another has Macca playing “Blackbird.” That second one has a great exchange:

Paul McCartney: “Way back in the sixties, there was a lot of troubles going on…”
Audience Member No. 1: “Oh yeah!”
Audience Member No. 2: “Ohhh yeah!”

According to Transport Topics, McCartney changed the title of “Drive My Car” to “Drive My Truck.” He played for two hours.