Posted in music | pictures on October 10, 2013

View from above -- 1:30pm, 10/10/13, Times Square (via)
Paul McCartney

Straight on view from the crowd (via)
Paul McCartney

Paul and the boys (via)
Paul McCartney

colorful piano (via)
Paul McCartney

The lunchtime Times Square show is happening now happened, as you can see in the pictures above.

It was a short show, just four new songs, and they were:

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Paul McCartney Times Square Setlist:
New
Save Us
Everybody Out There
Queenie Eye
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Paul played in a NYC high school the day before.

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Comments (55)

Times Square in the afternoon? This ensures that not one single working New Yorker will actually see this. Tourists and deadbeats, that's your crowd Macca.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:38 PM

"Macca" is the kind of nickname that makes me want to vomit up all of the cat hair I've been swallowing for the past 20 years.

Posted by Hubert Snodgrass | October 10, 2013 1:41 PM

Wow, commenters on this site are unfunny dicks.

Posted by Not Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:54 PM

I would have enjoyed this! Too bad I am 25 miles away.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:55 PM

Nice setlist, jerk!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:55 PM

wow and he didnt play creep??? he sure loves his fans

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:56 PM

I heard Hello Kitty liked it but Batman was not so sure.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:56 PM

I went on my lunch at work, fuckin' cops wouldn't let us through the guardrail and we had to walk around several blocks and when we got around it was over. What a waste.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:57 PM

he's playing cake shop tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:57 PM

Tourists and deadbeats are a better crowd than your typical NYC sit-on-your-hands, where are we going next concert crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 1:57 PM

Right. No one goes out to lunch in midtown Manhattan. And what? He's promoting a new album and you want oldies. Hipsters are too sad.

Posted by Musician 101 | October 10, 2013 1:59 PM

I work up the block and walked up for lunch. Got 5 people back. Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:01 PM

The show was great. Best lunch hour ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:03 PM

Did Paul McCartney have a permit to do this?

Pretty irresponsible for the city to clog up surrounding streets in the middle of the day so some hasbeen who hasn't written a good song in three decades (and that assumes he wrote or co-wrote Ebony & Ivory) can hawk his new album and milk his old band.

Posted by D | October 10, 2013 2:04 PM

"here's some songs from my new album!"

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:09 PM

Oh D...you're funny

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:09 PM

Many non tourists were there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:16 PM

four new songs are better than zero songs!

still, his show above the Ed Sullivan theater marquee was the knees bees

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/07/paul_mccartney_11.html

Posted by thighmaster | October 10, 2013 2:24 PM

Yeah seriously... I met up with two friends who are both native NY'ers. Despite popular belief, the hundreds of thousands of people who work in Times Square are not tourists who took up temp jobs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:24 PM

2:04 is a cunt

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:25 PM

Walked over my lunch also, couldnt have been easier

1:38- Your an idiot but I think you already know that!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:25 PM

remember when this guy wrote good songs?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:30 PM

hey D (2:04) - if you're somehow implying that ebony & ivory is a "good" song, then you're in serious need of psychiatric treatment.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:31 PM

2:30, no I don't remember. I think it was that other guy who wrote the good songs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:38 PM

2:31pm

Clean your fuckin' ears. Ebony & Ivory was a great song for the simple fact that was a promotion of racial harmony by two rock 'n' roll titans.

Whoah, I sound like Patrick Bateman just before he's about to axe-hack Alan LOL.

Seriously, cool tune, fuck all who think otherwise.

Posted by D | October 10, 2013 2:42 PM

I was there (I work 3 blocks away). That was the best Lunch break ever. 4 songs was a bit short tho, but it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 2:46 PM

nick zinner was there

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:00 PM

Those are the best Beatles tunes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:05 PM

I was there (I work 3 blocks away). That was the best Lunch break ever. 4 songs was a bit short tho, but it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:06 PM

2:42 - ears are clear but your mind obviously isn't. rock n' roll "titans?"

stevie wonder is more r&b than rock and roll and mccartney is, well, mccartney.

the song is not a "cool tune."

the song sucks and is an embarrassment to stevie wonder's talent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:17 PM

Was on my way to Bubba Gump Shrimp and saw this happening, hung out and listened to Sir Paul and then had a great lunch! What a great day...only in NY!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:23 PM

2:30^
"this guy" was a Beatle. what have you done with your life douche?

even if he writes crappy songs now, he'll have done more in his life than you.

Posted by lm | October 10, 2013 3:24 PM

3.17: you're an embarrassment to your Family.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 3:28 PM

3:23 is living the life. Jet!

Posted by Gordon Zola | October 10, 2013 4:17 PM

Freebird!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 4:18 PM

3:17

Hey clueless idiot Paul and Stevie are rock 'n' roll titans (hasbeens but still titans) deal with it.

Stevie was, is ,and always will be rock 'n' roll. "More r&b" - go back to listening to Arcade Fire moron.


Posted by D | October 10, 2013 5:01 PM

3.17 milks his mom while listening to Neutral Milk Hotel. Forgive him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 5:08 PM

^ He sure does.

Fuckin' idiot calls Stevie "more r&b" and thinks Stevie isn't a titan of RNR.

He thinks Paul isn't one either. He never heard of The Beatles LOL.

Hipster bitch wasn't even alive or sperm when Ebony And Ivory came out.

Posted by D | October 10, 2013 5:17 PM

@141

The British only have like two nicknames for everyone, so you're either a Macca, a Wazza, or they just add an "sy" at the end of your given name.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 5:36 PM

wow. what a long setlist. I'm sure the rich and lucky few who witnessed it were happy. Seriously. The people that supported this guy for DECADES most likely were not in attendance.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 6:16 PM

^ Oh you shut up, too.

Whoever was there was there for whatever reason.

You're bummed that you weren't there, we get it.

Posted by D | October 10, 2013 6:24 PM

Hey D! I'll meet ya for drinks at the next McCartney show and buy you your favorite drink, a Skrewrdriver.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 6:54 PM

Ebony and Ivory sucks. Whether you're a Stevie fan or a McCartney fan I thought that was kinda unanimous.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 7:11 PM

^ Wrong.

6:54pm SCrewdriver. 'Love how you want me to me a neo-Nazi. 'Love it even more that you're still smarting over the beating I gave you in the thread about vodka.

Posted by D | October 10, 2013 7:41 PM

He played for the 99 percent. Not for you corporate whores.

Posted by A | October 10, 2013 7:47 PM

wow...why is everyone so fucking rude?.....McCartney has the right do do whatever the hell he wants...he's promoting....couldn't get through the barricades for lunch?waaa...jesus get over it...would you have been happier if it was Beiber?...now THERES a talent

Posted by jay | October 10, 2013 8:07 PM

Ebony and Ivory sucks- sappiest shit ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 9:27 PM

Woah, this guy D actually exists. Doesn't that boggle people's minds? A man crying about Paul McCartney playing in NYC streets and bashing kids on the internet like he's in some way important in a world of 7 billion people.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 11:25 PM

McCartney loves the kush and diesel ain't nothin wrong with a man who wants to smoke a little smoke.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 11:54 PM

I think that MacCartney's work with Michael Jackson on Say, Say, Say is better than Ebony and Ivory. If you need to have a genre specifically limited to songs made after having turned one's back on the hardcore scene, that would be one example.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 12:09 AM

Hey One Note Charlie,

Who did I say turned their backs on the hardcore scene? No one.

Say Say Say is lame as shit. The Girl Is Mine is better. Ebony And Ivory is the best.

11:25 Whoah, you actually have so little of a life you're writing about me, a pissant in a world of 7 billion people, and bashing me on the internet.

Posted by D | October 11, 2013 5:12 AM

Oh D...you're funny

Posted by http://www.esuncctv.net/ | October 11, 2013 5:32 AM

Thank you for reminding me of "The Girl is Mine", but I stand by my comment.
D, you have to understnd that by this point, nobody can get you down pat, especially with all the impostors. So if I get a little loose in my appropriation, pelase cut me a little slack. There's so many comments out there for me to copy and paste or paraphrase, I nevr need to think up something myself anymore.
As for your outspoken detractors, you know you could have gone through life without attracting their atteniton. It seems that you can't leave them alone, either.

Posted by One Note Charlie | October 11, 2013 6:04 AM

Nothing but children here. Moving on....

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 9:46 AM

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

Posted by Chrisp | October 22, 2014 5:09 AM

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