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From PVAngels.com, May 11th 2012
Paul McCartney rocked Mexico City’s “The Zocalo” Thursday night, in a free mega concert that gathered over 200,000 people together, according to CNN.
Authorities had estimated an attendance of at least 80,000 people, the largest ever for a concert in the city’s main plaza.
It was the Mexican holiday “Dia de las Madres” (Mother’s Day) and McCartney’s first words -in Spanish- were directed to them.
“We are very happy to be here in Dia de las Madres,” McCartney said in Spanish.
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“Thank you Mamacitas,” he added and dedicated them his hit song “Hope of Deliverance.”
The British legend reportedly waved Mexico’s flag on the stage and shouted “Viva Mexico Cabrones” to a tremendous response from the audience.
Perhaps one of the most emotional moments of the concert was when he performed “Hey Jude” and the hundreds of thousands at The Zocalo sang the chorus together: “Na-na-na-na Hey Jude,” local media reports.
When he performed “Yesterday” the public sang with excitement, according to reports.
There were fireworks for “Live and Let Die,” and for “Ob–La-Di Ob-La-Da” Mexican Mariachi band “Gama Mil” performed with McCartney.
From the Freshen Up tour book:
In recent years has there been one show that’s really stuck with you when you came off stage and you thought: “Yeah, we really nailed it tonight”
I think the show we did in Zocalo was very special. It was a nice day and before it we’d said hi to Bob Dylan’s band. We were in a good mood and the crowd was so huge and excited that it was infectious. So it made you want to play better, and it became kind of like a party. Which is actually kind of the aim for me with our shows. I like to play well and entertain the people. But once it starts to kick off into a party then the enjoyment level goes right up. So I think that would be my choice… Although there has been a lot of others though!Paul McCartney
Last updated on November 30, 2018
This was the 1st and only concert played at The Zocalo.
Setlist for the concert