McCartney Gets Contact High at Bonnaroo
On Friday night (June 14th), Paul McCartney made his first appearance at Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival. McCartney delivered the same new set that’s been wowing recent arena and stadium crowds — with the addition of the old Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter standard, “The Midnight Special,” which was featured on McCartney’s 1987 “Russian Album,” and has long been a mainstay of his pre-show soundchecks.
Pollstar reported that one point during the show, McCartney — who’s no stranger to the unique fragrance of what he’s often jokingly referred to to “herbal jazz cigarettes” — told the hard-partying festival crowd: “That’s some pretty good weed I can smell. What are you doing to me?”