Paul McCartney and Mariachis Rock Mexico City
Elisa Sanchez - EnStarz
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May 11, 2012
Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney (center) performs at a free open-air concert at Zocalo Square in Mexico City May 10, 2012. More than 100,000 people massed in the giant Zocalo plaza on late Thursday for a free concert by Paul McCartney, who sent the crowd into a frenzy by performing Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da along with Mexican mariachis. (Reuters)
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.
Among the songs he sang last night were: "My Valentine," "Hello, goodbye," "All my Loving," "Hope of Deliverance," Every night," Live and Let Die," "Something," "A day in the life," "Give peace a change," "paperback Writer," "The Long and Winding Road," “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”, “And I Love her,” “Blackbird” and "Helter Skelter."
McCartney closed the show with "The End."
This was the last concert of the Mexico leg of his 2012 "On the Run" tour. He will continue the tour in Horsens, Denmark on June 30.
Paul McCartney joined by Mariachi band on stage in Mexico
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