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Paul McCartney Fans Jump To His Defence Over Common Complaint After Glastonbury Performance

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Paul McCartney Fans Jump To His Defence Over Common Complaint After Glastonbury Performance

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Glastonbury audiences have leapt to Paul McCartney's defence on social media. Catch part of his performance here:

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While Billie Eilish has made history as the youngest-ever solo headliner to play at the Somerset festival, Beatles icon McCartney has just become Glastonbury's oldest-ever headliner.

However, some members of the audience had a lot to say about his set, resulting in a flurry of McCartney's fans having to leap to his defence.

Some Glastonbury audience members weren't happy with Paul McCartney's performance. Credit: Alamy
Some Glastonbury audience members weren't happy with Paul McCartney's performance. Credit: Alamy

The general complaints on Twitter surrounding McCartney's performance were that he played songs that some members of the crowd didn't recognise.

"For a man who has written some of the best popsongs in history Paul Mcartney seems like he doesn’t want to play any of them? What a disappointment!" one user wrote.

Another said: "Is Paul Mcartney at Glastonbury deliberately singing s**t to try and make Rod Stewart feel better about his Jubilee concert performance."

However, many Beatles fans pounced on their keyboards in rage to quickly defend the 80-year-old.

"People knocking Paul Mcartney for his set at Glastonbury fuck you.. Its fucking Paul Mcartney... he could rock up and sit in a deck chair and read a book for a couple of hours, have a little nap do fart and go home... Its still special...Go Macca go [sic]," one commented.

Another thoroughly enjoyed the range of songs. "Paul mcartney is playing the cat in the hat song at glastonbury, gassed [sic]," they said.

Another resolved: "Why are people complaining that Paul McCartney is playing songs they don’t recognise. He has a back catalogue going back more than 60 years, he can’t please everyone. Also he’s 80 years old and smashing it, so f**k off!"

McCartney didn't just cause a stir with his song choice, but also by bringing out rock legend Dave Grohl.

Grohl performed alongside the Beatles legend during 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Band On The Run'.

The surprise appearance led to further praise of McCartney online.

"At 80 I was expecting fine things but @PaulMcCartney has pulled some exceptional treats tonight," one Twitter user said.

Another noted how 'jealous' there were of Glastonbury-goers.

If that wasn't enough already, Bruce Springsteen then appeared.

"I’ve never experienced whiplash like Paul McCartney bringing on Dave Grohl and then Bruce Springsteen back to back," one user stated.

Using video footage and digital vocals, McCartney also duetted with fellow Beatle John Lennon.

In his encore, McCartney took to the Pyramid Stage waving a Ukrainian flag to show solidarity with the country amid its ongoing conflict with Russia.

Topics: Glastonbury, UK News, Music, Festivals

Poppy Bilderbeck
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