Last night, Thursday 9th May 2013, Paul McCartney performed his third and final massive stadium show in Brazil, on the first leg of his brand new tour. A week full of rock n’ roll and surprises saw Paul perform in Belo Horizonte, Goiânia and Fortaleza, three cities in Brazil he had previously never visited.
Speaking after the show Paul said:
“Brazilian audiences are incredible so that’s why we keep coming back. All of the shows this week were incredible. The crowds were just amazing and of course in Goiânia we had the grasshoppers join us, which was unbelievable. No one could see that coming!”
In keeping with the first two shows of the tour, the final emotional night in Fortaleza saw a multi-generational crowd come together to party for almost three hours in sweltering heat, without a grasshopper in sight!
The show saw the audience laugh, cry, dance, scream and shout as Paul performed hits spanning his entire career. Fans showed their appreciation to Paul with yet another surprise. During Hey Jude the crowd let off green and yellow balloons, a surprise they had organised on social network sites in the weeks ahead of the concert. It was an astonishing sight to see and Paul was clearly moved by the tribute.
“I’d like to thank everyone who came out to see us this week. We had a ball. Me, the band and the crew have had a great time and it’s largely down to the audience reaction we got. So thanks to everyone for being so cool, being so ready to party and for loving our music.”
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