McCartney shuts down Hollywood Boulevard

PATRICIA MEJIA | STAFF WRITER

The streets of Hollywood were mesmerized on September 23 when ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney made his first appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show.

After a short interview with Jimmy Kimmel discussing his first visit to Hollywood with the Beatles 50 years ago, the songwriter told Kimmel about “anxiety dreams” he was still having.

He discussed his newest album and proceeded to enchant the impatient audience waiting for him to perform outside.

Hollywood Boulevard was shut down beginning Sunday September 22 to prepare for the voluminous event.

“I’d say 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected tonight, give or take,” said one security guard working the event.

The free outdoor event began at 7:30 p.m., with McCartney gracing the stage and greeting the fans with, “Hey guys, welcome to Hollywood,” as he proceeded into the first song of the night.

McCartney kicked off the concert with 1967 hit “Magical Mystery Tour,” then continuing on to perform a few songs from his newest album.

McCartney charmed the crowd with a few of his classic hits like, “Birthday,” “Day Tripper,” “Paperback Writer,” “Lady Madonna,” “Let It Be” and finished off with “Hey Jude, ” inviting the crowd to sing along for a harmonious collaboration between the fans and the 71 year old rock star.

‘New,’ McCartney’s most recent production will be released October 15.