Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet’s as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)

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Special, surprise gigs are fun — and they’re even better when they feature former Beatles.

Sir Paul McCartney decided to play Pappy & Harriet’s, a tiny, Western-themed bar in Pioneertown, California on Thursday night as a warm-up to the second weekend of the Desert Trip Festival in Indio.

Needless to say, Macca’s gig was really something:

The Desert Sun was there to document the madness, noting that this was something he had wanted to do for some time:

Pappy’s co-owner Robyn Celia said a friend who also is a friend of McCartney’s had been telling the former Beatle about the nationally acclaimed saloon for years. The place has been the site of many legendary performances by McCartney contemporaries such as Eric Burdon of the Animals and Leon Russell. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin has dropped in to sing some songs.

For a little over an hour, McCartney delighted fans with songs from his solo career, some work with Wings and, of course, several Beatles hits…here was the full setlist:

Save Us
A Hard Day’s Night
Junior’s Farm
Can’t Buy Me Love
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
We Can Work It Out
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Day Tripper
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey Jude
Encore:
Hi, Hi, Hi
Birthday
I Saw Her Standing There

McCartney will headline Desert Trip on Saturday night, alongside Neil Young + the Promise of the Real. View his upcoming tour dates below:

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