Springsteen and Van Zandt join Paul McCartney at Madison Square Garden (WITH VIDEO)


Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, performing together at Madison Square Garden, Sept. 15.

Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt joined Paul McCartney Sept. 15, at the first of his two concerts at Madison Square Garden, and they played the Beatles hit “I Saw Her Standing There” together — twice. You can watch video of the two performances, below.

The reason for the repeat was not immediately apparent. Do-overs are obviously pretty rare in concert. But as I see it, there are three possible explanations.

(1) McCartney felt something was wrong with the performance, and wanted to get it right.

(2) He loved it so much he simply wanted to do it again.

(3) They taped the performances, and are planning to use them somewhere, and wanted to be able to splice together the best parts of two takes.

McCartney performed at the Prudential Center in Newark Sept. 11-12 (here is a link to my review of Night 1), and will be at Madison Square Garden again on Sept. 17. He also has two shows coming up at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and two at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

Here is the Sept. 15 setlist, according to setlist.fm.

“A Hard Day’s Night”
“Junior’s Farm”
“Can’t Buy Me Love”
“All My Loving”
“Let Me Roll It”
“I’ve Got a Feeling”
“My Valentine”
“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
“Maybe I’m Amazed”
“I’ve Just Seen a Face”
“In Spite of All the Danger”
“You Won’t See Me”
“Love Me Do”
“And I Love Her”
“Here Today”
“Queenie Eye”
“Lady Madonna”
“Eleanor Rigby”
“I Wanna Be Your Man”
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”
“A Day in the Life”
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
“Band on the Run”
“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
“Let It Be”
“Live and Let Die”
“Hey Jude”


“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”
“Helter Skelter”
“I Saw Her Standing There” (with Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt), played twice
“Golden Slumbers”
“Carry That Weight”
“The End”

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