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Watch Paul McCartney Play An Intimate Show At A Saloon In The Desert

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Paul McCartney performs at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace on October 13, 2016. (Photo by MJ Kim/MPL Communications via Getty Images)

On Thursday night, Paul McCartney played an intimate show that was announced via his website earlier in the day. The event took place at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown, not far from the much larger stage McCartney will take at the second weekend of Desert Trip. This time, there was no Neil Young or fireworks.

There were reportedly about 300 lucky guests in attendance, most of whom got tickets at the venue's box office on Thursday afternoon (and likely a few who got in via very good connections). Tickets were $50, cash only, for the ultimately priceless experience that you can now witness via the below shakey camera footage.

The Desert Sun reports that McCartney started things off by telling the crowd, "Welcome to Pappy and Harriet's. This is the biggest gig we ever played!" He added that, "We thought it would be a good idea to come out to a little roadhouse like this," which seems to have had an energy level akin to what McCartney likely saw during The Beatles' Cavern days.

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McCartney and his band played 22 songs, from around 8 to 10 p.m.:

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

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