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McCartney halts Bonnaroo show to compliment crowd on weed

WENN

Paul McCartney stopped his set at Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival on Friday when he smelled pungent marijuana smoke coming from the audience.

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The Beatles legend headlined the Bonnaroo music festival on Friday night and played a hit-packed 38-song set and two encores for the delighted crowd. However, the veteran musician stopped mid-way through the show when he caught a whiff of what he believed to be pot smoke from the audience.

McCartney said the smoke was so strong, he could smell it on stage, telling the crowd, "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here... Whew! What are you doing to me?"

During his performance, McCartney also played his hit "Back in the USSR" and voiced his support for jailed Russian punk stars Pussy Riot, whose members are serving time for performing a protest song in a Moscow church.

Reunited rap stars Wu-Tang Clan were also among the acts to perform on Friday, while other acts still to play over the weekend include Jack Johnson, who has stepped up to replace Mumford & Sons following the cancellation of their Saturday night set. The band pulled out after their bassist, Ted Dwane, was hospitalized for brain surgery.

22Comments
Jun 17, 2013 1:38AM
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good for McCartney and good for Tennessee authorities to sit back and not interfere
Jun 16, 2013 9:38PM
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First of all this was not Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney died in a car accident in 1966. This guy was a double hired by the band and is 4 inches taller than Paul. He's also right handed, and his teeth are better than Paul's. If you dont believe me look at the pre/post 1966 photos. Especially the promo pics for sgt. Peppers. There is absolutely NO DOUBT. 
Jun 16, 2013 6:32PM
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Paul has flashback to his arrest for weed and then decides to cancel all tours to Japan till further notice.

 

That is news. =D

Jun 16, 2013 3:41PM
Jun 16, 2013 2:05PM
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I want to get "High High High" and "Got to Get You Into My Life" are both about marijuana.
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