Bon Jovi wishes McCartney happy birthday and Springsteen jams
Yes, that happened.
At MetLife Stadium in front of 60,000 worshippers of a rock god, Jon Bon Jovi hopped on stage at the Paul McCartney show with a microphone and a huge bundle of helium balloons.
“Who’s that?” the former Beatle was heard saying as the New Legend approached. This was either an actual surprise to Sir Paul or well played for the crowd. Either way, a cool moment. McCartney had asked the crowd if anyone was celebrating a birthday that night, presumably setting up the band to launch into “Birthday.”
Bon Jovi jumped on mic to twice say, “I know it’s somebody’s birthday.”
Paul McCartney turns 80 on Saturday.
NJ.com’s Bobby Olivier’s Instagram captures the moment.
As if that weren’t cool enough for a sold-out Jersey show Bruce Springsteen also joined the living legend on stage. Together they performed the Boss’s “Glory Days” (all the sweeter when sung by people getting more up there in years) and the Beatles’ tune “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Oh, on that bundle of balloons Bon Jovi brought on stage? Bobby Olivier writes about the moment Jon tried releasing them to the open air but they got caught in the upper rafters instead. A fail for most everyone else but I’m sure environmentalists loved it.
At the end of the night, both Jersey stars came back out with McCartney when the Beatles’ “The End” was played.
What a glorious night this was for fans!
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