• Paul McCartney performs in front of sold-out crowd at Safeco Field


    SEATTLE - History was made at Safeco Field Friday night as thousands of fans packed the venue for Paul McCartney.

    The event was sold out and was the baseball stadium’s first major concert.

    The performance wasn’t a first for McCartney. In 1976, he headlined the Kingdome’s first major concert.  

    During the concert, former members of the defining grunge band Nirvana joined McCartney on stage. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the former Beatle before 47,000 fans. Guitarist Pat Smear, who played with Nirvana for a tour and an album, also joined the group on stage.

    There were no Nirvana songs played though. The group covered Beatles songs and played "Cut Me Some Slack," which it debuted during a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy relief last year.

    McCartney told the adoring crowd that he was in the middle of a "Nirvana reunion."

    Later in the day, Novoselic tweeted, "Thank you @PaulMcCartney for a great show and for having us play with you all."

    Crews spent all week preparing for the concert, and will spend this weekend removing everything and preparing for Monday night’s Mariner’s game against the Cleveland Indians.  

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