Paul McCartney Doesn't Do Selfies... He'll Just Have A Drink With You Instead

5 December 2017 | 9:18 am | Staff Writer

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If you have dreams of running into Sir Paul McCartney for an impromptu selfie, here's a tip — ask to have a drink with him instead. 

During his exclusive interview with ABC's 7.30 last night while in Australia for his One On One tour, the Beatles legend revealed he'd much rather spend some time with his fans than take a photo. 

"I've kind of developed a strategy over the years," McCartney explained.

"At first people are, 'Oh, oh', and everyone's reaching for their phone. I say, 'No, it's private time, I hope you don't mind. Let's not do any pictures. Let's hang out'.

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"And pretty soon everyone settles down and we're just talking. 'Want a drink, Macca?'"

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Though he's grown accustomed to playing to tens of thousands in stadiums across the world, McCartney also admitted in the interview with Leigh Sales that he still gets anxious playing in front of big crowds.

"Ever since I started performing there's like a recurring dream which is, and I still have it to this day, which is you're in a stadium and you're playing with The Beatles or with a band and people start leaving and it's like, 'OK, what are we doing wrong?'" he said.

"And we're trying to pull out the big one like, 'Quick, play Hey Jude, quick!' And they're still leaving.

"'Quick, Long Tall Sally!' And they're just drifting away and you wake up in a cold sweat."

McCartney is next scheduled to play in Melbourne tonight and tomorrow; click on theGuide for more details.