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Who is going to sing Get Back with McCartney?

Canadian Gregg Anderson, 45, is the winner of the David Lynch-contest with which you could win a very special meet-and-greet with Paul McCartney. Anderson will attend McCartney’s show at the Barclays Center in New York on Thursday night, as well as meet the music icon for an informal chat and, incredibly, join McCartney onstage for a performance of Beatles classic Get Back.

Anderson’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been made possible by Omaze, an online fundraising platform that holds contests for unbelievable prizes and dream experiences, with the proceeds going to charitable causes. To enter for a chance to meet McCartney, Anderson pledged $50 to the David Lynch Foundation, a non-profit organization that targets “the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through Transcendental Meditation.”

When Omaze informed Anderson of his good fortune during a Skype interview, he went nuts.


Anderson told a local newspaper the Beatles are his favorite band and McCartney is his favorite Beatle and that he has made sacrifices to see McCartney in the past:
I saw Paul McCartney in 2012 in BC Place. I spent a month’s rent that I didn’t have to go see him. I got really good seats. I had to do some creative funnelling of funds to get the rent done that month.

This time it will be all different, with a meet-and-greet, the soundcheck, and above all, joining McCartney on stage at the end of the show, performing Get Back. When he meets McCartney, Anderson simply wants to thank the legendary songwriter.
I don’t want to just come at him with questions. All I wanna do is just tell him, thank you. I just wanna thank him for everything he’s done for me through his music. He’s got me through a lot of stuff.
André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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