The first week of June, I was able to go to the Library of Congress to watch Paul McCartney be the third person to accept the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. His two predecessors were in attendance: Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. Much to my surprise, there were several other celebrities there too: Faith Hill (see evidence below), Emmylou Harris, Jerry Seinfeld, the Jonas Brothers, and Jack White.
The evening started with a reception in the Jefferson Building of the Library and from there everyone migrated into the Coolidge Auditorium. The musical performances began with The Loma Mar Quartet (they have been working with Sir Paul in arranging 9 of his songs for string quartets) playing selections from Working Classical. The Lang Lang played A Leaf on the piano. Finally, the one and only, Sir Paul McCartney, ended the show by playing Yesterday. As an encore, he came back out and played Blackbird. It was surreal to be in a tiny auditorium just fifty feet from a Beatle.
Sir Paul with the Quartet behind him