Continuing the theme of "Animals That Have Attacked Musicians."
Did you know Paul McCartney was swarmed by green locusts while performing on stage in Goiania, Brazil?
Hmm... I've never heard of locusts attacking a Beatle. 😐
At this concert, which kicked off a world tour, the grasshoppers were apparently drawn to the stage lights, and soon thousands of them were swarming the stage, and at times McCartney was almost covered from head to foot. Did he quit performing? Of course not, he's Paul McCartney, known for powering through his entire energetic performances without taking a break, sometimes without even taking a drink of water. He played through the three-hour set, undaunted by the swarm.
The green grasshopper is known as the Esperanca Grilo, which literally means "hope grasshopper." One particular grasshopper stayed on Paul's shoulder through the entire show, and at one point he introduced the grasshopper as "Harold" to the crowd of 47,000 fans.
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