Paul McCartney spotted in small New Jersey town over the weekend

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The owner of a catering company in the central New Jersey town of Metuchen was amazed to see Paul McCartney near his place of business Sunday afternoon.

According to the Asbury Park Press, John Manzo, owner of Be My Guest Personal Chef & Catering, was driving when he spotted the Beatles legend walking around and taking photos at about 3 p.m.

“I’m on the phone with my buddy and I say to him, Paul McCartney’s right in front of me,” Manzo tells the newspaper. “I drove up next to him and rolled down the window.”

Manzo says he then asked if he could take a pic of the rock legend, and McCartney agreed. Manzo posted the pic, which shows Sir Paul in front of the Buttery Bake Shoppe, on his Facebook page.

As for why Sir Paul was in Metuchen, Manzo tells the Asbury Park Press, “He said his wife used to live here.” According to NJ Monthly, Paul’s spouse, Nancy Shevell, grew up in Edison, New Jersey, which is next to Metuchen.

The newspaper says Manzo is longtime fan of McCartney who used to play in a rock band himself — a group called Tango Rose that performed at New Jersey clubs including the famed The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

McCartney has a series of 2020 European shows scheduled, running from a May 23 concert in Lille, France, through a June 27 performance at the famed Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, U.K.

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