People who lunch at Covent Garden in London are used to jugglers, mimes and street musicians vying for their attention and a spare coin or two, but yesterday's performer doesn't need the money.
However, Paul McCartney apparently still needs the thrill of a live performance and the applause of adoring fans. The former Beatle gave a surprise free performance from the back of a truck, performing tracks from his album 'New', livening up the lunch hour.
Word of the show spread throughout the British capital after his crew started setting up speakers early yesterday.
McCartney said he and late writing partner John Lennon expected to come away with a song every time they brainstormed.
Perry, who says she's "an observer of life," carries around a recorder while she's on tour to stash away phrases that strike her fancy.