Over 30,000 fans attended Don’s show at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California on April 25, 2o14.
According to the Daily News “McLean delivered a seamless performance, singing “Jerusalem” and “Cocaine Blues,” a cover by Johnny Cash, and even a new song “I’m the Lucky Guy.” His hit songs “Crying” and “Starry Starry Night” were also performed before he ended with “American Pie.”
When McLean began to play the classic song, many rushed to the stage and the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Multiple bikini-clad girls were hoisted onto the shoulders of others as they waved their arms while singing the chorus. Some even joined hands while in the air. Other people resorted to throwing their hands up or raising their beers.
McLean played the song at various tempos. The audience emphatically sang the chorus, some clutching their friends and dramatically singing it while others stood by themselves, mouthing the words with a smile on their face. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance.”