And he played “When I’m Sixty-Four,” which was very appropriate
On Saturday, Sir Paul McCartney played his first concert since falling ill in May, and the fully healthy rock star immediately made some magic happen.
The former Beatle was in the second encore of his show at the Times Union Center when he noticed two large, neon signs being held up by a couple sitting in floor seats about 20 yards back. Usually, McCartney tries to avoid reading the many signs his fans hold up, but the messages here were inescapable: One read, “He won’t marry me ’til he meets you” and the other confirmed, “I’ve got the ring and I’m 64.”
Always one to rise to the occasion, McCartney summoned the sign-holding pair, John Dann and Claudia Rogers, to the stage, and ceded the spotlight. Dann took the microphone and began singing the classic Beatles love tune, and was soon joined by McCartney and his band.
After the first verse, Dann dropped to his knees and popped the big question. Rogers, who he had met eight years prior on Match.com, accepted his proposal and sealed the deal.
The one downside to this fairytale engagement: There’s no way their wedding could possible top it… unless they get McCartney to play a rare gig as a wedding singer.