Paul McCartney resumed his tour in Albany on July 5 after a seven-week sick leave and, for at least one couple in the audience, the concert was a life-changing experience.
During the performance's second encore, McCartney spotted a pair of signs — held by John Dann and Claudia Rodgers — that read "I've got the ring and I'm 64" and "He won't marry me 'til he meets you." So the former Beatle invited the couple on stage and gave Dann control of the microphone. After singing a few lines from the Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four," Dann got down on one knee and said, "Sweetheart, will you marry me?"
After Rodgers said "yes," the newly engaged couple was rewarded with cheers from the audience and congratulations from McCartney.
The couple, who met on Match.com, has been together for about eight years. When asked about wedding plans, Rodgers, 60, told the Democrat & Chronicle: "We are still basking in meeting Paul but are certainly planning on a long lifetime together."