Photo Courtesy of Jamie Moroni
Any New Yorker who hasn’t been in a coma or hiding in a cave for the past few weeks should be aware that Paul McCartney is in town doing a run of shows at the Citi Field (formerly Shea) Stadium. The first show was on Friday July 17th, with another performance on Saturday the 18th and the final show tonight, July 21st. My friend Jamie is a huge Beatles fanatic (with a truly one-of-a-kind story about the time she met George Harrison) who bought tickets to all three shows. Yesterday, I was getting ready for work, listening to Jim & Shelly on the classic rock station (104.3), where of course they are talking about Paul McCartney at Citi Field pretty much all the time. Shortly after 7:00 AM, DJ Jim Kerr mentioned seeing a woman at Saturday night’s show, holding up a large sign that said, “Marry Me Paul.” This was captured on the Jumbo Tron for everyone to see, and was notable because evidently McCartney personally addressed the woman holding the sign with a polite “No” response. The crowd reportedly went wild from this exchange and sign-holding-woman got her 15 seconds of fame. Win-Win!
The most hilarious part of this story is that the woman turns out to be Jamie! A video of Jamie holding up her sign has been posted on You Tube at this link, and Jamie is currently making the rounds on morning drive radio talking about her brush with fame. This morning she was interviewed by DJ Matt Pinfield. One thing leads to another, and all that.
Here are a few words from Jamie about the experience: “At Citi Field on Saturday, July 18th, I held up a sign that said “Marry Me Paul.” This incredible moment has been getting a lot of buzz on the Internet, including a YouTube post. I had a feeling that Paul was going to say something to me, because as soon as he saw the poster he waved his finger back and forth like “no, no, no.” I never imagined that it would have played out the way it did. Paul has such comedic timing that it sent the crowd wild! Friends of mine (aka me) told me that they even heard DJs talking about it on the radio. They are now calling me the ‘Marry Me Girl’!”
Congratulations, Jamie: Dreams really do come true!