DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO -- They were making music decades before she was born, but 12-year-old Tatum Verbeck is a diehard Beatles fan.
Tuesday night she went to see Paul McCartney with her mother Holly at the brand new Golden 1 Center.
She had a ticket, a dream and a special sign. FOX40 asked her what she was hoping to get out of it.
"Just for him to notice it really," Tatum said.
And he did, with a wink and a wave. Tatum felt that was enough, until she and her mom were tapped on the shoulder and brought to the stage during the encore.
"He said you have to be casual. How can I be casual?" Tatum said.
She said the rest feels like a dream.
"He read the sign and said 'I like the sign' and stuff," Tatum said.
The emotional moment was captured in photos posted on McCartney's Instagram.
"He said 'OK ,well I want to hold your hand' so he held my hand and I was crying most of the time," said Tatum.
Tears of joy, during a moment the girl from Truckee will never forget.
Out of all the moments in her life, FOX40 asked how this experience ranks.
"Oh this is definitely one of the best. I don't know what would be higher," said Tatum.
Mom, Holly is the reason Tatum is such a huge fan.
Her loyalty and intrigue is so strong, the 12-year-old is enrolled in a college course on The Beatles.
"She just is moved by his music in such a way, it reminds me of a teenage girl in 1963. She's just crazy about them!" said Holly.
It seems Sir Paul McCartney picked the perfect girl's hand to hold in front of thousands of fans.
"He gave me a hug and he kissed me and I said 'I love you' and he said 'I love you too' and my mom whispered in his ear 'Come to Truckee,'" said Tatum