The first time Sir Paul McCartney came to New Zealand, at the height of The Beatles fame in 1964, a then-teenaged Lynette Smaill asked her parents if she could go to the band's Dunedin concert.
She was told no.
There was too much screaming, too much crowd crush, too much fainting and she was too young, her parents told her.
"I wasn't allowed to go and that was that ... I did go to the Octagon though and listen to the music outside."
When the Outram mum and grandmother was called by Mike Hosking on the Mike Hosking Breakfast Show last week and told she had won an all-expenses paid competition to meet the music legend, and attend his Auckland concert tonight, the only question she had was for her husband of 48 years, Les.
And it certainly wasn't to ask permission.
Did he want to be her plus one, or did he want to go to his end of year golf club bash on the same day?
"I said to him 'you've got one second to decide'."
He made the right choice.
Today the couple and eight other lucky competition winners met Sir Paul, posing for a group photo and receiving a goodie bag before enjoying a sound check at Mt Smart Stadium.
Sir Paul had earlier told the group that he tried to cater for all his fans on his One on One world tour, from those who first knew him in The Beatles to the Wings fanatics and young, new followers.
"He said he tries to do something for everybody."
Sir Paul, who told them he will fly to Los Angeles after tonight's concert, delighted Smaill during the sound check with a beautiful piano intro to Beatles classic Lady Madonna.
Tonight, the 66-year-old most hoped to hear Norwegian Wood, from The Beatles Rubber Soul album.
But if she didn't, she wouldn't be disappointed.
"Whatever he sings, I'll be happy."