Yes, it’s true! The “$63 Billion Dollar Selfie” was taken outside eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato in Dundee – Omaha, Ne.
Article details provided By Alia Conley and Betsie Freeman / World-Herald staff writers
Paul McCartney was spotted with Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett in Dundee on Sunday night having dinner, dessert and a walk around the neighborhood.
The two had dinner at Avoli, an Italian restaurant on Underwood Avenue. Dario Schicke, chef and owner, said there were five people in the group, including Susan Buffett, Warren’s daughter.
“We had a special dish — gluten-free pasta for Paul … Sir Paul,” Schicke said, adding that the group had “some appetizers and sorbetto afterward.”
After dinner, the group went up the street to eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato.
McCartney, who arrived in a limo, had two scoops of eCreamery vanilla, said clerk Josh Ryan. eCreamery’s Vanilla Bean ice cream recently was named best in Omaha in The World-Herald’s Food Prowl feature. Mr. Buffett enjoyed a Root Beer Float.
The pair stayed at the shop for about 15 minutes, Ryan said.
He said he was excited to wait on McCartney, who’s scheduled to perform tonight at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena.
“I couldn’t breathe,” Ryan said. “It was awesome.”
He said McCartney was “very polite and super nice.”
Jeff French, a psychology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was in line at eCreamery behind the former Beatle and the Omaha billionaire. French saw McCartney in concert 24 years ago in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where Sunday’s World Cup Final was played.
“On the way out, I made eye contact and initiated conversation with him,” French said. French would agree with Ryan about McCartney’s manners.
“He deserves to be called ‘Sir’ because he’s nothing but polite.”
The group went across the street to sit on a bench and enjoy their ice cream. About 50 people had gathered outside the ice cream shop, but it was a casual and respectful crowd that did not approach the group.
Onlookers included now selfie phenom, Tom White. Sixteen year old White and his friends had seen the celebrity sightings on Twitter and ran to see their music hero. The “63 Billion Dollar Selfie” has been retweeted around the globe.
The image was later re-tweeted by Paul McCartney’s Twitter handle on Monday afternoon. It is one of three photos McCartney has marked as his “favorites.”
“Just hanging out with friends,” @PaulMcCartney wrote.
Many passers-by tweeted their sightings — much as people did 4½ years ago, when U2’s Bono made a surprise visit to the Dundee Dell.
Beatlemania Flavors are here!
This Week’s Flavors are in tribute to Warren Buffett & Paul McCartney’s visit to eCreamery.
Stop in & try them all at 50th & Underwood in Dundee!
All Vanilla Bean will be served in a special “Abbey Road” cup.
Ice Cream: Choc-La-Di Choc-La-Da, Sir Paul’s Vanilla Bean, Lucy in the Pie with Diamonds, Root Buffett Float, All You Need is S’mores, Help! I Need Some Sea Salt
Gelato: Mocha My Dear, Praline Lane, Helter Snickers, Strawberry Fields Forever, Magical Mystery Mint
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