I came across this old guy at No Black Tie few days back.
Sure, he probably didn't even know my name. But yes, I recognized him, even from far.
So I approached him, and he greeted me with a smile on his face.
"Sir, can I take a picture with you?"
"You are, a living legend, sir", I said, with a grin.
"Ohhh no, young man. I am not. Well, someday YOU will be the one who's going fill in the shoe. To replace me. Someday", said the old guy, with a slow paced, deep wise old man's voice, not to forget the warm smile on his face.
And with a help from a friend, I got a picture with him.
"Thank you, sir!"
"You're welcome," he said, before he continued with, "I hope you that you will succeed in whatever you are doing in your life, and to become somebody."
That was the shortest starstruck moment I had in my whole life. Yet it was worth every single second.
The man that had seen it all, been thru it all, a man who knows what it takes to become a true musician.
That man, Josie Thomas, is a bloody legend. :)