Photo taken with my hand.
Longtime readers of this blog (aka my heroes) know that I love the singer Dan Black. Up until this point, I’ve seen him live two times and I’ve met him once. As luck would have it, he was one of the opening acts for the All Hearts Tour with the Far East Movement, Robyn and Kelis. As I was waiting in line to enter the venue, Dan Black was walking inside and I asked him to autograph a few pictures I’d taken of him at previous shows. He was extremely nice and if you’ll recall from my previous encounter with him, he was on his cell phone when I took a photo of him (with my hand). As he was autographing that picture, he apologized for not hanging up! I told him it was just fine, but that day I didn’t get to tell him how much I loved his music so I did it today! I congratulated him on his two MTV Video Music Award nominations and he was very thankful. As he signed the pictures for me, he asked me where I got the photos. After I told him that I was the photographer, he remarked that he was very impressed with my skills. He also wanted to point out that he had just come from a photo shoot, hence the scary makeup on his face. We don’t judge here Dan, but thanks for the clarification. Thanks again Dan for being so great live, for making music I love and will you please hurry up and become a worldwide superstar so we can all see you on a much more regular basis?!