Girl didn't recognize her favourite musician on a plane so he live-tweeted the whole thing
There are plenty of celebrities out there that I must admit, I would love to meet and hang out with. It's hard not to have that feeling, especially when certain actors, musicians and other creatives have a charisma in public that just seems appealing. At the end of the day, however, we don't really know what these people are like.
When I really think about it, imagining what an encounter with one of my heroes would actually be like, it doesn't seem as alluring. If you really respect someone or have an emotional connection to their work, the odds are that you're going to mumble something weird in awestruck awkwardness. On top of that, you don't exactly want to interrupt their day or attract unwanted attention to them if they're out buying groceries.
Yet, some celebs can fly under the radar easier than others can. In fact, musician Dotan Harpenau managed to have a long conversation with one of his biggest fans without her knowing who he was at all - and he live-tweeted the whole thing.
The Dutch artist was traveling on a plane when he noticed the girl sat next to him was listening to his album. He felt a little awkward, but it was a rare opportunity to see someone who enjoys his work without them getting stars in their eyes.
Yet even when he dropped hints that he was a musician too, she just didn't get it - leaving him wondering if he'd go the whole flight without her knowing what was going on.
One user gave him the bright idea to leave her a note, and he said he'd try out the idea. But further into the journey she somehow still didn't realize who she was sat next to.
Things were taken to the next level when she started asking him about his writing process, not knowing she was effectively interviewing the same man she was listening to.
Even after hours of flight he didn't let her know, basking in the compliments she didn't realize she was giving to the musician. And then things got even weirder as she played the music for him.
Once the plane landed and he was ready to leave, he decided to leave her with a parting gift.
Yet the story didn't end there. In a follow-up tweet posted later that day, Dotan revealed that she had got in touch once she had realized exactly what had happened. "I can't believe how stupid I am for not recognizing you and ignoring all the subtle hints you were giving me during the flight," she wrote, before letting him know exactly how much his music means to her.
According to her email, he even offered her tickets to see him play live! Must have been a huge shock to find out that not only are you getting free tickets to see a musician you love play, but you've been talking to him for hours without even knowing...