What would you do if you got to meet your favorite actor or artist in person? Well, one lucky girl got to do just that last July when by coincidence, she was seated next to her favorite musician, Dotan, on her flight. The only problem? She didn’t know it was him.
The 31-year-old Dutch singer-songwriter, on the other hand, recognized right away that the girl was listening to his music right next to him. But despite throwing hint after hint about his identity, he was amused to find that she still didn’t know who he was. That’s when he started sharing his experience with his Twitter followers. Read below to find out how the situation unfolded and whether the girl ever realized she was sitting next to Dotan.
After reading Dotan’s note, the girl sent him the following message via email:
I really don’t know where to start. First of all : 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. For some reason I just never looked you up before, but I did buy your album after hearing it on an episode of The Originals. Since then it’s been on repeat non-stop.
I wanted to stress out that it’s nothing personal, but I would have loved to tell you in person how grateful I am for your music. I wouldn’t recognize most of my favorite artists as I’m mostly just interested in the music. I even thought you were a band (shame on me).
The fact that you didn’t mention it yourself is very humble, but I wish you would have told me! When I read your message I grabbed my mom and we couldn’t believe it. We’ve been through a rough patch and your music has helped us get through it. More than you can imagine.
My mom and I would absolutely love to come see your show during the fall. I can’t believe you were so generous to offer us tickets after my epic fail. Please keep making your beautiful music and try to stay as humble as you are. I promise you this won’t happen again. Ever.
Lots of love,
She may be embarrassed now, but she’s got a pretty awesome story to tell in the future. As for Dotan, it must have meant the world to him to hear how much his music touched her heart.