Sydney Australia 2005
One late evening after work, Mark and I casually made our way to giant media entertainment retail outlet JB Hi-fi to spend some hard earned cashola on some goodies.
As we browsed through the bright yellow aisles we were suprised to here the distorted acoustics and crackle of song through microphone and speaker. Australian alternative/folk musician/singer/song writer and ex-beau of Claire Daines', BEN LEE, was performing a live set right there in the store!
There was a humble gathering around the in-store stage and Mark and I made our way over to enjoy the show. I took this opportunity to do some sketching of the live show. By the end of his performance I was pleased with the sketches I had done and was ready to continue through the store.
Ben had announced that he would be meeting fans and signing autographs to the side. Mark had insisted that I show Ben the drawings I had done. I was reluctant, but somehow gathered the courage to meet and greet him. He seemed genuinly impressed with my drawings and so I offered him one of his choice. I was humbled and he accepted.
I returned to Mark pleased with myself. As I turned back to admire the event that had just taken place, we see Ben flocked by a gathering of girls...and no sooner than 5min later, one of the girls pulls away from the flock squeeling with glee whilst clasping on to the drawing I had just given to BEN!!! Did he just give away my drawing?!
It hurts alittle everytime I think of it...I'm trying to move on. *COUGH COUGHjerkCOUGH*