That was summer too, in Scramento, year 2002 or 03..
Michael was doing 'Smoky Joe's Cafe'. Me and Lori went to see him...we stayed in the hotel right across from the tent...yes, the Tent where Michael was working.
Do you know he once worked in a tent ?
We met him the first day we were there, at the back entrance of the hotel (a courtyard) which was right
across from the main front entrance of the theater tent.
We were surprised, of course, asked what he was doing in the hotel. He told us he was meeting some friends and turn around asked where were we staying. We told him.
We went to the show that night. Pictures taken afterwards...
Next morning, we got a call from the front desk saying
that someone left a message for us to have breakfast in the dinning room downstairs.
We went and alas, wonder of wonder, we saw Michael walking in. We ate, he was having hot tea and pancakes...that was when the picture you saw was taken... I asked for his autographs then. He took out his own pen to do the honor (the turning point of this story..the pen) We went to the show this night too but
we didn't saw Michael afterwards...
Next morning Lori accompanied me to sit in the lobby,
waiting for my son's car. I saw Michael then, coming
out of the Man's room, (of all places) I called him,
and we said goodbye....
Soon after I was home, Lori emailed me telling...
after I left, she was bored (she left in the afternoon). So she opened all the drawers to see what's inside and saw the pen...Michael's pen for the autograph....LOL (hotel's pen)
He tricked us all...LOL...all along he was staying at the same hotel as we. Was there any wonder that we
always saw him here and there INSIDE the hotel.
Visiting friends, indeed....lol