I was at a theater and Tom Waits was playing the piano while some movement was going on at the other end of the stage. After the show he went into a private dining area and I couldn’t get in. so I was walking up a flight of stairs and suddenly there he was, kinda sweaty from the show still and a little drunk. he smiled and I smiled and I gave him this long hug and I cried and I thanked him for all the inspiration he has given me over the years and he was so gracious and sweet and I took a picture of us on my phone. This was two night ago.