I was minding my own business in NYC at 285 Kent and I ran into Rashad again, this time he was with Manny, a total gentleman might I add. He had the biggest smile on his face and gave me a delightfully sweaty hug since he just finished his set - which I unfortunately missed the majority of. He leaned in and said "I'm shrooming Pauline!!!!". We laughed and talked shit, trying to call James back in SA just to scream into the speaker "WE'RE HERE WE MISS YOU" but it was so loud. Manny was trying to get me to dance on stage but I'm a shy gal and had to decline - especially since I wasn't as fucked up as they were. I called Rashad after the show was over but he was in outer space by that time.
I feel blessed to be one of the people who had the opportunity to light up his day and know his presence, which words cannot express.