Originally Posted by AntiHero
A slight pang of satisfaction rises when I spot my name. Then, the undulation of anxiety and relief reaches an apogee. I see who’s next to me. Kevin Duke on one side, Ben Spies on the other.
That's beautiful. I totally get it. The whole awe-crush-kiddie-rapture of being out of your element. Mix in a bit of intimidation and feelings of undeserving and you're positioned for an interesting evening.
I'm optimistic that Ben was way laid back and just took you at face value. Authenticity wins, man. On both sides.