I met Ben in Vienna, Virginia at Jammin' Java on August 24, 2010, not too long before the full length album came out and he was just an incredible dude. I felt like we kind of bonded because I was like, "Dude, I'm 27 and I have been well past my days of asking to take a picture or getting autographs for years, but I genuinely am inspired by what you do" and he very awesomely replied, "Man, I'm 26 and I still feel the same way sometimes." I thought that was really rad of him to 1.) make me feel less like a groupie and 2.) he was willing to take a couple shots to get a good shot on my iPhone. Great dude, we all have our flaws, learn from them, move on, and with that said, I will continue to support him in his future endeavors, no question. Thanks brotha! In fact, I just went back and found the awesome pic, thanks again for your graciousness!
And for any skeptics or haters, I bought that round! LOL :)