I went to a great concert. It was the cuban singer/composer Pablo Milanes. The music was great. The only thing that chagrined me a bit was that the bass player (playing a Yamaha TRB-6) would sometimes double on guitar synth, leaving the sax player to do the bass line on a keyboard synth. Still, it was a great show. What impressed me the most was that in the middle of the show, one woman got onstage, walked to him (who was sitting on a chair with arms extended at the end of a song), kissed his hands and hugged him. It was like she was the was hugging her son that had just been appointed pope (or something like that.) I'm brazilian, not cuban, so I can only begin to fathom the admiration she had for him. At the end of the concert, another two or three people went on stage, one shook his hand, another one asked the sax player to take a picture of both! Imagine that this same episode probably happens everywhere Pablo performs. Sure, he wants to please his fans, but even that has a limit. The man came to perform. Handshakes and photo-ops were not part of the deal, however, he was in no position to turn people away, with a hall packed with fans. I often read that fame is not all it's cracked up to be, but I had never witnessed an artist paying the price for his fame. Any thoughts? Anyone seen anyone else in the same situation? Oh, and if you want some great cuban music get a Pablo Milanes cd. He's really something. Non spanish speakers won't get the full impact, I should add Will C.