Well, actually, it was Sir Ian McKellan, who we had just seen on stage with Bishop Gene Robinson. We -- me, Cynthia Black, Susan Russell, Louise Brooks, John Clinton Bradley, and Michael Bell -- had all been urging one another to get up enough nerve to approach him. Then he turned to leave. As he walked by, I said, "Thank you. This was a wonderful evening."
He stopped, smiled and held out his hand. I grasped it and we began talking, while my friends -- those star-struck folks in the background of the photo below -- finally got their act together and got their cameras out.
Then the terrifically charming Sir Ian greeted Susan Russell -- who has posted her own photos on her blog, and the rest of our group.
I have reported on the evening here. Please read it. I was up until 4 a.m. writing it!
There. Enough whining.