Dutch singer-songwriter, Dotan, sat next to one of his biggest fans for the entire duration of a plane ride. The best part was that even though the fan was listening to his music throughout the car ride, she did not recognize the singer at all!
Dotan tweeted the events as they happened, outlining how he sitting next to a girl who was listening to his entire album start to finish.
Dotan even struck up a conversation with the girl, and in response she asked him what he did, which he said he found a bit awkward.
Dotan realized that his seat neighbor also followed him on Twitter, so he gave her a small shoutout and thanked her for listening to him – just in case she decided to check his Twitter any time soon.
Dotan was against the idea of telling her outright and giving her a ‘heart attack’, as one of the fans that was following the story told him.
He also relayed how she started talking about him to him without ever realizing how weird that was for him!
One of his fans suggested he write her a note and leave it for her to read when she got home. Dotan was super invested in this idea.
He updated his fans a little while later, saying that his seat neighbor still had no clue who she was sitting next to.
In response to someone asking him why he didn’t just break out into song and surprise the girl with a perfectly matched voice, Dotan sarcastically replied with the following:
He also responded to another fan, saying he liked the idea of never telling her and just letting her find out when she went through his Twitter on her own later. He even quoted a few of his own lyrics back at her, checking to see whether it would spark any recognition.
She eventually found out that Dotan was a musician without finding out that he was, well, himself. She also asked him questions about his musical interests, hilariously not realizing that she knew the answers to all those questions.
Dotan even asked her where she had heard the music she had been humming along to earlier, and she replied saying that she had heard it on a TV show.
The singer told his fans how his seat neighbor had started listening to his own songs again, and was even making Dotan listen to them.
After making him listen to his own music, she even asked him if he liked it, to which he had no answer. Once they landed, he gave her a note that he had written during the flight.
Despite the awkwardness and confusion, Dotan tweeted about moments like these being the reason why he pursued music in the first place, and that this kind of incidents prompted him to make better music.
Once the girl got home and realized her mistake, she sent the singer a sweet email outlining her ‘epic fail’, saying that she had never looked him up despite listening to his music nonstop.
Dotan posted the email to update his Twitter followers.
Dotan also gave his fan and her mom tickets for a future show and they were extremely thankful to him for being so humble and kind.