It was about 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 29, 1981, and I was standing near the back of the first-floor bar at the famous Manhattan after-hours club, AM-PM. Interestingly, I was at the same spot where, a few months earlier, I met and talked with John Belushi. I was standing by myself having a drink when someone walking into the club caught my eye. As he walked toward me, I perceived a radiant whitish aura around this young man. Intrigued, I stepped back a few steps to intercept his path. When he was directly in front of me, I said to him there’s something special about you. Who are you? He momentarily stopped, and we looked at each other face to face. But he didn’t say a word. As he walked away, it was only then that I noticed the entourage with him.
I stepped back to the bar but soon became increasingly irritated at his lack of an answer. I’ve never intentionally met anyone and given such a compliment like that before. After I had thought about it for a couple of minutes, I decided to locate this person and find out his name.
So, I went up to the exclusive third floor and asked the bartender I called Balance, did you see the entourage come in here? He said yes and pointed over to the private VIP room. I walked over to this special glass enclosed area, and as I slowly opened the door, directly to my left was the aura man. Just as I was about to give him a piece of my mind, he totally disarmed me by politely asking me to sit next to him. I did. (I called the bartender Balance, because he was extraordinarily gifted with his juggling of bottles. He did this seven years before the film Cocktail with Tom Cruise made it famous.)
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