I dont really know if this thread has changed into ive met Daniel johnston but anyhow:
I met Daniel a few years back outside the manchester comedy store,my girlfriend and I and two friends,had decided to make a day of it and go to manchester early,and after having the worst service at a chinese resturant up the road,we decided to hang out by the canal right outside the venue,i was in a manic phase and also extremely excited and everybody that came in or out of the comedy store I asked loudly in a childlike manner "Wheres Daniel!! " much to my friends amusment/embarrasment and the confusion of the random passer bys, after an hour or so of this,a guy finally said "Daniel! oh he's gonna be coming down in a minute with his brother Dick",i was gobsmacked that my plan had worked,half an hour later daniel and dick came strolling down the road daniel smoking as is usual,"Can i get soda Dick?" is the 1st words i think I heard him say.
We excitedly introduced ourselves dick smiling at us in his caring brotherly way,Bigger guys! Said Daniel to my two friends,he'd obviously seen alot of the staple indie waif's recently.
Daniel mistook us for the local band that was backing him up that night,he even said "shall we go and get started" to this day i beat myself about this, an offer to jam by the man himself and not just running with it and dealing with the consequences later.
After that matter was cleared up daniel signed a beatles card i had in my bag and drew a little peace symbol,I was hoping for jeramiah but you cant have everything."How are you, Your looking well" daniel said to my girlfriend Becki giving her a hug as if she was an old friend,I didnt mind a bit,and in fact if a proposal of marrige had taken place i would have condoned it.
A little later we were sat in the foyer of the comedy store before any of the other fans had arrived,noticing Daniel still hadnt got his soda,we asked him he'd like a drink,he asked for a coke and Dick made a quiet comment "Diet".
We bought him his drink and he sipped away,a few moment later Dick was nowhere to be seen and Daniel asked us if we could swap the diet coke for regular "It tastes better" he said
What happend after that must have made the bar staff think we were odd after we exchanged a diet for a regular and then back to diet after Dick had rumbled Dan.
So theres my story,Hope you enjoy.