I'm sitting in a new coffeeshop right now - my first time here, but I really like it. Good coffee, good cheesecake, live music, and they're actually open past 9 PM
Tonight is open mic night.
So a group of guys show up lugging instruments for the open mic. The coffeeshop employee ("CE") who had been fooling around on his guitar invites them up to the stage.
CE: Welcome on up here! So what's your name?
Instrument guy ("IG"): I'm Billy Joel. (Note: IG is several decades too young and several shades too dark to be "the" Billy Joel
CE: Oh. Wait, really? [jokingly] Cool - I'm a big fan of your work, dude!
IG: Than-wait, is that a real dude?
CE: You're kidding me, right?
IG: No, dude, I just make up a new name to perform by every night. I didn't know it was a real guy. Is he famous?
CE: Seriously? I'm tempted to play some Billy Joel for you now before I let you up on this stage.
IG: So he is a real guy?
CE: I'm assigning you some homework.
So yeah, IG and his band are actually pretty good (if un-Billy-Joel-like
) but I really think IG was serious that he didn't know who Billy Joel is
ETA: they're doing some sort of jazz/rap fusion thing which sounds really interesting. The female member of their band just slid a scat line in about feeling invisible and forgotten, like Billy Joel
Instrument Guy just gave her one of "those looks"