(Abbreviated as originally written)
A dream from the early evening of 1/20/99
Large group of people, high school friends and others...celebrities. Some type of large ceremony (wedding?) with audience sitting around in wooden pews and wooden booths like it was a church or courtroom or something. Was sitting three or four people down from Chuck D. of Public Enemy. Commotion started (a lot of nervous chatter from the crowd), as Robert Downey Jr. walked/stumbled into middle of ceremony with dazed look on his face. Most thought it was practical joke at first, then realized he was "off the wagon" and was serious. Three-piece suit all ruffled and silk tie loose and messed-up. He saw two people that he recognized and said, "Mommy? Daddy?" in confused voice as two old people approached him and led him off. The crowd started shuffling/leaving/etc. and ceremony was postponed.
I saw this as a good opportunity to talk to Chuck D. Shook his hand and started talking about "Apocalypse '91." I said, "Congratulations on making my favorite rap album of all time (De La Soul's "Three Feet High and Rising" came to mind also). As conversation progressed, he slowly became Ice Cube, and I started talking about how I wasn't familiar with too much NWA material, but that I knew of his work with Dr. Dre, and that the cover of "The War Disc" looked interesting. Mario came walking up as I was fumbling over my words, and I said, "Hey, here is your biggest fan." Mario sat down at the table and got a weird-looking aspirin bottle (with two caps threaded down to the top of the same bottle) out of a paper bag and handed it to me. While I was trying to open it, Ice Cube said something like, "Y'all is stupid. Damn." and seemed generally annoyed that two white boys claimed to be rap fans. Jason Damer was sitting to my left and seemed annoyed with Ice Cube.