London, Oct 1 (ANI): Most people are thrilled when they meet the President of the United States. But it seems Bob Dylan is not one of them.
Barack Obama has revealed that the musician visited the White House to perform at a concert celebrating the leaders of the Civil Rights movement. e told Rolling Stone magazine that while most musicians who perform ask for a "meet and greet" during their visit, Dylan refused to even speak with him.
"He wouldn't come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practising before the set in the evening," the Independent quoted Obama as saying.
"He didn't want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn't show up to that.
"He finishes the song, steps off the stage - I'm sitting right in the front row - comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin and then leaves. And that was it. He left. That was our only interaction with him," he said.
Obama nonetheless described the experience as "a real treat."
"That's how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don't want him to be all cheesin' and grinnin' with you. You want him to be a little sceptical about the whole enterprise," he added. (ANI)