The kids these days, they see a random man and his dog frolicking on the beach and all they see is an easy photo opportunity, destined for their Instagram page, they don't even know that man happens to be guitarist and vocalist from one of the most famous rock bands in music history, Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour!
Zoella (aka Zoe Suggs), who you may or may not have heard of, is a YouTube star and back in 2014 she took a photo of a man and his dog on the beach in Brighton, England which she captioned "I took this photo of a random man & his dog & other photos on the beach at sunset today! Click the link in my bio to give it a read."
Noting wrong there so far, just another photo for your Instagram album. Move along.
But the story doesn't end there. Although the photo is a few years old it's only suddenly come to the attention of the internet, and people have been finding it very amusing that Zoella failed to recognize one of the best guitarists to have ever lived (who you may or may not have heard of).
Such is the interest it generated that it came to the attention of Gilmour's wife, the writer Polly Samson, and she also commented on the funny situation.
It's a classic case of generational cultural divides.
Dave Gilmour is no doubt absolutely and utterly indifferent to the whole affair. But he may come out of it with a new moniker (and title for his next album): Random Man. It's actually not a bad title. Do it, Dave.
Below is the Instagram post that started it all (click through to Instagram to read the hilarious comments).
I took this photo of a random man & his dog & other photos on the beach at sunset today! Click the link in my bio to give it a read. :)
And here's some of the responses.