Heh. Remembering a few times where I hung at the back edges of the mat at a big seminar, all intimidated...only to find a shihan bowing to me to practice together. Those are some special people.
That happened to me a lot at a Popkin seminar. Everybody was intimidated to bow to Yoshi Shibata and I was a mostly unknown stranger so I got a lot of his kind time and attention. Kinda like two seminars for the price of one.