Whenever I’ve seen Robert Verdi out & about, he is either posse’d up deep, rolling with a friend or two, on the scene with a camera crew or a combination of all three. No matter what, the one thing that remains consistent is a set of shades perched atop of his dome.

He’s always friendly & stops to talk to admirers etc, which is awesome. Not all personalities stop & chat, let alone give you a moment of time to steal their soul via photograph.

I once tried rocking my shades atop of my dome, but by the end of the day they were a hot greasy mess. Like they say, everything ain’t for everybody.

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