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André 3000 has now taken his Mayan double flute playing talents to the City of Brotherly Love.
Last month, Latino USA producer Antonia Cereijido shared her account of being at the airport when she saw someone playing the flute as he roamed the terminal. The person bore a striking resemblance to André 3000, but she wasn’t sure if it was him. It turns out that it was, and Cereijido has the visual evidence to prove it.
I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres's beautiful flute. It's a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://t.co/Jgb9lbGsqh pic.twitter.com/33PESaDu9C— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 15, 2019
The legend continued when Dayna Allen saw Three Stacks as she was taking a FaceTime call in a restaurant at the Los Angeles International Airport during the wait for the flight to her home in West Philadelphia following a layover from San Francisco.
Much like Cereijido, Allen wasn’t sure if it was actually André 3000, but she got her answer when she saw him already seated on her flight. "I looked at [Benjamin] and he looked at me and I was in total shock," Allen said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I immediately regretted not saying anything [at the restaurant], because it was like he wanted to be recognized."
The André 3000 sightings continued to occur in Philly with a man named Russ Jackson spotting him on the steps of a church. "When I walked past him the first time, I didn’t approach him," he said. "I just saw a guy, but he kind of fit the mold of André 3000. As I was walking, it started to click that it was probably him." Jackson says he spoke with André about the flute, saying he "picked it up a couple of years ago and that he’s trying to get really good at it."
Chandria Harris also saw André 3000 later that night.
Alessandra Hankinson has already seen André twice wearing same attire consisting of overalls and a black shirt.
Political organizer Taz Ahmed was in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia when she saw André 3000. So, her and a number of Muslim activists who were in town for the 2019 Netroots Nation conference took a photo with him.
André is reportedly in Philadelphia filming the AMC anthology series Dispatches from Elsewhere. The series is slated to premiere next year.