I'm usually a fairly social person; I try to make a point to get introduced to friend's of friends and have some sort of dialogue with them even if it's just the standard "So... how do you know so-and-so?".
A friend of mine is in a band; I know all of the members and have a fairly good relationship with them. Except for one girl. I don't really know what happened with her. I think she came into the band when there was a lot of turnover; I guess I didn't really think she would stick around. She usually has multiple friends at the shows and seems really busy with them and prepping for the show. Whatever the reasons, we've never spoken. She's been in the band for well over a year so there isn't really a good excuse for it. I guess it just got to the point where introducing myself would be awkward, so I never did it.
Friday night, my friend had his birthday party; all his band mates were there including the new drummer, whom I got introduced to twice in a matter of minutes. And of course, the girl whom I've never met. At one point, I grabbed the bull by the horns, sat down beside her and started chatting with her. A brief lull in conversation happened (naturally) and she turned to me and said exactly what I was thinking "You know... I don't think we've ever met before". So we introduced ourselves and carried on with conversation, which was mostly music related.
By the end of the night, she asked for my phone number and said she would help me out with understanding music theory (there are some basic concepts I can't seem to wrap my head around). Parting ways, I got a hug from her and the new drummer. It feels good to get that monkey off my back and that elephant out of the room. It's also good to know that I'm not going to have that issue with the new drummer, although we haven't really spoken, at least we know each other's names and are comfortable enough to hug each other... or maybe that was the booze talking.