Positive Experience With a Celebrity/Famous Person?

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  1. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    So who has had a nice, positive experience with a celebrity? I've had a couple:

    1) Met Arnold outside LAX. Took a picture with me, shook my hand, thanked me for being a fan.

    2) Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra let me watch soundcheck when I went to the venue to buy tickets and talked with me for a little after. Rest of the bad was very cool too.

    3) Britt Hume of Fox News used to work on the same block as me and would often talk politely with me while we waited for our sandwiches.

    4) I used to walk past Donald Rumsfeld on the way to work about every day. It got to where he would smile and say hello when he saw me.

    5) The guys from Vertical Horizon took some pictures with me after their XM show and talked with me about their music.

    6) Danny Glover sat next to me on a plane and while he seemed very busy, someone in the back of the plane yelled "I'm too old for this ****" when we were all queuing to disembark. He turned to me and said softly "I really am." It was a sort of hilarious meta moment.

    7) Met Malcolm Jamal Warner at a bar downtown. As we talked, he bought a round for himself and his friend and paid for mine too. A gentleman.

    8) I got caught in a store when Obama went Christmas shopping and none of us could leave (which made no sense) while he shopped. Before he left, he went around to everyone and apologized for the inconvenience and seemed to really mean it.

    What's yours?
     
  2. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Twenty years at a small SW Connecticut restaurant has resulted in a few celebrity encounters, and all were friendly and approachable. Rusty Staub, Tom Bergeron, Katherine Heigl, Don Imus and Katie Couric are all that come to mind.
     
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    Love Vertical Horizon. Underrated.

    Had a great time chatting guitar Nancy Wilson last October. Bucket list check.

    Every metal band of any importance. Too many to list. Bunch of cupcakes. Not you Kerry!

    Had a cool couple days working with Prairie Prince in the studio. We reminisced about The Tubes opening for Zeppelin at Kezar, he onstage, me in the crowd with a wicked hangover 22, and a long way from home.

    Eddies guitar tech Zeke.Always trying to sell me something.

    Had a nice short talk with Chet about our dad's. He had recently lost his.

    Two wonderful days with Angel Romero listening to his life story and his amazing playing. I'll stop there.

    Did I mention Nancy Wilson?
     
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  4. geddyentwistle

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    I remember reading about the singer for Vertical Horizon visiting the school his sister taught at, and hanging out/ singing/ talking with students

    When I was a kid in Miami, Dolphin QB Bob Griese lived a few streets away and every once in a while, he'd drive by and would wave to us as we'd play football
     
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    Already mentioned in another thread; I met Dimebag Darrell when I was a teenager. He was a real good dude. It's a damn shame the way he went out.
     
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    I saw Steven Tyler shopping for Ties once but it was quick.

    Bill Murray passed me by in Ohare INTL in the 90s or so..he knew
    I was on to him from afar except I didn't make him until he was 20 feet and advancing
    ...He just said Hey hows it goin..?
    I was like..Uhhhh...

    He was very down to earth...and focused on his travel of course.
     
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    mary travers, (peter paul and mary)

    sat and had drinks watching, forget who, at a club.

    place was packed, (paul's mall) but i had a table.

    very cool.

    she was there to talk about a gig and just dropped in.
    my friend was the mgr so he sat her with me until after the show.

    nice lady.

    i have others but no one would know them.
    this guy is pretty big in asia.
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    actor musician, great guy,


    all positive.

    oh!! G.W.Bailey!

    stopped in to eat in a snowstorm with his producer in steamboat springs, co, i got to talk with him since they were the only 2 in the place and i was a huge fan of rustler's rhapsody. the movie.
     
  8. GAD

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    We love Broadway, and "stagedooring" is a common experience on Broadway. Now that my daughter is very into it all, we've stood in line, and also met some stars during the "Broadway Cares" events.

    Every one of them has been terrific. Most of the people we've met wouldn't be recognized unless you were in a theater group, but it was pretty cool for us.
     
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    Palmer? Horshack? Ziffel?
     
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    Verdine was cooler than cool, talked music for a brief moment than told me several times he hoped I would enjoy the show. Ralph Johnson on the other hand was sort of an ass at first but then pulled it together.

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  11. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    There is only one Arnold

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    BAM!
     
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    Troy Aikman is cool in person.
     
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    They're my guilty pleasure from college. First album I ever learned front to back too....
     
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    I met Dimebag Darrell after a show in New York City, what an amazing person. Never once did I feel like one of his fans,just a fellow guitarist shooting the **** the entire time.

    R.I.P
     
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    I lived next door to the infamous Ike Turner for about 6 years.
    Considerate neighbor, nice to my kids, swapped LP's with him.
     
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    Remer Golden member. See Below. Gold Supporting Member

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    That's bad ass.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I love being reminded of this.
     
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    I'd describe him as avuncular.
     
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    Last week I was getting on the elevator in my office building, which is located near Toyota Center, to go home. NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler was waiting for the elevator. I was carrying the new EVH Striped Series that just got shipped to my office.

    He thought it was cool and told me his son plays guitar.

    When the doors opened, I said, "World Champs first."

    Very nice guy.
     

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