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Tejas
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
Hey all

long time no see but i'm back now. I just had 2 weeks of LOOONG days with early call times along with things like my publicity stills and what have you done, but this story relates to the last week, which i spent traveling with 2 other people from work making personal apperances (well i didn't, but the people i was with were). now i know our firends in the UK Love neighbours. I know they don't get much of a chance to meet the stars. but please people keep control. please don't grab the actors - one i travelled with got badly bruised when a lady grabbed him from in front of the desk.

also there is nothing more sad than a 30+ year old women in tears cos her fav star is there...

i'll hahve more tales soon

digilight
08-25-2006, 03:38 PM
I can believe it. My SIL, her dad, and a good family friend have all worked in movie theaters for years. They have also all attended Movie Premiers in LA many times (the Mann Chinese usually). Her dad still attends (normally he's the one who sets up the film, and operates the projector). They have also gotten big name stars at their respective theaters here at home as well. And they all agree, that people get stupid dumb when it comes to celebs.

NightAngel
08-25-2006, 03:42 PM
Yep, I've seen the idiocy a few times as well. *sigh*
They're just people for cripes sake. They just happen to have a job that puts them out in front of the world- and a much better make-up artist than the rest of us. :lol:

Fera Festiva
08-25-2006, 07:36 PM
To be fair, though, I know plenty of very sensible, normal people who would throw everything away for a few moments in the vicinity of Harold Bishop...

:D

Think Blue
08-25-2006, 07:55 PM
A few days ago me and my bro saw elijah wood at the theater and boy do people go crazy when they see a celeb.

While at the concession stand, 20 people came up to him and kept asking for pictures and were actually grabbing at him before some ushers broke it up. Then while the movie was going many people where asking him for autographs

I just don't get it, I understand that you may never see them again, but people should understand that they also want to have a quiet dinner and watch a movie in peace.

Ryu
08-25-2006, 08:23 PM
heh, i was listening to a podcast and they mentioned their friend who was a famous speaker didnt even go out any more due to being mobbed like a rock star, their words
its sick

Sunsetsky
08-27-2006, 03:31 AM
I could've met the band members of Linkin Park once. But the theater I worked at didn't need me to come in that day to work. So I didn't go in. They came in that day. I admit...I probably would've left the register I was at and shove a pen and paper towards them followed by a "Can I have your autograph?" And ramblings on how I couldn't wait for their concert that I was going to attend.

We had that Dog Bounty Hunter guy come into my walmart one summer. Some people were excited and told me about it. My reaction was...

Who? :confused:

However, I didn't witness any crazy people. After reading the articles about the trouble that guy and his son caused in my city...I can see why. His son apparently punched a hotel manager in the face.

DerangedHermit
08-27-2006, 05:50 AM
Thankfully, not a lot of people notice when FITNESS CELEBRITY JOHN BASEDOW comes in.

And for those who are wondering: yes, his hair is that horrible in real life.

MystyGlyttyr
08-27-2006, 07:21 PM
I did once embarass myself royally in front of The Rock. I was at a show he was at, and when he walked over to me, the first thing I blurted out was "I don't understand why people think you're so hot!" Fortunately, I had plenty of time to run away while he was still laughing...

I did lose it the time I saw Kamala the Ugandan Giant. His nakedness had a lot to do with it, though.

Kiwi
08-27-2006, 07:41 PM
Picture a very drunk kiwi, throughly enjoying her self at a nightclub in Vancouver, having been to a hockey game the night before (we won) GO CANUCKS!

Marcus Nusland (team captain was there) and had to endure a very drunk but VERY excited kiwi stand about a metre away and scream, his wife wasnt impressed...yikes

OMG YOUR MARCUS NUSLAND!!!:eek:

well at least I have the decency to be ashamed of myself :rolleyes: he took it very well, gave me and my friends a hug and sent us off to the dance floor to burn off some of the alcohol:D

still it made my week! hehe I still get all excited thinking about it... well it was marucs nusland people !!!!

BusBus
08-27-2006, 07:55 PM
still it made my week! hehe I still get all excited thinking about it... well it was marucs nusland people !!!!


That is quite neat that you got to meet him! I'm sure that he's use to it :) I've dealt with many celebrities in my workplaces (including Canucks players), and I have yet to witness someone go nuts over them *knocks on wood*. Granted, as soon as I am done with them, at least one colleague swings by to get the scoop :rolleyes: (I tend to be guilty of such things myself, though).

PhotoChick
08-28-2006, 03:54 AM
Before I worked at the hardware store, I was a photographer, mostly for bands (Some local, some famous, so I've met my share of celebs). One night after a concert for a local band, I got invited to the after party (one of the nice perks of the job) at a club in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. I was on the roof looking at the amazing views. My friends had just gone inside to get more drinks. So this guy walks up to me, introduces himself (first name only). We end up staying on the roof talking almost till last call. At this point I'm pretty drunk. We walk inside, I turn to look at him and end up screaming OMG YOUR *FIRSTLASTNAME* FROM *FAMOUS BAND*. My friends all start cracking up and he gives me this :confused: look. It was dark outside so I didnt recognize him and when I finally I did I was so drunk and I really liked him that I just kinda lost it. We're friends now but he said that he wasn't gonna every talk to me again because he thought I was crazy.

Knightmare
08-28-2006, 12:55 PM
In my time on this Earth, I have met and even (somewhat) befriended some famous people, from locally to internationally known. I am not saying I am buddy-buddy with most of them. But NightAngel is correct: They are just people, like you and me. Some of them happen to think their shiit don't stink and they are better than the rest of us because of what they do. But in my experience, they are as humble and down to earth as you and me.

From sports stars (Joe Dumars from Detroit Pistons, 1991 - classiest gentlemen I have ever met and had the privilege to talk to and hang out with for a day), wrestling stars, movie and television stars, NASCAR and INDY drivers and owners, local and national politicians; They are people, (mostly) normal people like you and me (ok, like you. I'm not normal :)).

I can't think of any celebrity that would make me freak out if s/he came into the room right now. Maybe Hulk Hogan, because he was my idol growing up in the 80's. And maybe Jessica Alba because she wants to have my babies.

Becks
08-28-2006, 03:52 PM
We're friends now but he said that he wasn't gonna every talk to me again because he thought I was crazy.

If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me, I'd have...quite a few dollars.

I've tried being "normal". It doesn't work for me. I get soooooooooo boring.

Canadian In Maine
08-28-2006, 04:00 PM
I had always thought that meeting celebs was no big deal; I never thought I'd react weirdly.

Then the day came that I met Aerosmith's lead guitarist Joe Perry.

My knees turned to jello - my friend had to hold me up so I wouldn't collapse and the only thing I could think to say to him was, "Can I take you home with me?"

Yeah, felt like a fool but I'd never have forgiven myself if I hadn't tried! :lol:

Cia
08-28-2006, 06:31 PM
I don't think that I'd would even recognize any of the people I see in movies and TV when they are out in street clothes. I get so used to seeing people in certain surroundings that I don't even recognize my co-workers outside of the work environment. So celebs don't even have a chance.

Spiffy McMoron
08-29-2006, 08:03 PM
Georges Laraque came into the dealership that I work at to get some stuff done to his truck. I didn't talk to him directly, because I probably would have ended up sounding like a retarded fan-boy. I did take a look at him through the window, and he is a big fella-he was taller than the truck he brought in.

In the winter of 1990, Dad was at a hotel in Winnipeg for a conference, when he saw Wayne Gretzky eating lunch/supper a few tables over. Dad, not wanting to bother him, didn't ask him for an autograph or anything. Everyone else in the family yelled at him(Mom included)to get an autograph next time. Now I see why Dad did that.

-Spiffy, introspective and philosophical

Banrion
08-29-2006, 10:22 PM
This thread has made me have a "If I knew then what I know now" moment. When I was about 7 I got to meet James Coburn, Charlton Heston, and Richard Thomas. ALL AT ONCE! Of course I was 7 and had no idea who they were, but now ohh if only I could go back in time.

The way it happened is, there was a rather large and dramatic plane crash in my hometown. I was born in Sioux City, Iowa, you can easily find stories on google if interested in the details. Well a couple years after the crash, they made a TV movie about it, and they actually filmed on location with the same people who were first responders. My mom worked in the hospitals at the time of the crash, we were actually at the airport picking up my father the day of the crash, and throughout the filming process. She was elected to be the on set nurse with these guys. So she took me and my brother to meet them. We were far too young at the time to realize who they were though.

When I was in Girl Scouts, our troop did alot of work with the special olympics, and we hosted 5 teams from Finland while they were here competing. For that we got to meet Nadia Cominichi.

My final celebrity story was when I was in London. I was on an escalator coming up out of the tubes, and I looked over at the down escalator and saw Mel Gibson. He just gave me the SHHH sign. But it was still cool.

I get stopped on the streets of Boston at least once a week with people thinking I am Laura Prepon without makeup.

karma_gypsy
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
I've got . . . nothing . . . I've met, wow, I forgot his name now . . . uhh, Jason Schmidt of the SF Giants. He was ordering pizza, of course, I'm not a big sports fan and didn't really care either way. Although the manager was a sports fan and knew exactly who Jason Schmidt was, but unfortunately - the manager wasn't there that night (I was). So I got to rub it in his face :)

Becks
08-30-2006, 03:19 AM
While I haven't had the opportunity to meet a lot of celebrity types, I have met a few players from the Milwaukee Brewers over the years, and Jason Newsted when he was in MetallicA.

Binky
08-30-2006, 06:33 AM
LOL..I know isn't it stupid?? When I went to see the ten tenors with my mates we stayed after the show so that we could meet them as they come out to talk to the audience....we all got shaky and week at the knees and couldn't get the guts up to go and talk to the..NOT ONE...I still don't know why we got like that...what’s so great about them? They can sing, very well, like LOTS of people out there...yet because they are "famous" we simply want to feint at the sight of them..Needless to say it would be hard for me to control myself if I ever saw Johnny dep..*Drools* *shudders* OMG he's HOT

COMINATCHA
08-31-2006, 01:56 AM
When I worked at Target, The Black Eyed Peas came in and bought cd's from our music counter. I missed it though, and i'm a big B.E.P fan so I was so upset! They were leaving just as someone decided to tell me they were even there :cry:

friendofjimmyk
08-31-2006, 06:17 PM
I met Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, and Dizzy from Guns N' Roses. The rest of the story from that night is too long to tell. Basically, only certain girls were being taken back to meet Axl and whoever else was in the "other" room. By no means am I a bad looking chic, but I was not dressed like, well, a slut. All the girls that were being taken back to the "other" room, were dressed provacatively and I only had jeans and a tank top on...woah. I was also only 17 at the time. What does that have to do with it? When I asked the man who was standing there picking girls to go back, I asked if I could go to. He asked me, "Are you 21?" I said, "no". He said, "then no, you can't" I said all I want to do is shake someone's hand...he stuck his hand out. :pissed: I was crushed, absolutely crushed! I worshipped Axl Rose from when I was 13 til that night. Had to be 21???!?!?! WTF??!?!?! I didn't have to be 21 to buy the damn Appetite for Destruction tape - which I bought 4 times because I wore it out so much! Really!

I was crushed.

I have a hockey story to tell...I didn't meet anyone, but I got really close. During the last period, I snuck down to three rows behind the Dallas Stars bench. These rows were usually reserved for family and the filthy rich...not real hockey fans by any means. This was during the days when I was still drinking heavily and there were all these prim and proper (not something used to describe a TRUE hockey fan) sitting around and one TRUE hockey fan (me) who was just losing her mind because the Stars were winning and I was SO FREAKIN' CLOSE! AND IT WAS JUST SO AWESOME AND EXHILERATING!

chainedbarista
08-31-2006, 07:51 PM
my one and only star encounter involves a plane ride from sacramento to san francisco (i was changing planes there) and kenny loggins.

someone mentioned he was on board, or they thought they saw him in the lounge, i was all 'ok, yah, whatever.'

he ended up sitting next to me, and asked if i minded switching my aisle seat for his window, so he could be closer to his kids.

we switched and that was that; he seems like an ok kind of guy.

lordlundar
09-01-2006, 12:25 AM
Georges Laraque came into the dealership that I work at to get some stuff done to his truck. I didn't talk to him directly, because I probably would have ended up sounding like a retarded fan-boy. I did take a look at him through the window, and he is a big fella-he was taller than the truck he brought in.

Yeah, I've met George face-to-face. not the friendliest face in the NHL, but not a bad guy. Had a nice discussion with him about using money orders to pay bills. (classified as cheques, so not generally accepted) the manager okayed it so I processed it. After that, I had about 3 staff members freak out on me because I helped him out. I simply said "so? he's a person." I didn't have the heart to tell thos people an old friend of mine plays for the NY Rangers. :angel: