Tell us about anyone famous you suddenly found yourself on the same plane, bus, etc. with. Did you get to speak to them? Get an autograph?
I just got back from Las Vegas and Jesse James (ex-hubby of Sandra Bullock) and his g/f were on our flight from DFW to Las Vegas. He was very nice to those who spoke to him. The guy in front of us got his autograph inflight after one of the stewards was telling us how nice he was to him.
A couple of years ago we flew across country with William Hung. I saw him while we were waiting at the gate and my husband made me go over and ask to take a picture with him and I did - felt like an idiot, but I did it. Don't know if he counts as famous really - he was an American Idol reject who bacame very well known and popular for his bad singing!
Haha no but once I was on a train with a man who THOUGHT he was famous. He talked about training his bobcat for a show for "thousands of people"
Trust me... He wasn't a bobcat trainer.
LMAO....I bet that was funny. It reminds me of a Christmas party at the boss's house one year. It was a fancy sit-down dinner at their luxury home. We were invited to bring spouses or a guest. I was divorced at the time and came alone, but a co-worker brought her boyfriend. He was similar to the gentleman you describe. He was at my table (we had assigned seating) and he went on and on to the boss's wife about he was living with some strange tribe in Africa, etc. I don't think he was all "here" if you know what I mean. She has since broken up with him. LOL
hahaha, yup... people can sure be interesting. But, hey, what's the harm?
My first clue my train companion wasn't a bobcat trainer was when he asked me if I had any spare hula hoops in my backpack...
Oh, and, just slight sidebar - assigned seating typically sucks from my personal experience lol
Hula hoops in your backpack? LOL
Yes, the assigned seating also separated people who came together. It was a mortifying experience for a few there because while the husband sat at the same table as the boss's wife, the wife sat at a table far away. The intent was "supposed to be" so that everyone was forced to get to know one another and not just sit with their best friends. It was quite entertaining to say the least.
LOL...I believe that has to be the shortest answer I have ever seen you give, Cagsil. How are you tonight?
It was fantastic, Beth! I had a really good time! I'm ready to go back there!
Oooooo..... Vegas! My favourite city! Where did you stay?
Yikes! Assigned seating is my worse nightmare!!!
I'm glad you had a funtastic trip! You certainly deserve it.
Did you win any money in Vegas?
I have two celebrity-in-transit sightings.
The first one was seeing Jessica Walter, the chick with the widow's peak in her hair, from "Play Misty For Me." I saw her on a cable car. That counts, right?
Famous people? let's see.. I was in the same airplane one time with the former Philippine First lady Imelda Marcos. Didn't talk to her but I was looking at her famous hairdo
Yes, and yes.
Yes, I "won" a bit of money, meaning I won more than I lost.
Yes, that counts.
The second story occurred in 1984. I was living in Boston. I was working really late because I was leaving the next morning for LA for my sister's graduation from nursing school. I heard all this honking and cheering and yelling outside the window.
I was so intent on getting my work finished that I wasn't even paying attention to what was going on in my city that night.
The next morning I'm a bit bleary-eyed, sitting at the airport.
I look up and see this really tall, kinda gawky looking black man walking by. I say to myself, "He looks a lot like Kareem Abdul Jabbar!"
Well, by the time I boarded the plan I realized it WAS Kareem Abdul Jabbar! And the rest of the LA Lakers were on the flight, too. At the time I had a huge crush on James Worthy.
Of course they were in first class and I was not.
When we landed there was a big crush of people there to greet the team with signs and stuff, even though they had lost the championship to the Celtics.
That's really cool! Yeah, Jesse James was up in 1st class too, and we were not.
I am not a big sports fan but I was at the River Walk mall in San Antonio and people were going nuts over some really tall guys. My friend and I had to ask who they were. Evidently, they were some big shots that played for the San Antonio Spurs at the time. This would have been back in the late 80s, early 90s. I was clueless.
On a side note, our steward was exceptionally chatty and friendly. He was telling us about all kinds of celebrities he's met in the 16 yrs he's been flying. He said Leonardo DiCaprio was super nice and Sharon Stone was super strange.
I saw Gene Hackman step off a curb in Boston once. I was awe-struck. Luckily not quite drunk enough to make a fool of myself and say anything. I'm sure I stared, tho!
I thought Jesse and Miss Congeniality were getting back together. Bummer. Was he with that tatted up ho?
Played BlackJack for several hours with Keifer Sullivan and his minder a few years ago. Just after filming his 24 series he came out to NZ.. as he said at the time.. a favorite escape place as no one knew him here.
So he was an awesome guy who I found had a great sense of humor and alot of style. I was glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy a very positive and funny evening with a star who was able to be himself without being hassled.
Over a six hour period in the biggest casino here, only 2 people asked him ... "OMG Are You....?" To both of them he put his finger to his mouth and smiled shussh. He's not a bad card player either. 6 weeks later I got a nice 'thank you' mail.
yes but I was made to sign a confidentiality agreement :
Yes!! I was so excited! I went on vacation to Tenerife a few years ago, and we stayed at the Playa Golf, as my friend had an apartment there, when we were coming back we were standing in line behind a couple of men, and I started to get suspicious of the man just in front of me as he kept pulling down his golfing cap and making out he was reading in the small queue, eventually my curiosity got the better of me, and my friend started to talk to his friend, so I sneaked up to speak to the other man. It was Morgan Freeman! Wow! he was so nice, and smiled when I started chatting away, then they got called to the VIP lounge, but when we got on the plane he smiled and he then waved at me and said goodbye when we got of the plane! Yeah! lol
John Taylor of Duran Duran, train from Watford Junction to Wembley Central - 1984 - interesting discussion, considering I didnt know who the hell he was until he left the damned train!!
Jack Watling (Actor) - Train from Euston to Clacton 1985 - told me off for having my music too loud.
Depeche Mode - Stringfellows nightclub, London 1986 - had a dance.
Met Thom Yorke of Radiohead - Glastonbury Festival, Kids field, just before the release of In Rainbows
Met Jarvis Cocker twice - Green Man Festival 2009, Latitude 2010 - quick kiss and hub (I collect kisses)
Sat behind Mick Jaggers daughter and Lilly Alan - Glastonbury festival 2010 - Park Stage
Chilled out with The Editors on the day of the release of the Back Room - The Fleece, Bristol. Was asked to go for a chinese, but refused! Thought I might be lumbered with the bill! Damn!
Met Glasvegas twice - Glastonbury Festival and Gig in Bristol.
Met The National twice - Green Man Festival (back stage) and Latitude this year.
Met Richard Hawley (Pulp, now solo) Latitude, signing.
Went back stage with Modern Romance 1985
I often bump into Michael Eavis (organiser of the Glastonbury Festival) for the odd chat or two, but then I would, wouldnt I? I live here!
Lots of musicians pop into my local for the odd drink, for example Reef.
Met and chatted with Nobel out of British Sea Power.
But who would I love to meet, out of anyone else, for a chat and a drink around the camp fire... Guy Garvey of Elbow. I have been a fan of theirs since they first began ,many years ago.
Very cool, Shazwellyn! You get around! I didn't recognize the names, but hubby is from Bristol and did.
in my younger years, I met a number of musicians. I used to work for a non-profit that brought music to our area. I think my favorite was BB King. He was just a really nice person. I also knew Luther Allison and his band. My friend and I used to sit and watch them play in some funky blues clubs.
once in clearwater, fl at a famous spanish restaurant near a big music venue, Chris Issak stuck his head in our dining room and said hi to all of us and said he hoped to see some of us at the show, told us to enjoy the food. He looked so happy and down to earth. and gorgeous..
you know the guy, baby did a bad bad thing, wicked game..
I met John Madden on a train around 15 years ago, he was a notorious hater of airplanes.
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