Ever Been on a Plane, Bus, etc. with a Famous Person?

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  1. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Lily Rose profile image87
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image87
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think that's cool.  Good for you to have the courage to do it.  Many wouldn't.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Nope.

  3. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. KristenGrace profile image61
        KristenGraceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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...

        Poor guy.

        Oh, and, just slight sidebar - assigned seating typically sucks from my personal experience lol

        1. KCC Big Country profile image87
          KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. KristenGrace profile image61
            KristenGraceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Made for a good story wink

  4. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    LOL...I believe that has to be the shortest answer I have ever seen you give, Cagsil.  How are you tonight?

  5. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    No such luck as you have had!

    How was Vegas??  smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It was fantastic, Beth! I had a really good time!  I'm ready to go back there!

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oooooo..... Vegas! My favourite city! Where did you stay?

        1. KCC Big Country profile image87
          KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I stayed 2 nights at Sam's Town on the Boulder Highway.  Then I stayed 3 nights at The Mirage on the Strip.  Next time I go I want to stay at the Golden Nugget downtown.

  6. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Yikes!  Assigned seating is my worse nightmare!!!  yikes

    I'm glad you had a funtastic trip!  You certainly deserve it.  smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  7. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Ipeoney profile image82
      Ipeoneyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. KCC Big Country profile image87
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's really cool! Did you check out her shoes too?  smile

    2. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and yes.  smile

      Yes, I "won" a bit of money, meaning I won more than I lost.

      Yes, that counts.

  8. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    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.

  10. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, he was.

  11. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love Keifer.....that would have been so awesome.  It's nice to see they are just like us.  smile  What a great experience for you!

  12. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I have been in flight with the bible, does that count? wink

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL...no

  13. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

    yes but I was made to sign a confidentiality agreement  hmm:

    lol

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I never know when to take you seriously.....LOL

  14. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is mega cool!  What a great experience for you!  It's nice to have that extra affirmation of the wave and parting goodbye.

  15. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    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.

  16. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Very cool, Shazwellyn! You get around! I didn't recognize the names, but hubby is from Bristol and did.

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oooooo arrrrhhhhh - I have a cumbine arvester!

  17. CASE1WORKER profile image64
    CASE1WORKERposted 8 years ago

    i saw Bryan Ferry in a lift and yes he was very tasty!

  18. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    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..

  19. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Chris Isaak -- YUMMY!

  20. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    I met John Madden on a train around 15 years ago, he was a notorious hater of airplanes.

 
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