Have You Ever Met Anyone Famous?

United States
May 23, 2008 10:46pm CST
I have. I used to live in the same neighborhood as Hulk Hogan, in Florida. (We were not in the rich mansion section.) The first time I saw him, it was in a gift store where my mom worked. My son was about 2 1/2 or 3 at the time, and we got his picture with Hulk Hogan. He loved that picture. Even had it blown up to poster size so he could take it to show and tell in preschool. I also met Glenn Campbell. He did a private concert for the sales group for which I worked - House of Lloyd/Christmas Around the World. After the concert, when I went back to my hotel, I discovered that Glenn and his band and manager were in the same hotel! My roomies and I sat with the manager and talked. Even shared our pizza with him and the other guys. The next morning, we met Glenn Campbell in the restaurant. He was leaving as we were entering for breakfast. He gave me and my roommates pictures that he had autographed for us. He was going to leave them at the desk, but was able to hand them to us personally. So, do tell. Have you ever met anyone famous?
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
24 May 08
I guess I ws very lucky I used to tend bar in Lake Tahoe at Harrahs. I met and chatted with a whloe bunch of stars. They used to have private parties and for some reason They would want one or two bartenders and I got selected alot. Many but a few stand out Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. (wonderful person) Steve Martin,and my favorite was John Denver and Richard Dawson. I aslo lived in Sun Valley Idaho, one of my favorite places in the USA, there I've met and talked to Clint Eastwood great spirit that guy. Demi Moore,Bruce Willis,Yoko ONO and the beat goes on!!!!! tdemex
• Romania
24 May 08
really a lot of famous people! you are very lucky! by the way i like a lot steve martin, who is he like person not like actor? thanks!
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
24 May 08
He's okay not real friendly at least to the bartender, some are way cool. One thing that really disappointed me was 2 years in a row he did the same routine. The arrow thru the head thing and the same material. That ws not normal at all. when the stars returned for a show they all had new material. Hope this doesn't let you down. tdemex
• United States
24 May 08
Now that's cool. Those are some fun folks you've met.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
24 May 08
Both those sound like awesome experiences,I dont think I have met anyone famous,but I think it would be cool to though,and I wish I could meet Garth Brooks because he is my favorite country singer.
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• United States
24 May 08
I'd like to meet Garth Brooks too. But there are lots of other country singers I'd like to meet too. In my dreams, I guess.
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• United States
24 May 08
Thats cool that you would like to meet Garth Brooks too,and yeah I agree there are several other country singers that it would be nice to meet,but only in our dreams lol.
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24 May 08
A couple of years ago I was in a supermarket in Central Islip,NY named King Kullen. They were having a grand opening and I met Tikki Barber. I just stood in line with everyone else not knowing who was going to be there. I got his autograph and took a picture with him. The crazy part is I am A SUPER HUGE GREEN BAY PACKER FAN. GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• United States
24 May 08
Now that's cool. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. :-)
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• Indonesia
24 May 08
yes, i met pope john paul II, years ago when he visited my country. well, of course i didn't meet him personally, but we were pretty close in the time
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• United States
24 May 08
I would think that being in close proximity to the pope would feel like meeting him.
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@kassdaw (593)
• United States
24 May 08
At a pro golf tournment for celebrities and golfers I met Craig T. Nelson. I got his autograph and spoke with him for a while and found out him and my mom went to school together... Fun story.
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• United States
24 May 08
Sounds like fun. Isn't it intersting what people went to school with relatives? I've discovered a few of those celeb types who my relatives knew before they were famous.
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@amazon13 (69)
• United States
24 May 08
That is cool. I was trying to remember some of the different "famous" people I have met over the years. How famous are we talking about here? Kris Kristoferson comes to mind first. I met him at a convention where he was the entertainment. I spent my 30th birthday with Earth, Wind and Fire... it was the best. They gave everyone in my group free tickets to their concert to celebrate my birthday. Roger Staubach, Ed "Too Tall"Jones, Harvey Martin, Dave Manders, Jim Zorn, Danny White, Randy White, Hollywood Henderson. George Peppard. Salt and Peppa, B B King and Lucille, Brian Wilson. On a more local level...Coach Ron Prince KSU, Coach Deb Patterson KSU, Coach Frank Martin KSU, Nichole Ohlde, Jackie Stiles, Kendra Wecker. These are all people with whom I have had conversation. I have shared "air space" with Doris Day, Pat Morita, Whoopie Goldberg, and Kurt Russell.
• United States
24 May 08
That's an impressive bunch of names, amazon13. I also rode the bus once with Franco Harris (of the Steelers way back when). Funny thing was that he was sitting almost underneath his picture that was posted in the bus. Can you imagine today's football players riding public transportation????
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
26 May 08
I met The Rolling Stones. It was a contest I won for designing the best banner. I also got front row seats. It was awesome! I also arranged for my sister to meet Sha Naa Haa, her favorite group way back when. I got to meet them, too. Other than that, local celebrities is all. I lived near a TV/radio station and often saw them when I shopped.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
26 May 08
Oops, those key keep switching places on me! It's 'Sha Na Na' not 'Sha Naa Haa'. LOL
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
26 May 08
Man! I meant 'keys', not 'key'. I think I'll give up for awhile and try again later. LOL
@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
24 May 08
I literally bumped into George Lynch in the supermarket years ago. He has a very nice tushy! I've met Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Stu Hamm, Neil Young, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Carvin Jones, Gary Hoey and a bunch of other guitarists that I'd have to look in my ticket collection to remember! I had a argument with Glen Campbell when I worked at an answering service once and when I gave his message to Stevie Nicks she apologized for him.
• United States
24 May 08
That's too bad about the argument with Glenn Campbell. I heard that he went through some bad times.
@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
24 May 08
He's had a rough life, despite is fame and financial success. What is it with celebrities that they're so messed up? I feel sorry for the guy. I hear he's actually very nice, and generous to charities.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
24 May 08
Okay. No way I can compete with that. This is my humble story. When I was in 8th grade social studies, our class went on a field trip to DC. I was standing with a few friends one night, trying to decide what we should do next. I was all for going back to the hotel, when a car pulled up across the street with American flags all over it. My friend was impressed and wanted to stay, so I was stuck there. Next thing I knew, three more cars with the same flags pulled up. And the last car, you guessed it. It was worth waiting for, because even though former President Nixon messed up, it was very exciting at the time when we called to him, and he waved at us! We tried taking pictures, but without a really good camera, we only got a so-so picture. That's it.
• United States
24 May 08
Oh, I think that's pretty cool. I've never been that close to a President. (Although I did ride the elevator with the mayor of Pittsburgh once long ago - Pete Flaherty.)
@anawar (2406)
• United States
24 May 08
Okay, I don't feel quite so lame now, thanks. Good thing the elevator didn't get stuck, or you wouldn't be here to ask this question! lol :)
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 May 08
No not in person... But I have met JR Berry from WLTX Station... I almost melted... I saw DsBrat in concert and The Lost Boyz in concert. I tried to take a picture, but could not... The film came out wrong........
• United States
24 May 08
Doesn't that figure? I used to keep a good camera with me at all times, but stopped when my son hit the teen years. I really should start doing that again. You never know what you'll see.
@littleone3 (2065)
24 May 08
Some years ago now i was with a gang of friends in our local Burger King and John Barnes (Famous footballer) was sitting in the corner with his family. None of us had the nerve to go up and ask for his autograph at first, but in the end one of my friends did. He also signed autographes for the rest of us and did not complain about it at all. He was very friendly. I have also seen Maniac Street Preachers (famous British pop group) play live before they became famous and their lead singer went missing. I was also standing in a queue at a Burger King, at a London train station and a famous chat show host was stood in front of me. A couple of months ago me and my partner had a famous D.J Tony Blackburn sitting behind us in a cafe. We didn't approach him as we are not really fans but he did give us a big smile when we walked passed.
• United States
24 May 08
Isn't it fun when celebs come to every day places to eat?
@Dorislee (209)
• China
24 May 08
So, you are very lucky guy, I've never met some people FAMOUS in my life till this moment, maybe oneday I'll be luck as you, or maybe oneday I can be famous, haha.....very funny , huh? just joke, please forget about it.
• United States
24 May 08
Nothing wrong with thinking you might be famous one day. Dreams do come true...especially if we work towards them. And if you are famous, then we can all say, "I knew Dorislee when..."
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@pitstop (4902)
• India
24 May 08
You're one lucky dude!! I've never met anyone who is famous or a celebrity in real life. However I dont think I really miss meeting them! Life still goes on and meeting lots of regular people itself has added so much meaning and excitement to my life. However I wouldn't mind bumping into some famous people once in a while!
• United States
24 May 08
You're right. Regular folks can be just as interesting as celebs.
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
28 May 08
That sounds like a once in a lifetime experience. I have met mostly country music singers: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Owens, Crystal Gayle, Marty Stewart, Aaron Tippin. Also met: Pete Rose and Kevin Harvick.
• United States
25 May 08
im about to go on a nerd quest for a moment. back in 1995 i think there was a star trek convention being held in a near by city and some friends of mine took me there and the guest happened to be Walter Konieg who played Pavel Checkov in the old star trek. amd i even got to shake his hand and he gave me his autograph...which i cant find now. but it was really cool to have met him.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
25 May 08
No, but my son works with Bobby Sherman (yes,THE Bobby Sherman and he still has the hair!!!) and I am hoping for an introduction!
@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
25 May 08
I've never personally met anyone but some of my friends have met JD from scrubs(cant remember his real name, it's slipping my mind.. haha, *sigh*) He was supposedly at some restaurant called the Glass.. something or other, can't really recall the full name of that either. My memory is definitely failing me today! My other friends have met a few other people as well but I can't really recall their names. I'm sure i'll meet someone famous eventually, afterall I don't live too far from newyork, and i've heard some actors live up in philly and pittsburgh which aren't too far from me so it's only a matter of time till' I run into one! I imagine Hulk Hogan would be intresting to meet. I always wanted to meet Jack Black, Jack Gylleenhaal(In one of my favorite movies, donnie darko), and a few other people. As well as a few American Idols although they're really no different then us, it would still be interesting to hear about their lifestyles. 'specially the idols before and after they went on American Idol. =O
@syeryn (574)
• United States
25 May 08
I met Vincent Price once when he passed through our town on his way to somewhere more interesting. And I have met several race drivers both past and present on various trips to the tracks and drag strips. My most memorable, when I met Al Holbert in Sebring Florida when he drove the Lowenbrau Porsche.