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    Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

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    Fans can be insane ....

    I had a chance to meet Joe Gibbs recently, and I passed on the opportunity, even though he means a lot to me. Somehow I just could not figure out anything special to say in a few seconds, so I did not go over and talk to him at all. Maybe I'll write to him though...that would probably be better way of communicating.

    I feel like we fans impose on their privacy in a big way and it seems rude to me. I guess they get use to it.
    She is so right. So what if they carry a football, or act in a movie. They are people who help us get through our week. It's something to look forward to. However, don't you think they deserve to just mingle into society like the rest of us?

    Here's why i bring this up, (also because it could be a pretty cool topic) Austin has a music festival every March called South By Southwest (SXSW). You have no idea who you may bump into during this event because it is quite popular. My brother and I had a blast going to the event in 2001. Saw Los Lonely Boys when the ROCKED. They still do. Anyway, it was about a little after midnight and we had the munchies, so we go to the Magnolia Cafe on S. Congress from some breakfast food and in the booth next to us is the lead singer from Blues Traveler. I like the band but not a fanatic and besides, he was enjoying the company of a lady so why would he want to talk to my bald headed mug?

    Left him alone but he tended to talk very loud and was pondering this question.....What was the dogs name in the original Dukes of Hazzard? Me being the brain full of useless knowledge I knew the answer but tried to bite my tongue so I wouldn't interrupt. Finally, after what seemed to be 5 minutes but it was actually 30 seconds I blurted out "Flash". He was quite delighted and chatted with us awhile about nothing really but it was cool. Enjoying pancakes with Blues Traveler. Man I love Austin, TX.


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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

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    Left him alone but he tended to talk very loud and was pondering this question.....What was the dogs name in the original Dukes of Hazzard? Me being the brain full of useless knowledge I knew the answer but tried to bite my tongue so I wouldn't interrupt. Finally, after what seemed to be 5 minutes but it was actually 30 seconds I blurted out "Flash". He was quite delighted and chatted with us awhile about nothing really but it was cool. Enjoying pancakes with Blues Traveler. Man I love Austin, TX.
    LOL :bow:

    dont know who blues traveler is but i know only too well about having the "brain full of useless information disorder"!

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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    Cool story tx...austin is a fun place.

    I try to avoid acting like an idiot around most people including celebrities. In general, I would never approach one just because they could care less about what I have to say, unless I have that all important "flash" answer.

    I still think laugh when I remember sitting next to a really cute guy on a plane for 5 hours on a plane and chatting with him trying to figure out what he was doing or where he was going to school, only to have him tell me that he is a soap opera star. I can look like an idiot even when I am not really trying.
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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    There's an English Football manager called Bobby Robson who has managed my national team and my beloved Newcastle United, who I have managed to meet three times and not get his autograph.

    Firstly because he was born in a village not far from me he was good friends with one of my teachers and brought his England shirt to my school when I was about 7 or 8. (A brief word no autograph)

    Then,I met him when I was visiting my mother on Tobago and he was there with Newcastle United on a pre-season tour. We were playing golf and my mate nearly took his head off with a well placed 3 iron off the tee (can't hit his driver) at which he merely nodded and stated he was as bad himnself (He was walking across the fairway however). I then met him at the 19th. (Again, brief word no autograph)

    Then, I met him the night before my wedding in the Durham County Cricket club bar where I was enjoying a pre-wedding nerves settler with the male members of my family. (Brief word, brother in law stole the conversation, no autograph)

    So yes, I think it proves that some of us, when given plenty of chances are still bumbling idiots with celebrities even when given 3 chances with the same man in three different decades, two different countries and in three different situations.

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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    Cool stuff fat pang. I think autographs are overrated. What do you do with them? My clanram shirt that Pisa and Tyoka signed is hanging in the closet unwashed and I guess I never wear it again. I can't do that too often or I will have a closet full of clothes that I can't wear.
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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    About 1980 I was in a Lake Tahoe casino walking a little bit faster than I should have,because I was running late for a Rich Little show.I turned a corner by the poker area and ran into a woman,knocked her down,then I stop to help her up.She had a funny hat and sun glasses on,but they came off after the tackle.After I appologized I recognized her and then just couldnt believe I had just knocked Dianne Keaton on her a$$.No autograph just a quick and hasty retreat from mortication.
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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    I have a couple of more celeb. run ins and I'll post them later.just a little to burnt from work right now.
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    Re: Meeting celebrities....thanks for the idea Utter

    Well I got a football signed by A.J. Hawk. He asked me how it was going I just knida mumbled it was a little embarasing

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