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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 06:45:57 AM »

I met Australian cricketing legend Allan Border at a book signing in Sydney in the 80s.  I've never been a cricketing fan but I figured it would be a nice keepsake.

I also met Michael White, lead singer of the 80s band Thompson Twins at a book signing here in Brisbane.  Apparently he lives in Western Australia and is married to an Aussie woman.  He's an excellent author these days, I read a biography he wrote on Leonardo Da Vinci.  Brllliant book.

I passed Michael Hutchence (INXS) on a Sydney street in the 80s.  I was the only one who recognised him.  He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and sunnies and looked like every other guy.  My face lit up and he smiled at me as he walked past.

When I was 14, Adam Ant was playing a concert here.  It was the height of the band's popularity and I thought I was so cool in my green jeans and frilly white pirate blouse  lol.  As he was singing, he pointed at me and winked and I screamed and jumped up and down.  He laughed and jumped off down the stage in the other direction singing away.  Best.teenage.experience.ever.
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 07:41:55 AM »

I met Australian cricketing legend Allan Border at a book signing in Sydney in the 80s.  I've never been a cricketing fan but I figured it would be a nice keepsake.

When he came to South Africa in 1994 with his team, he hit quite a few fours in a short innings. After the game was over, he was asked why he hit so many and replied "I didn't feel like running, mate."  TeddyR
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 08:24:55 AM »


Sort of.  Back in the late 80's, my family had vacationed at a timeshare in St Maarten.  One morning my two sons and I walked to the tennis court. There was no one there, so they got two rackets and a ball and just fooled around on the court.  They hadn't been playing too long when Andre Agassi shows up and asks them to leave. He wasn't very nice about it. SNOB

Another time, also in the 80's, my ex-husband and I had gotten backstage passes for a Billy Joel concert from a friend. We were in the side wings and watched a great show.  Standing no more than 10 feet from us was Christie Brinkley and their daughter, Alexa.  Wearing very little makeup, Christie Brinkley was absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 08:45:14 AM »

You mean, the creepy Hitchiker is really creepy?  Ha.

One thing I like about Edwin...he played Lord Zedd on the old Power Rangers I grew up watching.  That's how I knew of him for years before seeing him in TCM. Buggedout

Yeah, he was really manic and talked 90 to nuthin' about everything, just like in the movie! Gunnar on the other hand was very calm and friendly. The guy who played the grandpa was supposedly around too but to this day I have no idea which one he was.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 01:10:47 PM »

I've met W.A.S.P., a British pornstar called Alicia Rhodes, a British comedian called Jason Manford. I met Frank Sidebottom (RIP) during an outdoor performance and he painted a picture of me that ended up in the Lowry art gallery. I've also met lots of soccer players like Andy Cole, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Jason Roberts, Nicky Weaver and Eric Cantona.
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 04:30:25 PM »

does one of the writers for Treme count? He's my neighbor.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 05:08:34 PM »


Miles Davis: The drummerís father of a band I was in in the late 80ís was Mark Warren, the co-director of Laugh-In. So our drummer grew up surrounded by celebrities. Miles Davis was a family friend and bought him his first drum set when he was a boy. So we got to go back stage after a Hollywood Bowl show and meet him.

Miles Davis is one of my all time favourite musicians and I have to ask for more to this story!  Thumbup


I'm jealous too.  A lot of people have met celebrities, but you're the only one who's recounted meeting a legend.

I met wrestler Mick Foley at a keg party.  People told me he was "Cactus Jack" but I had no idea who that was and didn't realize he was a big deal.  It was the night Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, and when he told me that I didn't believe him. We talked for a good bit about boxing and other sports.  I got the feeling he enjoyed talking to me because I didn't know who he was, wasn't starstruck and just treated him like a normal guy.
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 05:31:36 PM »

Rev. Powell, you met Cactus Jack?

Cripes, the man is a legend. A New York Times Best-selling author.

I'd love to meet him. :(
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 06:10:43 PM »


Miles Davis: The drummerís father of a band I was in in the late 80ís was Mark Warren, the co-director of Laugh-In. So our drummer grew up surrounded by celebrities. Miles Davis was a family friend and bought him his first drum set when he was a boy. So we got to go back stage after a Hollywood Bowl show and meet him.

Miles Davis is one of my all time favourite musicians and I have to ask for more to this story!  Thumbup


I'm jealous too.  A lot of people have met celebrities, but you're the only one who's recounted meeting a legend.

I met wrestler Mick Foley at a keg party.  People told me he was "Cactus Jack" but I had no idea who that was and didn't realize he was a big deal.  It was the night Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, and when he told me that I didn't believe him. We talked for a good bit about boxing and other sports.  I got the feeling he enjoyed talking to me because I didn't know who he was, wasn't starstruck and just treated him like a normal guy.

I wish I could recount a great tale, but we didn't really exchange many words at all. Our drummer who knew him introduced us (the rest of the band, that is) to him. I was too in awe to really even recall much of what I said, except that I felt silly no matter what I said. He hugged Chris (our drummer), shook our hands, and asked Chris in his pure rasp if we were treating him well (Chris was black and we were all white), and flashed us all a glare/grin as if to say we had better or else, and there wasn't much more to it than that. He thanked us for coming and I think I kept things simple and told him it was an honor to meet him. He has an intimidating presence.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 06:41:04 PM »

Rev. Powell, you met Cactus Jack?

Cripes, the man is a legend. A New York Times Best-selling author.

I'd love to meet him. :(

Yep.  Now that I look him up on Wikipedia, I realize that when I met him, in 1990, it was just before he hit the big time.  Maybe he seemed like a regular guy to me because he was just a regular guy then.  That also helps explain why I hadn't heard of him.  At the time I assumed it was just because I didn't follow wrestling.  I thought it was funny that the girl he and I both knew introduced him as "Cactus Jack," though, like I was supposed to know who that was.
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 09:44:49 PM »

I met comedian Greg Fitzsimmons tonight.

Pretty much blew him off when he asked about the local baseball team.

In retrospect, I probably should've made more conversation.
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2011, 10:01:36 PM »

Cactus is an interesting guy. I remember he used to come into town for events, and he'd be rolling around, on fire, ripping his own hair out.

If you can, watch the movie by Barry Blaustein, Beyond The Mat. He's a family man, but then The Rock handcuffs his hands behind his back and bashes a chair so many times on Foley's head, he leaves with kids in tow with a concussion and blood streaming down his face. ;)
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 03:25:57 PM »

I've also met these guys:

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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 10:12:04 PM »

Margaret Cho at a video store, she was browsing the porn section. Nuge, Sabs, 4 members of Kiss. Tony Basil at a health food store, ( Oh Micky you're so fine hey Micky!).

Gwen Stefanie & Cindy Crawford in a dream, does that count? Still waiting on Salma Hayek, man what's the holdup?

Bob Weir, Steve Perry.

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