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#2
I shook hands with Christina Ricci (The Addams family, Casper friendly ghost, etc) while passing through Beverly hills street, she was going into the Gucci store for some private party or something, lots of paparazzi shoved me off the sidewalk right after I briefly met her. She seemed pretty nice i guess, this was in 2009 while visiting cali with the family.

I talked with EDM producer Com Truise after his show with RONE in houston last year. One of the coolest cats out there for sure, really chill and open to take pics and sign his autographs. I got a pic with him on my IG.

I've met lots of metal musicians after their gigs at small venues as well, most memorable was Michael Keene of the faceless, he performed without a bass player in scouts bar, houston, and they still sounded pretty great. I shook hands right after he hopped off the small stage, he's kinda shy though, but still genuinely chill and nice person.
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#3
Once sat a table with Sir Cliff Richard at Wimbledon when I was 13, very nice casual conversation. Lasted about 3 minutes before he mingled with other, far more important people, rofl.

Met Devin Townsend, got my picture with him, modest dude but was quite anxious at the time.

Met Russel Howard at one of his TV shows, same deal really. Not so into his comedy anymore but it was a good day.

Met Dan Tompkins at a TesseracT gig in 2011. 5 years later, told him how to beat the Dark Realm in Onimusha Dawn of Dreams. (last week, rofl)

Met Andy James at a guitar masterclass, met Trevor Horn at uni (guy who wrote Video Killed The Radio Star), met Newton Faulkner who was just chilling cuz he used to go the same uni too. Nice guys but busy enough that they just dont have time for meet and greets.

Probably one or two other people I'm forgetting.
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#5
Met Les and Ler from Primus. I think they were nice guys but I was high as fuck off secondhand smoke from 10,000 hippies.
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#6
I've met Macklemore a few times before he was known outside the Seattle area. Was very receptive to fans, walked through the crowds, etc. This was around 2009. I doubt today that'd be possible for him.

Various Seattle sports folks too, all very nice.
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#7
Jeff Bridges was a totally great guy.
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#8
my aunt used to be really good friends with the bassist from the Bouncing Souls and he was gonna let us come backstage at a few ahows, but my aunt gets awkward/nervous about it.

i'm trying to eventually have him do a tattoo for me.

i make small talk with some of the moderately known members of NJ punk bands at shows.

Tony Cadena from the Adolescents liked my Dead Milkmen shirt when i saw them a few years ago.

the singer from Night Birds once accidentally lassoed the mic cord around my neck during a song. got super excited about my Angry Samoans shirt at another show. and i accidentally chased him out of the punk forum here when he posted about tour dates and i replied "FUCK YOU BRIAN"

i haven't met many big celebrities i guess.
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#9
Met Joey Kramer. He was super nice, gave me an aerosmith poster even though I don't really listen to them. I think he was just super excited that someone as young as I was at the time could recognize him from his face and the name 'joe'.
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Met Joey Kramer. He was super nice, gave me an aerosmith poster even though I don't really listen to them. I think he was just super excited that someone as young as I was at the time could recognize him from his face and the name 'joe'.


Well yeah, when you look like an anthropomorphic lizard, your face is distinctive enough for youngins to recognize. :P He seems pretty cool so it's nice to know he's that way in person.
#12
Damn, I really like Guy Pratt...musicians that are dicks really suck.

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#13
The answer to both questions is Angry Anderson and Russell Morris, equally lovely

If you count being shitface drunk dancing with Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes meeting a celebrity then he was really nice too
#15
Best encounters with musicians would probably be Matt Pike (Sleep, High on Fire) who asked my friend and I to come out drinking with them after the gig and it was awesome, Nick Oliveri (Dwarves, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) who was super nice and humble and seemed really pleased and happy to chat to us, Brant Bjork (solo, Kyuss, Fu Manchu) who was stoned as hell but really friendly.
#16
Dylan Carlson (Earth) is an absolute darling.

Never met a "bad" celebrity, tbh. Most that I have met have been nice enough.
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#17
my mom went to some TWD convention and said Norman Reedus and the handlebar mustache guy (forget his name) were both really nice. oh and the fat guy too.

unsurprisingly the kid who plays Carl is a little shit.

and the guy who plays Morgan was an asshole and didn't want to talk to anyone.
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#18
Got to meet Eric Johnson when I was 16. Super nice guy, down to earth, and was more than happy to be accommodating of all the nervous fanboying kid me did.

I got to speak with Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor when he was a backup for the Baltimore Ravens. He was an awesome guy, really cool and laid back, and he seemed almost as excited about talking with fans as fans were with him.

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was really nice too. Super relaxed and humble, and everything about his attitude dealing with fans and the way he talks and carries himself gives the feeling of someone who's grateful for what he has and what he gets to do, and loves that he has people who cheer for him.

The closest thing to a negative experience I've had with a celebrity was former Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter refusing to sign autographs for some kids. Other than that I've been really lucky to have pretty much all positive experiences with people who are famous.
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After my first Pearl Jamy concert in Milwauke (October 20th, 2014) I was hanging around the area for about an hour and a half when I noticed about 10 people waiting around where the band came out of the arena. So I decided to join them because a.) there was a slim chance of getting to meet Eddie Vedder, my personal idol, and b.) for some nice banter about the band with these fans. I was 14 then and everyone else there was atleast in their 20s. Around two in the morning a guy who must have been a head roadie or something came out and chatted with us and handed out a few picks, which was pretty cool. Then about 2:30 the guy comes out again, walks up to me and says "Ed will be out soon." So at about 3:00 in the morning, 12 hours since I had left school that day, a black van pulls up in front of us and stops. Security guard gets out and says "Hey everyone, Ed's gonna get out in a second, just please no pictures or autographs and we're good." Sure enough Ed got out, greets everyone on his side and chats for a minute or two, then he turns around, starts walking towards me and says with a smile (i'll never forget this) "We gotta get you out of this cold!" We laughed and I said something like "it's definitely worth it to get to meet you." He got to me and gave me a hug and a pick, "I used that during Lukin and Porch", he said. We talked for what must have been 5 minutes. I don't remember all of the conversation, but I do remember talking about music. How I play the guitar and write songs, what inspires us. One of the best parts was when we said the same basic things as our inspiration to write, nature and shitty human behavior


Easily best night of my life, something I'll never forget.
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#21
Thankfully, any encounters I've had with famous folks have been positive.

I briefly got to meet some of the guys from Killswitch Engage, and In Flames (the whole band) during some autograph signing sessions a while back now (Ozzfest 2005). Adam Dutkiewicz seemed like an awesome guy, and like some of his stage demeanor would suggest, a goofball at heart.

The guys from In Flames just seemed really excited to be playing large festivals and meeting fans in North America. I had to hide my inner fanboy a bit, as Jesper in particular is a big influence on me - he seemed like a very humble, kind guy, especially for being someone who helped pioneer a whole subgenre of metal.

One of the most random, rad encounters I've had (Also from about that far back), was while shopping at a guitar shop I go to in Seattle sometimes, The Hives walked into the shop (They played in town that night). The shop has a history of doing business with famous Seattle area musicians, and touring bands coming to visit, but it was very cool to witness it happen. They too, seemed like nice folks!

There are more, but those are what immediately pop into mind
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#22
I've bumped into guys from Killswitch Engage, Norma Jean, Bleeding Through, Snapcase, and so forth in the 90's and early 00's in the underground circuit before they were big boys. All pretty nice in passing, but nothing significant that I can remember. May have changed since then. Bleeding Through and Norma Jean... felt bad for those guys, there were maybe 10-20 of us in the crowd that night listening to them at those venues.
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#24
oh and i went to a Yankees game when i was 5.

i was over their dugout and asked a player for an autograph. he said he'd be right back, then proceeded to ignore me.

dick.

one of the guys on the Cardinals was way nicer and gave me an autograph instead.

not that i particularly care anyway. i've never really liked baseball.
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#25
When I was in the Navy, in July 1976, we pulled into Monaco. As curious young sailors, we wandered into Loews Casino. We met Ringo Starr there and he partied with us for two days. He went out to the ship for a tour and acted like a regular guy. Really down to earth.
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well he's only Ringo, so he should be.

although i recall him being obnoxious a while back when he made a public announcement that he would no longer be signing autographs after such and such date which sounded like one of the doucheiest things i'd ever heard.
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#27
met sam_b from UG. what a dick. he just liked everything I said
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#28
I met Jimmy Page at a record - he was a nice, pleasant, gentleman. I'd just bought a Ten Years After mini-LP CD and he said that's a good album; I think Alvin Lee passed away the next week.

I stayed after an excellent gig in the 80s to meet Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Simon Philips and Mo Foster and got them to autograph a gig poster I'd bagged.

I met UFO after a gig in the 70s, but Michael Schenker just went off and sat in his own car; the rest of them were stoned!

I went out to a pub to meet up with some friends last week and Johnny Vegas was there with his family; apparently it's his local.
#29
Don't think I've ever met an actual celebrity.

Unless Sylvester McCoy counts, from back when he was The Doctor.
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#30
Nicest would be a toss up between Zakk Wylde and Harrison Ford.
Rudest is a very long fucking list but I'll put Bob Seger at the top of it just because he goes out of his way to be a douchebag.
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#31
Met Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore, ex-Jag Panzer) and Matt Bachand (Act Of Defiance, Shadows Fall) at a recent Act Of Defiance gig. Shook hands, told Chris that I preferred to play Megadeth solos in my old cover band his way instead of Marty's way, and told Matt that I considered him one of the true "unsung heroes" of modern metal guitar. Seemed like really nice fellows, and I remember them saying my city's little metal club was one of the better venues they've played on that tour. I guess it was like, they liked playing the bigger stages and all, but there was a certain energy at our little bar. A friend and I kept yelling "BETCHA CAN'T PLAY THIS!" throughout the set and he seemed to think that was funny. All in all, it was a pretty great celebrity encounter.

Not really a "celebrity", and not really a bad encounter, but at the same venue a few months earlier, I had seen a concert for The Algorithm, Modern Day Babylon, and a couple smaller bands, Evolution and Iron Kingdom. As The Algorithm and Modern Day Babylon were from Europe and English wasn't their first language, they were kind of difficult to talk to. And the guys from both European bands had almost literally no merch to speak of and seemed to just be worn out from the road. The Iron Kingdom guys (kind of the odd band out, considering the other three were very electronic/djent and these guys were more old-school Priest-style power metal kind of stuff), on the other hand, were gracious as fuck, genuinely enthusiastic to be playing their music on the road, and even did a really, really professional merch table setup and were just super kind and personable, which probably made interacting with the guys from Modern Day Babylon and The Algorithm, the bands I was totally there to see, seem bad in comparison.

Then the worst "non-encounter" was not meeting Protest The Hero after their show here a couple years ago. In hindsight, I guess it wasn't a terrible thing, sometimes bands just don't want to hang out with fans after shows, but I remember being particularly upset by this at the time.
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#32
Met Roy "Chubby" Brown on Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia in November 1997 .. while on holiday .. he was filming running out of the water for his Oz Tour Chubbs Down Under which was going to be released in 1998.

Decided to go say hello as it was only him and a small film crew. He was good as gold, had the photo etc ... nice bloke.

Went and watched a show later in 1998 back in England.
#33
I've never met any celebrities... when I was little I met a couple of the Gladiators (yes from that 90's UK game show thing)... I was like 5 at the time.

I met James Dyson a few times, because I used to work for him. Pass him in the hallway and he'll smile and say hi, and be relatively nice.

Interact with him any further, and he's an old prick with a false sense of grandeur. He's the opposite of 'grounded.' He has lots of money and so thinks he's better than you. And all the higher up managers at the company are at his beck and call, ready to fellate him.

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my mom went to some TWD convention and said Norman Reedus and the handlebar mustache guy (forget his name) were both really nice. oh and the fat guy too.

unsurprisingly the kid who plays Carl is a little shit.

and the guy who plays Morgan was an asshole and didn't want to talk to anyone.

At first I was like "well that's fair enough, just because he's a 'celebrity' doesn't mean he has to devote his free time to fans."
But then I was all "wait, at a convention?!" Surely his presence at the convention is paid, and his job is to interact with the fans!?
#34
Actually, most of the famous musicians I have met were very nice. And by famous I mean people that are legends on their instrument or in their genre but not names that most people would recognize. The one guy that stuck out as kind of an asshole was Stacy Philips but people have said that he is very nice so maybe he was just having a bad day and he would be nicer if I meet him again.
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#36
Most of the famous people I've met were chessplayers. I met Gufeld, Igor Ivanov, Sofia Polgar, Korchnoi, Walter Browne, and others. Probably nobody here has heard of those people. Plus, met a few local celebs over the years. Most were pretty nice.

I ran into Bruce Willis at a gas station in El Segundo in the mid 90's. He was driving a sweet little convertible. We looked at each other, and I could see him wilt at the recognition in my eyes (probably got hounded constantly by fans). I just said "hey Bruce, how's it going?". He smiled at me, that was it.
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I ran into Bruce Willis at a gas station in El Segundo in the mid 90's. He was driving a sweet little convertible. We looked at each other, and I could see him wilt at the recognition in my eyes (probably got hounded constantly by fans). I just said "hey Bruce, how's it going?". He smiled at me, that was it.
i can understand how celebs and shit might get like that when they get spotted.

my mom and dad were at a comedy club once and some comedian came in quietly and sat at a table near them.(can't remember who it was, maybe Howie Mandel. it was in the 80's) my dad just nodded at him because he understood he was probably just trying to enjoy himself without being hounded.

then the owners of the place announced he was there and he got up and left.

oh and i forgot Leonardo DiCaprio owns a house in PA very close to where i live and sometimes walks around the nearby towns here in NJ and gets followed by moderately sized crowds.
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#38
Ive never met anyone famous. Ive met myself in infamy. Sucks. all the celebs know me. Im the kid who was targeted by the cool kids that knew all the celebrities or somethin.
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#40
I've met mostly wrestlers.

Miz, Kane, Cody Rhodes, and Natalya were all so goddamn nice and spent some time talking with me, but referee Charles Robinson was the coolest of them all. He and I talked for like half an hour about Larry Bird and college basketball.

Brodus Clay was a proper cunt.
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