Describe your best celebrity sighting

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
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Postby largecrow » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:48 pm

Walked into local co-op and thought "man, that tall guy with sunglasses on sure does look like Michael Richards". Waited in line behind him while he bought bread and pickles. After he checked out, cashier (who I was friends with) whips out his reciept w/ M Richards on the top and exclaims holy shit that was Kramer.
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Postby gargamel » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:53 pm

i work at a spot at brentwood so i see celebrities like every day, larry david has a standing brunch reservation, james corden comes shopping with his mum, but the absolute best was the day arnold schwarznegger came in to just walk around and shake everyones hand enthusiastically
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Postby Brouhaha » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:57 pm

Marilyn Manson's dad used to go to the same Zumba class as my sister
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Postby father of two » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:13 pm

Annie May wrote:Back in HS I was riding in a car through town with friends and we passed Bam & Co shaving one of their skater friend's heads on the sidewalk. Ryan Dunn was there too, only a couple months before he died :(


i also ran into Dunn at a bar here in cleveland not long before he died. he grew up in one of the suburbs and i thinkhis parents still live here so i guess he was in town a lot. i think may even be buried in Medina. anyways it was at a real chill, slightly fancy bar and he seemed very chill; zero shenanigans since i assume he was with friends from home/childhood.

that's really my only encounter out in the world. i met jennifer coolidge briefly at a film fest but idk if that counts since she was like, supposed to be there.
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Postby reversemigraine » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:26 pm

John Popper was in line behind me at Taco Bell and asked me if the (then-new) Grilled Stuft Burrito was worth getting.
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Postby hoopdog » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:51 pm

i waited on/bartended for countless celebrities at my last job. still see some at my current job but it's a different vibe

a few memorable stories:

liam gallagher called me a "fucking hipster" for suggesting a glass of wine to drink with his meal

sean penn tipped me $60 to go to a store and buy him cigarettes

bartended an SNL afterparty around this time last year. aziz ansari was the host and questlove djed. didn't leave work til like 8 am but it was a cool party. did several shots with michael che

liv tyler got absolutely wrecked at a private event i was working and then forced me to stay and wait on her and her like 3 friends/baby daddy til like 7 in the morning, vaguely threatening to have me fired when i tried to close them out in the kindest way possible. to this day i consider her my archenemy

not exactly a celebrity but one of the members of mumford and sons got so hammered he pissed in a recycling bin next to all the staff lockers

more recently had shannon woodward from westworld at my bar and we really hit it off, just an overall incredibly nice and cool person, keep wishing she'd come back in again

craziest story i have outside of the bar world was being involved in two separate brawls with asap rocky/asap mob. earlier that week i had been involved in a full on street brawl that occurred in the middle of the day at sxsw with members of bricksquad and mob figaz

gangsta boo from three six mafia gave me the most approving look ever while i was absentmindedly rapping along to "da blow" while setting up for a show at fader fort in 2011 (where the first asap brawl happened). she got all excited and just mouthed "OKAY OKAY!" to me over and over
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Postby hoopdog » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:53 pm

Jake SPEED wrote:Saw Arnold Schwarzenegger ice skating in Sun Valley in 1991. Magical.

Drinking a beer in Montpellier, FR on Halloween with hair died orange and face painted like Bowie, I ran into Roger Waters. He said, “I believe I’ve met you before.”


these are both real good
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Postby hoopdog » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:59 pm

oh i had a really good celebrity nonsighting when i was scheduled to work a private dinner/party for kanye and some record execs during fashion week 2016. he had just shown his fashion line that day and played the life of pablo for the first time in public, to mediocre response. as some of the execs started trickling in we all got an email that kanye had canceled because he was so angry about how the record had been received. so i ended up leaving after like 2 hours and getting paid $400 to show up for no reason at all. thanks kanye!
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Postby churrokbyme » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:18 am

Smoked several cigars with Billy Connolly in a lounge he used to frequent in New York. Once we had a real long session and started talking about Willie Nelson and put it on the lounge's stereo. I then proceeded to hold him while he wept profusely, singing along to "blue eyes crying in the rain".

good guy.
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Postby grammatron » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:43 am

I worked at The Old Spaghetti Factory for 2 years, and once Chili from TLC came in. She had the most perfect skin.
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Postby Brouhaha » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 am

I smoked crack with the dad from Alf, he was nice enough to order a pizza
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Postby FourLegsGood » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:47 am

My fav celebrity sighting was at SXSW in 2010. I was a performer and was in line to get my badge. Once I got out of line I walked into the lobby when, out of nowhere, Erik Estrada kicked open the lobby door with a small entourage. With a huge smile and almost as if in slow motion, he kissed a baby that was handed to him, high fived a guy, signed an autograph (all while in complete stride) and exited the building within 20 seconds.
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:19 am

About a month after that I stood behind Mike Piazza in an airport security line, then followed him for a little while to make sure he was actually Mike Piazza.

That's not such a great celebrity sighting though, as I'm sure you'll agree.
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Postby fuckyoudad » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:24 am

Stood behind Ted Danson at the Disneyland Autopia ride c.1993
Note: mildly comedic.
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Postby fuckyoudad » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:26 am

Saw Justin Long eating sushi at a little place next to UCB theater a few years ago. Celebs... they’re just like us
Note: mildly comedic.
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Postby Grey Poupon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 am

I was behind Steve Earle in line incoming at LAX immigration
he had a guitar that case with his name on it I think

then he split to the US citizen line and I stayed in the other one and I thought hey that was Steve Earle!
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Postby port » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:50 am

Patricia Clarkson was a huge jerk to me once at a group gathering because I had a chronic cough (I covered my mouth and sat on the outside of the group to try to mitigate any contamination, though it was all allergy based). After she called me out I got up to leave and Stanly Tucci apologized for her being so nasty. So fuck you, Patricia Clarkson.
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Postby Spooky Jim » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:51 am

When I worked as a cashier at Amoeba Reocrds in SF I was spacing out late at night on a weekend, as it was slow. Someone came up to me and rapped on the counter. I looked up and this dude in a beanie wrap around sunglasses says "hey, Jeremy put something on hold for me." he paused for dramatic effect. "It's under Mr. Santana. Mr. Carlos. Santana." And then he tilted his head down and looked at me with his eyes over the rim of his sunglasses. He had this very non-descript side-kick dude following around him who I guess was a body guard? So I go and get his items from the hold bin with a post-it note on them that sure enough says "Santana" and it is a $200 CD version of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew Sessions, as well as a $300 vinyl version of the same thing. In store they were playing Maggot Brain, so Santana says "hey, man." and gestures for me to lean in with his four fingers "you can't tease the customer when you play music like this; you got to-" and he then put his thumb and pointer finger up to his mouth and mimicked hitting a roach and holding the smoke, "lace it up in here. You knowwhaddamsayin?" And then exhaled. At this his side kick starting cracking up, and saying "very funny, Mr. Santana. That's a good one Mr. Santana. Lace it up! Wow, Mr. Santana" the whole way out the door, while Santana proudly collected his $500 dollars of merch and smugly smiled to himself over his clever joke.
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Postby internetfriend » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:52 am

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Postby port » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:54 am

fuckyoudad wrote:Stood behind Ted Danson at the Disneyland Autopia ride c.1993

I did a play reading with him and he kept asking me for random-ish things, trying to stump my supplies kit (but didn't). My favorite was when he turned to me mid-reharsal to ask if I had some Tums (I did). At the end of the reading he had the whole company over to his house and so now I can say that Ted Danson has served me wine.
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Postby hoopdog » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:56 am

oh man i just remembered working the evil dead tv series wrap party and bruce campbell showing up in a red velvet jacket and rambling to me for like 15 minutes about how he bought it at a thrift store in cincinatti
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Postby goldmatt » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:50 am

Don Sutton yelled at me for asking for his autograph. I was 6.
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Postby gershon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:51 am

I thanked Werner Herzog for speaking at this university conference thing in Tempe, Arizona in a March or April several years ago. After shaking my hand, he said “it is entirely too hot for fashion in this city” and that was it.
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Postby marble » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:38 am

churrokbyme wrote:Smoked several cigars with Billy Connolly in a lounge he used to frequent in New York. Once we had a real long session and started talking about Willie Nelson and put it on the lounge's stereo. I then proceeded to hold him while he wept profusely, singing along to "blue eyes crying in the rain".

good guy.

holy shit
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Postby Kenny » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:53 am

hoopdog wrote:oh man i just remembered working the evil dead tv series wrap party and bruce campbell showing up in a red velvet jacket and rambling to me for like 15 minutes about how he bought it at a thrift store in cincinatti


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Postby aububs » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:05 am

bono came into a carpark I used to work in. the ticket machine was broken so I was letting everyone drive out without paying and he said "thanks man" to me. big moment.

also saw the edge's car in another car park and was staring in the windows of it. he came out of the pub he was in and walked toward me very angrily as I backed away from his vehicle. didn't like him.

saw paul dano carrying a brush on a street in Brooklyn. I was staring at him a lot and I could tell he didn't like it. kept staring.

as a kid I used to live near chris de burgh and he'd walk around in winter time with sunglasses on. as a disguise maybe? once he scolded me for not having lights on my bicycle. absolute dickhead.

my wife used to work in tate britain so met quite a few artists. greyson perry ruffled my baby son's hair one time. nick serota pinched his cheek. my wife went for dinner with lucien freud once and said he was extremely sexy for an old guy. like, extremely, extremely sexy.
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Postby NegativeCapability » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:23 am

I got a pretty crazy one. It was a Saturday in August like three years ago. I sat on a park bench chillin just minding my own beeswax and suddenly an extremely inebriated Bill Murray appeared out of nowhere. I thought that I was dreaming. He smiled at me, slapped me across the face and said "No one will believe you." then skipped away off into the distance. Good guy.
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Postby PBR_Streetgang » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:07 am

I have a lot of dumb ones, but once Elizabeth Moss walked past me in a hallway and obviously thought I was someone else. She got VERY excited and started waving and saying "Hi!" and I just said "hi" back and kept walking.
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