Shakespeare’s Sister asked readers about their brushes with the famous and the comments are great.Go have some fun and check it out. Perhaps you’ve had similar experiences you can add there or here if you like.
Here’s a few from me. As a teenager while doing some civil rights work in Mississippi I heard Corretta Scott King speak at a little church. She was inspiring. With her was Ralph Abernathy. I remember Rev. Abernathy having been very nice. He sat on a porch and just talked with us for some time.
At about the same time of my youth Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden spoke at a house party. Afterwards Jane Fonda asked me where the bathroom was but as it was a house I did not know I stood there with my mouth agape not sure what to say…duh. She was also very nice.
As a grad student I worked at a hotel as a porter and driver. I met various famous folk and quite a few bands. One of the most memorable though was John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band who did the music for the film Eddie and the Cruisers. After their concert they asked me to take them to Lambeau Field because as kids they had been NY Giants fans whose team lost a few games to our vaunted 60’s Packers. Being late at night I wasn’t sure what I could show them but just driving into the parking lot these guys geeked out and in hushed tones repeatedly uttered…”This is hallowed ground.” They were supremely respectful and fun guys which made up for their stiffing me.
So hows about you???