I forgot - I also have Billy Joel.
I used to work for one of his attorneys. They would periodically send out CDs and such for him to sign - I would write the letter and request he sign this one for this person or that for the other.
I finally asked my boss - hey! I'm a fan - can I include me and my CD?? He said yes.
I got to meet him. Very nice guy, very cute.
One of my friends worked at a famous hotel where Billy Joel was going to stay. This friend was a major kiss up to begin with and tends to go overboard. So when Billy arrived for his stay, he was greeted with "Oh my God, Mr Joel, I am a huge fan. And may I say what an honor it is to have you stay at Famous Hotel. I've gone to so many of your concerts and you are in my mind the greatest singer ever and I just think--" Billy stopped him with "Okay, kid, you can stop with the kissing up
You don't have to do that for me
" My friend's retelling of this the next day started with "You guys, I met Billy Joel yesterday and he told me to shut up
He is so awesome *fanboy sigh*"
I had the pleasure of getting the autograph of Dr Henry Lee, the forensic scientist. He gave a lecture at my college. Dr Lee was very sweet, friendly and fun to be around. The two assistants at his side, however, were another story. I had said to him "This is for my friend Kym. She couldn't be here tonight, because she lives in another state. She's a criminal justice major. Her name is Kym, with a 'y' instead of an 'i'. K-y-m." Dr Lee made nice comments about that being cool & to wish her well in her career. One assistant decided to throw out "Kym with a y ?
How *ahem* special.
" and the other assistant started making the same faces. I don't know what their problem was
Back in third grade, my best friend and I used to watch Where In the World Is Carmen San Diego every afternoon. When Rockapella (the band from the show) had an autograph signing at the local mall, we were excited. My friend wasn't able to go, so my parents offered to take me & I promised she could keep the autograph.
At the mall, all the band members were sitting at a table on stage. The guy running the session had us kids line up at the stairs to the stage and said "What you'll do is walk up the stairs, pick up a blank postcard from the pile & take it down the line so each band member can sign it for you." So I did exactly what he said. I picked up my postcard and approached the first member at the table. He immediately snapped at me "*crossed arms* Down there!
The cards are already signed *seeing my puzzled look* At the end of the table. We're not signing them
" All of them had crossed arms, sour expressions & looked hungover. I was so upset that I stopped watching Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego after that. I've heard plenty of nice Rockapella stories from other people. But they just left a poor impression with me