Claim to fame
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You know when you're at the pub with some new acquaintances or colleagues you don't really know and you're all a bit drunk and everyone is trying to impress. So, out come the tales of epic and impressive experiences or meeting famous people. It's could be your tale, your friends or family. A bit of one upmanship but essentially true.
We've all got them, so lets hear them.
My dad was at school with David Prowse, the original Darth Vadar and Green Cross Code man. He attended my mum and Dads wedding and my christening.
Everyone is famous these days and if you ever go to NYC or other cities, chances are you'll have a famous client and befriend someone famous.
- Exactly, this thread should be jam packed full of interesting tales. Unlike your post with does not make the grade. F.Morning_star
I've been on TV before.
- When, where, how. SPILL IT.Morning_star
- Being arrested on Cops doesn't count.zarkonite
First rule of working with celebrities: you do not talk about celebrities.
- And if you want them to like you, you treat them like anyone else.bainbridge
- ^that's the way the cookie crumbles my deargrafician
I've had people call me a rockstar designer before.
- you've not made it till someone calls you design ninja.pango
My grandma was friends with the mother of a former darts World Champion.
- I say friends...Fax_Benson
- Lol. I love this.Melanie
I'm related to former Major League All Star pitcher "Moon Man" Greg Minton.
- What in sweet shit is going on with his lower lip? Was he hit in the face with a baseball?Nairn
- haha, sorry - a family trait?Nairn
- Thukof Naahnm.Fax_Benson
My Great-Uncle was on the very first Scottish TV broadcast.
- Or, at least - first evening's TV.Nairn
- (story sounds better if i imply his mug was the very first one seen..)Nairn
- Did you post this in another thread? Rings a bell for some reason.Fax_Benson
- He died last year. I think I posted a link to an old B&W Youtube of an intro to one of his showsNairn
- Ah yeah. I remember the vid. Nice story.Fax_Benson
I work with a lot of famous people because I've worked in music and movie advertising for most of my career so most of those interactions are commonplace for me. But, a few early situations stick out in my memory.
At my first job, Jack Black joked around at my expense in an elevator. We were told not to pay much attention or bother celebrities when they come in. So, he took pleasure in tormenting (in good fun) new hires around their superiors so see if they'd stay cool.
At my very next job, Robert Downey Jr. stumbled into my office drunk. He smelled strongly of booze and was clearly disoriented. Wong address. He was trying to go to the Diesel Jeans showroom next door.
I met Kanye and Amber Rose back stage at a Kid Cudi concert right after the first Tailor Swift incident, and was stuck standing by Bobby Brown for about an hour. He was high, drunk, and in very bad condition. I ran into him two times after and he wouldn't forget me.
The very next concert I went to, Nas shook my hand with both hands (a hand sandwich) and told me I wad doing a good job. Ae ate all the food in his dressing room because he doesn't use his dressing room. It was all really good vegetarian food because hos wide at the time Kielis, was vegetarian. And, I watched Ghostface Killa play dice since everyone pretty much took over his dressing room at that particular event.
There's so many celebrities I hate, but I won't but pen to digital paper on those stories.
Fun times. Weird times.
- 'a hand sandwich' haha, wonderful.
I've done that sometimes, and just after wondered "who the fuck am i?"Nairn
- Think you just ended this thread right here lolgrafician
- He has wide ho's?Akagiyama
- damn, fun times indeed!_niko
- *his wife. fuck, how do I just turn auto correct off all together?shellie
- 'a hand sandwich' haha, wonderful.
Jesse Hughes gave me a hug once...
Who was it here whose mum was boffed by a former Ozzie PM?
That's one of my All-Time favourite QBN stories.
Is a claim to fame that you're an actor or athlete?
Or what if you designed something that became well known?
- That’s called talent and you should share. It’s all good, so let’s hear it.Morning_star
Everyone here is posting that they once met someone kinda famous once.
- Yeah. I don’t get that. How is that claiming fame?monospaced
- It's not a literal claim to fame - more tongue-in-cheek brushes with The Great - "A bit of one upmanship but essentially true".Nairn
- I see.monospaced
I went to Elon Musk's birthday party about 10 years ago. It was weird.
one of my first freelance gigs while in college was to set Meatloaf's logo on fire (Flash gig)
I once spent an hour in a tiny 3rd party "Apple certified" service store over in Scottsdale w/Randy Johnson... just he and I sitting and waiting for our machines and him shooting the shit about his love for photography (I had no idea he originally wanted to be a photojournalist and even studied it in college... some of his work: https://rj51photos.com/)
also... not me but family: my Dad went to University w/Stephen King. Mr King was a year ahead of my Dad but they did their share of hippy shit together
We had a very active member on this board back in the day, all of the sudden, radio silence, those of us were worried so I literally called his home (before cell phones) - dude's lady picks up and I ask for him, she asks, "who's calling?' - and I go, "Bonseff from the internet"
She hangs up
- "Yes, this is dog"SteveJobs
- lol "from the internet"
I met and enjoyed drinks with Jevad when I lived in Hong Kong.
I worked at the Universal City Hilton for about 3 years. Delivered dry cleaning to:
B. B. King
- BB King!!BaskerviIle