Did I ever tell you about the time....

Did you meet a Pop Star once? Is it a dull story? Stand up straight and tell the rest of the class
I’m an airline pilot and met Vince Neil in the gate area before heading down the jetbridge.
I approached him, apologized for being a pest but I’ve been a fan ever since the 80’s when I saw Motley Crue open for Ozzy Osbourne when I was in high school.
He was very personable and friendly and shook my hand. He then happily gave me an autograph on a baggage ID tag.
After walking down my crew laughed because I was so giddy, “like a school girl,” said my flight attendant.

I’m an airline pilot and met Vince Neil in the gate area before heading down the jetbridge.

I approached him, apologized for being a pest but I’ve been a fan ever since the 80’s when I saw Motley Crue open for Ozzy Osbourne when I was in high school.

He was very personable and friendly and shook my hand. He then happily gave me an autograph on a baggage ID tag.

After walking down my crew laughed because I was so giddy, “like a school girl,” said my flight attendant.

Kanye West Denied Me An Autograph On A Plane

As I was making my way to my seat on a flight to Los Angeles, I thought I saw Kanye West in First Class. 

I asked the flight attendant if it was Kanye West and she said it was.

She then asked if I wanted something signed, so I gave her a napkin. She returned with a blank napkin apologizing that Kanye did not want to sign the napkin.

by Johnny

I Gave Mark Mothersbaugh Directions

I was a music student at Kent State University carrying percussion equipment on a trolley. An older man with a gold chain and a DEVO shirt asked me where the TV studios were in the building. I gave him directions and realized it was Mark Mothersbaugh doing a commercial for Kent State.

by minervadeluxe

Michael Jackson prevented me from buying my Wolverine mug

I was in a comic-type shop at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, with a Wolverine mug in my hand, waiting to pay for it.

Suddenly all the shutters came down and there was a massive commotion. Michael Jackson and his ridiculously huge entourage had just entered the building. He walked near me and started looking at a child’s Hulk outfit. It was at this point I was told to put down my Wolverine mug and get out.


Outside, I was still buzzing from seeing one of the world’s most famous men. Then it hit me.My Wolverine mug! The elation instantly evaporated  into anger.

I had to go back much later in the day to buy my mug.

by Paul

Troy Sanders from Mastodon parked too close to my Boyfriend’s Car

Janet Jackson nearly killed me

I worked at an ad agency in Singapore near Raffles Hotel, where both Michael and Janet Jackson were staying. One lunch hour, on my way back to the office, a Porsche 911 sped up the ramp from the hotel’s underground garage and stopped just before hitting me. It was Janet Jackson, with a bodyguard stuffed into the passenger seat. They looked inconvenienced that I should walk past at that moment.

by paulruta

I rode an elevator with Alice Cooper

I got into an elevator in the Phoenix airport.  As I looked up, there was Alice Cooper and a young boy, whom I assumed was his son.

 I said, “Hey Alice!  How ya doin?”  

He said hello and that he was doing fine.  

Then I said hi to his son and the child did not respond.  Alice cuffed him gently on the back of his head and said, “Don’t be rude.  Say hi.”  

The kid said hi and we stared at the door in silence the rest of the ride.

by theidentifiedpatient

I Saw Nick Cave at Argos on Christmas Eve

It was crowded and all florescent lighting, mid-priced general goods and flocked with screaming children and people trying to get last minute presents from the catalog.

He was there with his lovely goth wife and probably their kids. It was a total nightmare so we left and came back an hour and a half later.

He was still there.

by Abby

I bummed a cigarette from J.G. Thirwell

I was at CBGB for a Swans concert. Jim Thirlwell was there. I asked him if he had a cigarette. He rolled his eyes and gave me one. He scared me, a little.

by Mark

I had a sandwich with King Buzzo of The Melvins

I once stood near King Buzzo of the Melvins in line at Philippe’s, a legendary sandwich shop in Downtown Los Angeles.

Though I was a boy then, perhaps around 11 years old, I instantly recognized him from a dogeared issue of Thrasher magazine I read repeatedly.

by gregruben