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What's your brush with greatness? 2016 edition!

Asked by jaytkay (25787points) April 21st, 2016

Who are the famous and the infamous people you have met? Celebrities, historic figures, heroes…

I asked this question before but I bet you all have some great new stories for us.

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Rarebear's avatar

I sat on the lap of the leader of my favorite band.

jaytkay's avatar

OK, these are very second hand, but I used up my good stories in previous threads…

I went to school with Madonna’s sisters Melanie and Paula. We had mutual friends and danced at the same parties.

I guarantee they do not tell stories about “I went to school with jaytkay!”

Aretha Franklin’s son was there, too. I hugged him after he had a show with his band.

jaytkay's avatar

@Rarebear I sat on the lap of the leader of my favorite band.

A lap dance! How much was the tip?

Rarebear's avatar

@jaytkay LOL. No tip, but they did give me a t- shirt.

Mariah's avatar

I’ve met 4 of the 5 mythbusters. That’s considered cool in the circles where I run.

trolltoll's avatar

I got to see John Dunsworth and Pat Roach aka Mr. Lahey and Randy of the Trailer Park Boys!

For the uninitiated, John Dunsworth is one of the greatest drunk actors alive

CWOTUS's avatar

I know someone who once watched a full hour of a television program that had Donald Trump on it. Something like that?

ragingloli's avatar

I finally met Bill Cosby!
Oddly though, I barely remember anything about it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Shook Jimmy Carter’s hand when he was running for president in 1976.

ucme's avatar

I met & kissed Princess Diana as a young teen when she visited my town

yankeetooter's avatar

Well, for what it’s worth, I finally completed my A.S. (Associate of Science) in computer science officially, as of yesterday…

dxs's avatar

I met Kevin Youkilis when I was 10. I have his autograph.

LeavesNoTrace's avatar

I served breakfast to Yogi Bera in his family. I shared a cigarette with Jerry O’Connell and James Gandolfini told me I was pretty once!

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

@LeavesNoTrace reminds me that Tommy Lasorda was a guest when I waited tables at a high-end restaurant in a medium-sized city. It might have been 1981, the year the Dodgers won the World Series.

The conductor of the local symphony, Semyon Bychkov, was a regular customer. It was his first position with an orchestra.

Looking at Wikipedia, I see he has gone on to conduct the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony.

Also the Royal Opera in London, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan, the Vienna Opera and La Scala.

He liked cigars but he was good enough to only smoke them late after the restaurant was about empty.

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