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What would your reaction be if you met an "important" person like an actor?

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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:27 AM
I've met and played with famous musicians quite a bit and probably will continue to. Yes, people get "star struck" and act weird. Some are REALLY weird and have delusional outlooks and are probably not mentally healthy people to begin with and some obsession drives them to meet some celebrity. I've seen this more often than not. "Normal people" tend to understand that celebrities are just people and leave them alone.

Even worse, sometimes people have viewed ME as a form of "celebrity", particularly on a local level because of some past or current work I'm doing. My Facebook account draws in people from all over. And I've been on the receiving end of the star struck people. It's quite uncomfortable since I don't consider myself a celebrity nor expect this from anyone. I've been around people who are accustomed to their celebrity status though and they handle the real weirdos with an amazing level of tolerance and grace.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:33 AM
When I used to work in a casino restaurant Mike Ditka would come in every couple of months. It would bring in a whole lotta customers. I was extremely excited when he would come.........because that meant I was gonna make a whole lotta money!

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by stephanies-chase

Now thats a good reason to be star struck, LOL!

Star power equals revenue power, and for a bartender, stripper, waiter, valet, etc, that is a GREAT thing!

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:49 AM

Originally posted by lestweforget
Shouldnt this be a question for a teenage girls magazine?
Not ATS worthy im affraid.

Initially I would agree with you, but after reading some responses I think it is a readable topic, if not really "ATS" material.

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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by ohsnaptruth

Trust me, famous actors on the screen can be really shy when meeting someone new. Or, like Vanilla Ice, be a total d!ck.

LOL! If you were Vanilla Ice you would hate your fame too!

It is true that a lot of "famous" people are actually shy. A lot of times athletes (the bulk of my experience) are not recognized by their face. Sometimes people assume they are athletes because of their size or build, but they don't know "who" they are, just that they look important. When they are recognized it is a little embarrassing, because first they have to explain who they are. Sometimes it is even worse if you look like an athlete, or you are accompanying an athlete and then you have to explain that you are "nobody." That is actually even harder to convince someone! People don't want to believe that you are nobody, and they think you are just hiding something.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:56 AM
I have met a lot of "important" (by my standards) myself and my reaction is always the same: I get nervous meeting (strangers) people but then break the ice and talk to them about whatever is right for the time.
I only once asked for an autograph, that was from DJ Premier.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:57 AM
I once served Pancho from Dirty Sanchez four pints.

Warning don't watch if squeamish!

He's a fairly 'important' member of society I think you'll agree.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:10 AM
I did meet a famous actor once in Las Vegas, surrounded by his entourage. They looked like a bunch of Hollywood creeps. I didn't react at all but just kept walking in the other direction. I didn't want to know any of them at all.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:22 AM
It really depends on the person I think.

Lets use the initial post, lady gaga, as an example.

I think she is attractive and her music has a catchy jingle to it. I would ask for her to sign something (obligitory, if anything, to sell one day..) then ask her about her inspiration..see if she is little more than a corporate creation or if she herself adds creativity and artistic vision in her work...if she is a corporate creation, I would simply see her as a icon of fame more than a person of deserved creative acknowledgement...if she was gaga co. I would probably look to end the conversation gracefully...I got the only thing worthwhile (the autograph) and wouldn't bother trying to engage in conversation anymore.

If however it turned out she was indeed responsible for her video and lyric content, I would no doubt be asking her about the symbolism she used, if there was any real meaning behind it, how she came to decide on using it, etc...gauge her intellectual level overall...then I would ask her a simple question
Once you have grown tired of the simple celeb things...getting big homes, cars, etc...what do you reckon your focus will be...celebs have status...status brings attention and potential change to things, be it famine somewhere, or just about anything else...a celeb focused on changing something can be very strong in manipulating millions upon millions of peoples views and can start would hope that with such power would come wisdom.

Oh...and in both examples, for Gaga, I would of course see if I could have sex with her...but that is sort of a obvious underlying current I said, I find her attractive..brains or not (looks grab attention, brains keep it)

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:23 AM
The few famous people I've waited on were no different than my other customers.

The one person who sent me running back into the kitchen all pale and speechless was my gynecologist. He came in and sat down at one of my tables just as pretty as you please. I couldn't wait on him. The other waitresses laughed but there was no way I was going out there.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:27 AM
Well, it depends.

If it's Brad Pitt, I would not give a crap.
If it was say, Jackie Chan, I might approach him.
Depending on what he's doing, if he's having dinner with his wife, I wouldn't bother him.
If it's Carmen Electra, I'll try to score it as best as I can.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:38 AM
People who go apecrap for celebrities make me laugh. I once met Sam Shepard in a bar and had a nice 45 minute conversation on fine art vs. digital art. He is a very nice down-to-earth guy. I also had the opportunity to meet many famous musicians in my last job, and most of them are cool, not like their stage personas, but normal. A few let the fame go to their heads and are douchebags, but they are usually younger. I'm sure some actors are the same. They are like the counterpart to the crazy fans, they can't handle their fame as much as their fans can't.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:51 AM
The only person I would feel like I just had to say hello to would be someone like Chuck Liddell or Randy Couture and I would most likely just offer them a beer. Other then that I don't think I would care. I really only would want to talk to them about there fights. I a ma huge UFC fan.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:56 AM
I live in Louisville, KY and work security at the Kentucky Derby every year. I'm usually on Millionaire's Row so I get to meet a lot of different celebrities from both the entertainment and sports world. My reaction is pretty much, "Meh." It depends on the person, but I find most of them to be pretentious, conceited, and some just big, fat buttholes. On the flip side I've met some of the nicest people in the world and once was asked by Bruce Willis's manager to follow him around because he was getting harrassed by a bunch of typical KY rednecks.

I really think it just depends on your personality on how bad you flip out. "Twilight Mom's" anyone????

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 12:47 PM
While it is interesting because you have heard of them/seen them in media form, I still recognize them as humans just like myself. I feel sorry for those who elevate fellow humans to "God" status.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:14 PM
Exactly what is important about these people?

Ubiquitiousness is not the same as importance. People just mistake that it is.

I would much rather get a chance to shadow Kissinger (or at least Kissinger 20 years ago).

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:15 PM
I also met Bill Clinton once. It was a fundraising dinner and someone gave me a free ticket so I went--more for the free dinner than anything else. He smiled, shook hands all around, and I shook hands with him. That was about it. No big deal.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:33 PM
reply to post by the dacoit

It depends on WHO we're talking about. We all have our personal heroes or people we look up to. I for one think I would be very nervous meeting Aron Ra of youtube fame, he's probably the closest thing to an idol I have.

The psychology is pretty simple, we turn these people into ubermensch in our heads, they become larger than life embodiments of qualities we'd like to possess.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:57 PM
Well, considering how I don't think actors or musicians are important people, I don't really care. I wouldn't go crazy over there and have never understood why people want to be around them as much as they can. They're normal people just like the rest of us, only with a little bit of extra money, which at times inflates their heads. I always thought all of it was so stupid and living in LA, I just find it so ridiculous that tourists come here looking for "stars".

While working at Disneyland, I would see these "stars" on a very regular basis and always had to interact with them due to the nature of my job. We were told to treat them no differently than any other guest who is visiting the park and that's exactly how I wanted to, and did treat them. Some were complete snobs (Meg Ryan and Bill Nye the Science Guy (Yes! Bill Nye The Science Guy)) and others were extremely nice (Rob Schneider and Floyd Mayweather (Yes! Floyd Mayweather)). Those 4 visits just stick out in my head more than the other celebs I had encountered. Just goes to show you, they're just regular people. Just like regular people, some are complete a*holes and some are just all around nice people and you can never go off what you "perceive" them to be like bc most of the time, your perception of their reality is way off.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by Kailassa

That was absolutely hilarious.

reply to post by davespanners

That WAS sad. What a tosser.

I've never met anyone famous but I did get the autographs of the band The Mini Minstrels (whoever they are), well my dad got it for me. That would be about 1973.

Around 1983/ish I'm positive dudley Moore was eating in the same restaurant as me. I kept looking over at him and he was playing peek-a-boo at me with his menu. If it wasn't him then it was a complete random weirdo and I regret flirting back at him. I'm short-sighted btw.

I don't think I'd like to meet someone really rich and famous because I'd be tempted to ask for money. That would be a really low class thing to do. But you know, when you're a pauper and all that... the temptation would take me over I'm afraid.

Being famous must be tough though. You'll never know how folk will react.
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