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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 @ 03:15 PM
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I like it when people just act normal when I come around.
Just be yourself. If you are a pretty girl, and a guy from my party asks what you are doing later, ask, "WHO wants to know"?
I always like to tip my waitress.




posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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This thread Six Degrees of Separation seems relavent to the topic at hand. Celebraties are just folks like us with a lot more camera time! (except for Stewie)


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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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I have met celebrities ranging from Laura Bush to Bill Murray and Athletes ranging from Tiger Woods to just about anyone in between. I even met a dozen or more muscians.

My reaction depended on the person. I never went crazy over them, some I tried to avoid all together.

Examples.

Toby Keith is a jackhole.

Laura Bush is a very sweet down to earth woman.

Tiger is a bigger jackhole then Toby Keith.

Brett Favre threw me a 30 yard slant.

Both Manning brothers are the funniest people in sports.

Bill Murray is without a doubt the funniest person I have ever met. Pulled a praticle joke on me that is to long to go into.

If you act like a human around most of them they will reply in kind. There are many exceptions though. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie come to mind.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Hey! Brad Pitt and Toby Keith aren't so bad! I don't have contact with anyone that knows Brad post Angelina, maybe he changed, but he used to be pretty charming and down to earth.

Toby Keith has been great the couple of times I have ran across him, but both encounters were pretty brief and unannounced, maybe he was just "smoking with willie" at the time and mellowed out!



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Where I live it is not uncommon to see Alice Cooper walking through Costco. I met an individual who was a part of the Fender Musical Instrument family (married to the daughter of the CEO). Shook hands with Buddy Rich. Shot the breeze with Ean Evans (Deceased bass player for Lynyrd Skynyrd) as well as a couple Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot members. They're just people. I may admire them but I don't worship them. These idiots that break down and cry are so detached it isn't funny. If they ever heard half of these so-called "artists" sing without the assistance of studio magic, I think they would change their outlook completely.

There was a story many years ago...somebody spotted Diana Ross walking through an airport and said, "Hi Diana!" and her reply was, "That's Miss Ross!". I think she lost at least two fans that day. Me and the poor victim. If you want to see how fast the ice cream can turn to s*it, just look at Brittney, Lindsey, Michael and a host of others. It's not as glamorous as it looks, folks.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Glad you enjoyed them.

I have met them several times and everytime they have been the snobbiest group of people I have ever met.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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I've been in this situation many times. I'm a musician. I have been lucky enough to have shared the stage with many well known and respected underground metal bands such as Immolation, Incantation, Brujeria, Strapping Young Lad, and many more. I have hung out with these guys while all around the fans are screaming and what not. I'll tell you, they prefer hanging out, drinking beer and talking about regular things. I had a blast of course. They are just people like you and I, that is all it is to it.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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I wouldn't care. There was more mystere back in the day, but now with internet and twitter, "celebrities" are not really a big deal. If I got to see Obama though....I might get a little excited, not that I'm a fan or whatever but would be interesting.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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I know what you mean. I've been in that situation many times myself. I've fronted a death metal band in my city that made a bit of notoriety, as well as played guitar in a couple of local bands that achieved such small time fame. It tripped me out the first time I got asked for an autograph.

Good times tho. Those memories are what keeps guys like us going.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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While walking with a friend in down town Fort Worth, I came face to face with Willie Nelson. My
friend and I were coming back from lunch, and Willie stepped off his bus in front of The Worthington
(not sure what it is called these days). All I could say was "Hey! you're Willie Nelson", he replied
"Yeah..I am Willie Nelson"...

Now Willie is not going to save the world or anything like that, he is his own kind of artist. I
thought the experience was pretty cool....wish I could have went back to the bus "burned one"
and talked for a bit.

Always enjoyed the 4th of July Picnic Concerts he had in Cowtown. He may have his own values
and beliefs not in the main stream, but you'll never see him jump on the latest craze of causes
that a lot of artists do...



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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what i would ask

"give me some cash, put it slowly on the ground, now run"


nones know im a celebrity



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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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What would your reaction be if you met an "important" person like an actor?

So when exactly, did actors become important people ?

If did happen to bump into Mel Gibson I'd demand he refund my money.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Ah , Importance is Realitive .



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by the dacoit

so what is the psychology behind that behaviour? or what is your take on it? ......


"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) American Author

My take.

A few in life have made their " Mark" MOST have not ! Meeting one who has, gives us a taste. It is as close as many will every get. Hence the urge to associate. Yeah...... I had lunch with Eric Clapton etc. < There I've just become a tad more interesting.

The other allure is fame gives one a venue to voice their heartfelt concerns.
A rare opportunity for us average folk. We get to espouse our philosophy on ATS.
They get MSM attention. And who doesn't desire that feeling of being SPECIAL !



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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I would say, "How do you do, pleased to meet you" after that, is anybody's guess. I hope that's enough for the op's PhD or whatever. BTW this thread is the second one I have come across at ATS tonight, with "what would" or "How would" in the title.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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If I met them I don't know what would I say, because I have never met a famous person before. If he/she is rich, I would probably ask them for a million dollars straight up with the hope that they would give me that money straight up



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Having met many, as defined by the OP, Most are just regular folks like you and I, down home and decent, but there are Some who are little or nothing more than pretentious assholes, having No time nor consideration(s) for their adoring "fan-base" and reason for being held in such esteem in the first place.






In the end, they're People .. Just as you and I




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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:35 PM
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I'm a plumber by trade.

Over the years, I had my share of football players, baseball players, a few fairly well know actors and rock band members, and even a couple of CBS network execs thrown into the mix. Believe me when I tell you they are just like us.

The only real difference is some of these folks pay more property tax than I do.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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I've met everyone from nobel prize winners, authors, heads of big business...you name it.

In some cases, 3 degree's of separation from Uber "big" individuals.


I treat them as anyone else. Usually with a lesser degree of "amazement" than they are used to. I am commented on about this lack of "awe". Sometimes good, sometimes they say it as if they were embarassed.

Dont care.

If they bleed, they are no better than I. Period.

If I run into someone that does/has done things that are/were amazingly "good" for folks I will give a great deal more "respect" (if that is the correct term).



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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I'd say, "Hello." if I even gave a damn about them.

I see William Shatner from time to time. I say hello to him.
I see Eddie Montgomery from time to time. I say hello to him, too.
I used to see Rick Dees now and then. I said hello to him as well.

They are, after all, just people.

Oh, once I met Adam West. I turned my back on him and said hello to Frank Gorshin, the Riddler. I always thought he was way cooler than Adam West.

I met Bruce Campbell once. He's a funny guy! And I said, "Hi!" And he said, "Hello,"



And he said, "Why are you so sad?" And I said, "I'm not sad. I'm actually quite ecstatic because I met you. This is my happy, excited face!"

And he said, "Oh, I'm sorry." lol And I said, "Don't be sorry. You've done the best you can with your talent."







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