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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Celebrity Extravaganza

Whew. I'm exhausted. This old goat has finished a whirlwind 24 hours in celebrity heaven. Totally unexpected. Quite pleased to have met the company of the following folks:

Melanie Griffith -- She and I chatted about her super cool knee-length boots and her tattoo. I told her and her daughter Stella to behave on their weekend in Portland. They promised they would. I just kept thinking that "this woman sleeps with Antonio." Everything was all better then.

Stella Banderas (child of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas)

Neil Sedaka (plus his very handsome Russian traveling companion) -- playing near Vancouver BC tonight. Tells me he does about 60 concerts a year -- "They pay, I go," he tells me as his hand gently rested on my fuzzy forearm. I think he liked it as much as I did. I caught up with him again in baggage claim standing by himself and told him to "Be careful hanging out on street corners all by yourself....people may get the wrong impression." He laughed.

Stone Temple Pilots -- They are beginning a 3-week west to east Canadian tour tonight.

** Dean DeLeo (lead guitar, total rocker dude).
** Robert DeLeo (vocals and bass guitar) -- really handsome man, beautiful smile, and I didn't complain at all about the little hand on my shoulder just before he went back to his seat. Umm. Did I mention the smattering of chest fuzz above his shirt line.
** Eric Kretz (drummer) -- another rocker dude who was more than happy to chat us up.

I really needed this star-studded extravaganza. They were all so friendly, very polite, and quite personable and easy to talk with. Sort of the little fresh breath of air that I needed right now.

17 comments:

Java said...

Oh wow! Sounds like a refreshingly fantastic time. Enjoy.

Michael Rivers said...

Great stories!! Thanks for sharing.

anne marie in philly said...

holy shiz...neil sedaka AND stone temple pilots...you lucky bastard!

(jealous to the max)

Princessa lil mexico said...

Well aren't you just miss Popular! I am glad you got to share these stories. Maybe i should tell you about the time i met Bob Eubanks, Charo, The Beach boys, Kenny Rogers, and many others!!

Rick said...

I love Neil Sedaka! Lucky you.

bridgeout said...

What a day! Hopefully it infused some joy into your tired eyes friend!

Kerri Anne said...

Hi! Just wanted to say (hello! and) it was so nice to meet you this morning.

Here's to many more (celebrity adventures, and) brunches in the future.

LSL said...

So fun to see you today! And I love your fun celeb run-ins!

Ur-spo said...

I had forgotten about Mr. Sedaka.

I've only run into a few celebrities, and all of them have been no fun or nasty.

Birdie said...

I've often wondered just how many celebrities airline personnel get to meet. And whether it's a good thing or not. Sounds like you had a really good time with these guys. Do you have stories of other encounters?

Greg said...

Wow! Sounds like a great whirlwind of celebrity activity!

annie said...

i love that the world is finally meeting the YOU that i've known for 21 years!

tornwordo said...

Fun! Yeah, they are all just people like the rest of us.

Geoff said...

I'd say the cool part was THEY got to meet YOU! I'm glad you didn't have any horror stories...those are fun memories!

RAD said...

wow.. very cool!!!

Steven said...

How fortunate to have met people such as those that you have mentioned. Glad to hear that they were cordial and nice and helped lift your spirits.

Blobby said...

STP are still around?

Well, why not? What the fuck else do they have to do?