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would you be able to hold a proper conversation?
That's why you should never meet them.
Wisdom over and out.
Even if he was a cunt to me. I couldn't do it.
I'd rather just live in my naive world that they are wonderful peoples.
Although if I did, I'd probably go "*mumbling incoherently* I LOVE YOU!" and then be forced to leave in shame.
I did something similar with Owen Pallet. Not my finest moment.
i met gordon brown (who i love! but thats another story) and i just mumbled a very quiet 'hi' and managed a weak handshake. im lame! but hey, i met the future prime minister :P
you are lame.
I'd probably giggle and bump into them "by accident".
I had a few opportunities to chat to them - You knmow beofre and after gigs, seeing them in Upper Street, standing next to them in The Metro club, but I decided not to. What you meant to say "hey, great music". It's better to keep them at arms length. If they were shitheads it'd ruin everything.
when i met bamos i was already quite drunk.
but i think i handled it quite cooly.
excet the whole "you're my hero!!!!" bit :-S
(who I don't like but I was drunk so thought I did) and told him "I really like your book!!!!!!!".
I said he shouldn't have walked out of my bands gig. He said he was there with friends and had just come into the gig room to use the bar. Then he danced to Emerge and got his spikes all up in my face.
you're over 18, or you would have been sexed for doing something like that
So it might be tricky.
which doesn't really count, I shoved his book in his face and ran away.
Another one, conor oberst at the boogaloo bar, I got there so early there were only two other people and him, I passed him on the way to the toilets but decided not to say anything incase any illusions were shattered
a favourite, I went mute and could only mumble "it's my birthday in an hour and a half" and something about being drunk. Fucking LOSER.
we bonded. he basically hugged me like an old friend. it was rad.
if i met bowie i'd probably gibber.
but theres something like 8 of them still left.
Mike moya looked terrified, i could only rant. Sophie- well, just see the photo i posted a while back.
i hadnt heard Texas jerusalem crossroads.
Hence a sensible conversation was held about tour, music etc.
well actually i went, un-enrolled, to a class he was teaching. i just sat there in amazement. then i was foolish and sent an email to him and he said it was fine to go again, so i did and then he talked to me in front of the class and i almost died of embarrassment. i will never do that again! he is too amazing!
Don Mckellar. oh god. just for him to say my name. that's all i want. oh god does he ever have the best voice in the world. oh dear oh dear oh dear. please please please could i meet him and just hear him say my name?!
I almost did
it was great
and if i did, it would probably be a condition of my admiration for them that i'd be able to talk to them. or what's the point?
in which case I clearly wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation now.
I once met Darren Hayman, who's one of my favourite songwriters. I panicked and talked complete bollocks for a few minutes. He was admirably patient though.
I think I'd prefer not to shatter any illusions, not that I particularly idolise anyone, I'd only say something stupid.
I met keanu reeves last summer, and purposely didn't mention that he was keanu reeves. but he's not my idol or anything so I suppose that doesn't really count. I talked utter bollocks to him, about Daniel Beddingfield.
How? Where? I would have stood staring and dribbling. I like to think that would have impressed him.
so sarah and I freeloaded to the max on our vip wristbands. I was so wasted I didn't even know it was him but sarah pointed him out and I sauntered up. all very classy and sophisticated you understand.
can't miss an opportunity. Was he lush?
I remember him being tall, dark and handsome.... though bearing in mind that this is the night I still have a lump on my head from after tremendously stacking it outside the Dorchester I don't know how reliable this account is. sarah should be able to confirm once she shows her sorry face.
he was really fit.
also, someone pointed out to me the other day that, er yeah.... you mentioning drink driving? apparently he's been done for it. haha!
drink driving should **never** be excused.
I'm glad the Beddingfield got duly rapped for it.
I like your run down of our conversation. it makes me chuckle.
described as 'my mate'.
I didn't speak to him, because I didn't want to shatter my illusions or embarrass myself, and I'm glad I didn't.
I met Belle and Sebastian when I worked at Radio 2 in Birmingham. I was very pleased with that, because Stuart, Sarah and I had a chat about Birmingham bands, and Stuart said my musical knowledge was 'very impressive' as I mentioned Felt.
I put Darren Hayman from Hefner on at my own clubnight. I played it very cool until after he played, then I drunkenly told him how much I loved him and how much I loved listening to him when I was 15 and how he was the greatest person ever. He looked pleased and embarrassed and gave me a free cd :)
If I meet Nick Cave at ATP, I really don't know what I'll do. I want to talk to him, but I'm so scared I'd mess it up.
and that was ok.
I'm not sure i could handle meeting judge_B or zxcvbnm though
And act like an utter fool.
I've met people whose music I just 'like', and I was an idiot with them. I don't want to think how I'd be if I actually met people I properly admire.
I just prefer to stare from afar.
twice in the space of about 3 weeks last summer. Both times i just gawped at him and didn't talk to him. I thought i would seem like and feel like a loser if i approached him
both at the Dublin Castle in Camden. I'd like to talk to him, but he's probably shy, isn't he?
Unless you're a Colchester United player.
in Soton a couple of times. Have you read Going Deaf for a Living? He helped me with some uni course work.
in fact, I'm almost postive of it, i think.
I saw him in Camden Barfly at a Frank Turner gig and then at Reading when we were sat outside the Carling tent. On both occasions he appeared rather sweaty.
I bought him a drink (he asked for a Smirnoff Ice) and then he recommended me The Ugly Organ by Cursive which I went out and bought the next day and loved :D
after spending the concert heckling him to play Tambourine Man I then proceeded to tell and show him in great detail how I'd just thrown up down my jeans.
I shouldn't be allowed to speak to anyone when drunk.
I don't agree with such tomfoolery.
(She's not my hero. But she's nice.)
I was kind of subtley dressed like one of his characters (Jerry |cornelius) I always dressed lile that anyway.
He signed loads of my books and we chatted for about 2 minutes, I was in awe and didnt say anything interesting or cool.....I wanted to be his freind and get drunk with him, luckily i didnt embarris either himself or me by being anything but a dutiful fan.
If I met Liz Fraser then I would embariss both of us by asking her to sing for me.....i might even beg her, i would worry that I would just look like all the obsessive compulsive fans in the world, without her realising how different it is, how i just love her voice
I went to the bar about halfway through and it was very dead.
There were 3 people at the bar, 1 of them was colin greenwodd, 1 of them was Nigel Godrich. These people happen to be some of my musical heroes. I decided not to speak to them then cos i didnt want to miss any of t'Arcade Fire.
At the end as everyone was clearing out I saw Ed O'Brien, i had a very brief, slightly awkward chat with him, he was friendly. I told him how inspirational radiohead had been to me, he asked a little about my band and stuff, it was cool.
Then i saw Colin again and asked him for a photo cos his face looked like a waxwork. The conversation went as such:
"(Tap tap tap on the shoulder)Excuse me are you colin?"
"Yes..Yes.. what's your name?"
"I really like your band, can i have a photo please?"
"Erm...i'd rather not"
I scuttled off. My girlfriend was standing in front of us with a camera, then she had to put it away when he said no, it was awkward.
I put my behaviour down to over-excitedness,cos they is like my favourite band ever and arcade fire had just done an acoustic thing in the crowd and i was right behind the singer, and the fact that we broke down on the way down to London and just made the gig as they were starting the first song.
God, that was a long post.
bet he's a right bastard.
No, because he is dead
is possible to have a proper conversation and be an utter twat at the same time. Matt le Tissier, Mark Williams and Steven from Crackout will all testify to having been on the wrong end of that...