From Did I Ever Tell You About The Time..., a UK-based blog where people detail random encounters with recording artists.
LOU REED GLARED AT ME IN AN AIRPORT
Lou Reed was standing right in front of me at the security check-in queue on my way to Berlin. When I realized it was him, I blurted out loud: “No way, it’s Lou Fucking Reed!” He overheard that, turned around and glared at me. I felt really embarrassed. Shortly afterwards I passed him the tray containing his jacket and Macbook Air. (from studioirasarri)
I SHOVED VAN MORRISON OUT OF MY WAY TO GET TO SOME CAKES
I was at some ‘do’ with a fantastic spread of pastries of which I was keen to stuff my face with. A portly gentlemen in front of me was clearly going to make it to the tressle table before me so I (quite rudely) shoved him out of the way before realising it was Irish bun-stuffer Van Morrison. (from Polly)
I POINTED AMY WINEHOUSE TO A KFC
Once upon a time Amy Winehouse came in the shop (Urban Village) asking for KFC, after we’d cottoned it wasn’t some obscure drug reference we pointed her on her way. (from mondomundane)
WE PARTIED NOT VERY HARD WITH THE MANICS
In about 1992, went to see the Manic Street Preachers. Me & my friends snuck in to the backstage party. We found the band sulking around a single carton of orange juice. We gave it a couple of minutes and then went home. (from Matt)
I STOLE SOME CHIPS OFF JOHN OATES
I was at a festival in the early ’90s, John Oates came walking from a catering van with arms full of boxes of chips. As he pushed his way through the crowd, we helped ourselves to his chips. (from Ramrod)
I SOLD BELINDA CARLISLE A BOOK ON GIANT SQUIDS
In 1999 I was running the science section of Dillons bookshop in Birmingham when a glamorous lady and her snotty son came in. The son snottily announced, “My grandfather was Captain Nemo and I want a book on giant squids.” The woman was Belinda Carlisle who had married, and bred with, James Mason’s son. She bought a copy. (from Pete)
I GAVE NEIL YOUNG A HEMORRHOIDS PAMPHLET
One Halloween I dressed up as a proctologist and gave Neil Young a pamphlet on hemorrhoids. Then I walked away. (from Emma)
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