Mission146
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May 13th, 2019 at 9:48:19 AM permalink
I forgot two:

Stephen Pearcy-Lead singer of Ratt.

Firehouse-The whole band.

Basically, these guys all just stayed at the hotel I used to manage. There was an owner of a local venue who would occasionally have these types of bands perform. Stephen Pearcy was cool as hell and chatted me up for a bit, I didn't even really initiate the conversation. I thought C. J. Snare of Firehouse came off as an ***hole, but I also don't think he was terribly impressed with the accommodations. The rest of the band didn't seem to mind. As they were about to leave for the show, Snare sat on the couch in the lobby and his posture made very clear that he wanted absolutely nobody to talk to him.

Obviously, we're talking over a decade after these bands were relevant, but I suppose they count as celebrities. I also met them at the hotel where I worked and bands do stay at hotels, so I wouldn't really call it an, "Unusual," sighting. I'm obviously also not listing people I have seen at Whatever-Con and things like that because you expect to see them there. The tickets are being sold predicated on the fact that you will see them there.
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May 13th, 2019 at 9:58:32 AM permalink
Mike Ditka several times at the Four
Winds casino on the MI/IN border.
He would drive over to play craps
from Chicago. People left him
alone, but he always had dozens
of people staring at him. I would
hate being famous.
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:01:27 AM permalink
I met the Dalai Lama a few years ago. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy, and actually spent a few minutes chatting with one of my co-workers who is from India... hehe.. and no, he didn't say, "Gunga galunga… gunga, gunga-lagunga." (an old "Caddyshack" reference).

I shot craps with the WWF's Ted "Million Dollar Man" DiBiase's sidekick, Virgil, although I didn't recognize him until a friend of mine asked for an autograph (almost causing him to miss his turn to shoot). Apparently, he didn't have a briefcase with the million dollars in it, since we were all at the California downtown.
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:01:55 AM permalink
When I was a kid, Mickey Rooney was everywhere on tv. Must have seen him in a hundred movies, so when he was coming to my Dads base on a USO tour, I was thrilled. I was probably six or seven when my older sister and I went to the show and were all the way in the back of the large room. Person after person hit the stage. There was singing, and dancing, and girls in short bathing suits that drove the soldiers crazy just walking around. Then some old guy gets up, sings a song and it's all over.
I couldn't believe the old man was Andy Hardy. He looked so much better on tv.
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:11:56 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

When I was a kid, Mickey Rooney was everywhere on tv. Must have seen him in a hundred movies, so when he was coming to my Dads base on a USO tour, I was thrilled. I was probably six or seven when my older sister and I went to the show and were all the way in the back of the large room. Person after person hit the stage. There was singing, and dancing, and girls in short bathing suits that drove the soldiers crazy just walking around. Then some old guy gets up, sings a song and it's all over.
I couldn't believe the old man was Andy Hardy. He looked so much better on tv.



In one of the recent "Avengers" movies, much was made of a silly disguise consisting of aviator sunglasses and a ball cap.

In reality, I think the sunglasses and a hat actually works on me, as I haven't recognized famous folks in street clothes unless someone pointed them out to me.
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:38:11 AM permalink
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In reality, I think the sunglasses and a hat actually works on me, as I haven't recognized famous folks in street clothes unless someone pointed them out to me.



I think it would actually fool most people.... Even more so for female celebrities because the public usually only see them in full makeup with their hair done.
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:53:19 AM permalink
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I shot craps with the WWF's Ted "Million Dollar Man" DiBiase's sidekick, Virgil, although I didn't recognize him until a friend of mine asked for an autograph (almost causing him to miss his turn to shoot). Apparently, he didn't have a briefcase with the million dollars in it, since we were all at the California downtown.



Nor did he when I saw him at some random media day in Moundsville, WV. I want to say this was in 2017. It wasn't even a Whatever-Con, just some random event that mostly consisted of people selling stuff and local companies pimping their services. I would assume that there was some sort of wrestling event happening nearby, so he just decided to grab a table for this too. He seemed nice, but he was mainly trying to get me to buy an autographed picture of him for the kids...they had no idea who he is.

EDIT: To give you an idea, I didn't end up leaving with a Virgil autograph, but I did buy some apple butter, a few candles and some mix to make ranch dip.
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May 13th, 2019 at 11:18:27 AM permalink
Met the Pope.



What an asshole 😁
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May 13th, 2019 at 12:15:51 PM permalink
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Nor did he when I saw him at some random media day in Moundsville, WV. I want to say this was in 2017. It wasn't even a Whatever-Con, just some random event that mostly consisted of people selling stuff and local companies pimping their services. I would assume that there was some sort of wrestling event happening nearby, so he just decided to grab a table for this too. He seemed nice, but he was mainly trying to get me to buy an autographed picture of him for the kids...they had no idea who he is.

EDIT: To give you an idea, I didn't end up leaving with a Virgil autograph, but I did buy some apple butter, a few candles and some mix to make ranch dip.



Hehe... That's funny. I hope he was there for a WWE thing, and not the prison in Moundsville. It's tough to be a has been sidekick.
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May 13th, 2019 at 12:23:02 PM permalink
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Hehe... That's funny. I hope he was there for a WWE thing, and not the prison in Moundsville. It's tough to be a has been sidekick.



The media day was, in fact, held at the former State Penitentiary.
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