Time for another random fun Friday question. Yesterday’s royal visit got me thinking about famous people. What’s your favorite celebrity encounter? Your worst?
When I was 12 years old I met Joe DiMaggio at a baseball card convention. I think I paid like $40 for an autograph which was obviously a ton of money for a 12 year old back then. Anyway, when I went to get his autograph the handlers at first wouldn’t let him sign my baseball because baseballs cost extra. I went nuts screaming at the handlers how long it took me to save this money, how hard I worked for it etc. Joe DiMaggio finally waved them off, called me over and said “kid you remind me a lot of me” and signed the ball. His seat was on a platform (probably so folks couldn’t take photos with him) so he was up way high and at the time it felt like God was speaking to me. Of course, many say Joe D wasn’t a particularly warm person but it remains the best celebrity encounter of my life.
What about you guys? If no story, who’s the most famous person you’ve met? What were the circumstances?