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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #240 on: December 05, 2018, 11:59:50 PM »
Stood behind a bloke at a cashpoint in Cardiff in the early 90s and it was Dilwyn Young Jones, HTV continuity announcer. Beat that!

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #241 on: December 06, 2018, 12:33:54 AM »
You went clubbing with her? Not unlikely that you'd see her in that case.

Sorry.  More like I went clubbing and got to speaking with her as she was a friend of a friend. This was back when I had friends [of friends].

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #242 on: December 06, 2018, 01:40:18 AM »
I once saw Thom Yorke shopping at Sainsbury's, in Islington. Being a fan, I couldn't resist sheepishly telling him "Hi, Thom.  Sorry, could I just say that I really like your music, man.  Sorry, I just wanted to say that.  I don't want to bother you or anything".

He snapped back at me, "Oh, like you're doing now?".  I was really taken aback and all I could muster in response was a confused and meager "huh? No, I'm..." but he kept cutting me off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away deflated to continue with my shopping and then I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I approached the checkout to pay for my stuff, wanting to get out of there as quickly as possible at this point, at the exit I saw Thom trying to walk out the doors with around fifteen family sized bags of Haribo held aloft in his hands, without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and kept saying "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bags and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually "to prevent any electrical interference" but he put a really strange emphasis on the 'f', so it sounded more like "interfffffuurrrence" and then turned around and winked at me. After she scanned each item and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.  He then walked off, leaving the Harbios on the counter, and out of the store.

Very odd.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #243 on: December 06, 2018, 04:36:18 AM »
I once saw Thom Yorke shopping at Sainsbury's, in Islington. Being a fan, I couldn't resist sheepishly telling him "Hi, Thom.  Sorry, could I just say that I really like your music, man.  Sorry, I just wanted to say that.  I don't want to bother you or anything".

He snapped back at me, "Oh, like you're doing now?".  I was really taken aback and all I could muster in response was a confused and meager "huh? No, I'm..." but he kept cutting me off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away deflated to continue with my shopping and then I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I approached the checkout to pay for my stuff, wanting to get out of there as quickly as possible at this point, at the exit I saw Thom trying to walk out the doors with around fifteen family sized bags of Haribo held aloft in his hands, without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and kept saying "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bags and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually "to prevent any electrical interference" but he put a really strange emphasis on the 'f', so it sounded more like "interfffffuurrrence" and then turned around and winked at me. After she scanned each item and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.  He then walked off, leaving the Harbios on the counter, and out of the store.

Very odd.

Is this a true story ? I really, really want it to be true . I know that outlandish Steven Spielberg story is a load of made up bulllshit ( Chinatown ? Baseball cap ? Come on! ), but I want every single detail of this story to be true.
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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #244 on: December 06, 2018, 09:55:31 AM »
I want it to be true too as I'd like Tom York to be a large prick.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #245 on: December 06, 2018, 11:59:30 AM »
Is this a true story ? I really, really want it to be true . I know that outlandish Steven Spielberg story is a load of made up bulllshit ( Chinatown ? Baseball cap ? Come on! ), but I want every single detail of this story to be true.

Haha, no.  Sadly it's not true, I'm afraid.  It's my favourite copypasta, where you change the name of the celebrity, some of the details and the wording to your liking.  The Steven Spielberg sighting is actually true though.  Highlight of my entire life.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #246 on: December 06, 2018, 12:22:12 PM »
Nearly had a head-on collision with Henry Rollins on a sharp corner.  I braked suddenly, but then he sped on past without so much as an apology or a "fuck you".  Appalling behavior, and I'm pretty sure he was driving a Merc, which isn't very punk-rock ("unlikely").

Danny DeVito at a Faith No More gig in London, Ted Danson joining in looking at some artsy Japanese bondage porn in a Taschen shop.  I've been blessed, really.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #247 on: December 06, 2018, 12:30:48 PM »
Nearly had a head-on collision with Henry Rollins on a sharp corner.  I braked suddenly, but then he sped on past without so much as an apology or a "fuck you".  Appalling behavior, and I'm pretty sure he was driving a Merc, which isn't very punk-rock ("unlikely").


A friend of mine nearly ran over Ginger Wildheart in Windermere once, the irony (and tragedy) would have been strong had he killed him to death as The Wildhearts are his favourite band ever.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #248 on: December 06, 2018, 12:47:57 PM »
Danny DeVito at a Faith No More gig in London

He and Patton are mates. Somehow.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #249 on: December 06, 2018, 01:17:33 PM »
A friend of mine nearly ran over Ginger Wildheart in Windermere once, the irony (and tragedy) would have been strong had he killed him to death as The Wildhearts are his favourite band ever.

My wife nearly hit an errant Stewart Lee with her bike. He wasn’t looking where he was going, apparently. The same year, I had an argument with him about flyering when I was a bit pissed.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #250 on: December 06, 2018, 01:22:16 PM »
Sixteen years ago on a very chilly February afternoon, I saw Michael Richards ambling down Wardour Street. He was wearing a long winter coat, but in a t shirt, beach shorts and barefoot in open sandals. As we approached, I clocked him and he then looked quizzically into my eyes in a comical fashion and both of us inspected each other's footwear. As we walked in opposite directions, about five seconds later, I turned round to double check this had happened and there he was just standing there in the same spot looking at me with his head tilted to one side. Intimidating but amusing.

 A trick he does to disarm or attract attention? It was very Krameresqué.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #251 on: December 06, 2018, 01:26:57 PM »
followed stewart lee around gloucester once or twice. started in m&s food hall, lost him in poundland. not unlikely as his wife is from there. great story though.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #252 on: December 06, 2018, 01:40:07 PM »
followed stewart lee around gloucester once or twice. started in m&s food hall, lost him in poundland. not unlikely as his wife is from there. great story though.

She's from Poundland?

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #253 on: December 06, 2018, 01:45:50 PM »
Yes

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #254 on: December 06, 2018, 02:03:27 PM »
They're all from poundland

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #255 on: December 06, 2018, 05:05:09 PM »
The location wasn't unlikely but I think the method counts.

I was on Camden High Street, blankly waiting for a friend to come out of a shop. Then I saw Martin Amis on the other side of the road. He glanced across in my direction and crossed the road, heading my way. "I can sneak a good look at him as he passes," I thought. Except the change in direction I expected didn't happen. Amis was coming right at me, like a fury-fuelled shark, a gimlet eyed literary torpedo with just one purpose- to get to me, but why? The final remaining seconds I could enjoy as relatively Amis-free made my thoughts race. Does he think I'm an ancient feud, a mistaken enemy, and he's come to reopen old wounds? Has my very appearance enraged him to the point that he wants to end me?  What do you want, Martin Amis? What? What?! ... To look at the Odeon Cinema's film times board that I hadn't realised was behind me.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #256 on: December 06, 2018, 06:08:17 PM »
They're all from poundland

...by the time you've finished with 'em?

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #257 on: December 06, 2018, 10:31:01 PM »
Sat next to Brian Cant in the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, in 1997. Seemed a nice bloke if a bit shy. But we were there to see Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton's show, 'Two Old Farts in the Night', which included a crude-by-radio-4-standards joke about Brian Cant's name. Brian seemed to take it in good part. I guess he'd heard it before.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #258 on: December 06, 2018, 11:15:09 PM »
Sat next to Frank Skinner at a free fringe show. He came in right before curtain up, had a cap on and collar turned up so I naturally pestered him for the whole show*!

*I didn’t actually

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #259 on: December 07, 2018, 04:59:10 PM »
I used to work in a hotel shop here in Dublin, Marianne Faithfull popped in a couple of times (she was living nearby at the time). One of the first people I served was Keith Duffy... Shane McGowan came in once and I actually thought he was a tramp at first... N.I. peace process ledge John Hume occasionally popped in of a Sunday and seemed delighted that I had a whole book of crossword puzzles... Sinead O' Connor was in once, have seen her about over the years (local chemist, Dun Laoghaire train station).

You see comedian Kevin Gildea around quite a bit in South Dublin... surprized to see on IMDb that he wrote for Alexei Sayle!

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #260 on: December 07, 2018, 05:03:27 PM »
My wife nearly hit an errant Stewart Lee with her bike.

I initially read that as 'an erect Stewart Lee'!  I was just thinking your wife had the same experience I had...

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #261 on: December 07, 2018, 06:03:55 PM »
The Hawkins brothers (of The Darkness) came into the Johanniter beer hall in Zürich one night after their gig (which I had been to). We bought them a beer and had a sit down chat with them at their table. Super nice blokes, we were talking about if the Swiss ‘got’ their Schtick or whether they took them at face value. And about the most dickish fans they’d met. GBOL the pair of them.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #262 on: December 07, 2018, 09:41:16 PM »
c.1980.
My uncle is part of Greystones amateur rugby team. They are flown out to see an Irish rugby match in Cardiff. At the rugby match grounds, is a hotel penthouse overlooking.
An older man with a familiar voice shouts from the penthouse, as my uncle in green jumpers and scarves enters, "Wahey! Irish!" and waves.
It's Spike Milligan.

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #263 on: December 08, 2018, 03:41:26 AM »
A couple of months ago I saw Joel Coen and Frances McDormand hanging out.

Now, if I were in New York, LA or even London, that wouldn't be so remarkable. But Glasgow city centre?! Having a drink outside Bier Halle on Gordon Street?

How unlikely!

I almost didn't recognise them because of how normal they looked. Bloody Oscar winners, blending in like they're the hoi polloi. Who do they think they are?

Please add to this thread with your unlikeliest celebrity sightings.  Note: it must be unlikely. Noticing a famous actor in the audience of a theatre show? Likely. Witnessing a footballer drive his sports car through the city centre? Likely.

Your common or garden celebrity sightings have been done to death and are not welcome here.

Bizarre, is there a film being shot there as Glasgow has been heavy in the film industry in recent years?

Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #264 on: December 08, 2018, 08:42:56 AM »
1988, I was doing some bits & bobs for phil redmond at the playhouse in liverpool, which gave me free & easy access to the upstairs (staff-only) bar. I was in there, so I was, having a quick drink before a show one evening... first night of a production of 'nuts in may' (now there's a horrible thought!) which was starring some lass called trudie styler.
her other half, gordon sting, was the only other person in the bar. I didn't bother him because he's a dick.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #265 on: December 08, 2018, 12:20:38 PM »
Bizarre, is there a film being shot there as Glasgow has been heavy in the film industry in recent years?

I dunno. It looked more like they were on holiday tbh. I guess we'll find out next year or something if there's a Scottish element to their next film. It was August so maybe they were doing fringey stuff too.

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Re: Your unlikeliest celebrity sightings
« Reply #266 on: December 08, 2018, 04:20:05 PM »
Gordie Howe helping someone back into a parking space, circa 2012.