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    The Rubbing Shoulders Thread

    Ok, this thread is about the time you rubbed shoulders with the rich and/or famous and were left deeply unimpressed or embarrassed by the whole occasion.

    I'll kick it off with one of the little bars at Leicester University, probably 1981 or 1982. The joint was heaving and we were all pumped up to see the band - a real hardcore bunch who promised to kick ass. I was trying to get a couple of pints of luke-warm lager at the bar when some cnut stood on my foot and elbowed me out of the way. I turned around to see who this twat was, and looked up...and up...and up... only to recognise the offender as the singer of the band - Killing Joke.

    By the way, they rocked.

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    I used to work with a guy who previously worked at the BBC as an engineer. He said that it was a point of honour amongst all the engineers to never ever offer a scintilla of recognition to any of the 'stars' - I though that was cool. I'd like to be like that but if I ever see anyone who's been on tele I find myself gawping at them like an idiot.

    This reminds me of something I was meaning to post. I feel like a minor celebrity when I visit some out of the way place where farangs aren't seen everyday. Most people stare, some point, some shout out 'hello', and some start conversations.....I've never been asked for an autograph, but I feel it's only a matter of time. Sometimes it doesn't bother me, but sometimes I feel like, 'Oh stop looking at me'. I guess it must be the same for so-called 'celebrities'. Sometimes they probably just want to buy some toilet paper without attracting a crowd.

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    I have met or had to deal with quite a few celebroties and havent had a problem with them. This is usually because they are visiting my small bush outpost for a reason and are actually the fish out of water. I'm sure if i was meeting them in Sydney or something it might be different.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    When I had my business back in the UK one of our customers, a famous Golf Club,had just appointed Michael Parkinson as President. My Editor said our publications had received an invitation to go to the "Announcement/ photo call" but he couldn't make it and neither could our assistant editor as they had prior engagements so he asked me to go. So I did.

    When I arrived I was gobsmacked to find out that my magazine and Golf World had been allotted 8 minutes each for a personal interview with Parky with all the other publications having a group photocall and interview.

    I had never interviewed anyone in my life, so I had to bluff my way through my allotted 8 minutes pretending I was a reporter, interviewing the undisputed King of Interviewers !!

    Well I got away with it and it wasn't that hard really as people mostly like talking about themselves, so I am sure that Parky was quite happy to be on the receiving end for a change.

    So apart from famous footballers and Golfers Parky is probably the only person that every Brit would know of that I have met

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    Mick Hucknall on a few occassions - what a dick he was.

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    My mate had his apartment rented out by the film company that was making a Patsy Kensit movie. We were not allowed in during the weekdays his living area was the green room, weekends were ok though.,

    Sunday night I was sitting on the sofa smoking a spliff feeling a bit worse for wear from the weekend. Some guy comes in sits down next to me and starts chatting away. Obviously being that the house was used for a film we were talking about movies. Somehow we got onto Mission Impossible 2 and I told him it was shite.

    Turns out he was the scottish guy that was having the fight on the beach in the last bit with Tom Cruise.

    Have to say I didn't feel like a **** for once.

    I also saw Fellola Benjamin opening up a Gas appliance store in NEwcastle and ran up to shake her hand and get an autograph. Floella is ace.

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    I was invited to the Royal Academy opening of a Buddhist exhibition. The main man was Richard Gere, and he was wandering around chatting away. I looked across at him, and the bastard looked back and "came on" to me.

    I had not realised he was a poof until then, all that Hollywood smokescreen with Cindy et al.

    Nice guy, but not my type!!
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    Went to the Academy Awards show back in the late 60's. Valet parking, of course. They all drove in with their fancy, late model luxury cars while my date and I arrived in a 1958 black Buick that looked like the Batmobile. Still, it was kind of fun to rub shoulders with the rich and famous celebs.

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    OK another. I was at a Lunnun party for all sorts of music connections in the late 60s. Often there was a Rolling Stone or some other up and coming guy present. I was with a girl I was trying to bed.

    At the party was PJ Proby, of split trouser fame, so I started chatting to him, he offering me beers from his case he had with him! My g/f was very impressed and jumped me later.

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    My g/f was very impressed and bought me a jumper later.
    I would rather have had sex than a jumper

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy

    At the party was PJ Proby, of split trouser fame, so I started chatting to him, he offering me beers from his case he had with him! My g/f was very unimpressed and dumped me later.
    You need glasses Squirrel!

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    At the party was PJ Proby, of split trouser fame, so I started chatting to him, he offering me beers from his case he had with him! My g/f was very unimpressed and dumped me later, but she did buy me a jumper as well
    Not at all its there see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    ! My g/f was very impressed and told me Poolie and MrsQ had very small dicks by comparison.
    well, I was not going to mention that

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    ! My g/f was very impressed and told me Poolie and MrsQ had very small dicks by comparison to an elephant, but they were enormous compared to mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    ! My g/f was very impressed and told me Poolie and MrsQ had very small dicks by comparison to an elephant, but they were enormous compared to mine.
    well, I am not suprised

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    However...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    I also saw Fellola Benjamin opening up a Gas appliance store in NEwcastle and ran up to shake her hand and get an autograph. Floella is ace, but she would not talk to me because she could see that my dick was unimportant to me
    what to do?

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    I once had a few beers with a guy who shagged a girl who used to be one of the telly-bubbies. I think she was the orange one....

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    lulu or popo?

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    I had driving lessons with Stuart Pearce's cousin - he looks exactly like him.

    I failed though.


    I have the autographs of Telly Savalas (Kojak) and Tom Sellock (Magnum).

    Not the worlds biggest superstars but my claim to fame at least.

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    I once had a delivery job and I was sent to the airport to pick up a parcel to be delivered to a hotel. Turns out the parcel was a guitar case with Neil Young's name on it. The guitar case was unlocked and I couldn't resist so I took the guitar and whanged away on the strings like I was some big-time rock god (I can't play any musical instrument for shit) and broke a couple of strings. Put the guitar back and drove up to the loading dock of the horel a half-hour later and dropped it off.
    I can imagine Neil saying later upon opening the guitar case, "Eh? What the hell?"

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    Me next door neighbour is a Thai comedian, on the telly all the time and all that, but I don't know if that really counts as famous. He's OK.

    But more exciting, was when I was living in squlaor in Nottingham and our landlord got someone to come round and fix one of the many broken windows in the house. Well, would you Adam'n'Eve it, whlo came round, but the father of the multi-talented master comedian Gareth Hale, from Hale & Pace.

    You'll be shocked to know, that his Dad was just a normal bloke. I would have thought he's have had super powers or something, but no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantona
    Mick Hucknall on a few occassions - what a dick he was.
    Never met him, but heard he is the king of dicks and ugly as sin.

    Almost ten years ago I actually did rub the shoulders of none other than sir Bob Geldof.

    I was working on The Big Breakfast and it was their 1,000th show and I had one of those massage things that they rub on your back at Camden Market and he saw me doing it to Cathy from Eastenders and said could he have a turn.

    I lifted up his hair which was tied back and rubbed him up and down, he was very grateful but I was later sacked for informing a parent at the gate that Zig and Zag were not real aliens but were in fact a couple of young Irish comedians with puppets called Nick and Kiren.
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    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    I know a guy who worked with somebody, who's brother caught Duran Duran's lead singer's, Simon Le Bo's dog after it had escaped from his big mansion...

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    Well, I don't like to brag, but I did attend a TD party once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    Well, I don't like to brag, but I did attend a TV party once, when I was 13 years old. A nice man called DrPatpong was very kind, and offered me some sweeties, "in the other room". I am not sure what he was doing next, but it seemed like he was having a seizure...
    well, Hilly, never mind eh?

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