Monday, May 23, 2005

Ever Meet Someone Famous and Not Know it Until WAY Later?

I've had this phenomenon happen twice in my life-- meeting someone famous, and not knowing who and the hell they are. The first time was when I went to New York with a theatre group when I was in ninth grade. We saw "Lost in Yonkers," a Neil Simon show, which really meant nothing to me at the time, and paled in comparison to seeing "Phantom of the Opera" in the same trip. We got to meet with some of the "Yonkers" cast and it turns out we got to sit and talk to a very young Kevin Spacey. This didn't really dawn on me until nearly a decade later when I was looking at some Playbills and thought "Holy hell, I saw Kevin Spacey." From what I recall, he was fantastic, however, it was still no "Phantom."

Kevin Spacey in "Lost in Yonkers" on Broadway. He's at the top left.

The second epiphany I had like this was the other week when I realized I had hung out with Nicole Richie's now fiancee, DJ AM. I went to Vegas with some girlfriends this past September for a weekend of trolling for men. I was seeing someone at the time, so my plan of trolling for random was kind of the last thing on my mind. At any rate, we all went to this club at the Hard Rock Hotel called Body English, which is the trendy hotspot for the likes of Paris Hilton and her bitch posse. I don't know how it happened, but one of the women in my group knew a guy who got us all into the VIP section which happened to be located near the DJ booth. Rather than pick up on random guys I'd never see again, I decided to hang out and see what the DJ was up to (as I usually do in clubs) and it turned out it was this guy named DJ AM, which meant nothing to me at the time. After reading so much lately about he and Nicole Richie, it just dawned on me this was the same guy. He spins great, and if he and Nicole ever break up, I'm SO in there!

Nicole Richie and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) I don't remember him being this skinny.

If this has ever happened to you, feel free to leave me a comment!!


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