Topic: Celebrities you've seen in the flesh - where and when
Here's mine, if I've missed any out I'll add them later. Rules are that you have to have been at least 3 meters away from them, or in the same room (as long as it isn't massive). Saying you saw Gene Simmons onstage during Kiss' set at Download festival last week doesn't count, for instance. Also if we include people in punk here, really consider what you mean by a celebrity. I wouldn't say that someone like Ian MacKaye would count, but Henry Rollins you could get away with (he was in Bad Boys 2 and had his own TV Show, etc).
Dave Grohl - In a tiny toilet, mid piss, 2003. Spoke to him briefly, seemed like a nice bloke.
Anthony Worrel Thompson - At the TASTE festival in Regents Park, yesterday. He was hammered, and looked and sounded like a sunburnt Gremlin.
Aldo Zilli - Same as above, minus the bit about the gremlin.
Ron and Russel Mael - At the filming of the Culture Show the other week. Took a photo of them with my friends.
Lauren Laverne - Same place.
Vincent Gallo - No Fun Fest 2004 and then at ATP a couple of weeks later. Looked very suave at NFF, and then a complete tramp at ATP.
Les Dennis and Amanda Holden - Soho, 2003, looking very awkward with one another.
The singer from the Manic Street Preachers - The folk section of HMV a few years ago. Fat.
Richard Bacon - Stealth in Nottingham. Trying to chat up a girl.
Miquita Oliver - Came and stood right next to me in quite an open space whilst Commanechi played at that Vice festival in Norfolk last year.
Shane McGowan - Passed out at 5pm on a sofa, in the pub he lives above in Highgate.
What are yours?