I like the way this tipster told the story, so am leaving it as is.
Quite a few years ago.
Was party hopping with a buddy of mine who was a DJ.
He was looking to network, I just wanted to enjoy the free drinks and the celebrities.
We hit this invite only party pretty late at night.
The atmosphere was like something out of one of those old Hollywood movies.
You could just tell everyone there was “someone”.
I was a chain smoker at the time and I immediately grabbed a drink, and ran off to the balcony to smoke.
The view from that balcony was indescribable.
I just soaked in the wide panoramic view of the cities skyline while I enjoyed my cigarette and gin and tonic.
I turned around to head back in to the party and I saw someone.
“Where do I know them from?”
I kept thinking to myself.
“I KNOW that person from somewhere”.
And then it hit me who they were.
I was standing face to face with one of the biggest celebrities on the planet.
Feeling confident with all of the drinks I had been consuming throughout the night, I decided I would go talk to them.
And I would mess with them.
“Hey, you’re from that big show on TV, right?”
The typical “tell me something I don’t know, buddy” eye roll was the only response I received from the celebrity.
“I personally think shows like yours are pointless and a waste of time but my friends are BIG fans!!”
The celebrity smiled and appeared intrigued.
“Big fans of mine, you say?”
They are excited for the new season. You guys are shooting in Italy, right?”.
The celebrity then got a very confused look on their face.
“Italy? Unless you know something I don’t, I think you are mistaken…”.
I was going to let it go at this point, but I could tell the celebrity was oddly intrigued so I continued.
“Yeah, they’re sending you to Italy.. you, the whole crew.. Pauly D, The Situation…”.
The celebrity burst out in a roar of laughter for what felt like a few minutes and said “very clever…
VERY clever..nobody has EVER used that approach to me before..”
the celebrity was smiling from ear to ear.
I then acknowledged the celebrity by name and said I was just messing around.
The celebrity told me I had a mischievous grin on my face and they sensed I was up to something when I came over.
I told them that they looked bored so I figured I would go over and see if I can get a laugh.
“You did… and thank you for that” the celebrity replied.
We spoke for another 15 minutes or so until my friend came back to get me to hit another party.
The celebrity was incredibly nice, incredibly down to earth and to this day, and despite things written about them, I have nothing but good things to say about this person.
“Well, see you around, kiddo” I said to the celebrity.
And off in the night my friend and I went to our next party and our next adventure…