In his defense, he was so charming and actually conversational. It was one of the best memories and his concert has spoiled all other concert experiences for me.
Here's a shirt that I feel I wasted my money on. I only wore it once...That's one time too many. I won tickets from the local radio station which included an opportunity to meet DC and his band backstage. We were all ushered into a room. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb because I wasn't trying to seduce the band members. I just wanted to meet them and possibly gain some advice. While under the watchful eyes of their sultry groupies, DC told me to continue to write and not be afraid to play a gig even if it might not be a paying one. All the band members cordially signed their smudges on the dark shirt although I can't even tell you which one belongs to the Season 7- American Idol Winner.
Ah! Here's a great autograph! I cherish this one. Margaret O' Brien was a famous child actor of the Golden Era. She played the morbid, imaginative Tootie Smith in my favourite Judy Garland film, Meet Me In St. Louis. She danced the cake walk and sang "Under the Bamboo Tree" with the incomparable Ms. Garland. She's the little one that Judy held while she originally sang "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". I'll give you a second to think about that. Her little ears were among the first in the world to hear that song. I met her at the Judy Garland Festival and she signed this for me. True Story.
Here's an autograph from one of the wee boys who represented the Lollipop Guild. 66 years later and he was still young at heart.
This was signed by Bryan Adams' lead guitarist, Keith Scott after a BA concert. This is a REALLY big deal for me.
I got this for Christmas 2 years ago. Isn't it grand? I really need to frame it! Sigh.
I can't find the actual autograph, but here is proof that my dad saw Steven Curtis Chapman back in the day. That little blond boy is Jim Bob ("Uh, Jena, Get a life."). I don't know where I was. I think I would have liked to have been there. SCC was really genuine so I'm told.
I love this one too! SO I have a friend who worked at this little hole-in-the-wall joint that tourists and celebrities frequent in Nashvegas. She waited on the one and only Keith Urban and knew I was a big fan and asked him for his autograph for me. So sweet! And one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever given me.
Here's another one that someone requested for me. (Drawn by my dad of iceboxcards.com!)
Yeah, this Lesley.
Here's my Sean Bean autograph...
I mean...where he would have signed. I had the book, I had the Sharpie, I had the celeb...I just didn't have the nerve. I mean, why wreck a great memory?
Here's an album I could have had signed. I worked with one of these guys for a while, but that would have been a risk to ask him to sign it. That may have been humiliating for both of us. I used to be star struck every time I worked with him knowing that he more than likely had met the members of *NSYNC and BSB. My thirteen year-old-self couldn't handle knowing that. He proved to be a personable and unassuming co-worker over time.
Alright reader, so whose signature do you have? Do you have any weird stories? Do tell. ;)