The Authentic Experience
While waiting in line outside last night (5/26) to attend the Guitar Center (Hollywood location) in store interview and album release of rock legend Peter Frampton, Woody Harrelson comes riding up on his Triumph motor cycle. After being told by security to park it in back, he then comes walking up to the store entrance. Seeing my chance for basically a freebie signature, I asked him for his autograph. Right away he said no, he doesn't sign, blah/blah/blah......... . I indicated that if he feels I might sell it, he can sign it to myself and my wife (all I had was an over sized business card). As he entered the store he said he would "think about it".
Upon leaving about 20 minutes later I asked him again and he said he really does not like to sign. I told him its really no biggie anyways and that just so he knows, I am not a seller or a dealer, I'm just a collector and am here to see Peter Frampton later on in the night. I told him "whatever" and "take care". He then asked what do I have and what is my name. He then to my surprise signed this business card that I had. I thanked him and we shook hands and off he went.
I still crack up at the amount of effort these celebs go to simply to say "no", when a yes including the time it takes to sign often is just a few simple seconds (especially when there is no crowds and just a one on one).
(I'll post about Peter Frampton asap)