We all have these fantasies. Meeting some famous person we love on the street and striking up a conversation that leads to a drink, dinner and lifetime friendship. And backstage passes. And being in the studio during recording. And having them all over to the house for a barbeque.
We all know reality. We might not want to but we do. There are a ton of us who have never met the boys in U2. And never will. Some of us have tried. Others have demands that just make the camp-outs and hang-a bouts beyond the possible. Some of us have been lucky enough to get a picture or an autograph. Most of us have this as a passing wish.
So what would you do? There's Bono walking down the street with his wife and kids. Looking in shop windows and having a grand old time.
Do you run up and say hello? Do you ask for autographs and pictures. It is the price of fame, right? They have to expect it.
I can honestly say that, as excited as I would be to see him up close, I would not engage him in any way. And begs the question, would you?
If he was alone I would consider it more. Even then, knowing how consumed their lives are and how much they have their privacy invaded, I would really question doing anything. I mean alone and he made eye contact I might say a quick hello and thanks for the music. if the family was there or anyone else, that would be off the table for me.
I often wonder how they live with that inability to walk around. Do all the millions make up for that loss? In some ways, I'm sure. But that is such a huge loss and a huge inconvenience I'm not sure I could handle it. It is something that have to accept or they would go mad. But what a difficult thing to deal with.
Anyone? What would you do? Would you just run up? Curious what everyone thinks about this...