Re: Re: Rock Was Right Next To Me

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Jamesaritchie – 2008-05-29 11:01 AM It’s been my experience that after you meet a couple of dozen famous people you soon start wishing you’d never met the first one, and pray you’ll never meet another. Some are nice enough, but a fair number of them do let it all go to their heads. Honestly, the fascination with the famous really makes me wonder just what people are thinking. I understand wanting to talk to someone who might have great philosophical things to say, or who might give great writing advice, or who really is a hero, or who made great sacrifices for mankind, but the fascination with people simply because they can sing or act is, I think, a bit weird. People actually watch shows such as Extra, Hollywood Insider, or whatever that thing is called, buy fan magazines, stand in line for hours just to catch a glimpse of someone, and are so caught up that paparazzo drive the very people the fans admire crazy just to get one picture for millions to talk about.

The media makes them all much bigger than life. It also edits and airbrushes what we see of them, so they seem to be better than the average person. Plus they’re brought right into our own living rooms, so we get a sense of intimacy.

Personally, I’d be more thrilled to meet some of you all in the flesh.