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I have a giant cardboard papercut right between my index and middle fingers on my right hand. Makes doing basically everything painful.

daisydumont reminded me this morning that not everyone knows my silly brush with famous person story. So,

When I was in college (roundabout fall '95 I reckon) Peter Tork (yes, the former Monkee) did a tour with James Lee Stanley, and the closest he got to VA Tech was Philly. I didn't even have a car at the time so I had to beg and plead a friend to drive me up there. We went, and the concert itself was an amazing experience, I'd say the little club had about 100 or so seats so very intimate. Afterwards he came down into the audience and I was going to stammer out a request for an autograph when my friend runs up to him and says "my friend over here would like a kiss". I was mortified but it paid off... Peter Tork walked over, said "would you like a REAL kiss?" and stuck his tongue in my mouth. Yup, a former Monkee french kissed me.

WHOAH. That was unexpected. I called my dad, in some kind of horrible mean impulse, and told him I just kissed a guy older than him. I don't know why I'm so awful. :) A year later we went back to the same venue, but Peter had a girlfriend with him. Heh. I bet he has kissed thousands upon thousands of girls. So at any rate, among the 38,475,648 things I need to be thanking Scott G. for, is being very, very forward allowing for this amusing story. Nowadays with my disdain for fame, I'm sure I'd be offended if the same thing happened...

Here is the dorky proof that he at least was near me. (People who don't recognize him are always like, is that your dad/uncle?)



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Jul. 20th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC)
Peter was the coolest of the Monkees. I went to the reunion tour some years back, and sadly, he was missing.

I am teh jealous!
Jul. 20th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
We could go see him in September! He comes to Greenbelt every year.
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
No shit? You're kidding me!? I had no clue!
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
Ew, you totally win over me.

The most I ever did was wait on Eddie Murray at the bank, and hug Ian Anderson's (lead singer of Jethro Tull) wife.
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious. :P
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
So much sensory input! Tongue-kiss...Peter Tork...father...picture...

That is an AWESOME celebrity story.
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Jul. 20th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
It's so nice when famous people don't get turned into assholes. :)
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
That is such a great story!
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, that totally beats my brushes with fame! (Though I am still proud that Harlan Ellison called me a slut)
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
I think he calls every woman a slut.
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Well, he did so after reading my journal, so I can only assume he meant it. I was proud, either way.
Jul. 20th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
Not me. I feel slighted.

Oh, wait.

He actually was really nice to me. Maybe he wasn't feeling well that day.

Jul. 20th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
Scary part is, in that picture, he could pass for your dad. Maybe it's the glasses...
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
that really is a terrific story, and i love the photo. (as you know.) don't trouble yourself to reply to this, btw -- save the wear & tear on your fingers!
Jul. 20th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
He looks like he could be your older brother!
Jul. 20th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
That's a great story. Was the picture taken pre- or post- tonsil hockey?
I mean, you're grinning really big but I can't quite tell if it's a this-guy-just-stuck-his-tongue-in-my-mouth grin.
Jul. 20th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
This was pre-hockey. This was just my OMG I'm standing next to Peter Tork grin... you should have SEEN the post-kissin' grin. I think my head split open.

I am pretty sure I saw a flash go off when the event happened, but even trolling Monkees fan boards I never saw my pic show up in someone else's collections. OTOH it could have just been brain cells exploding. :)
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
That's a cute picture!! I agree with a bunch of the posters, he looks like he could be your dad or uncle! He was my favorite Monkee too but he never touched me. :)
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
great minds think alike.
Jul. 21st, 2004 02:25 am (UTC)
We used to try to find Peter's phone # (we being me and my best gal pal) but then when she finally met him he was rude to her. :( Glad your encounter was nice!
Jul. 21st, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
I met Jim Henson when I was ten. He radiated light. OK, there was a light behind his head and it lit up his shaggy hair, but it was about the same.
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