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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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10 October 2013 - 8.05pm

... at my gym. I didn't even realize he was there until I was ready to go. He was doing cardio and lifting weights. Funny, just at that moment I was overcome by a desire to do some cardio and lift weights (kidding).

He was hidden in plain sight. No baseball cap, no sunglasses, no entourage; just doing his thing. Nobody was paying him any mind. I don't know if they didn't realize who he was or decided to just leave him alone. (I figured if I stood behind him and mimicked his every move, he wouldn't notice me in the mirror. Right?)

Actually, I kept my distance and busied myself like everyone else. 

Should I have walked by and muttered 'great bass on Mr. Kite'? Did it matter that I had a Yoko Ono T-shirt on? (did not)

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10 October 2013 - 8.11pm

You should have gone by whistling "New" if he turned around, you had an opportunity to talk to him! Oh...Paul I didn't see you there....did I tell you I own all of your records

 

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10 October 2013 - 8.57pm

I would have walked by him while singing the aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhs from A Day In The Life.

Say, Sir Paul, that raises a small question...a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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10 October 2013 - 9.10pm

You should have asked him if John had any gay leanings.

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10 October 2013 - 9.53pm

Damn, ITSWD, that's like your second or third casual encounter with the man, if I remember correctly - I'm sure you've gotten used to bumping into him by now! If you're still second-guessing yourself, maybe you should just immediately start practising your greeting for the next time.

Me, I'm always hoping, if I ever encounter a celebrity whose work I admire, that I'll react cool-and-friendly-like, not bothersome - "Hey, I love your work!" and keep walking. And if the artist acknowledges my greeting and engages me in conversation, cool! But I've almost never seen anyone famous at all, whether I dig their stuff or not. (Saw Carrot Top across a Las Vegas hotel lobby, lol)

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10 October 2013 - 10.05pm

I'm run into a few celebs, non-Beatles sadly, and I just left them alone. The last thing they want is me coming up and saying hello (well that's not technically true if we are going down that road, there are many other things they would want far less than me going up to them and saying hello but you hopefully get the point).

ITSWD, next time you run into Paul give him a prod in the direction of this humble forum (tho we would have to keep him away from the "Did John have any gay leanings" thread). Tricky one. Someone will just have to sit next to him when he is here and blog him going there.

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10 October 2013 - 10.46pm

meanmistermustard said
I'm run into a few celebs, non-Beatles sadly, and I just left them alone. The last thing they want is me coming up and saying hello (well that's not technically true if we are going down that road, there are many other things they would want far less than me going up to them and saying hello but you hopefully get the point).

ITSWD, next time you run into Paul give him a prod in the direction of this humble forum (tho we would have to keep him away from the "Did John have any gay leanings" thread). Tricky one. Someone will just have to sit next to him when he is here and blog him going there.

Well, there sure are lots of volunteers here to choose from from for that task.

 

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10 October 2013 - 11.14pm

Wow!  Just WOW, ITSWD!!!!!  I don't think I could have just "let him do his thing"!  paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

I have never met anyone famous.  My son is getting to.  He just met John Barrowman (who I didn't even know!) and last year met Nathan Fillion :)

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10 October 2013 - 11.33pm

Wow! Shoulda asked him about the "ahhhs." I get leaving him alone though. My friend and I once spotted Winona Ryder at a bookstore, and we didn't approach (well, I wouldn't anyway as I don't particularly care for her acting). Sometimes it's cool just to say you saw them up close.

You realize you're going to have to give the females (and maybe some males) here more detail than that, right? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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11 October 2013 - 12.00am

parlance said
Wow! Shoulda asked him about the "ahhhs." I get leaving him alone though. My friend and I once spotted Winona Ryder at a bookstore, and we didn't approach (well, I wouldn't anyway as I don't particularly care for her actomg). Sometimes it's cool just to say you saw them up close.

You realize you're going to have to give the females (and maybe some males) here more detail than that, right? a-hard-days-night-george-10

parlance

 

Good thing you didn't approach Winona Ryder in the bookstore, you might have become an accomplice in her shoplifting adventures.

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trcanberra
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11 October 2013 - 1.20am

My daughter seems to have a knack for running into famous people.  So far (and she is still only 19) we have photos of her with:

  • Former Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (his son also attended her fencing club)
  • Actor Karl Urban (and she was in Star Trek cosplay at the time so got a great photo of him 'injecting' her with a make-believe Star Trek syringe)
  • Fantasy author Raymond Feist (and she was able to get me an autographed copy of the final book in his 30 or so volume rift and other wars saga)

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11 October 2013 - 1.38am

parlance said
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You realize you're going to have to give the females (and maybe some males) here more detail than that, right? a-hard-days-night-george-10

parlance

 

Bless you for stating this, parlance. Spill the beans, Into the Sky with Diamonds. Pretty please. What color shirt was he wearing? Was it a regular short sleeve t-shirt or was it some other style? Shorts? Shoe color? Sweating? Did he look like he was enjoying himself? How many bodyguards would we have had to taken care of to get to him?

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LongHairedLady
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11 October 2013 - 2.43am

Into the Sky with Diamonds said
... at my gym. I didn't even realize he was there until I was ready to go. He was doing cardio and lifting weights. Funny, just at that moment I was overcome by a desire to do some cardio and lift weights (kidding).

He was hidden in plain sight. No baseball cap, no sunglasses, no entourage; just doing his thing. Nobody was paying him any mind. I don't know if they didn't realize who he was or decided to just leave him alone. (I figured if I stood behind him and mimicked his every move, he wouldn't notice me in the mirror. Right?)

Actually, I kept my distance and busied myself like everyone else. 

Should I have walked by and muttered 'great bass on Mr. Kite'? Did it matter that I had a Yoko Ono T-shirt on? (did not)

QUIT BRAGGING!  Seriously, how many times are you going to casually run into Paul?  How jealous are you trying to make me?  Ugh!  paul-mccartney

 

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You should have asked him if John had any gay leanings.

Hahahaha, Oh man....  this comment made my day. Thank you!  a-hard-days-night-john-1

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11 October 2013 - 3.02am

cbatcu said
Bless you for stating this, parlance. Spill the beans, Into the Sky with Diamonds. Pretty please. What color shirt was he wearing? Was it a regular short sleeve t-shirt or was it some other style? Shorts? Shoe color? Sweating? Did he look like he was enjoying himself? How many bodyguards would we have had to taken care of to get to him?

Looking out for you.

And I keep reading this topic as "Paul sighing."

parlance

 

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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Funny Paper
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11 October 2013 - 6.14am

I'm sure most of you know this anecdote Paul has told?  He says that not long after issuing Ram, he was on the slopes walking uphill when a skiing stranger whizzed by with a thumb up and shouted as he whooshed by, "I liked Ram!" -- and Paul said he really appreciated that.  I've noticed he has repeated this anecdote at least three times, so he must have really liked that.  So he probably likes brevity from sudden fans.

I'm not sure I could control myself and would pump him (pun intended) for details with lots of questions.  I'd take a hold of the freeweight barbell and say, "Can I spot you, Paul?" Then on the brink of raising the 300-lb. weight up on the rests I'd threaten him lying below on the bench, defenseless, his Irish bodyguards meanwhile distracted by a Persian woman in a veil I've hired for just that purpose.  "I might have a little accident here, Paulie, if you don't answer my question about the "ahhhs"..."

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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11 October 2013 - 2.48pm

Good comments you guys!

Hadn't thought about the ahhh's! I haven't run into him that often! I suppose everything is relative. But yes, I should just walk by with a ready-made comment next time.  Considering he's in this neighborhood a great deal, it's surprising I hadn't seen him sooner. But being unexpected, my heart did skip a beat and I probably stared and froze for an instant (is that him???). Fortunately, he wasn't looking at me. It was a side - 3/4 view. He was standing lifting these 7-10 lbs free weights. And now for the important details: he wore a black T-shirt and black (long) gym pants along with dark shoes with some orange. His hair was medium length, and I thought he looked good.

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11 October 2013 - 3.25pm

I would follow him around and "accidentally" walk in on him inside the changing rooms....."accidentally" open his shower curtain whilst he's washing oooooo.....

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LongHairedLady
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11 October 2013 - 4.12pm

Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Good comments you guys!

Hadn't thought about the ahhh's! I haven't run into him that often! I suppose everything is relative. But yes, I should just walk by with a ready-made comment next time.  Considering he's in this neighborhood a great deal, it's surprising I hadn't seen him sooner. But being unexpected, my heart did skip a beat and I probably stared and froze for an instant (is that him???). Fortunately, he wasn't looking at me. It was a side - 3/4 view. He was standing lifting these 7-10 lbs free weights. And now for the important details: he wore a black T-shirt and black (long) gym pants along with dark shoes with some orange. His hair was medium length, and I thought he looked good.

Of course he looked good!  Ugh..  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  Thanks for the details! a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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11 October 2013 - 5.11pm

I love that you met him in the gym! (Thanks for providing the wardrobe details). My 2 friends met him in front of a grocery store in London near Cavendish..they shook his hand and he spoke to them. He didn't mind (no photos, though). So, I think because he keeps putting himself out there for those of us who are lucky enough to run into him, he must want to run into us. (Does that make sense?) He rode that streetcar in New Orleans. He is working out in a local gym....the first thing I wondered about that is why did he work out there? If he was in a hotel...I'm sure he could have booked their gym for a private workout. He also has a house in the Hamptons. He could work out alone there. But, no...he picked that gym. So...it must be what he wants. That tells me that if any one of us has that purely religious experience of spotting our idol, we should knock ourselves out, grab all our courage, and ask him about the "ahhhhhs!" If not, I think we're letting him down! It's like our "duty" to stalk him!!!!! In the old days, girls used to hide under room service carts to stalk the boys. We need to keep up the passion!!!! If I see him, I plan to gather all my courage and then faint dead away!

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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11 October 2013 - 5.17pm

mccartneyalarm said
I love that you met him in the gym! (Thanks for providing the wardrobe details). My 2 friends met him in front of a grocery store in London near Cavendish..they shook his hand and he spoke to them. He didn't mind (no photos, though). So, I think because he keeps putting himself out there for those of us who are lucky enough to run into him, he must want to run into us. (Does that make sense?) He rode that streetcar in New Orleans. He is working out in a local gym....the first thing I wondered about that is why did he work out there? If he was in a hotel...I'm sure he could have booked their gym for a private workout. He also has a house in the Hamptons. He could work out alone there. But, no...he picked that gym. So...it must be what he wants. That tells me that if any one of us has that purely religious experience of spotting our idol, we should knock ourselves out, grab all our courage, and ask him about the "ahhhhhs!" If not, I think we're letting him down! It's like our "duty" to stalk him!!!!! In the old days, girls used to hide under room service carts to stalk the boys. We need to keep up the passion!!!! If I see him, I plan to gather all my courage and then faint dead away!

 

I think Paul just wants to remain down to earth and not end up up his own backside and so by doing these things like going to a gym that's his way. Some pop and film stars go all snotty and ensure all the ordinary folk are booted out first so they don't have to mingle with the peasants or be bothered where they go (unless they are looking for some good press).

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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