She was really nice. I am always hearing stories of certain names being a little snobby or rude, I have not experienced it personally. I have met a few purely because I live and work in a city, I learned a couple of things from my encounter.
I will warn you, if you are under the age of 25 you may not know who this is. I realised this yesterday with so many people asking who she was. I knew her thanks to my parents as they were/are fans.
Chaka Kahn, anyone?
She asked if I was going to her gig which is today, I said I couldn’t unfortunately but I was able to get my mum a ticket. She told me to say hello and that she hopes to perform well for her. I haven’t been able to get hold of my mum to tell her as of yet. From my experience, most famous people I have met have been very welcoming and are happy to engage in a little conversation. Even if they didn’t give much time to do so, I am sure I would understand. I guess the reason they are famous is that they are very busy catering for a huge amount of people. If anything that makes me appreciate them more when they make time for small talk. Something I struggle to do at times without the millions of fans expecting me to deliver.
Things I learned yesterday:
- You can still be busy without sacrificing kindness.
- Americans love Nandos in the UK, if the group I met yesterday were an accurate reflection of 320 million people.
- The city that I am proud of is just another place for some people. All the lives here, all the history… just another dot on the map for someone on tour. Not that I am offended, every place is like that for someone.
- I need to slow down when I speak to people from overseas, although my accent is much easier to understand compared to some natives. Good luck getting in a conversation with a taxi driver here, I am slowly becoming bilingual in that respect.
I love city living for this reason, I never got this in the small town I grew up in. No big groups coming to town, little tourism from overseas, every day being very similar. I need difference on the daily or I go insane.