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Saturday, October 20, 2007

My Brush With Fame

Recently, I met and had my picture taken with someone famous. Someone who has girls swooning at his feet and has had for years. I'm thinking of saying, I'll never wash that cheek again (where he leaned against it for the picture). Or at the very least, I should have swooned. But what was I doing while we were having the picture snapped? Fainting? Giggling? Flirting? No. I was patting his back. Sheesh. I've been a mom too long, it was on auto-pilot.

Anyway, here's the photo and I'll give you a paragraph or two to see if you recognize him:

Any guesses?

Think 1960s...rock music...British Invasion.

Another clue: think Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" when he's trying to get Whoopie Goldberg to help him.


It's Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits!

Feel free to swoon now. :-)

My two daughters bought me tickets to see him in concert for my birthday. They came with me of course, and we had a lovely time. We had great seats, second row right in front of the stage.

Early in the concert, he noticed my younger daughter Helen singing along to one of the songs. He said to her, "You're not old enough to be here. How old are you?"

She responded, "I'm twenty-one."

He said, "Did your mum drag you here?"

She laughed and said, "No, I brought her."

Then he turned to his band and said, "People are crazy here in New Hampshire!" :-)

A couple of minutes later, he said, "Where's that twenty-one year old girl? I want to throw her a CD." So he did. Then he asked her if she had a CD player...yes. Did she have a computer?...yes. "So," he said, "make copies of this for all your friends."

He did throw CDs and t-shirts to others in the audience, but Helen definitely got the lion's share of the attention.

After the concert, he signed autographs in the lobby, and that's when Helen took my picture with him. What a great guy! Helen will definitely remember that concert all her life, as will my other daughter Heather, and me too!

Am I too old to become a groupie? ;-)



At 4:42 PM, October 20, 2007, Anonymous Kim Cox said...

How wonderful for you and your daughters, Liz. I saw him last year on American Idol. He still looks so good. He commented a lot about how good for them that they were starting so young.


At 5:13 PM, October 20, 2007, Anonymous Kim Cox said...

Here's mine:

Kim needs to take off the gloves.

Kim needs some Guinea Pigs.

What Kim needs—Blogs, Pictures and more on WordPress.

Lil’ Kim needs to shut up.

Temporary? Insantity—Kimberly needs to eat something and shut her ugly mouth.

Kim needs to talk.

Kim needs some hints.

Lil’ Kim needs your attention.

Mr. Kim needs a home.

Kim needs a pee but they are in open country and despite its remote location there are a lot of visitors in the area.

Kim needs to tour with someone to get exposure.


At 6:51 PM, October 20, 2007, Blogger Ashley Ladd said...

I knew it was Peter Noone. Honestly!

I saw him on American Idol last year, LOL. And I love his songs.

This is awesome. Next time you get kissed by a rock star, or even a really handsome guy like that, you gotta take me with you.

At 9:57 AM, October 21, 2007, Blogger Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Kim. His tour schedule looks crazy but I guess it keeps him young! I read that he started performing and touring etc. when he was 16. Hard to imagine.

Elaine, you definitely have an invitation the next time I'm going to meet a rock star! Hah. :-)


At 10:50 AM, October 24, 2007, Blogger Sher said...

How cool! I adored him when I was a little girl...He was the first concert I was allowed to stay up and watch on tv. He was so cute.
What a gracious man. And congrats to Helen! Courtney is 16 and she doesn't quite understand Herman's Hermits...tho she's at least tried. (Dusty, 14, just shakes his head. LOL) But she does understand, Donny Osmond...David Bowie...etc. LOL
big hugs,

At 11:54 AM, October 24, 2007, Blogger Elizabeth Delisi said...

Heather said, "When we're old, we'll be going to Nine Inch Nails concerts and getting excited about meeting them." So I guess if you put it in terms she can understand... :-)



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