25 People Didn’t Realize They Were Talking To Someone Famous


So I’m wasting time in a Guitar Center dreaming of a new bass. I’m trying one out with some Queen and this guy asked if I want to jam. He starts playing the line for a song called “Australia” and we have a good laugh. I tell him I really like that song, but I can’t remember who it’s by. A few minutes later, we shake hands, he says “My name’s James. That was fun. It’s good to see a girl who can play.” And walks away. Two months later I tell the story on a date and he flips out. Shows me a picture of “The Shins”, where I point out my GC friend, apparently the lead singer.


I used to work as an usher at a concert venue. One night I got stationed near the stage. I was standing in position early waiting for the gates to open. The band was on stage doing a last minute sound check & some husky guy tries walking by me. I stop him & ask for his ticket. The guy got a weird look on his face & the security supervisor told me that I could just let him through. I figured the guy was a sound engineer or something. About 20 minutes later, people start coming in & a small group of women come into my section. I check their tickets & notice that they are wearing buttons baring the face of the guy I had stopped earlier. It was Garth Brooks.


Had a customer in my shop with a weird american accent. My friend was at the counter with me and went all silent suddenly. He looked around, I had a little chat with him, then he walked out. Turns out, in my sleepy English town, Nick Cage was in our shop.


My mom worked as a property manager in Park City, Utah for several years and, predictably, every year during the Sundance Film Festival, she’d have awesome stories about the celebrities she’d gotten to meet. Anyways. Sundance is crazy and the entire town gets booked up forever in advance. So when this long haired shady looking guy comes in and asks her for an upgrade to a better room, she turns him down. However, he’s very persistent. And my mom, being the awesome lady that she is, says that if he begs on his knees, she’ll do it for him. And he does. He gets down on both knees and begs her. After the guy has left, she is told by one of her younger employees who it is. Which leads her to ask me when she gets home that night if I know who Kid Rock is.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of