1. Today at lunchtime, sat next to Roger Taylor of Queen at the Manhattan bistro Lucien, 1st Ave. and 1st St. (Queen are playing tonight and tomorrow at Madison Square Garden).
2. Have been sitting on this one a while, but back in April I had a table next to Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, and Siri Hustvedt at a restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
― Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 02:45 (nine months ago) link
Re #2 - I once had a table next to Paul Auster at a restaurant in Park Slope as well. It was about ten years ago, though. He was being interviewed and was being kind of a pompous dick to the interviewer, though in fairness to him the interviewer was clearly an idiot.
― Lily Dale, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:09 (nine months ago) link
Might be the same restaurant. I think he's lived in the neighborhood for many years.
― Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:18 (nine months ago) link
No, sadly the place where I saw him closed a long time ago. It was called Sweet Melissa, and it was a sort of upscale bakery/cafe that did lunches.
― Lily Dale, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:25 (nine months ago) link
ah yes, that space is a gynecologist now
― Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:29 (nine months ago) link
Recently in Amsterdam:
Elle Fanning biking past
Ariel Pink in a local bar. Asked me if I knewwhere to buy a mechanical doll that pole dances (!?!).
― Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 06:09 (nine months ago) link
I think you people are making these up now.
― Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 06:43 (nine months ago) link
― Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 08:34 (nine months ago) link
This is the second consecutive Labor Day weekend in which I've seen Michael Shannon. Last year I passed him and his daughter on the sidewalk in Red Hook. Today he was on the train back to Chicago from the Steely Dan show in the suburbs.
― jaymc, Monday, 2 September 2019 05:14 (eight months ago) link
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:29 (eight months ago) link
I've done likewise 'check out that twat, thinks he's Bono'.... oops
― kinder, Friday, 15 March 2019 21:11
I've also done this (a long time ago now) with Liam Gallagher. was in a pub in Belsize Park, some wanker comes in prancing about like Kathy Burke in Kevin & Perry, and I say "look at that twat, thinks he's Liam Gallagher"
― Colonel Poo, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:47 (eight months ago) link
Lesley Joseph of Birds of A Feather fame sitting outside an ice cream parlour in Eastbourne in full stage makeup (she was in Annie in a theatre across the road). Looking damn good for nearly 74 as well.(I know this will mean nothing to non-UK readers - and most UK readers probably).
― Ned Trifle X, Monday, 2 September 2019 15:51 (eight months ago) link
mike leigh ambling through st. james's park the other evening
― devvvine, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:51 (eight months ago) link
eating out w.my sister and a friend nr tate modern: in walks linton kwesi johnson
― mark s, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:28 (seven months ago) link
where near tate modern, enquiring ex se1 resident wants to know.
― The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:17 (seven months ago) link
feels like a doxx too far to name it but you can see tate modern from the front door unobstructed
― mark s, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:20 (seven months ago) link
My guess is Northbank on the other side of the river.
I've seen two celebrities in my life. By coincidence they were both departing from a jetty in a boat. The first was Hugh Scully from television's The Antiques Roadshow. It was in Weymouth. To this day I'm not sure if he was waving to the general public, or specifically to friends of his on land. There was something absurd and yet majestic about the sight of Scully sailing off. He was David Niven on a lower budget, but he did no-one any harm.
The second was Brad Pitt, at this year's Venice Film Festival:https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleypomeroy/48684960207/
But that doesn't really count because it was a specific celebrity event where people go to deliberately spot celebrities. That's like spotting a footballer at a football match. It's easy, because the pitch is brighly-lit with floodlights and there are twenty footballers and two goalkeepers in full view of everybody. Even if the outfits are the same colour as the pitch you can still see their legs.
No, Sting! That's the third one. He used to go to the same dentist as me. I walked past him while he was in the waiting room.
― Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:45 (seven months ago) link
I walked past Jay Rayner just off Trafalgar Square a while back, I'm sure the voluminous hairdo wasn't helping, but I remember being taken aback at how large his head was.
― help yourself to another slice of apple ... crumble (Willl), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:55 (seven months ago) link
Christa Ackroyd - a monastic Church in Mirfield 2010 Princess Diana - St Patricks Irish centre Hudds - early 80's
Nick Cave - Camden Dingwalls - 90's
Norman Lamont - Somewhere near Notting Hill - 90's
Some ginger haired actor who played one of the Dingles on Emmerdale in the 90's - Rothwell
Dave Stewart Tate Modern 2007
Pope John Paul II York racecourse 1982
lol I don't see many famous people
― calzino, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:05 (seven months ago) link
Surely this doesnt count unless like, I dunno, the pope was strolling along on his own with a walkman on and a pair of high top sneakers.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 25 October 2019 02:11 (seven months ago) link
OH apparently Rene Zellweger was in the little Italian restaurant at the end of my street a couple of weeks ago. I guess she was in town cos of the Judy premiere?
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 25 October 2019 02:16 (seven months ago) link
Paulie giamatti and some young black chick, cheers
― June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:06 (six months ago) link
I was at the Madonna Inn this weekend with James Gunn and his girlfriend for her birthday. Ok I wasn’t there with them but it was happening while I was there. I managed to not see them or even know it was happening until after the weekend was over though.
― akm, Thursday, 14 November 2019 06:48 (six months ago) link
The Madonna inn rules.
― tobo73, Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:17 (six months ago) link
Diane Morgan aka Philomena Cunk and the single mum in Motherland, in the Bloomsbury street around the corner from mine with all the nice restaurants and clothes shops. I’d spotted a scruffy toy poodle that looked just like my mum’s, and was in the middle of chatting to its owner when I realised who the owner was (no, I did not own up to that recognition, we just chatted about the dog for a bit and went our separate ways).
― santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:45 (six months ago) link
lol i saw Ryan Adams out in the wild this weekend, he was drunk as fuck
― buzza, Thursday, 14 November 2019 08:43 (six months ago) link
Tracey Thorn sitting directly behind me at The Raincoats gig in London.
― Elvis Telecom, Friday, 15 November 2019 14:21 (six months ago) link
Did I mention that we saw Rod Stewart in front of the Vatican, last weekend?
― Mark G, Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:06 (six months ago) link
was it a scale model of the vatican
― mark s, Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:08 (six months ago) link
No, the real one (but, vg+)
― Mark G, Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:06 (six months ago) link
Paolo Nutini watching the Old Firm game in a pub in Camden. Good man there.
― I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Sunday, 8 December 2019 15:36 (five months ago) link
Saw Janet Bean and Sally Timms out together w another friend (I didn’t recognize) at Xylouris White show last night !!!!
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 December 2019 14:48 (five months ago) link
They’re not “celebrities” but they are queen-like figures
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 December 2019 14:49 (five months ago) link
Saw them out together again at the John Cale show!!! #friendgoals
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:18 (four months ago) link