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    Quote Originally Posted by Palolo Joe
    Can I get an AMEN from the congregation?

    I got to meet this guy Jamie Winpenny once, a few years back. A friend told me he was a big name in the local music scene. What a rockstar...
    i heard he likes jamesons (the catholic whiskey) and girls that are nice to him...hahahhhahahahahahaa!!

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    i saw ron jeremy come out the ladies bathroom with whoppey goldberg

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    i hung out with ron jeremy and mini-me at the wave one night...perhaps the most surreal moment of my life...

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    Been lucky to meet and converse with literally hundreds of famous folks over the years, because of my jobs, but most recently I got to appear on stage with Dennis Kamakahi, John Keawe & Charlie Recaido (just to keep it in a Hawaiian music vein); have also connected with Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, Makana, Amy, Willie K, Na Leo, Na Palapalai, Herb Ohta Jr., David Kamakahi, Cindy Combs, Cyril Pahinui, Patrick Landeza and Bill Tapia in the past couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akamai Okole
    Been lucky to meet and converse with literally hundreds of famous folks over the years, because of my jobs, but most recently I got to appear on stage with Dennis Kamakahi, John Keawe & Charlie Recaido.
    So you saw their show in Shoreline last Thursday night, then? How was it? We went down to Kalama and saw them down there Friday night. Awesome performances. Then Saturday night we saw Keali'i at the Summer Nights at South Lake Union. Loved that show (Keali'i's my most favorite Hawaiian singer) but I fear that about 2/3 of the audience (haoles in aloha shirts) had NO clue what he was singing (lesee...if there were 2,000 people there, then about 1,500 people were going "huh"??? for almost 2 hours), and probably got a little squirmy when he started to tell them what some of the songs meant (the kaona part). Heehee. The locals in the audience were just grooving and having a wonderful time, though.

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akamai Okole

    Been lucky to meet and converse with literally hundreds of famous folks over the years, because of my jobs, but most recently I got to appear on stage with Dennis Kamakahi, John Keawe & Charlie Recaido
    Eh, how you, uncle?

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    Doing good, doing good - and still recovering from the trip. It was good to see YOU in 3-D in Kalama (did I read right - was it your anniversary that night? Congrats!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    So you saw their show in Shoreline last Thursday night, then? How was it? We went down to Kalama and saw them down there Friday night. Awesome performances.
    Shoreline was a nice start (though I was in the wings the whole night, running sound as well as emcee-ing, so my perspective is a little odd - but then, when is it not?), but Kalama had a great audience - you picked the right show to see. Uncle Dennis was more intensely emotional that night - he said he could feel John Kalama's spirit in the place all weekend; made it tough for him to get through the song "Kalama."

    Eugene was more relaxed and intimate. Charlie asked me up to sing harmony with him, then Uncle Dennis asked me to play bass on the finale (when they all three did "Wai O Ke Ani Ani") - whadda rush!

    They are all three itching to come back. The city of Kalama wants to make this an annual event.

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    How come I neva find this one till now?
    I was a bartender at World Cafe for 2 years before moving here to WA. I did 2nd floor. I have met a few of celebrities there...

    I did VIP and met:

    Keanu Reeves ( Got his autograph on my partially nude photo that I used on my tip jar; also worked on numerous occasions with his cousin Haoli Reeves who was my barback at the time he's the one that help get the autograph)

    Snoop Dog

    NSYNC

    Fiji

    Shaquille O'Neil

    Uncle Sam

    Hula Bowl players 1999 ( I have Junior Seau's auto)

    B Real from Cypress HIll

    Think that's it. I miss the scene!!!


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    Don Ho. :lol

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    I've met and actually know a few...

    Actors:
    Know - Billy Zane (worked with him for about a year)
    Met - Jeff Bridges
    Met - Anthony Hopkins
    Know - LeVar Burton (worked with him too. awsome guy)

    Oprah-featured writers:
    Met - Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
    Know - Gary Zukoff

    Movie Director/Producers:
    Know - Robert Watts (early star wars movies and indiana jones movies)
    Know - Brett Leonard (Virtuosity, and imax 3d Siegfried & Roy: the Magic Box which is how I met Anthony Hopkins)

    Performers Misc.:
    Met - Siegfried (of siegfried and roy, and got hit on by him all night....)
    Met - Roy (before he was attacked not after)

    I guess I've met a bunch of other people, but I only really count the ones I talked to for a long while, not just the ones I said hi to and then was ignored by or whatever. Oh, and Bing Crosby's daughter Kathy Lee Crosby was a pretty good family friend for a while.

    The only ones I know that I can call up and talk to are Billy Zane, Robert Watts and Brett Leonard. I consider Billy a friend. LeVar is really great, but I can only call his assistant Olivia any time. She's a really amazing person too though. LeVar is a pretty busy guy, and we don't have a "talk story" kine relationship.

    And as far as local performer/celeb types... not many I guess... Kawika Regidor is my brother in law. His music has been pretty popular, but he hasn't released a cd since 2003.
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    About the only famous person I ever met was the actor Brian Keith at Cafe 100 in Hilo in 1995. He basically exchanged pleasantries with me; we didn't have any conversation or major dialogue.

    Didn't meet or talk to, but I saw Burt Reynolds in a sub-terrarian retail level of the John Hancock Building on the near North Side of Chicago. He was buying a magazine and some mints at a newsstand.

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    I 'met' Tiny Tadani.
    Sort of.

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    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!Oooooops!water spill on my keyboard. bye........

    auntie lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    I 'met' Tiny Tadani.
    Sort of.
    LOL ... And you might "meet" him again ... if you REPENT!! So you can *thank* him for his guidance!

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    Okay I'm an old guy and not somewhat in tune with today's rap scene, so a few years back when I-94 and KHVH was sharing office space on Queen street I was sitting in the green room prepping for another fun day of talk radio when this large black dude with chains hanging off his neck came in with an entourage of other similarly dressed individuals.

    I asked him if he was a contestant with Brown Bags and he laughed then walked into the studios of I-94

    Well as it turns out this well dressed man was in fact Baby Face the hip hop record producer being interviewed at the station. When reminded I still didn't know who the heck he was.

    Then there was City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi coming in for an interview at KHVH with Rick Hamada. It was a Saturday morning and she had dressed in shorts, tee shirt, sneakers and no make up.

    I thought she was the cleaning lady and told her where the garbage cans were. yeah right Craig, you tell her to go clean up the city and throw out the garbage within!!!

    Then I was at Waikiki Theater's two and three where I saw Tom Selleck talking to one of the ushers. I went up and asked for his autograph and he replied that he was Sellecks double. I walked away somewhat embarrassed, then a few days later the photo of Selleck's double appeared in the paper and it didn't even look like Selleck.

    Then way back in the late 60's I was building a sand castle at Kahala Beach when this young man with big ears jogging accidently ran into it. He stopped to help me rebuild it when he asked me what he thought of castles? I told him I like to build sand castles. He told me he lived in one, finished helping me fix my sand creation and jogged off.

    That night the channel 9 news reported of the Royal family arriving at the then Kahala Hilton (now the Kahala Manderin) and showed a clip of the young man that fixed my sandcastle. His name: Prince Charles.

    But the most memorable moment in my life was when the presidential motorcade drove past my Mom and myself along Nimitz Highway before the viaduct was built and I waved at the president. He looked directly in my eyes, pointed at me and smiled. My Mom got all excited and told me to wave back at President John F. Kennedy and I did!

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    I'm in LA on a job and sat next to Jessica Simpson this afternoon.

    Played golf yesterday with the lead character form the old movie North Shore....his name is Matt something.

    Going to an industry party tonight. Maybe have some more sightings for you tomorrow.

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    Don't forget your autograph book!

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    I have not met anyone famous, but I've had some sightings.

    In San Francisco, I saw John Ratzenberger (Cliff, from "Cheers") walk by me. He was trying to get directions to someplace.

    Also in San Franciso, I saw Michael J. Fox. We were going across one of the bridges, had just gone through the toll-booth, and you're supposed to take turns when the lights change. I turned my head, saw him with his mom (I'm guessing, she was much older). He was in a hurry--and didn't wait for his turn! Maybe he was rushing to the airport.

    Oh, also in the Las Vegas airport we saw Magic Johnson with his entourage.


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    Well I was a big "hair band" fan back in the 80's/90's and was amazed how easy it was to meet these guys if you just waited around the back of the arena/venue. My meets are as follows:

    Rock Bands: Poison (2x), Tesla, Great White (jerks), Kip Winger (MAJOR jerk) the rest of Winger (totally nice), Trixter, Faster Pussycat, Kiss (2x), Slaughter (3x very nice. Kept in touch with bassist), Pretty Boy Floyd (kept in touch with bassist), Kik Tracee, Tuff (2x), London Quireboys (2x), Gene Loves Jezebel, Extreme (Nuno Bettencort is a major idiot), Tangier, Bang Gang (still talk to the drummer. www.albertart.com), LA Guns, David Lee Roth, Bullet Boys, Mike Tramp from White Lion, Scott Ian from Anthrax, Rachel Bolan from Skid Row. I know I'm probably missing some too.

    I was also big into pro wrestling back in the 80/90's and met:

    Bret Hart (sigh ), Dustin Rhodes, Sensational Sherri, Jimmy Powers, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Jim Neidhart, The Barbarian, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Mr. Perfect, Ted DiBiase, Lanny "The Genius" Poffo (Randy Savage's brother) and Bad News Brown.

    Who I'd still love to meet....Sam Choy and Kealii Reichel.

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    addendum to my list; Mike Conners/Mannix at LAX in the late 80's. Talked breifly with him.
    Jay Leno at Montecito Polo grounds when the Concours d' Elegance was in town early 90's or so.

    At ala moana shopping center, met and talked with Glen Cannon:
    District Attorney John Manicote in Hawaii 5-0 for 10 years, Dr. Ibold in Magnum PI for 8 years, and principal appearances on Jake and the Fatman, Miracle Landing, and other TV series and films shot in Hawaii.
    President of the Hawaii branch of Screen Actors Guild,1989-present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauaibound
    Well I was a big "hair band" fan back in the 80's/90's and was amazed how easy it was to meet these guys if you just waited around the back of the arena/venue. My meets are as follows:

    Rock Bands: Poison (2x), Tesla, Great White (jerks), Kip Winger (MAJOR jerk) the rest of Winger (totally nice), Trixter, Faster Pussycat, Kiss (2x), Slaughter (3x very nice. Kept in touch with bassist), Pretty Boy Floyd (kept in touch with bassist), Kik Tracee, Tuff (2x), London Quireboys (2x), Gene Loves Jezebel, Extreme (Nuno Bettencort is a major idiot), Tangier, Bang Gang (still talk to the drummer. www.albertart.com), LA Guns, David Lee Roth, Bullet Boys, Mike Tramp from White Lion, Scott Ian from Anthrax, Rachel Bolan from Skid Row. I know I'm probably missing some too.
    Wow, no kidding you met a lot of the 80's glam/metal rockers. You don't happen to frequent Metalsludge.com too?

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    LOL...yes I have it bookmarked but only check there about every 3-4 months to do a massive catch up to see what's going on with some of my favorite teen obsessions. Was heartbroken to see that CC Deville from Poison was going to jail for a few months but that is a neat site for 80's rock fans to keep up with the good and the bad.

    I knew I forgot one, School of Fish. They weren't real big and were alternative more than rock but still a great group and the lead singer was very nice.

    Some of the people I had no real desire to meet or see (Winger, Tuff, Tangier, Skid Row and Anthrax were not my cup of tea) but I went with friends and met them by association. And for the record...I never met them by...er..."unmoral" means .
    Last edited by Kauaibound; December 24th, 2005 at 11:15 PM.

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    I work at the Cheesecake Factory where lots of stars come in

    Cindy Crawford, not very kind person.
    Gary Sinese, Lt. Dan from forrest Gump, super nice and very regular dude
    Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker, he has the biggest noggin I have ever seen on a human being, his head is twice the size of regular man, he is okay to talk to, just very reserved, tips well
    Bill Gates and family, he is such a nerd....his wife is cold and distant, nobody recognized them.
    Jack Nicholson, super cool.......super sweet

    For more infor on stars and how they really are in person, go to bitterwaitress.com this is the best web site with great stories you will die laughing, because, lets face it, the food server knows all the dirt.....

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    Yes and no, it was Tom Selleck. It was in January 1986, the grand opening at Rene's Night Club. It was by invitaion only, by the DJ of that night club. The whole cast of Magnum PI was there producers and writers too. I made eye to eye contact with Tom and he gave me slight smile. He sat across the next table facing me. I was able to take pictures with him along with my sister other friends. My sister has the picture and cannot find the negative, come to think of it, I'm going to email her and have scan the picture and send it to me.

    Then I saw him again, filming on Fort Street Mall on a series of when, it was going to be his 40th Birthday, on the show. I did not know I was in it, my girlfriend told me she saw me walking by in the background. I was getting off of work on my way to the catch the bus to go home. I never saw the show, but I do remember walking right pass him in town.
    Faith, the evidence of things not seen, but things that are hopeful.

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