WOODMO wrote:I meant brought.
Class, I think knowing a hotel reservation is no less invasive than a flight reservation. The flight is just done by a smaller crowd typically because it's a one shot deal and by the time word spreads the spot is expired
There are actually more legals ways to obtain hotel reservation than flight reservation. That's one of the reasons flights are less crowded than hotels.
mikeyicon wrote: I love Al Pacino, he's my favorite actor of all time, I would love the photo op with him. I know he's not difficult and if you attend one of his shows on Broadway, you can probably get it after the show. But although it would be fun to get the photo, the time, energy, crowds isn't worth it for me. Personally, I would never pay for one of those special sessions that he recently did, that's just giving away money. And of course, getting a quick photo for me personally without at least saying thank you seems weird to me and just not that interesting. If I see he's back on Broadway and I check out the show, then maybe I'll try afterward or use resources if I have them.
Upon reading this forum, a few years ago, I decided to try doing street meets to understand how and why people do it. It was when that show was on Broadway with Justin Long and Jerry O'Connell. I went by my lonesome since I wasn't working at the time, had time before starting a new job and had the time. I hit NYC, knew the spot, there were no crowds, and I just waited and waited. Jerry O'Connell walked up, knew what I wanted, took the selfie for me, and then just walked off. I waited around for maybe 30 minutes and got it. It was a quick thrill. Justin Long then came by and told me after the show. I'm sure I could have gotten it, but I just didn't care for the impersonal way of doing it. After the one hour experience, I determined it's just not for me, and haven't done it since. If I go to a concert and show and figure it will be easy, I'll always do it and have been very successful and had great experiences and photos. Maybe because as I've gotten older and have kids, my patience and obviously priorities have changed. If I were 18-20 with a lot more time and money on my hands and no family, I might be more intrigued, which is why although i don't agree, I totally understand the methods. As I say, don't say it, do it, and a lot of you guys and gals do it, which I think is great! And yes, I agree as sometimes you have to buck the system to get what you want, so DO NOT GET CAUGHT, and of course sometimes don't reveal all your secrets.
Perhaps with your mindset it doesn't make sense. But for me, Joresky, and others the photo op is the be all and end all when it comes to this. So of course it makes sense for us to get 10 seconds with *insert celebrity here* if you score the photo op. That's the only thing that matters.
And even the paid Al Pacino meet, his price wasn't that bad for someone of his caliber. If you wanted the photo op (or quality time) that would be a good way to get it.
And like Woodmo said, for A list street meets you're generally not going to get intimate moments with them. You have to remember they are hounded more than (say) someone like Frank Oz who can walk around Times Square and no one would bother him. Even the nice ones will do an auto, photo, or combo and want to go away.
As for airports, I guess they are in the eye of the beholder. Personally I love them. Maybe NYC airports can be bad, but for the most part crowd is generally less than other spots. Case in point Frank Oz it was just me and Greg.
Also you have an exact time. You know by a certain time you will either succeed or fail. This is something golden in itself. Anyone who knows me knows how much I loath spending time doing this. So knowing when it's going to end is something I relish.
And for wrestling sometimes you get 20 or more wrestlers within a very short time frame (sometimes within an hour). And there's no hotel or arena security that can tell you where to stand and what you can or cannot do and that you're not aloud to approach them. Another aspect of it that is golden.
So in short, I LOVE airports. More often than not I score.