5 ways to meet a celebrity

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5 ways to meet a celebrity
5 ways to meet a celebrity
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Many people dream of meeting their favorite celebrity. Some people have web pages and social media accounts dedicated to their encounters with the rich and famous. Meeting a celebrity can be enjoyable, but it often requires careful planning. In this article, you'll learn how to gaze, get an autograph, or say hello to someone famous.

Steps

Method 1 of 5: Locate the celebrity from afar

Meet a Celebrity Step 1
Meet a Celebrity Step 1

Step 1. Read the tabloids and the web pages

Gossip magazines and blogs regularly post paparazzi photos of celebrities out for walks. Look at the background of the photo. If there is a hotel, it is likely where they are staying while in town. If it's a specific café or store, it may be a place they frequent.

  • Set a Google Alert for the name of your favorite celebrity. News articles will appear, but also information on their whereabouts, based on recent paparazzi photos and fan updates.
  • Celebrity sighting is a popular hobby. Many people maintain blogs that they update regularly with information.
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Meet a Celebrity Step 2

Step 2. Follow them on Twitter

Many celebrities tweet regularly throughout the day. Following their tweets can lead to information about where they go to exercise, to dine, or to shop. Visiting these places will increase your chances of meeting them.

Many fans post celebrity sightings on their Twitter accounts. Setting an alert for celebrity posts can flood your feed, but it can let you know if someone is in your immediate area

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Meet a Celebrity Step 3

Step 3. Follow them on Instagram

Photos loaded with celebrities can produce clues of where they hang out. See street signs, store names, and other identifiable features of their location in the background of the photo.

Most of the celebrities' Facebook accounts are managed by their advertisers and are not updated with information about their daily life, but you can search for information from the comments left by the fans

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Step 4. Search online databases

Many websites provide information on when and where celebrities will attend for film and television shoots, book signings, public appearances, and conferences.

Method 2 of 5: Locate the celebrity in person

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Meet a Celebrity Step 5

Step 1. Visit Los Angeles, New York or London

Many celebrities live in these cities, and spending time there can increase your chances of meeting someone famous.

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Meet a Celebrity Step 6

Step 2. Use social media

Whether it's perfecting your hobby of taking photos of the stars or casually mentioning your interest in a person. You never know who knows the boy who knows the boy who knows the boy who trains Brad Pitt.

  • Play the indifferent. Just as you would protect your friends, your colleagues, your boss or your employee from someone who seems threatening, someone involved in the life of a celebrity will not introduce you if you appear dangerous, weird or violent.
  • Express your interest in a particular field of art or entertainment, rather than a particular person. If your social media and work contacts know about your love for movies, music or theater, they will be more likely to share information, tickets and news regarding various people in your interest group. If your friends know that you love pop music, you can get information on a Beyoncé concert. But if they know you're only interested in Taylor Swift, they might not bother to tell you something.
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Step 3. Ask around

When you go out for a coffee or to eat in a popular area, ask the people who work there who frequents the place. Some people can be very open and can even tell you what day of the week or time of day certain people come to buy their groceries or pick up their orders.

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Step 4. Read the arts section of the newspaper

You'll find information on theater performances, gallery openings, book signings, and other official appearances.

Visit the theater or gallery where the celebrity is scheduled to appear. Talk to the people who work there. You never know who can give you a little information regarding his whereabouts

Method 3 of 5: Meet a celebrity at an event

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Meet a Celebrity Step 9

Step 1. Buy tickets to the concert, game, or celebrity event

By paying to attend the official event, you won't need to wait outside hoping to see her.

  • Get the best seats you can afford. The closer you are to the stage, the more likely he will see you. Some artists are very interactive with their audience and may allow themselves to take photos or talk to you.
  • You can also pay for a VIP ticket that includes a session to meet the artist personally. Although very expensive, these opportunities usually include good seats for the movie, for the game or for the concert and a guaranteed photo of both at the end. Most booking agents will explain what a VIP package includes.
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Meet a Celebrity Step 10

Step 2. Stay on top of book signings

Often with book signing, celebrities promote their own books and books that relate to the project they are working on (for example, in 2012 Jennifer Lawrence signed copies of "The Hunger Games" at a Barnes & New York Nobles to Promote Literacy). Many of these events are free. There are web pages that can send you an alert of when and where these types of events will take place.

  • Contact the bookstore beforehand to find out if the line will be too long, what the policies are regarding photos and autographs, etc. Large bookstores host many events like this each year and they know exactly what to expect.
  • It can be difficult to get a photograph with a celebrity at a book signing. The library usually wants the queue to move. Do not cause a nuisance or they may not let you return.
  • Most book signing events do not allow people to receive an autograph or join the queue to meet the celebrity, unless the person has purchased the product.
  • Consider buying more than one book. This can give you more time to talk to the celebrity while they sign.
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Step 3. Go to the stage door

If you have tickets to a game or show, try to find the stage door or the back entrance. After the game, go directly there and wait for the person to come out. There will probably be a lot of people waiting, but maybe you can still get a photo or autograph.

Some artists can be very tired after performing at a show and will not want to sign autographs or pose for photos. Always be polite and respectful and don't bother anyone

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Step 4. Visit a talk show recording

Shows like The Daily Show, morning talk shows, and evening talk shows have many celebrity guests per week. You can find the recording times online and know when your favorite celebrity will be a guest.

Like in theaters, talk shows also have stage doors. Getting into and out of a recording is often an organized event attended by paparazzi and fans, but you may be able to arrange a quick rendezvous, depending on the celebrity and their schedule

Method 4 of 5: Meet a celebrity when passing through

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Step 1. Visit places that celebrities also visit

Although you may not be able to go shopping at Prada or Louis Vuitton, you can visit other places that celebrities also frequent. In Los Angeles, celebrities often shop at places like Brentwood Farmers Market and Whole Foods.

Stores usually do not look favorably on people who walk by without making purchases. Buying something from the store, even small or cheap, will help ensure that you are well received

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Step 2. Wait outside the hotel where you know he is staying

Press conferences and premieres often start late, so if you arrived in the morning you might see the celebrity going to work.

  • Lingering in the hotel lobby can get you in trouble, so consider going for a drink at the hotel bar. Sit down so you can see who is going in and out of the hotel.
  • Don't be disappointed if you don't see people entering or leaving the hotel. Many large hotels with a celebrity clientele have back entrances to protect your privacy.
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Meet a Celebrity Step 15

Step 3. Wait near the tour vans for musicians

If you've been to a concert, ask where the vans are and try to get to that area. Many bands pack up quickly after the show, but some people can go out for a walk and then you can perform.

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Meet a Celebrity Step 16

Step 4. Get a job near where the celebrity hangs out

Become a waiter at her favorite restaurant, a bartender at her regular bar, or a personal trainer at her gym. Working an eight-hour shift increases the chances that you will be there when the celebrity shows up.

  • Make sure you get a job that allows you to interact with clients. Working in the parking lot or cloakroom, while not particularly exciting, will likely get you in touch with celebrities who are dining out or staying at the hotel.
  • Always be professional. Most employers in celebrity hangouts will frown on potential harassment of their celebrity clientele. It's okay to start a conversation or even ask for a photo under the right circumstances, but if you cause annoyance, you are likely to lose your job.

Method 5 of 5: Use Appropriate Protocol When Meeting a Celebrity

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Step 1. Get to the events you attend early

Depending on the event, some people can camp overnight. Bring a book or some music to keep you entertained while you wait.

Consider bringing a friend, particularly if you will be arriving many hours in advance or waiting overnight. You can save space for someone else in the queue, take turns going to the bathroom, and bring food and drinks while you wait

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Step 2. Decide what you want

An autograph? A picture? You might be able to get both, but if the person is late, rushed by their publicist, or just spends a few minutes with fans, it's best to know exactly what to ask.

  • Ask me to personalize your autograph. This reduces the chance that you will sell the autographed item and increases the chance that they will sign it or even start a conversation.
  • Get ready. Bring a pen or marker with you, as well as something for the celebrity to sign (such as a photograph or poster). If she's generous and gives you an autograph, try to make things as simple as possible for her.
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Meet a Celebrity Step 19

Step 3. Prepare what you will say

The celebrity may not have much time, so have a short introduction ready. Tell him your name and a sentence or two expressing your gratitude for his work. Tell him your request clearly and courteously and always state it as a question. For example: "Could I take a picture with you?" instead of "I want to take a picture with you."

If you have a lot to say to the person, consider writing a letter and reaching it at the event. You may read it when you have more time at another time

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Meet a Celebrity Step 20

Step 4. Stay calm

This person's music may have changed your life. You may think that you and that person are two undiscovered soul mates who have not had a chance to meet. Be friendly and courteous, but avoid effusion and hype. Excessive flattery, yelling, or adoration can make her uncomfortable.

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Meet a Celebrity Step 21

Step 5. Smile and be friendly

Celebrities are very busy people and they do a lot of press conferences and publicity events every month. Don't be picky or aggressive. If you have genuine appreciation and kindness, it is very likely that you will be able to meet that person.

Always ask before taking photos. It may seem suspicious or rude for you to quickly pull out your phone and start taking photos without permission

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Meet a Celebrity Step 22

Step 6. Go back

If you are attending an event or waiting at the stage door, there will probably be many doing the same. After getting an autograph, photo, or shaking hands, let others meet the celebrity. Those people are just as excited as you are.

Don't be discouraged if you don't get a handshake or if the encounter is very quick. There will always be more opportunities

Advice

  • Celebrities are human. You may run into them when they're sick, just got out of the bathroom, or deeply regret not having studied veterinary medicine. Just as non-celebrities have bad days and can make bad first impressions, so do famous people. If you run into a celebrity who's less friendly than you expected, give them a shot. Maybe you found her at a bad time.
  • Never assume that a celebrity will give you a photo or an autograph. Depending on your schedule, you may not have time. If she says no, smile and let her go.
  • Respect the celebrity's privacy and use common sense. If you see your favorite celebrity enjoying ice cream with their kids, think carefully about interrupting their family time. Remember, it is also a person.
  • Some people don't understand that celebrities are people too. People look at celebrities as if they are the center of their lives. Celebrities are human beings and should be treated that way. Don't get too excited about meeting one. They are the same as you.
  • Remember that celebrities are normal people, but with a different lifestyle.

Warnings

  • Wandering in public places such as hotels and shops is sometimes prohibited and is often frowned upon by management. If you choose to go out to hotels or stores, be a good customer and buy something at least occasionally or you may be banned.
  • Harassment in a criminal offense. Never try to enter a celebrity's home, hotel room, or private space. Any correspondence should be sent to the fans' official mailing address or phone number, never to a private address.

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