Famous people are generally like ordinary people in almost every way. Unless fame and fortune have gone to their heads, they are human beings and they think and feel like others. Even knowing that actually, the prospect of meeting a famous person can be stressful and very exciting. Whether you've already stuck to an agenda or just want to rub shoulders with the elite, there are a few things you need to know before interacting with a famous person.
Part 1 of 2: Cross Roads with Famous People
Step 1. Consider your location
The place is everything. If you want to maximize your chances of running into celebrities, it's important to consider where you live and the likelihood that famous people hang out in your neighborhood. Cultural hubs like Los Angeles, New York, and London are far more appropriate for meeting celebrities than any small town.
- Check online to see if there is a place in your city where celebrities are known to hang out.
- Even if you already live in the right city to meet someone famous, you should consider the places they hang out. Different settings will attract different types of famous people, but chic settings like nightclubs and fancy restaurants are the most common places to bump into celebrities.
Step 2. Get involved in something that brings you closer to celebrities
Think about the kinds of people who rub shoulders with celebrities on a regular basis. The media and specific professionals in the field (such as the recording crew, etc.) are used to dealing with celebrities as it is part of their job to do so. If you are interested in meeting someone famous, you could try to get involved in something that puts you in the front ranks. Start with ezines and try to get press passes to enter communication events. Send requests to press agents to interview celebrities. Your chances of getting an answer may be low, depending on the person's level of fame.
- Doing something like this will make your interaction with the celebrity much more fluid and natural, rather than just approaching as a fan.
- Many celebrities use their fame to promote pet causes that they are personally passionate about. For example, you could show interest in the VIP's chosen charity and volunteer time for it. By doing this, you will immediately have common interests with the person to build a relationship of mutual respect.
Step 3. Attend a special pass event (meet and greet)
These events are specifically for fans to meet their idols and vice versa. While you may not have a lot of time to speak to the celebrity in question, it is a controlled and relatively safe way to meet a famous person. If you do end up talking to her, make sure it's convenient for her.
- Check online for scheduled appearances. Most celebrities have a website that lists or lists all of their public appearances. If your availability allows, you could try going to one of the apparitions.
- Touring bands usually have a special pass event before going on stage. For these bands, you can sometimes buy VIP ticket packages to meet the musicians before the performance. VIP packages tend to be considerably more expensive than regular tickets, so examine the benefits and whether or not the cost is worth it.
Step 4. Email the celebrity
Even if meeting the celebrity in person is unimaginable right now, you can still send her an email letting her know that you respect her work and accomplishments. Since celebrities' calendars don't waste much time, it's important to keep email relatively short. Briefly state who you are and what you do, followed by a short message where you say your thing.
- Don't get complicated with the details. They are likely to delete an excessively long email before reading it.
- If the email gives room for a possibility of reply, don't get your hopes up. Even if the person does respond, it could take weeks or even months before you get an adequate response.
Step 5. Meet a celebrity through a mutual acquaintance
Like anyone else, the best way to meet a famous person is through a mutual friend. If you're going to go to a VIP through someone they already respect, they'll react well to you. More importantly, you're going to get to know the celebrity on relatively equal terms compared to the interaction he has with fans that he's probably used to.
Part 2 of 2: Behaving a Famous Person
Step 1. Maintain your composure
Most famous people will react in a pretty predictable way if someone goes crazy when they see them. Unless the celebrity in question is a total diva, they most likely don't want to be fussed over. If you are going to talk to a famous person, it is best to interact with them as you would with a normal person whom you respect.
If you don't think you can get to know the person without getting hysterical, it's probably best to abstain to get to know the person as a whole
Step 2. Treat the celebrity as you would anyone else
Although it depends on the level of fame, famous people tend to be used to being flattered or driven insane by their mere presence. If you stay calm and act like you would with anyone else, they will feel soothed by your presence. Act as you normally would. If you don't focus too much on who you are with a celebrity, the interaction will turn out to be more fluid.
Step 3. Remember to be nice
If the famous person you run into has been in gossip magazines lately, it's probably not a good idea to bring it up. In fact, you are better off avoiding anything of a potentially dangerous nature. Although they may be gossip to other people, the celebrity has a life and they may not want to talk about it, especially with someone they just met.
- On the subject of kindness, you should ask before taking photos. While it may be very important to you to have a memory of the occasion, taking a picture without asking is really inconsiderate.
- Kindness includes not interrupting a conversation between the celebrity and someone else. While you may be feeling desperate to get close, it's not going to do anything to ingratiate you at the VIP.
Step 4. Add your grain of sand to the conversation
Most people approach meeting a celebrity as a partial test. While it can be very special to meet someone you've only seen before in the newspaper or in the movies, it doesn't mean the conversation has to be all about the celebrity. Don't be afraid to give your opinions. Talk about things that have nothing to do with the fact that the person you are talking to is a celebrity. Not only will you feel empowered to share your opinions with a celebrity; she will also gain a lot from the conversation.
If you want to have a lasting kind of relationship with this person, there must be mutual respect. It means that you have to take your interactions to a higher level than simple fanaticism
Step 5. Be clear on when to say goodbye
Keep in mind the busy schedules of celebrities, the last thing you want to do is accumulate their time. In some cases, the celebrity may be too polite to tell you to go. You should be mindful of their time and not keep them busy any longer than seems right.
When it's time to say goodbye, reach out and say hello as you would to anyone. Treating someone with warmth and compassion will leave a good impression on them. It is true regardless of whether the person is famous or not
Be calm and compassionate. Treating a famous person like you would anyone else can be relaxing for her, especially if she's used to having crazy fans
- Don't let your love of celebrities go too far. We have all heard horrible stories about stalkers who go after celebrities. Despite the glamor, they too are human beings and should be viewed with respect.
- Be realistic about your chances. Famous people tend to have very busy schedules.
- Celebrities are very used to people wanting to meet them and are usually very busy. Don't take it personally if he ignores you or is rude to you in some way. It is very possible that you are having a bad day.