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Airport layover celeb (?) sighting

Posted on 2006.08.18 at 10:53
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Kula Shaker - Mystical Machine Gun
We are all back from vacation safe and sound. I will put up some pictures later, and regale everyone with tales of Hilton Head and time shares.
There was a long layover in Charlotte during which I had an airport encounter with Jeff Tweedy, of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. I kind of vaguely knew him back in college in St. Louis, where I used to go see Uncle Tupelo play at Cicero’s and other places a lot, and at one point one of my roommates’ brothers was a friend of his. So I figured that that was enough to make sure it was him, say hi, and tell him who I was and that I have enjoyed his music from way back.
He seemed a little surprised, and looked a little rough, maybe hung over at 11:00 AM on a Thursday, Maybe, as my brother in law Peter (a big Wilco fan) suggested when I told him, he is just such a tortured artist that any display of happiness or something would just be alien to where his head is at. In any case, he wasn’t unfriendly, but wasn’t going to talk to me beyond a polite ‘thanks’ either. That’s OK, I didn’t really need anything more.
Stefanie had the best response when she said “You recognized him in an airport and said you liked his music. If that doesn’t make his day, it SHOULD have.” Amen.


(Anonymous) at 2006-08-18 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
I agree with Stefanie. Even if he felt compelled to keep up that "attitude" that musicians usually develop, he HAD to have felt complimented by the recognition and appreciation of his muzak.

theservant at 2006-08-18 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
I agree with you, anonymous person!
tobeginagain at 2006-08-20 22:14 (UTC) (Link)
My only airport celebrity spotting was in Charlotte as well. Craziness!
theservant at 2006-08-21 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
That is weird!!
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