Ahoy read­ers, I hope you’ll email me with your awk­ward/funny/ bor­ing/whim­si­cal celebrity en­coun­ters. Re­mem­ber where there’s fame, there’s a claim...

Irish Daily Mirror - - WATTS THE GOSS -

Just like Har­ri­ett Wilson in last week’s col­umn, I was also at V Fes­ti­val and I was blind drunk, wait­ing for my wife to re­turn from the toi­let.

Through misty beer gog­gles I spot­ted my HERO, Billy

Cor­gan wear­ing a sil­ver jacket and a huge pair of sun­glasses.

I got up, stum­bled a lit­tle closer and fi­nally plucked up the courage to go and say hello to the man who sound­tracked my child­hood.

As I got within spit­ting dis­tance of the man him­self, my eyes sud­denly man­aged to fo­cus and I re­alised... it was Gail Porter. I said hello any­way. She was very nice.

■■Now, Matt Glass from Es­sex, that is awk­ward.

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