Can I get your autograph?
Have you ever ran up to someone famous and said, “Can I get your autograph”? I haven’t. I don’t get star struck very easy. I could never be the paparazzi. But I could be a reporter. There is only a few people who I can imagine getting star struck over. And I would have to strain to even imagine who it would be. Star-struck means to be drawn to or fascinated by famous or eminent people, especially those in the theater, films, music, etc.
I understand why fans get star struck. It makes total sense to me. When ordinary people meet or see someone they have admired from a far or only seen on TV or heard on the radio then it can cause some massive excitement. When I was 16 and saw Eddie Van Halen in concert I definitely was star struck. I was one of those screaming girls who would have probably fainted if he looked at me. I was 16 though. But being grown, I cannot imagine being even a little wooed by someone famous.
When I was around 17 years old I saw Keith Hernandez, a former St Louis Cardinals baseball player at another sporting event. He was dressed up nice and with his wife. I wasn’t star struck but was fascinated and wanted to watch him to see if he acted any different than normal people. Seriously. Maybe that is the same thing. If I were to run into George Clooney then I have to admit that it would make me smile and I would be dying to post something on Facebook about it. But I don’t believe I would run up to him. I wouldn’t ask for a picture or a signature. I wouldn’t be giggly or speechless. I wouldn’t.
I have never seen the excitement in star-gazing The Royal family, Jennifer Aniston, Halle, Beyonce and Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber or Brad and Angelina. I would be more thrilled to meet Kim Kardashian. Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense. But I think she is one of the prettiest people EVER. The ones that would excite me the most would be very pretty people, very rich people or even some politicians. Movie stars and rock stars not so much. This might just be a sign that I have become old.
About 20 years ago I went to a Chippendale’s show and the women went nuts. Screaming and hollering and acting like they were at a Beatles concert. I never understood that. The male dancers were very good-looking and had everyone’s attention but I thought the women looked ridiculous. I laughed and giggled and had fun but was definitely the minority with reactions. Some ladies looked like grandmothers and they were just shaking those dollar bills and freaking out. So maybe it’s not an age thing. I don’t get it.
Do you get star struck? Or is it only in one’s age?