Celebrity Sighting: Is This It?

On this too freaking cold Saturday (see Lisa’s post below), around 3 pm today, my friend and I were on a mission to find the best Vietnamese Banh Mi (Sandwich) shop in Manhattan.

Our test took us downtown to Chinatown, where we ended up at Banh Mi So 1 on Broome and Mott streets. While biting into the warm and crusty french baguette, I looked out the window and saw 2 members of The Strokes (the lead singer Julian Casablanca and another) walk past the restuarant.

I quickly grabbed my friend and my sandwich and ran outside for a fast picture. One block became three blocks, and before I knew it we were stalking them. The lead singer started to walk in a faster pace, moving his hand to cover his face every few seconds.

Standing at the corner, where I was finally ready to give up, I pulled out my camera phone and ‘pretended’ to take a picture of the street.

Not that anyone bought my lame attempt. That’s when it hit me, I became a celebrity stalker.

Damn the cold for getting to my head.

Even still, I had one of those randomly fun New York moments, following indie rocker boys, on a freezing cold Saturday afternoon.

4 Comments so far

  1. Dhaval (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

    Not too long ago – when the weather was a bit warmer, here’s what happened. We went out to NYC on a nice day and saw in the following order:

    Minnie Driver, West Village
    Toral from the Apprentice, on 5th ave
    Ethan Hawke, 6th ave and 57th street

    We didn’t take photos or do anything, but when I said “oh that was ethan hawke” in a casual way, my sister freaked and ran in his direction. But Ethan seemed to be on speed or some such substance and she was gone for about 5 minutes. When she returned she told us that she had ran past him, and casually turned around to get a better look at his face. She did. Apparently he was hot.

    Once you’ve been around the city a while, just like anything else, that becomes routine too. So, I’m sure the next time you run into whoever – you won’t repeat the same actions . . . unless you’re being paid by The Enquirer or some such place.

  2. lisa (unregistered) on February 19th, 2006 @ 10:38 am

    I almost never see celebrities, and if I do, I usually just stare at them awkwardly trying to figure out how we know each other.

  3. Fred (unregistered) on February 20th, 2006 @ 5:21 am

    Sorry don’t mean to spoil the fun, but Julian Casablancas and the Strokes were playing in London, UK, on Saturday 18/2:


  4. stella (unregistered) on February 20th, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    Shit, I was chasing down the wrong people! LOL. Thanks for clearing that up for me! At least now, I don’t feel so bad for harassing normal people. Cheers ;)

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