I know there was a thread for this last year, cant find it. See anybody famous at roo this year? Where at?
I ran into triumph insulting people on shakedown and also saw fishman chilling at shakedown saturday night as i was walking to NIN. I also saw raab himself going through the arch in line. I wanted to shake fishmans hand or say hi so bad but he was talking to some peeps and didnt want to interupt.
My girlfriend and I saw Triumph making fun of people at the Xbox arcade tent. "What better place to stay inside and play video games than an outdoor music festival?" While only very mildly famous, I'm almost certain that we were sitting next to this girl (Sierra) who was on the most recent season of Survivor while we were watching Jimmy Buffett. And when we split up for a short while on Friday, my girlfriend saw the Beastie Boys riding through Centeroo on golf carts.
I bumped into Jimmy Buffett Friday night near the Solar Stage...almost literally. I came around the corner and had to side step to keep from knocking into him. Not wanting to be 'that guy' I shook his hand, told him I was looking forward to the show, and kept on walking.
I'm so bad at noticing celebrities, I don't think I'd know half of the Roo performers if they were standing next to me with a nametag on. But we think we may have seen Beyonce's sister... she looked an awful lot like Beyonce, at least, and had a special wristband.
EDIT: Someone in the collaborations thread said Solange Knowles performed with Chairlift, so I guess we really did see her!
Post by tweejomoker on Jun 16, 2009 12:33:17 GMT -5
I met Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords/Daily Show) in the pit at Wilco. She just happened to be dancing right next to me, and I just happened to be wearing my Conchords shirt that day. I tapped her on the shoulder and waved, and she smiled and waved back. She was incredibly nice and after the show she let me get a pic with her. Absolutely the highlight of my roo this year.
Post by hexidecimal on Jun 16, 2009 12:36:01 GMT -5
Todd Barry walked past us while waiting in line for the Daily Show. Also I apparently ate a burrito right next to Ted Leo while waiting for the Elvis Costello set and didn't even realize it. Damn me and my love of burritos!
I saw Grace Potter a few times back stage and almost ran into her on the way into media access on Saturday, she definitely looked to of had a good time the night before, haha. Aside from that I saw Janeane Garafalo, Ani Difranco, singer for Delta Spirit and the singer from Galactic at a press conference, which was pretty sweet.
He's like you made an Ã¼ber troll by taking the worst parts of me (the utter disregard for other people's opinions), Phi (cluttering up threads with memes and adding nothing to a discussion) and Jess (an apparent belief that everyone else is the problem and/or arrogance without self awareness).
Post by plasticpepper on Jun 16, 2009 16:55:30 GMT -5
I am so jealous of all you people seeing famous people! I didn't see anyone, although honestly I wouldn't have recognized anyone anyway. So maybe I did see someone. I could basically have shared a burrito with Trey and not realize.