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Colin said in August 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

After shows, I like to walk up to an artist and introduce myself. Then, if I brought one, I ask them to sign a copy of their LP. Am I going to have to tweet them first from now on?

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Rima said in August 3rd, 2010 at 9:10 am

Nah, I think your current method is fine. But here’s a question: Do these people ever give you big, tight bear hugs? If not, Tweeting might be a logical next step. After all, *I* got a big, tight bear hug.

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sheenabarnett said in August 3rd, 2010 at 10:02 am

LOVED this post, rima. :)

the closest i’ve gotten to a celebrity online was a small interaction with jason isbell. i tweeted, “zombies or aliens?” because i couldn’t decide if i wanted to watch “zombieland” or “district 9.” i really wanted to watch “zombieland” more…but jason, WHO FOLLOWS ME ON TWITTER (sorry that gets me excited!), replied, “aliens.” ok, he said more than that. but trust me when i say i totally watched “district 9″ that night. :)

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WildWestDave said in August 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I’ve had some luck conversing with my fav. C- and D-list celebs thru Twitter! They’re the only ones who seem to have the time for all of the fans wanting to talk to them. I’m sure A-listers get hundreds, if not thousands, of Tweets alone each day. So who can blame em?

I find that a lot of regionally famous musicians love to chat with fans!

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Colin said in August 3rd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Yes, I’ve definitely been hugged, and invited to a hotel room. I’ve even had drinks with elvis’s guitar player, and talked to lou rawls about the simpsons. Yet, no twitter account.

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Eva said in August 3rd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Ashton Kutcher uses Twitter religously! He once responded to something I said! Is it sad that it totally made my year bc it did!

Sorry I’m really excited just thinking about it. =) Great post!

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Rima said in August 3rd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Great stories, everyone!

Colin: Then you, sir, are superior to I. ;) I’m often too timid to approach people (famous or otherwise) on my own, especially if I feel like I’m going to bug them. So it’s pretty rad when they come to me!

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Colin said in August 4th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

That is cool, and I am very happy for you. I’m sure that not long from now, I’ll have no choice but to join twitter. Just like I eventually did with facebook.

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Patricia Marek said in November 24th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

So it looks like Twitter is really the way to go to
communicate with celebrities? Not Facebook!

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Rima said in April 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Carla,

I would be honored. Let me know how it goes!

-Rima

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