Our cameraman and the director were talking so I decided to go introduce myself. I figured since we walked in with a bunch of gear I wouldn't come off as too much of a lame-o fan. Besides, everyone in the restaurant recognized our show's host, but I seemed to be the only one who recognized Dave Attell. I shook his hand and told him I was a big fan, he said thanks and we talked for a little bit. He was really nice. He actually looks much better in person than on the show. I think that's because he wasn't drunk yet. When he's not all bleary-eyed and red he has really nice skin. It looked like baby skin; if I had been drunk I would have tried to touch it. Then his producer and my producer came over and made us get back to work.
Insomniac and the show I work on have a brief history of nearly crossing paths. We've shot in a lot of the same restaurants, sometimes only a day apart. On a recent trip, both our crews were shooting in Austin at the same time. I didn't meet him that time, but everywhere we went people were like, "Dave was just here." Our producer tried to get a hold of Dave so we could put him in the show, but he didn't call us back. Our paths are meant to cross again. It's fate. So if you're out there, Dave Attell, I'm the cute girl with flowers in her hair from Hawaii, and I'll totally make out with you.
How sure are you that it was actually Dave Attell and not just a look alike?
What was he wearing?
How close did you get to him?
What did he smell like?
Was he taller or shorter than you expected?
Did he take your picture with his disposable camera? Did he look like he'd
been up all night?
What celebrity would you most like to have an encounter with?
How has meeting Dave Attell changed your life?