I was in Vegas this weekend with my wife, brother and sister-in-law, and we ran into and got our picture taken with a '70s/'80s icon -- Erik Estrada. He and his wife were really accomodating and nice (his wife took the photo), and it got me thinking about other celebrity run-ins I've had over the years.
Sure, I think it's a real kick to see a star in their natural habitat (like at an interview, or when they're coming out of an awards show, concert or theater performance), but it's especially fun to just run into somebody out and about -- like the time I saw Screech from "Saved by the Bell" as he was waiting in line for McDonald's at the Minneapolis airport. That's just not something you're really planning on seeing as you're running to catch your flight. My neck still hurts from the double-take.
Got a good '70s/'80s-celebrity run-in tale? Let's hear it!