There are very few celebrities that I love to the point of wanting to meet them or ask for their autograph or anything. I guess that I'd be willing to wait for them if I knew they were to be at some place in my area (well, when I say "wait", i'm talking about an hour or two at most, not getting up at 5am and spend the day waiting for them huh) and maybe ask for their autograph (but I would mostly like to chat about their music/movies/books..., though 1) I'd be too shy to do so 2) they would not have time for that
I haven't met many celebs anyway (or they were not close enough to me to do anything about it). I bumped into a French TV host once and just said Hi, same with two French humorists, then I met a French actor (he was standing in front of me in a boarding queue at the Airport, but he was wearing a cap and glasses so I assumed he didn't want to draw attention so i didn't dare to say anything), a French band who were very famous at the beginning of the 2000s: I had waited for them at the end of a gig and they signed my ticket and talked to me for 15 minutes, then a guy who was in a French band in the 90s (i was a fan back then and had a teenage crush on him lol) who then worked as a McCartney impersonator in the US: I met him about 10 years ago and talked to him at the end of a Beatles tribute gig: his agent then got in touch with me saying Richard (that's the guy's name) had really appreciated our chat and asked for my number, well, I never gave it. And then of course, there was Blur at Mode.
Had I not promised my son that I would try to give Graham the drawing he had made for his birthday, I would have never found the courage to tap on his shoulder at the end of the gig. I got so nervous when he turned around and came closer to me to hear whatever I had to say that I couldn't string two words together and made a complete fool of myself. I had a pen and a postcard of one of his artwork, I could have asked him to sign it for me but I already felt I had been too intrusive, so I didn't dare to. Oh, and Dave was standing just behind me at some point but I only managed a stupid grin
Ah yeah, I've been a fan of Mike Gayle (an English writer) since 2001, and I'd lie if I said I wasn't overjoyed when he first replied to a mail I'd sent him some fifteen years ago, telling me that I had made him laugh etc. We still exchange a few words now and then, and a couple months ago, he sent me the only book he had written that I didn't have (I only paid for the shipping) and he'd signed it for me, thanking me for my support over the years. Lately, I also posted a message on his Facebook profile, telling him what his books meant to me, and he replied "Wow, what a lovely message to wake up to! You really have made my day. Thank you. x " Well, that did make my day too.
When I see an actor/musician/actress... surrounded by fans screaming their name, asking for an autograph or a picture, or chasing them wherever they go, all i can think of is "Poor guy!". Some would say that is the price to pay when you're famous, but I don't know, it just doesn't feel right.
That doesn't mean I wouldn't try to talk to Graham should I meet him again, or ask someone I really admire for their autograph, but I'd already feel very lucky to have bumped into then, and I would most likely just grin stupidly while my heart would beat way too fast.