There are celebrities you love, and then there are celebrities you stalk in the hopes of a social media response. And somewhere above that, there are celebrities you make it your mission in life to meet.
I mean, can you imagine what you'd say to your favorite celebrity if you met them?
Once upon a time, you had to put time and effort into meeting your favorite celebrities. You had to keep track of where they were performing, where the stage doors were, and how you might be able to spot them between there and a tour bus.
These days, you just need to drop a couple of hundred bucks.
In recent years, the celebrity meet-and-greet game has opened up quite a bit. Many artists who want to give their fans a unique opportunity to spend some time with them will offer packages that include the experience. Their most die-hard (and financially capable) fans snatch up the opportunities to meet their favorites, but that doesn't mean every celebrity who offers it up is equally stoked to meet their fans.
Fans are spilling the tea on their meet-and-greet experiences, and let's just say not all of them live up to the hype.
While some celebs really give their all to make sure fans get an unforgettable experience, some do the bare minimum and it shows. If you're wondering which celebs are worth the experience and which are major flops, keep on scrolling.
Halsey gives it all to their fans and then some.
"When it was my turn to have my poster signed, I approached her with minimal shaking, and started off strong by telling her that I felt so, so bad that she was sick," the fan recalled. "Of course, the saint that she is said she just felt terrible for us, and that she wanted to make sure we got everything we came for."
Bella Thorne, on the other hand, was not so enthused to meet fans at a signing.
This woman's life changed when her grandma won tickets to meet Destiny's Child.
"Beyonce said I had a pretty name, I said I hated it. She told me that she has a weird name too, and I should love mine."
"I was a very awkward preteen and literally stood there speechless but they were so sweet and made conversation and hugged me."
Fall Out Boy is a little less comfortable with their fan base
"The guys were really nice and patient but I could tell by the time we got to them they were exhausted and weirded out by the amount of creepy, obsessive, crying fans they met in 10 minutes," the fan shared.
"Thank your team for forcing the 15-year-old girl, who traveled alone to meet you, to squeeze on the side of another group’s picture. And thanks for keeping your jacket on for photos while your team collected the wet jackets of fans who waited in the rain to meet you."
Adam Lambert is grateful to his fans for every turn in his career.
"He was humble, sweet, warm, and made an effort to listen to each person and connect with them. Seemed like the real deal!"
"The line was long, and you slowly filed in, and past the twins, who were sat silently behind velvet ropes. No speaking, you just shuffle past, look at them, and continue on, where there's a table of pre-signed stickers to put inside your book. it felt exactly like an extremely cheap sideshow at a county fair displaying fake 'freaks,'" the fan recalled.
"I couldn't tell you anything about them, but I can tell you that they do a good job of sitting still and not pointing out that they were basically treated like animals in a zoo."
Meeting Taylor Swift is an unforgettable experience for any Swiftie.
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