Before I delve in to the thrilling conclusion of my awkward adventures, I wanted to share some feedback I have received from the first 2 parts. And let's be honest, we all know how this story is going to end - me shriveling up into a tiny ball internally and turning into stone externally. I'm surprised I didn't need to be wheeled off the bus.
Things that have been mentioned in regards to my awkwardness:
Painfully awkward Rob Lowe! If only when I wasn't painfully awkward my life was as swanky as his commercials show his to be!
The only time I'm like my favorite pony, Fluttershy, is when we make this face.
Post-Hulk Bruce Banner.
And just for fun:
There's totally an episode where Fluttershy Hulks out. Also, when you Google "Flutteryshy Hulk" you can apparently find Fanfcition based on this pairing.... what. That's. Weird. And anatomically confusing.
This is really getting away from me, so let's progress.
There I am hanging out with Switchfoot on their tour bus before their concert. My eyes bulging, which is scary because I can have some seriously huge eyes, my limbs are shrinking into my body like a t-rex, and I have no capabilities of speech.
Nothing has changed around me except now, I'm dying.
I mean, I'm wearing a unicorn t-shirt. Actually dying.
Luckily, as soon as the video ended the band was told they needed to make their way backstage for the show. They said their goodbyes, I said something along the lines of "nefghhhhblegh." We all walked inside, I'm sweating profusely in my white puffy jacket, brain fritzing. My cousin and I walk to main area, watch the awesome concert, and that should have been the end. No harm, no foul.
But of course not. I wasn't humiliated enough!
As we were walking out, I confessed to my cousin that I had no idea that we were with Switchfoot that whole time and I'm so embarrassed at my naivety.
She asked me what I would have done differently if I had known (she's a counselor) and I said I probably would have asked for their autograph or something. She suggested I go ask them now, all on my own, working on my timidity.
I gather my courage. I am cool. I can play this off. I am well spoken.
Deep shuttering breath.
I knock on the tour bus door.
I'm so nervous there aren't words. I might vomit.
"Yes?" Keyboardist. He's like in the back, no big deal!
"WE MET EARLIER AND I HAD NO IDEA WHO YOU GUYS WERE BECAUSE I LIVED OVERSEAS AND UNDER A ROCK AND MY T-SHIRT HAS A UNICORN AND I AM REALLY SORRY YOU AREN'T FAMOUS ENOUGH IN MY LIFE FOR ME TO KNOW YOUR FACES BUT CAN I GET YOUR AUTOGRAPH BECAUSE YOU ARE FAMOUS AND I DID THIS ALL WRONG?!"
"Uh. Sure. What would you like us to sign?" They're really nice guys, I could barely tell they were trying not to laugh.
"Oh. Um. I didn't think that far."
They ended up signing my ticket stub. It's lovely.
What's your most embarrassing encounter with someone famous?