Having lived in L.A. for a while I've met a lot of "celebrities" Only once have I ever tried to fight one. Since the Foo Fighters just had a kick ass show at the Palace, I thought I would share my Dave Grohl story. This actually happened here in Michigan 8 or 9 years ago. I was waaaaaasted. (Most of my best stories start with these three words)
I was at the show with my girlfriend at the time and we had passes to chill with the band afterwards. I was sitting on a couch in the green room staring at the wall and slipping in and out of consciousness when Taylor Hawkins sat down next to me. He said "Hi" and I mumbled something back. Then I noticed that Dave Grohl was on the other side of the room talking and laughing and having a great time with my girlfriend. In my drunken haze I assumed that Dave Grohl was hitting on her and yelled at Taylor "HEY!!! WHAT THE @#$% MAN!! THAT'S NOT COOL" He told me they grew up in the same town and were just talking about old places and people they both knew.
I wasn't buying it. I stumbled up to Dave who (while chomping his trademark gum) said "Hey man! What's up? I'm Dave." I said something to the effect of "I know who the @#$% you are! What the hell is going on?" Then there was a bunch of back and forth with him and my girlfriend trying to calm me down and me yelling obscenities at the nicest guy in rock and roll.
Eventually I got pulled out of the room. As you probably guessed by now, Dave Grohl was NOT hitting on my girlfriend. In fact he was really cool about the whole thing. I, on the other hand, had the chance to meet and hang with one of the coolest dudes on the planet and instead decided to scream at him in a drunken fog.