Very true for Monsieur Mitterand...
The guy was wearing Cifonelli suits and was acting like a king and people used to call him Tonton Mitterand..
I met Larry The Cable Guy when I delivered catering to his dressing room at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. I realize that this doesn't exactly fall under the category of "unexpected," as I knew beforehand that he would be there, but it's the only time in my life I can actually recall interacting with a celebrity. Shit comedian, nice guy. On a seperate occasion, I was delivering next door to the George Street Playhouse and I caught a quick glimpse of David Hyde Pierce. I was going to speak to him, but before I could think of anything clever to say, he vanished - like Batman. When I was eight years old I watched my mother meet Steve Van Zandt from the E Street Band at what was then a Nobody Beats The Wiz in Holmdel, NJ. I didn't know who he was at the time so I didn't give a shit. He actually walks around in public wearing the same kind of clothes he does when he's performing. Doesn't translate well from the stage to everyday life.