TonyS wrote:Pacer wrote:TonyS wrote:I get that Pacer, and believe it or not I'm not good with big crowds myself either.
What's helped me is my love of photography.
That having something else to do takes my mind off the crowds and makes it so much easier.
Then after the shows etc I'm still not finished, I always have my camera with me and capture things going on behind the scenes.
Just had lunch out with my wife in a very busy bistro and chose a table for two over in a corner as far away from the hussle and bussle as possible. It's just how I am.
Also , i must admit, the fery few times i attended Elvis meetings in germany, albeit in a very smaller manner concerning the event, i found that some(!) elvis fans are a bit strange and not the "i like that strangeness"-kind.
I guess i am not that tolerant, i admit.
I'm a better one on one person.
As an example is the picture below.
Backstage again I prefer to sit back and observe, I wouldn't have this kind of picture otherwise.
Understand that. I remember the Elvis The Concert days in 2000 when afterwards tens or sometimes hundreds of persons throwed themself at the TCB band to mingle and get autographs...i didn`t (and that was only the band, not Elvis himself...i guess in reality i would never would have gotten an autograph from him or gotten his attention for a second...cause i am not a pushy person in that area in terms of throwing myself at somebody famous. I rather stand alone in a corner, which is not helping when a famous person is surrounded by a lot of people...smile).
5 years later at an event in Bad Nauheim...we were late night at a bar...me and maybe 8 other people...and Jerry Scheff walked in to get a drink (it was the hotel he stayed in).
Really the place was deserted.....only him, the waiter ans the 7 or 8 people who were with me there.
And 5 of them were getting to him in talked with him for hours as he was nice and willing to chat.
Still , i didn`t go as i didn`t wanted to compete for his attention or bother him...and he sat 5 meters from me with 5 people of my company around).
Are you the one with the pink shirt?