An Encounter with Michael Stipe of REM

Posted by The G on March 4, 2011 under Encounters with G | 3 Comments to Read

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Michael Stipe of REM and Geoffrey Dicker

Michael Stipe of REM and G

On March 3, 2011 I met Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Michael Stipe of REM!  When I first spotted him, he was in a hurry and he told me he’d come back and get me later.  My initial impression was “Yeah, right.”  But I was not about to blow a rare opportunity to meet him.  I waited in sub-zero weather for over an hour, with each passing minute feeling like an eternity.  True to his word, Michael Stipe came back and took a photo with me as well as signing one of my REM CDs!  WOW!  Thanks so much Michael.  What a thrill to meet you!  REM’s latest album “Collapse into Now” will be released on March 8, 2011.

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  • Gail said,

    I would never in a gazillion years guess that to be Michael Stipe.

  • toonmonk said,

    See you got two of the best artists from the Tibet House US Benefit Concert! Well done. Did you catch the show or party afterwards? Lemme know next year if you wanna go.. Worked for the Thurmans & THUS for a long time.. Those Tibetan Buddhists know how to throw a party. 🙂

  • The G said,

    Wayne Coyne half joked about giving me a ticket to the after party, but I was so happy that he signed 5 things for me and I was FROZEN, I forgot to push the issue…. oh well…