Back in 1995, I headed to a mall with my small children where we saw a limo parked in the fire zone and I wondered who that might be... stores had about 20 minutes to open so I took the kids up to the food court on the 3rd floor to get a cookie.
Just as my little one reached up for me to take a bite from hers, around the corner comes Richard Simmons on one of his famous Mall Walks, in his teeny tiny shorts and coordinating tank top with a a gaggle of fans following along.
He marched over to me, grabbed my face and planted a kiss right on my mouth, with camera bulbs flashing. I was beyond shocked and took off like a bat out of hell, so mortified that he'd singled me out that way... caught with a mouthful of chocolate chip cookie. (I was quite heavy at that time and believe that to be the reason behind his actions.) I can't imagine anyone doing such a thing these days and I definitely didn't consent to his actions.. never saw it coming. I think he intended this completely different than it comes across when telling the story now.
My favorite "major" celeb meeting has to be Craig T.Nelson.. it was a late 90's Memorial day Lyme Rock race when he was the driver of the screaming eagle race car.. husband's boss was also a driver, and we had pit passes. After the race was over, most of the drivers hung out with fans for about 15-20 minutes. But Craig, standing in his fireproof race suit, sweating like crazy stood there taking pictures with fans, signing autographs and holding babies that were practically thrown at him for over an hour.. he didn't go into his trailer until all the fans that wanted to meet him did so. My biggest regret that day was that I was the one taking the pictures of my family with him but didn't pass the camera over to someone so I could have one too. Was so impressed that he stayed even though he had to be hot & exhausted. He was laughing and chatting and seemed so genuine.
I have tons and tons of less famous celebs that I've met in music circles. though. These two above stand out just in how different they were.