Meeting Brad Whitford and Steven Tyler of the Aerosmith was such luck! I know when I say I meet celebrities by luck, many people don’t believe me but it really is true!
After the Star Social Awards press conference, we went to the toilet and when we’re done, in typical Singaporean fashion, we stood in a circle while trying what is going to happen next and what time we’re going to meet again for the next day.
And in that time we’re standing in the circle, Brad Whitford walked out of the press conference room into the shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. I kid you not. We were pretty shocked that he actually walked out with zero security and just one other guy which I think was a minder/manager.
We actually panicked and scrambled to dig out our markers and cue cards to ask for an autograph. I must add that it didn’t feel as scary/initimidating to approach Brad Whitford the way it was for Joe Perry though.
Brad Whitford was actually very cool with us approaching him for an autograph and photo. He was really nice as well.
After Brad Whitford signed an autograph and took pictures with us, he actually strolled through the shoppes back to the hotel.
As usual, after meeting some artist/celebrity, we will stand there/at the side for a while to get over the shock/surprise. As this was a member of Aerosmith, we took longer than usual to get a grip.
After about 10 minutes, we wondered if anyone else would walk out of the room and we decided to just hang around for another half an hour or so.
And as fate would have it, about 25 minutes later, Steven Tyler walked out. We’re in complete shock again. We know for a fact that there are many VIP/staff routes within Marina Bay Sands Shoppes and the hotel and we’re actually expecting all the big names to use them to avoid being mobbed in public or something.
Steven Tyler was super cool. I went to approach him first but as I got closer, the dude beside him actually stopped me before I got the chance to open my mouth. However, Steven Tyler did see me approaching with a marker so he actually let the dude who stopped me walk past before he stopped, turn back and sign for us. He said no photos though and I certainly wasn’t going to complain. The lead singer of a legendary band just signed an autograph for me. I’ll take what I can get.
After signing, Steven Tyler walked back to the hotel. How cool is he man?
And just so you know, we did hang around for another 30 minutes after Steven Tyler left but no one else present at the press conference (Carly Rae Jepsen/SkyBlu/Chester See/Psy) walked out.