The Billy Dee Williams Colt 45 contest got me thinking - how long will anyone wait in line to meet a celebrity/athlete and perhaps get an autograph?
The longest I ever stood in line was just a couple months ago. The movie "Secretariat" is coming out shortly and Churchill Downs had an event to commorate the event and had all the jockeys who won the derby in the 70s on hand. One of the events was a two hour autograph session. The track opened at 11:30 (first post was 12:45) and the autograph session started at 2. I got there right at 11:30 and immediately shot to where the line was forming by 11:35 and got in to where the guys were sitting right at 2:30 pm. If I had got there much later, I would not have gotten in. I don't have too many sports heros, but to meet both Ron Turcotte (Secretariat's rider) and Jean Cruget (Seattle Slew's rider) as well as snag autographs (I also got others) was well worth 3 hours of my time. Even better was there was no charge for the whole deal. I was a little pissed they wouldn't let you do pictures but I suppose they had to keep it moving to give as many people a chance as possible. The only time before I ever came close was I waited in line a little over an hour to get a Bill Elliott (NASCAR driver) autograph at a car show in Virginia several years ago.
I would def wait 3 hours for BDW (that is if I don't win the Find Billy Dee's Colt 45 ).
Am I an idiot or anyone else got a good celeb/athete story?