You know it’s odd… I always get excited when I meet certain celebrities and one of them is Mr. Keanu Reeves. I shouldn’t be surprised after all Keanu Reeves is Neo from The Matrix and Ted Theodore Logan from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Plus of course Speed, Parenthood, The Gift, etc…
I haven’t seen Keanu Reeves in years, he just kind of dropped out of the spotlight for a bit there, so when Jack dropped me a line and said that Keanu Reeves was doing a Q and A tonight, I was like “WHOA!” LOL… Sorry had to be done!
8:19 p.m. – I grabbed Mr. Theo Shag-a-popolis and we headed out. Normally, I don’t bring Theo with me however when I think it’s going to be pretty low key or lined up then I don’t mind. Plus, if it gets crazy I can just take a step back.
8:22 p.m. – There are only about five other people here waiting for Keanu Reeves and I figured that there wouldn’t be many more… But with the way it is now a days you just never know. This q and a wasn’t exactly publicized…
8:24 p.m. – I only brought a few things, my Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure mini poster, my Speed UK quad mini poster that I already have Sandra Bullock on, and my Parenthood laserdisc. If I get one, I’ll be happy.
8:25 p.m. – I’m also wearing my Wyld Stallyns shirt. I normally don’t go all fanboy crazy like this, however for Ted Theodore Logan I think it’s worth it.
8:28 p.m. – There seems to be some movement and we all kind of mosey on to the back of the theater. Thankfully, this movie theater was only a few minutes from my house.
8:31 p.m. – Theo is having a great time hanging out. He’s a happy Mr. Theo Shag-a-popolis!
8:33 p.m. – Oh a car is pulling up! It’s Keanu Reeves. We ask him if he would mind signing and then he says, “One minute guys.” he talks to his security and people and then a few minutes later walks on over. He signs a few and then comes to my Speed mini poster he asks me, “Where would you like me to sign it?” I thought that was so nice. So I tell him that the top would be great. He then signs my Speed poster and then signs a few more.
He comes back to me and is about to sign my Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure mini poster and I tell him, “I’m wearing my Wyld Stallyns shirt!” to which Keanu Reeves replies, “Whoa.” I can’t make that up. LOL… Keanu then turns and signs a photo for another guy and says, “this is the last one guys.” After signing that photo he comes back to me and signs my Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure mini poster.
Keanu is then nice enough to take photos with everyone really fast. Granted he looks a tad pissed off in the photos but he wasn’t at all. Keanu Reeves was really cordial, not the most talkative person I have ever met but very nice.
I was so jazzed to get to meet Keanu Reeves and getting a photo with him wearing my Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure shirt was an added bonus!
San Dimas high school football rules!
Until next time kids…