By Drew Olson Special to Published Sep 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM

I've been pretty lucky to spend much of my professional life interviewing interesting people that others would love to meet. Most of the subjects were athletes, but there were some cool politicians, musicians and actors sprinkled into the mix, too.

But, that's my professional life.

In my "real" life, I haven't had many brushes with celebrity. I once sat next to Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen on a flight from Florida to Chicago, but I didn't want to bother him so I didn't say a word.

What got me thinking about this, you ask?

It was this story about a couple in New Jersey's random encounter with Bruce Springsteen. This couple bumped into Bruce while posing for their engagement photos on the Shore. That's an awesome story. In my opinion, it's infinitely more interesting than the old "I interviewed so-and-so at media day ..." stories that I've collected.

Have you ever had a cool, random meeting with someone famous? Use the Talkback feature and let me know the details.

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.