I think the closest I ever came to this was back in 1998. Mr. FG and I were at the mall one night, and Stevie Wonder came walking by.
We left him alone, so I didn’t actually meet him.
But there was a guy in the mall who realized who had walked by, and he turned around and started running down the mall after Stevie Wonder.
I totally understand wanting to meet a celebrity, but I can also understand that a celebrity would really want to just walk in the mall without having to meet people.
Mr. FG and I almost saw Johnny Depp back in 2017. We were at Disney in California on our 20th anniversary trip, and we rode Pirates of the Caribbean.
We knew Johnny Depp very, very occasionally stops in at that ride, so of course we strained our eyes to look for him the whole time.
And shortly after we left the ride, we found out he actually did show up that day. Like, an hour after we left the ride.
Oh well. It would have been cool to see him, but at the end of the day, he IS just a person.