Sunday, June 08, 2008

It happened again


Went to two car shows today. It's amazing how there can actually be two car shows in one city, both crowded.

The first was in Johnny Carson Park, across from Burbank Studios, home of the Tonight Show.

While driving there, I wondered out loud to my husband whether or not Jay Leno would be there. He has his own amazing collection of cars, and has been known to show up at these things.

We walked through, perusing the classic cars...no Jay Leno. Oh well.

Off we went to our next destination...Woodley Park for another classic car show.

As we were walking around, we noticed a crowd gathering by one particular car. Of course, being the incredibly nosy person that I am...I insisted we make our way over to see what was going on.

And, lo and behold, there was that familiar silver hair, blue jeans and work shirt.

Jay Leno was was there, drawing a bit of a crowd. No obnoxious paparazzi, no screaming, no fainting.

Just regular folk politely asking Jay to pose for a picture and sign an autograph. And he happily complied.

This was not our first encounter with Jay. A few years, I wrote this about another Sunday with him.

Oh yeah, last night we went out to dinner and watched Steve Perry walk by.

Living in L.A. is cool, no?

9 comments:

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Living in LA is very fun! I'll have to tell my friend, GloZell, about your Jay sighting. She goes to the Tonight Show EVERY single day! She's more than a fan but not quite a stalker.

Thanks for the comment, SP is sure getting around!

Jack said...

Woodley Park on a Sunday- watch out for the dudes playing cricket. They're pretty serious.

BTW, what did you think of that Chevy?

HeyJoe said...

Steve Perry? Wow. What the hell is he up to these days, besides cashing royalty checks for Don't Stop Believin'?

Mildred Garfield said...

Whenever I want to read something light hearted I visit your blog. It never fails -

You saw Jay Leno!!! Wow!!

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

How cool! Now you need to plan a trip to NY to visit Letterman or at least run into his sidekick (which David and I did).

cruisin-mom said...

Mary: thanks for stopping by. Hmmm, are we a little worried about GloZell?!!

Jack: cricket dudes, that wouldn't be you would it? Loved the chevy.

Heyjoe:Hey now, he played with Randy Jackson, so watch it.

Millie: always love when you stop by!

Jaime: does that mean you saw Paul Schaffer? Would love to see Letterman :)

Jodie said...

I've heard other people say that Jay Leno is a really nice guy too. Your lucky. We rarely see anyone famous here in Kansas!

cruisin-mom said...

Jodie: Hi and welcome! We see famous people quite often, and I have to admit, it never gets old!

Wendy said...

Hi there - Jay drives a BMW motorcycle - he MUST be a nice guy!

We don't get much fame spotting over this way. I'm jealous!