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Riding with the stars

Discussion in 'Stories' started by Ubercycle, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Potholes City
    Driving:
    UberX
    Hello Uber partners.

    Who is the most famous person you've met?

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  2. mmmike

    mmmike Active Member

    Location:
    AtlantA
    I drove a player on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
     
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  3. jp300h

    jp300h Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando, FL 32828
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Not really famous per se, but 3 players from our local hockey team (Orlando Solar Bears)
     
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  4. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st liuis
    Jason Aldean and his guitarist
     
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  5. Steubie

    Steubie Active Member

    Location:
    Broward
    Let's see...Brandon Marshall(Jets player),Julio Jones(Falcons player), Chris Rock, Devante Parker(Dolphins Player) and many other football players but my favorite person I picked up was Marlon Wayans he was a cool dude
     
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  6. mrpjfresh

    mrpjfresh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Driving:
    UberX
    (Second hand)
    None here, as yet, but a couple told me their previous driver in town had actually driven Macklemore some time back when he was in town for a show. The driver, a retired older lady, had no clue who he was even after he told her. All she said was that he was "a very polite young man" lol. So good on you, Mack
     
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  7. wk1102

    wk1102 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    treasure coast fl
    I met Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell when I was a kid... 1978/79ish.

    I don't think there was much more of a famous person at the time as the Champ.

    Cosell was a tool, the Champ was very gracious. I remember him as being super friendly.

    In my car, I've had a several MLB players, 2 starting pitchers and a starting infielder, a couple of relief pitchers and utility /bench players. I had a #3 and #6 draft pick, both drafted out of HS one with over a million and one just under a million signing bonus and a few ex mlb guys now coaching.

    A Pro golfer, a television sports announcer, a woman's professional volleyball player. I didn't know there was such a thing as professional volleyball.

    I saw Brooke shields at the airport while I was doing a pick up , does that count ? 3387.jpeg 3354.jpeg
     
  8. UberChicago80

    UberChicago80 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Johnathon Rodriguez Salazar Jr. Good tipper. He even sang a few diddys for me...he's still got that Midas voice!
     
  9. BigPapi44

    BigPapi44 Member

    Location:
    Jersey City
    Ashleigh Johnson. Olympic gold medalist
     
  10. Fat Jack

    Fat Jack Active Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Drove David Spade across the street from the Mirage to the Venetian.

    Lot of pro athletes... Tim Duncan, Rampage Jackson would be most famous. Almost ran over Magic Johnson, he walked right in front of my cab without looking in the driveway of the Mirage. He smiles, waves and says My bad,.

    Had a couple of guys in the back of my cab that I really didn't take a close look at when they got in. I was talking with them and through the conversation I figure out they're musicians so I assume they're a lounge act here in Vegas. I ask them where they are playing and they say MGM, so then I ask whats the name of your band and one guy tells me Pearl Jam. I turn around and look and its Eddie Vedder and one of the other guys.
     
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  11. Socalguy

    Socalguy New Member

    Location:
    Long Beach
    Dude from sublime, I forget his name.
     
  12. rotocub

    rotocub Active Member

    I've met a fair share of famous folks, but I'm assuming the OP meant "while Ubering".

    Never had a pax I'd consider very famous, but have had two confirmed pro athletes.

    Last trip of very first day I drove for Uber was an NFL safety that just happened to have played the previous season for my favorite team. He was an awesome guy....still one of my all-time favorite pax.

    Had a guy heading to the airport earlier this week that was nearly 7 feet tall with a unique first name. Figured there was good chance he was some sort of professional athlete. Googled his first name and NBA. Sure enough, there he was. He was quiet, but nice.
     
  13. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    let's see... drove larry the Cable guy home from a bar to his house in outside Sanford florida,
    Took Sting back to his hotel. He was on vacation at the time.
    Took Vin Disel from Universal Orlando backlot out to to the Hilton. He was on business doing something. We talked about dungeons and dragons the entire time, it was kinda surreal.
     
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  14. Red Leader

    Red Leader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bay Area CA
    I would never drive a celebrity anywhere.....unless I knew them.
     
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  15. richyrich567

    richyrich567 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    hollywood
    Driving:
    UberX
    I met Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell when I was a kid... 1978/79ish.

    HAHA.. i met him back then 2 back in 74 or 75. was walking down hollywood early morning with mom and dad. my dad goes to my mom that's Muhammad Ali over there. was standing next to his rolls royce with chauffeur and some other guy who probably was a bodyguard. i was to young to know who he was and didn't really care. but from what i remember he was very friendly guy.. tossed me up in the air and signed autograph for parents.. RIP CHAMP
     
  16. jp300h

    jp300h Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando, FL 32828
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Why? They are people like any other.
     
  17. Trafficat

    Trafficat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    I had a county commisioner as a pax.
     
  18. Don'tchasethesurge

    Don'tchasethesurge Active Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Someone from steelers. I don't watch football so idk his name. He did tip me $20 dollars plus cancel fee since he input wrong pick up and had to reorder. Great conversation too
     
  19. Graham_DC

    Graham_DC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Never drove anyone famous, at least I don't think so.

    Had drop offs at the signature lot of the airport (where the private jets are). Of course those people didn't tip :rolleyes:
     
  20. SamIam51

    SamIam51 Member

    Location:
    GIlbert, az
    Driving:
    UberX
    I drove this amazingly stunning women to the airport today. I swear I couldn't stop looking at her when we were talking. She was very sweet....I asked if her trip was business or pleasure and she said business...I asked what she did...and she meekly said a radio sports interview...I could tell she didn't want to discuss it. So I searched when I got home, she was a Playmate of the Year. model and actress. Probably one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. And yes I'm a woman, but I can appreciate beauty...even though she's had a lot of work done, she was still beautiful....inside and out.
    Oh her name was Karen McDougal.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017

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