Bjork In New York

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I never thought I’d see Bjork in person aside from being at one of her concerts. They say you should never meet your idols right? I’ve had talks about this before with my Headmistress. What if she’s a bitch? What if she knocks me out like that Thailand reporter? I don’t want to be disenchanted. I mean she IS THE #1 influence of my life followed by Mae West, Charo, Peggy Lee and Oona Goosepimple. What if the experience soured me as a fan resulting in my going home with a bitchface and tears, ripping her poster off my wall like that episode of Growing Pains (2:14) where Ben meets his idol (played by Brad Pitt) and he’s a jerk…

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We saw her at Battery Park. Alone, wearing a weird dress and some chanclas wedges that I swear my momma has. Like yooj, I was in La La Land and didn’t notice someone was looking at Reyna and I up and down like a chola about to rumble. However, Eagle Eye Reyna did and saw a familiar Bjork curve of a nose (is this getting creepy.) Once my cohort alerted me to this suspicion, we followed her. Her backside looked like her build (more creepy?)..the weird clothes…I followed as though I was in a hypnotic trance. Reyna was like “What if it’s not her and some Asian lady?” But I could FEEL it. IN MY BONERS. I didn’t want to say ANYTHING I just wanted to know that it was her, in my presence, in New York City, on this trip with my best friend who is also a big fan and looks like her (HATECHU.) Can you say Happenstance? Reyna wanted to go up to her, but I felt like Tom Cruise in Legend..DO NOT TOUCH THE UNICORN. I knew Bjork was not the type to give me a high-five like Charo. Reyna goes “Scuse me..” and Bjork kept walking faster. Again…”Scuse me, are you Bjork?”  and  and she shook her head no. But it was her!!! Reyna was bummed she wasn’t very warm, but I was just glad she didn’t karate kick me in the face. I did impulsively whisper “We love you!” like the creepster that I am. HAHA! Oh well. LOVE YOU FOREVER BJORK.

How could I not?

Have any of you ever met your idol? How was the experience? I think the one person I really want to meet is Amy Sedaris.


1 Kara { 10.12.09 at 12:51 pm }

Haha wow, that’s amazing!! At least she didn’t scream at you or something. Denying who she is wasn’t too bad, haha.
I’ve never met any of my favourite celebrities. The best brush with fame story I have though is when a bunch of us from Adelaide roadtripped to Melbourne to see Bullet For My Valentine and ended up hanging out with them and partying with them. Such a fun night!

2 Ginamarr { 10.12.09 at 1:40 pm }

As a fellow bjork fan who considers her my mother Mary and baby Jesus all rolled into one: I totally understad how you feel. You don’t really care about a celebrity or musician being a shithead in person But not bjork NOT HER that would break my heart. And besides if I ever met her in person I can’t imagine how I’d act. Uncontrollable dry heaving tears? Almost surely. So I dread the idea of seeing her and being a total spaz or being totally dissed. But still you lucky duck! Did you get a picture? LOL

3 Breezy { 10.12.09 at 1:46 pm }

once i saw dustin hoffman at moma!! but he is not my idol. bjork is so cute and cool, though – i’m sorry she didn’t talk to you. i was just reading the other day about how she went crazy and ate her cardigan while filming that one movie. good times.

4 melis { 10.12.09 at 2:19 pm }

that was such a damn good episode of growing pains!! lol you guys should of taken a pic of her backside and then gang raped her! LOL kidding but i wish she would of at least smiled and not have been so scared. if she only knew how respected she is in your guys’ ojos!

5 rin { 10.12.09 at 2:23 pm }

i thought that was reyna in the violin picture until i saw the watermark. :)

6 The Greyest Ghost { 10.12.09 at 3:04 pm }

I have met my idol (Gwen Stefani) and thank god she lived up to my expectations, and more. I posted the whole story on my blog:

And I actually accidentally met Amy Sedaris too, this past spring. I bumped into this woman in IKEA Brooklyn, and when I apologized and looked up and it was her! I probably made some ridiculous “omg” face after recognizing her, and you know what she did? She GIGGLED like a little school girl. It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Now I love her even more.

7 Emi { 10.12.09 at 4:09 pm }

I met Marilyn Manson when I was 15 at Tower Records and at the time he was mosdef my idol.

I happened to have my Mason Family Adoption Certificate on me (as was the yooj in those days) and I gave it to him to sign.

He looked up at me and said “Well hello” under his breath all quiet-like. I couldn’t speak. Then he started to sign the Certificate and got all excited and said, “This is cool! Where did you get it?”


Of course I said that to myself and to him I simply said…
“I am your family”

::SIGH:: ugh AVERGONZAR what was my damage?!

Being the sweet, kind-hearted gentleman that he is, he didn’t have to heart to crush my dreams and splain to me that some marketing dude at Interscope Records probably made the certificate and I’d been sending my lunch money to the record label.

Instead, he finished signing, looked up at me and smiled. He handed me my certificate, took my hand into his and kissed it.

I whispered the meakest “thank you” i could muster up and he nodded his head in affirmation and said, “I love you. Thank YOU. Really, thank you.”

I turned around, walked away and licked my hand.

8 brooke { 10.12.09 at 7:29 pm }

i love bjork! she’s so unique.

9 jesi { 10.12.09 at 9:25 pm }

emi– omg, your manson story is so adorable. he kissed your hand!! what a gentleman.

“DO NOT TOUCH THE UNICORN” is the awesomest metaphor you could possibly make about this situation.

10 Sunday { 10.12.09 at 9:45 pm }

Well, not my idol as much as a CRAZY WOMAN we all know about…anywhoo, TYRA BANKS.

I was eating in Palm Springs at this SUPA chic place called the Parker. Anwhoozy, two ladies come in, one is taller than a Redwood and one is norm. size. Guess who was taller than a Redwood? Tyra goddamn Banks. No makeup on! She just looked sleepy. And 7’11″ if you know what I mean.

I didn’t want to be creepy, but I was with my man and kept jabbing him like, LOOK THAT WAY, QUIETLY.

She must have seen us, she was in the g-d booth across from us!


11 WendyB { 10.13.09 at 9:18 am }

It cracks me up to remember Bjork giving a beatdown to a journalist in an airport. Remember that?

12 The Friendinator { 10.14.09 at 10:59 pm }

Ha! Great story! She was probably day-dreaming about mating a koala bear with a polar bear and didn’t want to break her Zen with a conversation. ;)

I ended up working for the idol (of my youth) for about 3 years. It was nearly as great as I imagined it would be.

More exciting though, when I was 17 I met my boner-inducing hardcore celebrity crush, Winona “XXX” Ryder! So crazy! She was TOTALLY baked! I grabbed her hand to shake it, then went for the kill and gave her hand a “m’lady”-style kiss. Then I just stood there, shaking and shaking…and shaking her hand until she finally, kinda politely, yanked her hand away. Later I went home and had to shake a firm somethin’-somethin’ else. Naw’m sayin’, yo?…Ah, youth…

13 theletterkae { 10.15.09 at 9:22 am }

When I used to work for BR I absolutely HATED the music mix.

And then one day the new mix came – and Bjork was on it! :D It made those 8 hour shifts a little more bearable to hear her sing twice.

Probably the one person I still want to meet is James Iha. That man is the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow, and a bag of chips.

14 JungleForce { 10.21.09 at 3:58 pm }

I met Sarah morrison once jk thats not my story,
My story is faaaar to embarrassing to tell

15 Steff Metal { 10.28.09 at 11:27 pm }

That manson story is adorable!

One of my heroes is Nick Cave. I met him once after a show, where he’d held my hand while singing one of my favorite songs and I died of happiness.

I had no idea what to say. I told him he gave an excellent performance and gave him a hug. We was a total gentleman. Another guy was there, and he wanted Nick Cave to sign his ticket “to nick, from nick, because my name is Nick too!” and I said “How ironic” and Nick Cave laughed. That made me feel the happiness again.

I’ve met other celebrities and it’s always been, chat chat chat, all good. They’re just people. But Nick Cave – he’s special.

16 Mike Woodward { 10.30.09 at 8:19 am }

Still waiting to meet drew barrymore!

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