June 11, 2003
Meeting Keanu Reeves changed my life!

Viper Marquee June 9,2003


Well, not really.
But it was kind of neat.

At some point in my evolution as a Keanu Reeves fan, I decided that there was no way I was going to be part of a throng of people hovering and vying for his attention, or part of a line of "meet and greeters" shuffling cattle-like past a folding table, either. If I happened to ever be at the right place at the right time- groovy, if not - it wasn't meant to be. I don't go to shows with an expectation of anything other than seeing the band on stage and having fun with my friends. Anything beyond that is just icing on a big loud Stoli-Vanilla flavored cake.

But, like many fans, I have spent at least a few idle moments devoting daydreams thinking about what I might say to Keanu if I ever did get the chance to meet him. Basically, I just didn't want to say anything stupid.

So, on Monday night, after becky was finished playing and I was talking to a girl near the front of the stage I realized that Mr. Reeves would probably be walking down the steps I was near so I decided to wait and see. But there wasn't a lot of people around so then I pretty much assumed that since the other band members came out this side of the stage, that he had slipped out the other side and went out the door on Sunset. I figured he was outside having a cigarette and once again I was at the wrong place at the right time.

Then, he did come out and was being led by a very large security guy down the stairs off the stage and about to go right past me.

this is him on that very night! pic from the Viper Room website


What did I say? What came out of my mouth after mentally rehearsing this moment for the past couple years?

"Hi."

Yep. Brilliant huh? Didn't even say his name.

Then someone on the other side of me gave him something. I don't know if it was a book or what, but let me offer this bit of advice as someone who saw his face as he held whatever this was in his hand....

Don't give him things. It looked like it made him uncomfortable.

Of course, I could see that our Mister Reeves needed to be rescued from this awkward situation so I stepped up and said the magic word "Hi", again.

He looked at me and I offered my hand and he took it and I said the only thing that I could think of that he hadn't already heard a bajillion times, "my name is krix" and shook his hand. It was a pretty average handshake. No electricity surged through me. It wasn't light, it wasn't firm...it just was.

As we shook hands he said, "Hi krix, thanks for coming out."

I said something back to him. I have no idea what.
See, everything was cool until this point, but then it gets blurry.

When Keanu Reeves has hold of your hand, is looking you in the eyes and says your name everything else, including the words coming out of your own mouth, sounds pretty much like white noise.

I'm pretty sure I said something complimentary about the show. I fear I may have used the word "awesome" but really can't remember. All I know is at least I didn't throw the goat and blurt out "You RAWK, Dood!".

Then the moment was over and he was gone.

Which was fine, because I really needed a cigarette.

becky , it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at June 11, 2003 02:40 PM .
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Then I went outside, had my smoke, left the giddy and giggly voicemonkey update and then made-out with one of the guys from Steriogram.

It was a good night.

Posted by: krix on June 11, 2003 02:59 PM

Krixy, the next time you're in L.A., I have to take you to the little eatery that Keanu frequents pretty often. My most recent Keanu sighting (not counting at some "event") was at this place maybe a year or so ago. His picture is on the wall and everything (he goes there so often). I used to live VERY close to this place, but now that I've moved, I'd forgotten about it until you came into town last week.

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: on June 11, 2003 03:02 PM

cool. you met him and shook his hand. :) I probably would have said you rawk dude...lol

Posted by: kat on June 11, 2003 03:55 PM

Well, doesn't everybody need a cigarette after orgasm? :)

Read your e-mail girlie. Thanks. :)

Posted by: Tyler on June 11, 2003 03:59 PM

God! if it will someday happen to me.... I guess I just will hug him and screem and cry, and don't care what everybody think, God i love him!
Krixy you r so LUCKY!

Posted by: Gali on June 11, 2003 04:04 PM

Well done krix!

And thank you, thank you, thank you for taking a photo of the line up. I only remembered to do so when they were taking it down....LOL

Posted by: Keanuette on June 11, 2003 04:07 PM

Am I weird to think that it's good that meeting him didn't change you too much? I mean, he's just a guy after all, and I don't think he'd be too crazy about the idea of being a life-changing experience.

It sounds like a great time, all told, lucky, lucky girl.

Posted by: Thorne on June 11, 2003 04:12 PM

Wow...I'm so glad you actually got touch him and speak to him! How cool is that!!
As for what to say....that's always so impossible. I've met a few celebrities along the way....and no matter how much I plan what I'm going to say....I usually only manage to squeek out a feeble "hi." Oh well....it's the whole experience that makes it good....not just what you have to say.
Oh and hey...what's this about making out with one of the guys from Steriogram??? Details...we want details!!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on June 11, 2003 04:13 PM

Tyler, are you saying that you read my email or instructing me TO read mine? Becuase my keanuvision mail is wonky, so if you send something send it to the aol addy.

Keanuette, no prob. Let me know when you post the pictures you took.

Posted by: krix on June 11, 2003 04:16 PM

Both. :)

Will resend my email to AOL.

BTW, while you were off hobnobbing, I missed the fuck out of your blog.

Posted by: Tyler on June 11, 2003 04:21 PM

Extreme COOLNESS....

Posted by: Rhonda on June 11, 2003 04:22 PM

Heh, Steriogram guy - the one in the middle of the pic on their webpage
http://www.steriogram.com
...I went up to him to tell him great show and said I wanted a kiss and a hug from his talented Kiwi self, expecting a peck on the cheek, but he gave me a goooood one right on the mouth. He definitely reaped the reward of my Reeves-induced hormone surge.

Posted by: krix on June 11, 2003 04:25 PM

I met one of my former erotica subjects in person about 6 years ago... in the vacuum of time before the handshake I had visions of him being able to see in my eyes that I wrote dirty stories with him as co-star.

I said the ever popoluar "Hi" and he said "enjoy the show" and then he was gone. Another guy in the group kissed me (a GOOD one) and after that, along with a great big hug, and a tiny bit of sweet conversation, he was my objet d'affection for a while.

It's good that your eyes don't really reveal all, or Keanu would be a snickering and a blushing with every woman he meets, and well, we just can't have that. Not cool.

Loved your reports. Thanks for the vicarious thrills!

Posted by: Chianti on June 11, 2003 04:52 PM

"hi" that's great! So nice you got to meet him.

Posted by: Leotra on June 11, 2003 04:53 PM

Yes!!!!! Wahey! I'm still so happy for you!!! *I know I've written that down like 3 times before already ;-D*

But, but, but, but, what about his SMELL!!!!!!?????

I'm sorry, that's a hang-up of mine ;-) Do you have any info on that? ;-D *just doing some research*

Posted by: Julie on June 11, 2003 05:57 PM

Hey Julie...since it was his third night in those clothes (that we know of) and it was hot, as reported by our *woman on the scene*, my guess his smell would be "Ripe" - but ripe is good for most all occasions. Krix? Did you inhale?

Posted by: Chianti on June 11, 2003 06:11 PM

I have nothing to report. Perhaps my friend who spoke to him later can leave a comment. He had to lean down to speak to her so maybe she caught a whiff of his Reeviness.

Posted by: krix on June 11, 2003 06:33 PM

Hahaha, after reading the 'same clothes' I think I might not want to know how he smelled THAT night after all :-D You can ooze feremones (don't know the English spelling)too much sometimes, you know ;-)
Ah well... My research will continue!!!

*I hope you all don't think I'm a perv now* ;-)

Posted by: Julie on June 11, 2003 06:44 PM

if only he would bottle his "reeviness"!! I'd spray my sheets with it every nite ;-)

Posted by: roxy on June 11, 2003 06:46 PM

Of course we do.

Join the club! :)

Ask Krix about the email I sent her. She knows that you are not alone.

Posted by: Tyler on June 11, 2003 06:48 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!! ummmmmmmmmmmm, his reevness as well as the rest of us smell pretty sweaty after rocking that hard....it was ALL good :q
yeah

Posted by: tess on June 11, 2003 06:48 PM


Awwwww, I'm glad you had SUCH a good time Krix!! :) Thanks for the cool updates too! Good music, good friends, good times (and Keanu to boot), doesn't get much better than that! :) Did anyone notice your rockin' license plate??

Posted by: Natasha on June 11, 2003 08:21 PM

Krix,

I just stumbled across your site last week and (as you wisely did not tell KCR during your close encounter of the most wonderful kind), "You RAWK, Dood!".

Thanks for providing such a wonderful public service to Keanu fans everywhere.

Posted by: wandalynne on June 11, 2003 09:01 PM

Enjoyed the recount! Sounds like you had a fine time on cloud 9*!
:)

Posted by: phoenix IX on June 12, 2003 04:01 AM

Enjoyed the recount! Sounds like you had a fine time on cloud 9*!
:)

Posted by: phoenix IX on June 12, 2003 04:01 AM

Thanks for the update Krix. It sounds like you handled yourself pretty well all things considered. You were even able to "rescue" him from an awkward situation!! Now that there have been 2 tales of getting to meet Keanu (you & Keanuette), who is going to be next? These things always happen in threes.....

Posted by: Lisa on June 12, 2003 07:10 AM

oh please god, let it be me ;)

this really made me smile. you so deserved it. thanks for letting us sort of not really be a part of it. you rawk

Posted by: laura on June 12, 2003 10:56 AM

So glad you had a great time at the Viper Room. Cheers to you for saying "Hi." It seems he acknowledges people who talk to him. I missed my opportunity to say just that....another time I suppose.

Ciao,
Dil

Posted by: dil on June 12, 2003 01:16 PM

For some reason, I can't get in to post today.
My internet at work has been all fucked up.
Anyway, the Anthrax Safe at Home video is on their OS for download.

http://www.anthrax.com/NFWS.HTM


Posted by: krix on June 12, 2003 03:29 PM

Hey, I was wondering where you went! The downside of writing so much as you do is that people are actually suprised and concerned about your health when you don't post something every other hour or so ;-)
I figured that after all the excitement you needed to lie down a bit and rest :-D

I hope this doesn't mean your blog is getting 'wiggly' again, though...

Posted by: Julie on June 12, 2003 05:56 PM

I would have jumped him, I think. Totally lost it, screamed, and tackled him.

or more likely, I would have stood there with my jaw hanging open and blinking furiously.

damn it's good to daydream about it though. glad it happened for you. :)

Posted by: Alex on June 12, 2003 07:41 PM

Wow! Very exciting! :D The moment you had been building up to for so long, I'm very happy for you.

Posted by: laura on June 14, 2003 05:59 AM

Crikey! that sounds so cool. What was the viper room like? I have heard a fair bit about it. Sorry if I am butting in, I stumbled across your site and read your excerpt. You did well to get 'Hi' out I would have been standing there like stunned mullet. I'm from Western Australia. I have more chance of getting lost in the desert than actually meeting a celebrity of any sort:)really dying of curiosity. Anyway thanks for the heads-up:)

Posted by: ness on June 14, 2003 07:43 AM

....!marvelous!...;)

Posted by: penelopez on June 15, 2003 12:10 AM

just think, krix, if i'd been there with you this time, you could have introduced me to keanu instead of Bret. well, it would have given you something to say to him, right? so cool that both you and tess got to talk to him! man oh man do i wish i had been there?!

Posted by: lori on June 15, 2003 08:27 AM

I was there that night to see Metal Shop (like many Monday nights) and got stuck in a huge line because Keanu was waiting to go on.

I wrote about it:
http://bunsen.tv/2003_06_01_bunsen_archive.html#200409199

Posted by: bunsen on June 15, 2003 07:39 PM

I'm so jealous, I'm crying. I'm also crying because my mom just died. I wish I could meet him...maybe I'd feel better.

Posted by: Renie on June 15, 2003 07:48 PM

GOSH ur so lucky!!!..i wish i could meet him one day, he is the best, he is cute, hot, hot, and did i say he is HOT?..oh well i just know he is HOT..lol..well im glad u met him,..

Posted by: Karla on June 16, 2003 01:17 PM

Renie, I haven't heard from you so I am not sure if you got my email the other day. I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your mom.

Posted by: krix on June 17, 2003 01:25 PM

Gosh i wish i could have the same luck u had..oh well i hope i do some day..guys or girls e-mail me trinitymxfan@yahoo.com and my aim sn is trinity69cutekl bye love ya

Posted by: Karla on June 17, 2003 03:41 PM

Ehm, Renie, I only just saw this because Krix linked a more recent entry to this one...
I don't know you, but I want to wish you a lot of strenght, my mother passed away at a young age, so I know how much it hurts. Please take good care of yourself *hug*

Posted by: Julie on June 17, 2003 04:06 PM

Way to Go!, that would have been hard to keep your cool, I wish I had the oppurtunity to have him grace my presence, but I'm stuck down here in Australia, congrats again!

Posted by: Emma on June 19, 2003 03:43 AM

Hey, just came across this site and wanted to say 1: oh my god krix that is so amazing i wish it had been me. you are awesome. and 2: any chance of joz telling the rest of us where this little piece of heaven that he graces with his presence is? more specific than that it is in LA? i would love to have a chance to try and get a glimpse of him if possible even if it did end up making me swoon afterwords :)

Posted by: sarina on July 22, 2003 07:30 PM

Hi I have pictures of keanu reeeves all over my room.

Posted by: REXANN HOLY DANCE on September 3, 2003 08:49 AM

Hi,Im from Germany and i love Keanu sooo much!
Hes so sweet and i have pictures of him all over my room!
I want to go to L.A. too but i`m only 14 and my mom say No!
Sorry for my bad English bye!!!!

Posted by: Melanie14 on September 8, 2003 12:24 PM

Ohh my! I am in love with this man, his stunning hair and strong profile. but doesnt love have to be mutual? lol well that sounds like fun. i would give andthing and every thing for him. e-mail me back some time...:)

Posted by: carrie on November 10, 2003 05:33 PM

ANOTHER ONE OF YOU,IN LOVE AND CRAZY FOR KEANU

Posted by: NAOMI on November 11, 2003 04:57 PM

So what is wrong with that.?????
Love is somthing beautifull........

Posted by: Nina on November 13, 2003 01:12 PM

Great!!!
Any idea where to meet him?

Posted by: Anita on November 21, 2003 12:46 PM

omg KEANU'S eyes are so pretty! He is very cute...I cant believe Neo died in tha movie! so sad...holla back

Posted by: Kirsten on November 27, 2003 01:28 PM

hey there people...im just another fan
crazy about keanu..its silly sometimes..im 21 and feel like i have this childlike cruch on him. ur lucky to have met him ..wish it was me

Posted by: Renita on December 4, 2003 06:38 AM

Dont feel too bad Renita, I am 20 and I too feel like a have this childlike crush on him! BUT CAN ANY OF THE LADIES HERE BLAME US hell can ANYONE blame us? LOL :)We cant help it... its his fault :D lol

Posted by: neos_journey on January 2, 2004 05:36 PM

I find Myself thinking about Keanu all the time. How fortunate would it be to be stranded on an island with him!?there's something to think about before you go to sleep. Anyway how wonderful to meet a man with so many outstanding qualities!!too bad you couldn't say hi to him for me...:(

Posted by: Elena on January 3, 2004 03:14 AM

Hey every1. Im only 14 and sore keanu in the matrix and now sort of have a crush on him. I know he's 39 but that doesnt mean i cant think he is cute. Look guys some of u r mad. He is just a guy if u think about it. A normal living breathing man, that happones 2 be well know. I mean it would be wicked 2 meet him but that chance is very slim. If i did meet him i would probably treat him as any other guy. He is probably fed up of all his fans going nuts when they see him and like most guys would probably be more interested in you if you treated them normally. Dont run up 2 him and hug him till he cant breath, or scream him name across the room. Just chill, he might be heading ur way anyway. I wouldnt make a fool of myself for a few seconds of maby chating 2 him. I know this is a lot coming from a 14 year old but i find boys/men normally like this and im sure Keanu would appreciate it 2. Answer me this. If there was a cute, single guy living across your street. Would you act the same towards him?

Posted by: Amber on January 23, 2004 02:02 PM

Amber is my friend so sorry about the spellin' mistakes.i like him as well.i think that if i met him i either wouldn't recignise him or i would be so shy he wouldn't even notice me.i am 131 and i on holiday on earth, i'm only stayin' for about 1000 years so if u wanna contact me or Amber u'll have 2 e-mail soon.downr002@wsgfl.org.uk,Amber says 'I understand what u lot have been sayin' cause i'm a massive fan of Keanu but i wouldn't go 2 those extremes if i saw him'. i think if ur a fan no matter what you say you are never going to actually do what you've planned 2 do. Anyway this is tyring i only have 6 fingers and 3 hands 2 type with. i can't be on here all the time because i only have 999 years,11 months,3 weeks,6 days,13 hours,52 minutes and precisely 11,10,9,8..... 0 seconds. musn't be long i have 2 visit my 32 grandma's on my way back 2 pluto (home slimy home)

Posted by: Ruth on January 24, 2004 10:14 AM

UUhhh???? Is it me or was anyone else wondering what that was all about?

Posted by: Toriane on January 27, 2004 05:06 AM

[...]
ok. Amber? I think if you met him him you would,first,cream your pants. It's nice if you can keep your cool, but lets face it...anybody would be crazy to see him. He seems like the cool and calm type who likes down to earth people. He is awesome, but he still is a man who sins and has faults just like everybody else. People need to not "worship" him. He is onlya human. A SEXY human, but only human

Posted by: elena on February 10, 2004 06:47 PM

I think that that is very true and that anyone who is lucky enough to shake his hand or have a moment with Keanu should remember that he is just a guy and while yes, he's beautiful and wonderful, he deserves respect of his space and thoughtfulness of the situation.

So, thank you everyone for your comments, I think this is a good place to wrap this discussion up.

Be Excellent to Each Other.

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Thanks for visiting.

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