March 27th, 2008
04:43 PM ET

Brush with greatness

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="iReporter Sarah Hampton met Bill Bellamy at a comedy club in Atlanta, Georgia, last month."]Over at we asked readers to send in their “brushes with greatness” – photos, videos and stories of their personal encounters with celebrities. The response was varied and enthusiastic. Readers met hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, comedian Bill Bellamy and hockey legend Bobby Hull.

Mishea Hyatt had a chance celebrity encounter many fans dream of. After a Smashing Pumpkins concert last year in Boston, Massachusetts, she waited outside in hopes of catching a glimpse of the band.

Within a few minutes, front man Billy Corgan walked over and invited Hyatt and her friend to chat in the hotel lobby where the band was staying. “It was a great conversation about nothing, but it meant everything,” she said.

It seems everyone has a favorite story about his or her own brush with greatness. What’s yours?

- Katie Hawkins, Associate Producer for User Participation

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