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I Just Ran Into Paul Stanley

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Down in LA for a meeting and stopped to get gas in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Van Nuys and Ventura. I was driving out slowly because a big, black Cadillac SUV was in the way, but the door opens up and out pops Paul Stanley, wearing the same KISS shirt he posted wearing earlier today. Literally 2 feet from me. My window was open and so I said hello and said I was a big fan - and he was super nice and attentive. He stopped, turned around to greet me and said how appreciative he was of me being a fan. He actually left me feeling good! So props to Paul for the totally random, positive fan encounter.
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Awesome surprise!
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That was great!! Thank you for sharing that with us. 😃
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Doose wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:19 pm Down in LA for a meeting and stopped to get gas in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Van Nuys and Ventura. I was driving out slowly because a big, black Cadillac SUV was in the way, but the door opens up and out pops Paul Stanley, wearing the same KISS shirt he posted wearing earlier today. Literally 2 feet from me. My window was open and so I said hello and said I was a big fan - and he was super nice and attentive. He stopped, turned around to greet me and said how much he appreciative he was of me being a fan. He actually left me feeling good! So props to Paul for the totally random, positive fan encounter.
Super excited for you. Glad you had that Kool experience Doose you deserve it!!!
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Very cool--!! Living in San Diego, myself, I've run into Paul Stanley a total of never.
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Awesome!

I used to fill up there when I had an apartment nearby, it was a Shell station then, not sure if it still is?

Oliva Trattoria, just up the Blvd, was my fave nearby Italian eatery, miss that place! Saw Steven Spielberg there once.
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That is too cool.For all the criticism Paul get's (often justified IMO),when it comes to one on one interactions he seems very gracious.
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was he wearing a mask?
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Doose wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:19 pm Down in LA for a meeting and stopped to get gas in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Van Nuys and Ventura. I was driving out slowly because a big, black Cadillac SUV was in the way, but the door opens up and out pops Paul Stanley, wearing the same KISS shirt he posted wearing earlier today. Literally 2 feet from me. My window was open and so I said hello and said I was a big fan - and he was super nice and attentive. He stopped, turned around to greet me and said how appreciative he was of me being a fan. He actually left me feeling good! So props to Paul for the totally random, positive fan encounter.
Great experience and thanks for sharing Doose !! I love hearing stories like this and great to hear Paul was gracious and attentive!!
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It’s a shame he didn’t care. He would have tweeted it otherwise. Joking of course..

That’s a cool encounter. Glad you didn’t go all fanboy on him.
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That’s awesome Doose. Glad you had a good experience, thanks for sharing.
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That is a cool story! It is cool that he was nice to you! Not everyone has had good experiences meeting Paul.

Living in Nashville, I have wondered if I will ever run into Vinnie.
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Real good stuff.
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Very cool to read that you had a cool unexpected meeting with Paul.
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What an unforgettable moment! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Cool beans.
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Did he paint you like one of his French girls?
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southernkiss wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:28 pm That is a cool story! It is cool that he was nice to you! Not everyone has had good experiences meeting Paul.

Living in Nashville, I have wondered if I will ever run into Vinnie.
I never got the impression he left his house other than the $500 salad plate meetups.
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Very cool
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Congrats on that encounter Doose! That’s a sweet little life-moment alright! Great to hear it happened to a big fan too. 8)
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Velvis wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:10 pm
southernkiss wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:28 pm That is a cool story! It is cool that he was nice to you! Not everyone has had good experiences meeting Paul.

Living in Nashville, I have wondered if I will ever run into Vinnie.
I never got the impression he left his house other than the $500 salad plate meetups.
If that is the case, I will never meet him.
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Good stuff.
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Cool story, but…
You should have asked him when the new KISS album was coming out. You could have been mentioned in a hundred subsequent interviews and gone down in KISStory as “gas station guy” 😂
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Was he wearing his Fanny pack?
Puma shoes?
How about the kiss 2020 goodbye hat fan package merchandise?
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That’s great, It’s good he was nice because he can be hit and miss from stories I have heard.
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Rite on!
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Nice! I am very familiar with that particular corner. I have sold items at the Buffalo Exchange on Cedros and I visit the Moorpark Los Angeles Public Library often.

Cool story, bro.
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Mr Slow wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:02 pm Cool story, but…
You should have asked him when the new KISS album was coming out. You could have been mentioned in a hundred subsequent interviews and gone down in KISStory as “gas station guy” 😂
Haha, exactly! There could have been the car wash guy and the gas station guy.

Anyway, really cool story, Doose!
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Wow - that was a nice experience for Paul too!
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That's awesome you got that experience! I've seen him a few times around Redondo Beach but usually with family so I just went about my own business.
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Did you ask any wig or lip sync questions?
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Cool! 8)
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Was he about to hit the highway doing 69?
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Awesome!
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That’s awesome! Kind of reminds me of how I met Zakk Wylde. We sometimes forget all these guys - ALL of them…… are just people.

Btw - I thought you were going to say someone has a new song called, “I Just Ran Into Paul Stanley”
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Did you have time to mention how much we appreciate his tweets here at Kissfaq?
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Great stuff. A moment you’ll never forget!
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Good on ya Doose!
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Nice one.
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Paul looked great, by the way - he was smiling ear to ear, fit, energetic. It looked like he was with his family, which is why I didn't want to disturb him too much, otherwise I may have pulled my phone out and asked for a quick selfie from the car. But it made me happy to see him so happy, and to have such a positive encounter with him.
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MrPaulStanley wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm Awesome!

I used to fill up there when I had an apartment nearby, it was a Shell station then, not sure if it still is?

Oliva Trattoria, just up the Blvd, was my fave nearby Italian eatery, miss that place! Saw Steven Spielberg there once.
It was the 76 station on the southeast corner. What's funny is I pulled up to one pump on the Ventura Blvd. side (because I wanted to exit on to the boulevard when I was done), but then realized the gas tank was on the other side, so I had to move to the other side of the station that exits on Van Nuys Blvd. - and that's where Paul had pulled into and stopped. If I didn't have to switch pumps, I would have totally missed him. Instead, I ended up face-to-face with him. It's still making me smile today.
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I'd love to run into Paul really fast on a pair of Paul-designed Pumas.
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Very cool story. Living in L.A/SFV has it's perks. Paul does most of his shopping & errands on 'North of the blvd.' I used to get text & pics saying 'hey Paul is here shopping at Costco in Van Nuys'.
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You had a chance to be "Gas Station Guy" and call for new KISS music!
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VERY Cool!
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Doose wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:34 am
MrPaulStanley wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm Awesome!

I used to fill up there when I had an apartment nearby, it was a Shell station then, not sure if it still is?

Oliva Trattoria, just up the Blvd, was my fave nearby Italian eatery, miss that place! Saw Steven Spielberg there once.
It was the 76 station on the southeast corner. What's funny is I pulled up to one pump on the Ventura Blvd. side (because I wanted to exit on to the boulevard when I was done), but then realized the gas tank was on the other side, so I had to move to the other side of the station that exits on Van Nuys Blvd. - and that's where Paul had pulled into and stopped. If I didn't have to switch pumps, I would have totally missed him. Instead, I ended up face-to-face with him. It's still making me smile today.
Awesome dude.
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Doose wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:34 am
MrPaulStanley wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm Awesome!

I used to fill up there when I had an apartment nearby, it was a Shell station then, not sure if it still is?

Oliva Trattoria, just up the Blvd, was my fave nearby Italian eatery, miss that place! Saw Steven Spielberg there once.
It was the 76 station on the southeast corner. What's funny is I pulled up to one pump on the Ventura Blvd. side (because I wanted to exit on to the boulevard when I was done), but then realized the gas tank was on the other side, so I had to move to the other side of the station that exits on Van Nuys Blvd. - and that's where Paul had pulled into and stopped. If I didn't have to switch pumps, I would have totally missed him. Instead, I ended up face-to-face with him. It's still making me smile today.
Awesome dude.
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Close to his house on Mulholland.