This one just kills me. Eugene Cresto and I have similar goals and mindsets about meeting celebrities. We have crossed paths many times at various events. It's always good to see Eugene.
About the only time I was not happy to see him was when I kept seeing pictures of him on Facebook at this year's Motor City Comic Con. I was supposed to be there, but work obligations kept from attending.
One after the other, new cool pictures of Eugene and various celebrities kept appearing in my newsfeed. I was happy for him being there and slightly envious, of course.
Then I saw the picture that really hurt. Eugene and Burt Young. Burt Young is one of a few actors to appear in all of the Rocky movies. His "Paulie" character is legendary. Of all of the stars at the MCCC, Young was the one who I really wanted to meet and there was Eugene posing with him.
Ouch that hurt.
Don't get me wrong. I am glad he got to meet everyone there. As I wrote, he is a good guy. If it was a faraway con, I wouldn't have cared. It wasn't though. This was MCCC, a con about 4 hours from my home. I have gone 6 straight years.
So why am I even putting this on my site? Why am I preserving it to be seen any time on my site? I guess since I could not meet Young, I have to just live vicariously through Eugene.
Eugene Cresto and Burt Young in Novi, MI-May 2014.