Days of the Dead returns to Chicago November 22-24. I always love DotD, but especially when it is in my town. This year, it is moving to Rosemont, even closer to me.
I have met PJ Soles several times at Days of the Dead and I will continue to see her every time she is appearing here. Aside from being a longtime favorite of mine, she is simply a fantastic celebrity guest.
Already a fan of hers for a while, PJ forever won my heart when she starred opposite the Ramones in Rock 'n' Roll High School. She also co-starred in Halloween, Private Benjamin, Stripes and many other films.
At Days of the Dead 2012 Chicago, I had the pleasure of interviewing PJ. She talked about working with the Ramones, her fandom of the band and much more. It really was a fun interview and one of my favorites of all I have done.
Meeting favorite celebrities is always tricky and interviewing them is even riskier. You never want to destroy the image you have of them. Fortunately, PJ surpassed my image by a long shot. She is so friendly and easy going. She embraces her connection to the Ramones and happily discusses it and other parts of her career. By now, we are "convention" friends.
Go to DaysoftheDead.com for more info. Also, check the Days of the Dead Facebook page for more frequent updates.
PJ Soles and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2014.