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Meet my new friend…Dr. Dre

So last weekend Dave and I went to the 49er game in San Francisco. I’ve been a 49er fan for almost 20 years, and Dave has a co-worker who has season tickets, so for the past two years we’ve splurged on one game. When I say splurged, I mean SPLURGED, because we could not afford this on any kind of regular basis. There’s the tickets, the gas, the parking, the food (even if you tailgate!), bridge toll, and next thing you know you’re selling your grandmother’s china to go to a ballgame. Not that I would do that.

Anyway, these seats were AWESOME! They were on the visitor’s side (boo!), but they were in the SECOND ROW on the 30 yard line.


Click on any of these pictures to make them gigantic.

9er falcon game 10.11.09

9er falcons game3 10.11.09

9er falcons game4 10.11.09

9er falcons game8 10.11.09

dave and trish at 9er game 10.11.09

The 9ers got blowed out, which sucked. But pretty much nothing, not even the 9ers getting their butts kicked could have dampened my spirits.

About a half hour before the game started, a group of people came from the Atlanta sidelines to their seats. As they started walking up the steps, Dave’s like, “Dude! I think that’s a rapper! That’s…OH! What’s his name?! DR. DRE!” I didn’t believe him because the guy looked like a regular dude. He didn’t have loads of gold jewelry, and he was dressed very nice!

Turns out it WAS Dr. Dre. And he’s sitting five rows behind us! So I make eye contact, and do sign language for “you, me, camera?” I think I was the only one who got a picture with him because I asked him, and not his body guards, who were turning people away left and right.

The only bummer is that the photo is terrible. But below is the original and a cropped version that I tried to help (fairly unsuccessfully) in Photoshop. If anyone can fix up the first photo, I’d love you forever! The photo below was given a little help and love by Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit. This photo is a little better than the one I had before, so thank you Serena!!


trish and dr. dre

Lastly, that thing on my cheek? That doesn’t really exist, but my $#%@ camera was taking terrible pictures, and instead of just taking a terrible picture (read: grainy) and being done with it, it had to make me look like I’m morphing into a witch.

Finally, one last shot of Dr. Dre:

dr. dre

Isn’t he CUTE?!

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31 Responses to “Meet my new friend…Dr. Dre”

  1. rhapsodyinbooks

    He’s very cute. You’re so courageous to have asked him!


  2. Lisa

    What a fun day! I have never gotten to go to a pro football game and I love pro football so I’m really jealous! That’s great that you were sitting even closer than Dr Dre!


  3. Kristen M.

    Ahh … we love Dre! Our local indie radio station loves to play old Dre songs in the morning …


  4. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    How super fun! I really don’t anything about Dr. Dre, I’m such a loser, but you made me laugh with this post. 🙂


  5. Kathy

    I wouldn’t have recognized him for sure. Dr. Dre just couldn’t turn someone as cute as you down!


  6. Nicole

    He looks like he has lost some weight over the years. I didn’t know that I would have recognized him. Way to go Trish! Leave it to you to get the only picture.


  7. Trisha

    Seeing that picture and hearing that name just brought back so many memories of high school with little thug Trisha rolling through town in her bright green Hyundai Excel (wasn’t I cool?) singing “Nuthin’ But a G Thing Baby”. Yep, my white-chick-cheerleader-president of the spanish club-book geek-self owned Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. It is very cool that you got a picture with him.


  8. Aunt Becky

    So. Jealous. Of. You.


  9. Ann-Kat

    Duuuuuude! You met Dr. Dre. The Dr. Dre. He’s lost a bit of weight, but he looks good–healthy. Go you for scoring that pic. o_0


  10. Kathleen

    I’m a long time 49er fan too…over 20 years also. My mom remembers going to games in the 50’s at Kesar stadium when the women would wear dresses, hats, and gloves to the games! That is great that you got a photo with Dr. Dre also. Now too bad the niners had to lose! Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories of the game!


  11. Heather

    Exciting to have such seats (even if they were in the visitor’s section) and exciting to get a picture with Dr. Dre! I’ve always thought he was adorable. Also I love your smile in the picture and I wish I had the skills to fix it for you!


  12. Staci

    I think the pic is pretty good!!!


  13. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog

    And I thought I was cool for meeting Hanson in the Oklahoma City airport back in middle school (you know, when Mmmm Bop was all the rage)!

    Looks like you had a great time, and that I’m not the only one with a cute hubby! I’ve informed Bob that we are determined to become best buds, so we should start planning the double dates now. Dave clearly enjoys sports, so he and the B-O-B should get along just fine.


  14. Ti

    I don’t think I would have recognized him! Boy, you weren’t kidding about the seats being good. I’m surprised you didn’t ask him if he had a book in the works.


  15. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

    I can totally see you doing the sign language – you, me, camera? Very fun!


  16. Jeane

    You’re a Niners fan?!! My husb grew up in San Fran and is the most die-hard fan. He was at that very same game- we flew all the way from VA so he could go w/his dad and brother. He was really upset they lost, though- just seeing your post made him start going off all about their plays that lost the game.


  17. Nicole

    I’m so jealous, I used to be in love with Dr. Dre, haha

    And, I’ve been reading here a while, but I’m not much of a commenter. HOWEVER, I do like to play around with pictures, so I thought I’d give it a shot. =)


  18. Beth F

    Woo hoo!!!! Fabulous seats and a photo with Dr. Dre!! What a day!


  19. Michelle

    I’m seriously thinking we need to start drinkin’ the gin and juice right now! That and bouncing our way down the main thoroughfair in our hoopdees. LOL

    Looks like you had an awesome fan encounter with a decent guy 🙂


  20. softdrink

    How fun! And there’s no way you can claim to be shy after that!!


  21. Alyce

    I never in a million years would have known who that was (I’m terrible at recognizing celebrities)! 🙂 Very cool that you got a picture with him though.


  22. Stacy

    What fun! You were rewarded for asking nicely 🙂 I’ve been a fan since Joe Montana. I had the biggest crush on him!


  23. zibilee

    Totally awesome game experience! I am glad that you got to meet Dr. Dre and had such great seats for the game! You look like you were having an awesome day.


  24. Kiki

    You should be able to lighten up the photo a little with whatever software came with your computer–or Adobe photoshop.


  25. sarah pekkanen

    Funny! I wouldn’t have recognized him, but he does have that “famous” look. Or maybe it’s just that his clothes look very casual and very expensive!


  26. Holly

    I was born and raised in the Bay Area and have gone to many a Niner and Raider game. Not to mention Giants and A’s! Candlestick is such an iconic place. It’s frustrating that the cost is so prohibitive.


  27. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Congrats on getting the photo scoop!


  28. Jenners

    So cool! And Dr. Dre is HUGE in rap. Like HUGE. Wow. I’m impressed. He’s done some serious stuff. Nice to hear that he seems like a nice, down-to-earth guy.


  29. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    I’m glad you liked the photo fix. That was a tough one. At least you’re not blue.


  30. Bookfool, aka Nancy

    You are so bold!!! I would never in a million years ask some famous person to pose with me. Of course, that’s partly because I can’t stand to have my picture taken, what with looking like a blob and all. Picasa has a very cool retouch feature for taking out things like that boo-boo. Dust on the lens, maybe?


  31. Elizabeth

    He definitely is cute, and brave, wearing all that white to an outdoor event with lots of food!


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