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Old 04-26-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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I had a friend who was a meteorologist in Philadelphia before I met him. I originally met him in NY, we have daughters the same age. Anyway, when he would have his Philly friends up to visit, they made it seem like he was the biggest celebrity in the world. They would tell me stories about going out to clubs and restaurants with him, and they were always the center of attention. "Everyone in Philly knows his name." I remember always thinking to myself that Philadelphia must have a real shortage of celebrities if a meteorologist is such a big deal there. He eventually moved back to Philadelphia, and he said it was because of a job opportunity, but I think it was because in NYC, a meteorologist is a C-list celebrity, at best, and he missed having people making a fuss over him.
That is true. Although a lot of famous people, over the years, have been born in Phila. or grew up in the city, the closest we, generally, come to having celebs is sports stars. The "problem" is being so close to NYC; it's only 90 miles away from Phila.

Bradley Cooper, aside from Will Smith, is probably the most famous native Philadelphian right now. About the only homage he seems to pay the city nowadays is being a Phila. Eagles fan.
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Old 04-26-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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Atlanta would honestly be better for entertainment and celebs...
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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I had a friend who was a meteorologist in Philadelphia before I met him. I originally met him in NY, we have daughters the same age. Anyway, when he would have his Philly friends up to visit, they made it seem like he was the biggest celebrity in the world. They would tell me stories about going out to clubs and restaurants with him, and they were always the center of attention. "Everyone in Philly knows his name." I remember always thinking to myself that Philadelphia must have a real shortage of celebrities if a meteorologist is such a big deal there. He eventually moved back to Philadelphia, and he said it was because of a job opportunity, but I think it was because in NYC, a meteorologist is a C-list celebrity, at best, and he missed having people making a fuss over him.

I think I know the meteorologist that you're talking about. Does the initials JB sound familiar? lol

The biggest celebs in Philly are Athletes and News Anchors. Oddly enough when popular mainstream celebs do visit or film a movie here they end up loving the city and its people. "Down to earth" is what I hear most often when describing the citizens of Philly.

Philly is my hometown and there are tons of famous people who are natives of the tri state area NJ,DE (too many to name), but as far as it being a celeb enclave compared to Atlanta? Not that much. But its changing because......

Summer in Philly is host to numerous big time music festivals, July 4th Welcome America, plus the Pope is visiting in September, the DNC convention next summer (2016) so celeb/politician sightings will be plenty.

Maybe you can do some freelance work in Philly for a year OP? Also NYC is 1hr 45min drive, or 1hr 10mins on The Acela train. Meaning you can commute to NY and take advantage of all the offerings, but without paying NYC rental prices. Just a thought.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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I think I know the meteorologist that you're talking about. Does the initials JB sound familiar? lol.....
Thats him. Good guy. Fun to hang out with.
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