Monday, February 26, 2024

An Oral History Of The Time My Mom Met Andre 3000 At A Mall

Twenty years ago, OutKast released their most influential and best album, ATLiens. Ten years ago, my mom and I were at a mall in Atlanta, and we ran into Andre 3000. Here’s what happened, according to two emails from my mom.

My Mom:  We were at Phipps Plaza and I spied Andre 3000. Thinking you were right beside me, I thought I would be nice, and I said, “Mr. Andre!” He turned and said, “Yes ma’am.”  I then told him how much I enjoyed his music and he thanked me. Unfortunately, you were looking at hats and missed my whole encounter. Dang.

Ed. Note: I actually spotted Andre 3000 first, and was hiding out of embarrassment, not looking at hats, when my mom met him. The rest of the story, as far as I can recall, is accurate.

[Five Minutes Later]

My Mom: Was my memory correct? I bet Mr. Andre thought, “What is that old lady saying?” Maybe not.

MUST READ

Coffee, Tea And Good Health

More reasons to go for that warm drink in the morning.

MORE BY THIS AUTHOR

5 Great Thanksgiving Movies To Watch On Turkey Day

It’s Thanksgiving time! Soon you’ll be bombarded with intrusive family members, tons of delicious food, and—hopefully—enough booze to get you through it all.

Don't Miss Your Weekly Dose of The Fresh Toast.

Stay informed with exclusive news briefs delivered directly to your inbox every Friday.

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe anytime.