Buzz Aldrin

A few weeks late and getting caught up on missed posts, but here it is, an evening with the illustrious Buzz Aldrin, second man to walk on the moon (and the first to urinate on it). Buzz appeared at Bookends on May 9th to a crowd of approximately 800 people selling out 1,500 copies of his new book, No Dream Is Too High, as well as numerous other books, and signing every single one of them. Not going to lie, I severely underestimated the draw of the 86-year old NJ native, and waited in line for at least 3 1/2 hours. And when I left, there were still a good 500 people waiting.

Buzz, who has a reputation for being quite grump, was actually very engaging this evening, and while they said no photos, many of his snuck selfies, which he actually looked up for and acknowledged.

Aldrin, Buzz

My selfie turned out a bit blurry, but it was more than I even expected I would get, so I was cool with it. Overall, a great success and come on, how many people can say they’ve met a freakin’ astronaut?

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