yes. and drunk. and dared....well, dared myself, i suppose. and he now thinks i am crazy.
It's a known fact that Conor Oberst is a douche, an unfriendly, egocentric one at that.
You are crazy, but that's why we love you
...well, part of it.
I've always wondered whether that was the case, or whether he's just really shy. That's why, even though he's one of my favourite musicians I don't think I'd ever want to meet him, the way I've met/wanted to meet other musicians, Amanda for one. I wouldn't want an unfriendly experience to ruin my enjoyment of his music. I think AFP blogged something similar to this in relation to Morrissey a while back.
Without going on a tangent about my philosophy on meeting musicians (because I have met or at least talked to via phone many of my favorite musicians - including some who's music has CHANGE my life. Some have been beautiful, pleasant and generally nice - others have been complete tools) here's a healthy way to view it that I recommend:
I love the music, the art. I do not love the musician, the artist, because all I know is his/her art and not the artist. If the artist is having a shitty day, on the rag, hungover, drunk, whatever - and is a total asshole to me in person or via phone (for radio interview) I can't let that affect the art - especially when it's something that is so meaningful to me.
So, distinguish the difference between the art and the artist. Love the art and admire the artist but in a way that doesn't place high expectations on the artist - who is, afterall only human.