Adam West – my Batman

It was announced that Adam West died last night. He was 88. I know that’s a long life but admit this one hits me hard. He was my Batman. I was born in ’66, same year the TV show came out. He’s always been a part of my life.   I don’t know a time without him.

I was lucky enough to interview him for a local childrens show in 2001. I took myself and the situation way too seriously. All three local news stations were there. I was star struck. This was Adam West from my childhood. I really just sucked the air out of the room with how seriously I treated him until he lightened the mood by just having fun. He’d learned to do that about himself by that point. A trick we could all stand to observe.

He was great. He was graceful and dignified but knew how to have fun with the whole situation, with life, with the Batman persona,….with life. My wife was so impressed with him she named our first son Adam.

I’m glad I got to meet him. I’m glad we all had him.

Meeting Adam West

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