Darren thinks the star's agent probably hired the crowd that day to help him negotiate a better contract: "He probably had a deal on the line, and we were there mobbing him. This was in the middle of a day, so if an executive saw that he was recognized out of nowhere, that speaks volumes for their popularity. It can push them from being on the fence in whatever deal he was up for. I think he knew something was going on, because he seemed ready to see us. He probably knew from his agent."
However, it's much more "typical" to do crowd work for wealthy tourists. They may be taking their first trip to Los Angeles or New York, and while they might have the money of a celebrity, they don't necessarily have the fame. That's where folks like Darren come in.
When you're that rich, no daydream is so asinine that someone won't take money to make it a reality.
"The most popular type is having six of us follow someone on Rodeo Drive or wherever for a few hours. It's enough to feel like a celebrity, and that option is usually what many people are willing to pay to have that happen to them."