In 2008 I bought an Indiana Jones Fedora off ebay so that I could wear it when I went to see Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, along with the KOTCS T-Shirt I bought from Lucasfilm along with a TOD Offical Pix.
I remember that day very well when we first see Indy the whole of the audience whooped and cheered and that was when I put my fedora on as Indy reached down to put his on
I wore it a week later when I saw Indy for the second time and also wore it when I went to buy the dvd when it was released and during that time period and for two years afterwards or so the Fedora just sat on my bureau collecting dust and looking rather nice.
In 2010 I started doing one or two Premieres meeting a few famous people here and there and so got used to the whole waiting around thing glad to have met the likes of Angelina, Sylvester etc.
Then on a particularily cold day in January 2011 I went up to London (only an hours train journey away) met up with some Friends and started waiting at the Premiere for Morning Glory, I had my Fedora with me plus my Indy Boxset not sure what to try my luck with - I briefly met Lisa (Supermodel/brief love interest with George Clooney) and she said "I love your hat." so the Fedora was endorsed by Lisa *Blushes*
Later on in the day after a cup of hot chocolate to stop me freezing my unmentionables off and plenty of waiting Harrison Ford turned up (all kinds of thoughts were going through my head - will he stop signing before he reaches us? Will he only sign a few? Will he sign at all?) he started signing and went down the line, as he made his way down I got more and more excited (on the video on my youtube you can mostly hear me saying "Oh my God. Oh my God." I kept thinking "This is Indiana Jones, this is Han Solo!!!" as he approached me I held out the Indiana Jones Fedora and as he signed it I almost felt like it was some kind of rite of passage.
After this momentous moment in my life rather than put the Fedora safely in my bag I put it on my head, Harrison had signed for a few other people and when he walked up the carpet again I asked him:
"Harrison, can I shake your hand please sir?"
ANd thank goodness he obliged:
For several days afterwards I still kept feeling a mixture of excitement/sickness due to excitement and just couldnt get over it.
And so that was January the month I met Harrison Ford and thought to myself how I'm glad I opted for the Fedora and thought (then) that there is NO WAY that could ever be bettered.....................
In August two things happened one the announcement that there would be a Premiere for Cowboys and Aliens and that Harrison Ford would be ONCE AGAIN coming over to England (rumour has it it was due to the fact he was good Friends with Daniel Craig but thats only a rumour) and was also the week several towns in Britain were blighted with rioting and looting - with all this going on there was possibly the ominous threat that those in charge wouldnt want to risk putting Harrison, Jon Favreau, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in danger and so quite possibly the Premiere would be cancelled - I just remember thinking to myself:
"If these *Insert appropriate naughty word here* ruin my chances of meeting Harrison Ford again I wont be too happy."
As time went on Britain was becoming civil again and it was on the Thursday I went up with my Friends to the Premiere, my Friend actually had to help and lower my excitement level by saying "Oh, its just another actor." knowing full well that I was vgetting over excited at the prospect of meeting Harrison again and that whole day (like weeks before hand) I kept thinking to myself "Do I ask Harrison to sign my Indy DVD boxset or do I have him Sign my Official Pix TOD pic?" that was of course if he would even sign...
He turned up signed the whole line.... Came to me I held out the official pix and had my Indy DVD boxset on top of it and expected him to either sign one or the other and even now I remember facing Harrison again and he signed the picture first and then the DVD boxset.
Words cant even begin to expresss what that moment ws like.
To be continued