(meeting Johnny)

Category: Encounters

Today’s Photo

Latest photo shared on social media today. Taken on Johnny’s flight to the US, to join Jeff Beck on tour.

The flight attendant commented on what a pleasure it was to fly with ‘the real Captain Jack Sparrow ‘ and how polite and lovely he was.

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Of humbleness, gentleness and held hands (Martina’s encounter)

Somehow I had forgotten everything only 5 seconds after meeting Johnny on the Tourist Premiere, Dec. 14th in Berlin, so overwhelmed I was. But I give my best to write about my encounter.

I appeared in the Sony Center Berlin at 13 o’clock, December 14th, 2010. It was incredibly cold, below 0°C, and I realized (disappointed), that the girls from our German board were divided into two groups. After I gave our special Johnny hats we made to the girls, I had to decide, so I stayed with Ina at the entry to the cinema. The others were where the cars should arrive. I hoped, I could see the press better here at the entry.

After some hours one of the carpeters tol us we could not stay there (and this after Ina had made sure in the morning we COULD). But we could be on the other side of the carpet. So we ran there, and only BonBon and Conny (Elisa) stayed on this side, because they were so much at the left that they were allowed to stay. Once there on the other side, security came and told us, we could not stay there, but on the other side. Hey wait – we did hear that before – just vice versa. On the other side already other people were waiting. They had our place. The security guy told us why we’re waiting that long for such twerps, and that it stays exiting if everybody says something else.

However, at the end we moved away from the entry to a place in the near where the cars should arrive, without red carpet, without view on the press. But we were in the first row. What did we want more?

At about 17 o’clock Jerry arrived and was leaded around. And standing right in front of us, he said Johnny would first go to the red carpet, then come to us and then to the other side. So we were even first to get to see him right in front of us.

At about 18:30, Angelina and Brad came and people suddenly started screaming. Loud. Both leaved the car and Angelina, with only a bit of cloth, started signing autographs. But – she did not sign ours. It seemed to be beneath her dignity to sign Ina’s wonderful the Tourist painting with only Frank on it. “that’s Johnny!”. And my simply print was not good enough. Brad followed her and seemed to be so under her control, he also left us out. Or was it because of our Johnny Depp hats?

What to say – I did not care much. The feeling I had towards her (arrogant?) for years seemed to be true, and having her and Brad Pitt only 30cm did not exite me. I wasn’t there for them. They left me cold, and so I froze and hoped for a Johnny with more warmth.

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New Encounters Added

I have finished adding all the old fan encounters that I had to the fan encounters section, and that makes a total of 126 beautiful tales, so be sure to check them out!
Also, just another reminder that if you have ever met Johnny Depp and would like to share your experience with other fellow fans you can just visit the apposite section and contact me via e-mail!

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I actually met him in an airport in Ohio. It was amazing because I was having a terrible day – my flight had been delayed forever, then I ended up having to take a different plane that went through Ohio instead of Atlanta- I was on my way to Lexington, Kentucky from California, where I went to school, to visit family for Christmas. Johnny was actually on his way from Lexington (where his mom lives also)to California. I was walking through the airport to catch another flight when I spotted him out of the corner of my eye! I just happened to turn my head and look into a bar and there he was sitting behind a post at a table with several other men. I nearly died, as I am a HUGE fan. Before that I always wondered if I would actually recognize him if I ever saw him in person, but at that moment I had no doubts. He looked exactly like he did in the movies, but as I’ve told people after, who never believe me, I think he’s actually more gorgeous in person- which is very intimidating! I was freaking out and started pacing up and down in front of the bar trying to decide what to do. I saw a woman in the bar go up and shake his hand and decided I would do that (even though at the time I wasn’t even old enough to legally enter)! After briefly looking for a pen (which I couldn’t find) I marched up to him and tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around kind of surprised and I immediately started gushing like an idiot. I’m not sure what I actually said to him but he was very gracious and humble. He asked me about myself and where I was going and was surprised when I said Lexington. I told him I was a film major at school and how much I admired the quirky parts he played in his film, how talented he was, blah, blah, blah. He said he had been extremely lucky and couldn’t believe he kept getting offered such good roles. He then shook my hand!! It was really great for me, I remember seeing that he wore lots of rings and had a tatoo on one of his fingers. He was smoking a cigarette and was dressed very nicely, with his hair about ear length and falling in his face just like it always does in pictures. He had a really heavy beautiful coat on, that was black – so did all the men at the table who were staring at me like I was a nuisance. Johnny didn’t treat me that way though, he was really very sweet and understanding for someone who has to deal with this sort of thing all the time. I started feeling very silly, so I said I had to go catch my plane (plus I was carrying a big bag full of Christmas presents).

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