Harrison Ford made this surprising confession about hanging out with Jimmy Buffett

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Jimmy Buffett built a cult following based on his music and the lifestyle associated with it.

The “Margaritaville” singer knew how to have a good time.

And Harrison Ford made this surprising confession about hanging out with Jimmy Buffet.

Star-studded lineup pays tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett

Tropical rocker Jimmy Buffett passed away last year but the tributes are still pouring in for the legendary musician.

His friends recently came together to honor his life with an all-star lineup at the Keep The Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

The Coral Reefer Band, Paul McCartney, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, and others took the stage to celebrate the life of Buffet.

Actor Harrison Ford appeared at the event to introduce the Zac Brown Band before their performance.

During his introduction, the Indiana Jones star told a story about the impact the “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” singer had on his own life.

Harrison Ford gets his ear pierced after a boozy lunch with Jimmy Buffett

“That’s just how infectious Jimmy’s coolness is,” Ford said. “I remember one day that a long – some might say boozy – lunch with Jimmy and Ed Bradley, and it was Bradley’s birthday. I saw both of them had earrings. So right after lunch, I got my ear pierced.”

Buffett struck up a friendship with 60 Minutes anchor Ed Bradley in the 1970s.

Ford said that Buffett’s infectious personality had a big impact on him and others.

“Infectious enough for a 40-year-old man to spontaneously get his f**king ear pierced,” Ford said. “And infectious enough to create an entire culture around his music. There is no other way to say it: There will never be another like Jimmy.”

He added that everyone around the late singer loved him.

“Usually cool guys are not that nice,” Ford said, adding that Buffett was “more than nice.”

“He was kind. He was beloved by his family, by his friends, by his band, his crew, and his collaborators, and he loved them all back,” Ford added.

The “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer became known for the lifestyle surrounding his music as much as the songs themselves.

His concerts were known for their party atmosphere, and he developed a loyal following of fans known as Parrotheads. 

Jimmy Buffett’s music and unique brand of cool touched the lives of his countless fans and created a brand that will continue to endure.

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