Please play Light Years (or others) in Argentina
Before 2005 I only had a couple of friends who loved music as much as did, but unfortunately they were only casual Pearl Jam fans. They did understand, to some extent, how I felt about Pearl Jam, because they understood the ways in which music can floor you, the ways in which a certain song can save you from despair, or simply wrap its warm arms around you and make you feel like everything will be alright. They understood longing, sadness, anger and the myriad other ways songs can make you feel.
A few months before Pearl Jam first visited Argentina in 2005, I suddenly became aware of dozens of other fans who were moved by this band as much as I was. It felt as if a blindfold had been removed and I could see all these wonderful beings for the first time. We met, we formed friendships over alcohol and pub food, we made plans and generally drove ourselves to a frenzy before that first Pearl Jam visit.
We decided we wanted to print lyrics on a flag to take to the first concerts, there was some back and forth, and we finally settled on "Thank You" and "Your light made us stars". To me this was the most fitting choice, a perfect embodiment of new friendships and people shining brighter due to a shared love of something. I have always loved "Light Years" but it has become even more special to me after 2005. Some of you might have seen our flag around, there have been versions of it for every Pearl Jam show in Argentina. And there will be one this time around too. Hopefully this year it will happen for us. But if it doesn't, that's alright too.
Loud love to all!
- Marina (aka Buru)
Pictures of the flags from 2005 (in action) and 2018 (upcoming) included!
I additionally made a reduced list (yes, I am a nerd) of songs that have never been played in Argentina. It would be amazing if a couple of these are played, but we will be happy regardless. Just throwing it out there...
We were but stones, your light made us stars.
In My Tree
Brain Of J
Nothing As It Seems
Thumbing my way
Force of Nature
Crown Of Thorns
Hard To Imagine
I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream...
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