A Wrigley Night 2 Request (and the most basic request of all time, Given to Fly) - Details Inside

So, two years ago, during the night off between Wrigley 1 and Wrigley 2, my brother ended his life. He told my mom that he wanted Given to Fly played at the funeral, and we did, that and Long Road. I posted something about it two years ago - https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/259582/my-brother-died-sunday-from-suicide-he-took-comfort-in-pjs-music-in-his-last-days-thank-you/p1

August 21st will be the two year anniversary of his death, and it still fucking sucks ass every damn day. August 20th, Night 2, will be my 109th PJ/Ed show (holy shit, I know...) - BUT - It will be my mom's FIRST PJ show, and first concert period she's gone to in god knows how long, and her first time in the beautiful city of Chicago. Since my brother died she's taken quite a liking to the band and often has her car set to PJ Radio on Sirius. We even got matching tattoos (her first, at 57 years old). 



I know Given to Fly will be played one of the two nights in Wrigley, and she can't make Night 1. I'm just hoping Given to Fly is played on Night 2 so she can sing it to the sky with me and however many tens of thousands of people will be there. Also, we'll be in GA, hanging near the back, I'm a tall bald dude with an entire arm that's tattooed black. If you see us, say hi! 

<3 
Hank




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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 9,742
    So, two years ago, during the night off between Wrigley 1 and Wrigley 2, my brother ended his life. He told my mom that he wanted Given to Fly played at the funeral, and we did, that and Long Road. I posted something about it two years ago - https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/259582/my-brother-died-sunday-from-suicide-he-took-comfort-in-pjs-music-in-his-last-days-thank-you/p1

    August 21st will be the two year anniversary of his death, and it still fucking sucks ass every damn day. August 20th, Night 2, will be my 109th PJ/Ed show (holy shit, I know...) - BUT - It will be my mom's FIRST PJ show, and first concert period she's gone to in god knows how long, and her first time in the beautiful city of Chicago. Since my brother died she's taken quite a liking to the band and often has her car set to PJ Radio on Sirius. We even got matching tattoos (her first, at 57 years old). 



    I know Given to Fly will be played one of the two nights in Wrigley, and she can't make Night 1. I'm just hoping Given to Fly is played on Night 2 so she can sing it to the sky with me and however many tens of thousands of people will be there. Also, we'll be in GA, hanging near the back, I'm a tall bald dude with an entire arm that's tattooed black. If you see us, say hi! 

    <3 
    Hank




    Awful.  No words.  

    Play GTF for this guy's mom.  It's an easy request.  Pretty please?
    hippiemom = goodness
  • BK221359BK221359 Nashville, TNPosts: 165
    Right on...I will be in GA for night 2.  I hope the song is played for you and your mom...may it give you both a moment of comfort.
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  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755

    I cannot support this enough.  Hank is truly a unique and amazing human.  He has been a true friend to so many through lots of very rough times, my family included.  He won't ever say it and I can't explain it fully, but his tireless work for veteran's rights and with the homeless is quite extensive.  Anyone who knows him is aware of what I'm talking about.  If you don't know him, you should.  The world is a better place with him in it and he keeps this rock spinning in the right direction.  I was with him in 2016 and have seen from a distance what his family has gone through since 8-20-16.  Any sort of healing and peace this might bring is more than deserved. 

    I love you dude and can't wait to see you both next week.

    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    pjman75 said:

    I cannot support this enough.  Hank is truly a unique and amazing human.  He has been a true friend to so many through lots of very rough times, my family included.  He won't ever say it and I can't explain it fully, but his tireless work for veteran's rights and with the homeless is quite extensive.  Anyone who knows him is aware of what I'm talking about.  If you don't know him, you should.  The world is a better place with him in it and he keeps this rock spinning in the right direction.  I was with him in 2016 and have seen from a distance what his family has gone through since 8-20-16.  Any sort of healing and peace this might bring is more than deserved. 

    I love you dude and can't wait to see you both next week.

    All the feelings you expressed are returned ten-fold my friend. I truly truly appreciate your support the last few years, it means the world. And it means the world that I was able to give back to you. Here's to a better Sunday in Chicago this time around. And Monday, GTF will be for both our moms. #alwayslindastrong
  • JRhymerJRhymer Posts: 16
    Known many individuals over my life but none with the kind heart, infinite thoughtfulness as you have Hank. When this song is played and at any future time let these moments be the moments your brother is “Given to Fly...” Know that I and many others are thinking of you and your family and remembering him. Let peace be with you and your family!
    Much love my friend see you soon!
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Well said J, you guys have a blast in Boston!  Hank, have an amazing time in Seattle and Missoula.  I'm stoked for Wrigley bud =)
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    JRhymer said:
    Known many individuals over my life but none with the kind heart, infinite thoughtfulness as you have Hank. When this song is played and at any future time let these moments be the moments your brother is “Given to Fly...” Know that I and many others are thinking of you and your family and remembering him. Let peace be with you and your family!
    Much love my friend see you soon!
    Thanks Jason, I love you too my man. Thanks for being there for me for lots of shit. 
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113

    pjman75 said:
    Well said J, you guys have a blast in Boston!  Hank, have an amazing time in Seattle and Missoula.  I'm stoked for Wrigley bud =)
    I still have a Missoula extra... 
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755

    pjman75 said:
    Well said J, you guys have a blast in Boston!  Hank, have an amazing time in Seattle and Missoula.  I'm stoked for Wrigley bud =)
    I still have a Missoula extra... 
    Dammit, I wish employers and kids weren’t so needy...  :)
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Congrats on an amazing show last night/this morning!! Had to be pretty special. Sorry you didn’t get Dirty Frank or Other Side to finish off the catalog. Maybe Missoula or Wrigley or Boston?
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,304
    Bump to the top. I really hope they play GTF for you & your Mom!
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  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Save travels to Missoula brother, hope
    you get one of the two songs you need!
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    pjman75 said:
    Save travels to Missoula brother, hope
    you get one of the two songs you need!
    Thanks buddy! Looking forward to being in the mountains today and seeing PJ tonight ❤️
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Hope you got back to Spokane ok. Wrigley up next!!
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Bump for Hank
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Did you see what I saw Hank? Wrigley socks!!! Hahaha :)
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    I got you some special socks...
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    :o  
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • MonkeyDan72MonkeyDan72 Posts: 587
    GTF BUMP

    give the gift PJ!
  • JRhymerJRhymer Posts: 16
    Just bumping some ❤️ 
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    Thanks GUYS
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Rain or shine...Given To Fly please
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • JRhymerJRhymer Posts: 16
    Bud can you feel the EVEN FLOW of energy building. ONCE you and your mother arrive ALIVE JUST BREATHE and know that It's WHO YOU ARE and after traveling this LONG ROAD we all are hoping you and yours feel DEEP RELEASE. When looking across the vast OCEANS of friends and family that they turn and join Eddie in singing to "HIM" that he may be GIVEN TO FLY.
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    Damn Jason, you pulled out all the stops there my friend. 
  • CherylACherylA South Suburbs of ChicagoPosts: 18
    Given to Fly has always been one of my favorite songs. I understand your pain and I hope you and your mom get to hear it live. My husband's bff took his own life 8 years ago. Hugs to both of you!
    Finally! Wrigley 2016, night 1 and night 2
  • JRhymerJRhymer Posts: 16
    Hank just wanting you and yours to feel the love and support this week. May it be a perfect TEN show! 
  • SandyRavageSandyRavage Posts: 375
    I hope this happens. 
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 755
    Bump from the Clark/Lake station
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • SandyRavageSandyRavage Posts: 375
    bummmmp
  • hankholetsgohankholetsgo Posts: 113
    Thanks y’all!
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