Charlotte Request from Wyatt (now age 12)

huck_5huck_5 Posts: 75
edited October 2013 in The Porch
Five short years ago, my wife and I took our son, then age 7 to his first Pearl Jam concert in Columbia, South Carolina. Tonight is PJ concert number two for my rapidly growing up little man.

Wyatt had worked for hours to make the following sign, only to have a very grumpy security guard yell at us for the thought of bringing a sign to a concert. Luckily, I did not get arrested, and we enjoyed the concert, until the little guy got sick half way through it. Not a good time to come down with a virus. He was in the bathroom stall when PJ played "Off He Goes" - and I hear the sweetest voice say "daddy, this is your favorite song, so sorry I ruined your night." You didn't ruin my night little buddy. After spending 30 minutes in the bathroom, it was back to the hotel.

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We had documented our trip, as a virtual scrapbook, and even got our 10Clubs own "Kstrummer" a few bags, and shipped them to England, if I recall his location.
http://touringfamily2008.blogspot.com/2008/06/getting-ready.html

Below is an email that I got from Wyatt this morning. We've been talking about what songs they will play tonight, guessing what the first song will be (his is "Porch" and mine is "Pendulum"), what the poster may look like, etc. He is excited. I told him I would post his song request, and at least we will not be yelled at on the forum! We'll be sitting in the 10Club reserved seating, thought that would be safer than GA. Best of luck to those traveling to the show tonight in Charlotte, stay safe, and see you soon.

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I am twelve years old and I grew up listening to Pearl Jam. I have so many favorite songs but two of my most favorite are "Porch" and "Sirens". I've been doing great in school and as a reward my dad is checking me out early to head to the concert. I have been looking forward to this concert for months! This is my 2nd Pearl Jam concert, and I saw Eddie Vedder on tour when I lived in Phoenix. I have only ever been to Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder concerts! I'm wearing my "Eddie Vedder US Tour 2012" shirt today. Can't wait for the show!

Your biggest fan,
Wyatt Huckaby

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Knoxville, TN '98 | Nashville, TN '03 | Columbia, SC '08 | EV - Nashville, TN '09 | EV - Phoenix, AZ '12 | Charlotte, NC '13
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  • THE LOOKTHE LOOK Posts: 324
    Right on Wyatt !
    Bigfoot is blurry.
    - Mitch Hedberg
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,723
    Awesome work Dad!

    Lets make it happen for Wyatt! Porch and Sirens!!!
    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • We were at the Columbia show and will be at the show tonight... Wyatt I hope they play your favorite songs! You have an amazing time... Pearl Jam is lucky to have such an awesome fan! :D
  • huck_5huck_5 Posts: 75
    Thanks Nami, The Look, and CanuckPJGirl. I will show him your good wishes when I check him out of school.
    Knoxville, TN '98 | Nashville, TN '03 | Columbia, SC '08 | EV - Nashville, TN '09 | EV - Phoenix, AZ '12 | Charlotte, NC '13
  • huck_5huck_5 Posts: 75
    Heading to check out of school bump... :D
    Knoxville, TN '98 | Nashville, TN '03 | Columbia, SC '08 | EV - Nashville, TN '09 | EV - Phoenix, AZ '12 | Charlotte, NC '13
  • huck_5huck_5 Posts: 75
    Hey this Wyatt just got checked out of school! I'm juiced!!!!! :corn:
    Knoxville, TN '98 | Nashville, TN '03 | Columbia, SC '08 | EV - Nashville, TN '09 | EV - Phoenix, AZ '12 | Charlotte, NC '13
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,723
    huck_5 wrote:
    Hey this Wyatt just got checked out of school! I'm juiced!!!!! :corn:

    Have fun tonight Wyatt! PJ is the best show on earth!

    I hope you get the songs you wanna hear but either way you will have a blast!

    Cant wait to take my son when he gets old enough, only 4 there now, but im sure we'll be sharing awesome memories like you guys in the years to come.

    Be safe!
    Cory
    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • thats a nice story and a cute kid however I must confess how I am anti-kids at shows.

    its an adult environment with adult behavior taking place.

    please don't force yours kids to come to something you like.

    no I will not watch my language or behavior for the sake of your child.

    cheers
  • he's too old to get preferential treatment from the band

    bring a younger kid and you have a chance
    i have a paper here that entitles me to fast track status
  • MyFathersSonMyFathersSon Chicago, ILPosts: 114
    I hope you get your songs Wyatt!!!!

    Good Job Dad!!

    Have fun tonight kid!
  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,016
    Hey Wyatt,

    I'm Tom and I'm a PJ fan from England.

    Porch is one of my absolute favourite songs and I really hope they play it tonight and you also get Sirens.

    Have a great time at the show,

    Tom
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  • huck_5huck_5 Posts: 75
    After hearing "Porch," Wyatt turned to me and said "that was freakin' awesome." :lol:
    Knoxville, TN '98 | Nashville, TN '03 | Columbia, SC '08 | EV - Nashville, TN '09 | EV - Phoenix, AZ '12 | Charlotte, NC '13
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,723
    huck_5 wrote:
    After hearing "Porch," Wyatt turned to me and said "that was freakin' awesome." :lol:

    Awesome!

    :D
    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • I thought of Wyatt when they played Porch :) glad he enjoyed it! It's pretty special to see Pearl Jam live...they are a special group of guys!
  • Rock on Wyatt ! Hope you have a great time at the concert ! ! ! :clap:

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