Does anyone in here know any possible way to contact the band and/or the bands mgmt. (more inside)

spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
edited January 2014 in The Porch
I'm a 27 year old kiwi who lives down in Christchurch in the South Island. I, like most of you have been a big pearl jam fan ever since I was a little kid. I won't bore you with those details but needless to say since I was 7 Pearl Jam have been my favourite band and that will never change. That band has helped shape who I am today and for that I am very grateful. One of my best friends Tim 'Zandy' Zandbergen was also a huge Pearl Jam fan. We became friends due to our mutual love and respect for the band. We would often talk about them for ages and then after a few drinks we would be jumping around with our air guitars or standing up with our arms linked while singing Pearl Jam tunes at the top of our lungs (sounding fucking terrible of course). However if there was ever one tune that we would always came back to, it was Black. In my opinion, and his, Black is the greatest song ever written.

Around 4 years ago Pearl Jam played a show in Christchurch and we were both there. It was an unbelievable night and the show was incredible. I will never forget that moment, seeing them in front of me after all these years of listening to them. Unfortunately they did not play Black. Don't get me wrong, it was an epic set list and a great night but as I was walking out of that concert I promised myself and Zandy that we would see that song live.

Sadly on January 19th 2012 Zandy died in water skiing accident. It was a freak accident and obviously I was devastated. I had never lost a friend before and it cut me up in a big way. Zandy was someone that everyone wanted to know and be friends with and he wanted to know and be friends with anyone around him. He was a truly great friend.

Pearl Jam was played at various stages throughout the funeral and his love for the band was mentioned at numerous stages throughout the service. Needless to say it has made listening to Pearl Jam even more special than it previously was.

I am flying up to Auckland on January 17 to watch Pearl Jam headline the Big Day Out festival. It is going to be a special time especially considering it will be so close to the 2nd anniversary of Zandys death. My hope is that they play Black. I know that Eddie often writes the set list just before the gig so I know that the set list won't be set in stone yet and I am curious if there is any possible way to get this request through to the band and/or someone with connections or ties to the band. I know this is a huge ask and I may be wasting my time but I won't know if I don't try. Thanks for reading. Cheers
Christchurch 29/11/2009
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  • JWPearlJWPearl Posts: 19,893
    Hope you get your request man.
    Sorry for your loss.

    BUMP
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    JWPearl said:

    Hope you get your request man.
    Sorry for your loss.

    BUMP

    Thanks JWPearl. Means a lot. Cheers

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,503
    Hope you get your request! Keep bumping thus thread. Good luck
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    mcgruff10 said:

    Hope you get your request! Keep bumping thus thread. Good luck

    Thank You man. Appreciate it
    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,301
    best of luck, try emailing ten club, they have done a few requests like this in the past.....hoping for you brother
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    Thank You man. I'll try flicking them an email. Cheers brother
    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • So sorry to hear about your friend :( I hope you get your song, I'll be there cheering if you do!
    Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam!

    I'm looking to buy a single ticket to Ed's Sydney Opera House show, PM me if you've got a spare! I don't care where the seat is! :D
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33

    So sorry to hear about your friend :( I hope you get your song, I'll be there cheering if you do!

    Thanks very much. Can't wait for the show



    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • SZ303389SZ303389 Posts: 453
    i have a feeling you'll get your song, good luck bump
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  • EnzedEnzed NZPosts: 362
    Good luck bro.
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  • wpg pearlwpg pearl Posts: 1,258
    you sound like a good friend.....hope you get your wish
    ajb
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 137,152
    wish u all the best..and get your request
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  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    SZ303389 said:

    i have a feeling you'll get your song, good luck bump

    Thanks man
    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    Enzed said:

    Good luck bro.

    Cheers buddy

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    wpg pearl said:

    you sound like a good friend.....hope you get your wish

    I really appreciate that.

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33

    wish u all the best..and get your request

    Thanks man

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MIPosts: 4,810
    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you get your song.
    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    FoxyRedLa said:

    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you get your song.

    Thanks FoxyRedLa. Cheers

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • Its a pretty popular one for them to play. Im sure ull see it. Sorry for your loss buddy. Hope you see it. Mccreadys solos to that song are amazing live.
  • retroponyretropony Myrtle Beach SCPosts: 338
    good luck! hope you get your request, i think you have a great chance!
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  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,254
    bump...sorry for your loss.....hope you get your request
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 137,152
    up
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  • BantBant Millinowhere, MEPosts: 506
    You should change your title to this thread to something like "Please play Black in Auckland for Zandy"

    or something to that effect.

    good luck...
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  • Good luck Man! Hope u get your request & enjoy the show!
  • Sorry for your loss. I know it can be very hard. You have a huge family here pulling for you!
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33

    Sorry for your loss. I know it can be very hard. You have a huge family here pulling for you!

    Thanks very much. Everyone in here has been so great. Cheers

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33
    BLACK35 said:

    bump...sorry for your loss.....hope you get your request

    Thanks for that. Appreciated

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,628
    spragg101 said:

    In my opinion, and his, Black is the greatest song ever written.

    You are both correct. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I hope you get to hear this beautiful song.
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,628
    I am sorry to hear about your friend. I really hope they read this and play Black for you.
  • spragg101spragg101 Christchurch, New Zealand Posts: 33

    I am sorry to hear about your friend. I really hope they read this and play Black for you.

    Thanks Natasha. :)

    Christchurch 29/11/2009
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