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Obituary to a great father - Thank you so much for "I’ve got a feeling" at Fenway!

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    jcfranzjcfranz Posts: 168
    mwplum said:

    Also if anyone happened to get footage of this, please pm me or email me at vancouverplummer@yahoo.ca

    I would love to show my mom and brother.

    Thanks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGlZalpKOc&index=9&list=TLGFDIkWAU9OEwNjA4MjAxNg
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    Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,923
    Absolutely amazing. Really no words can describe how amazing this band and community is. The road to healing is always a long one, hopefully this will just make it a little easier to navigate through.
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    deftonesdeftones Athens, Greece Posts: 2,444
    That was really amazing. This is why PJ is the best band ever.
    Sorry for your loss dude
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    joanna4136joanna4136 Rhode Island Posts: 22
    I am in awe of this. Last night's tribute reached even beyond Matt's original family. My husband, also named Matt, lost his father at 19. In a strange way of the unity felt at shows, it seemed as if Ed was speaking to us, as well. I can't explain the brotherhood of this community, but it is absolutely heartfelt. Thank you for this post, Matt. Our thoughts are holding you tight.
    Be strong, be loved.
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    KevinmanKevinman Atlanta, GA USA Posts: 1,905
    Awesome, I'm sure even more moving in person.
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    SJD3232SJD3232 Posts: 2,200
    Matt - I'm extremely sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers during this tough time. I'm sure this is something you will carry with you for the rest of your life.
    What a heartfelt, genuine gesture by the members of PJ. This goes to show you that it's more than just music to them. They truly love, appreciate and care for all of us no matter how big they get.
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    wndowpaynewndowpayne Posts: 1,469
    This tune is stuck in my head today..
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    AceCoolAceCool Texas Posts: 455
    This band is so amazing that they do stuff like this. I thought of this thread immediately last night when Ed started talking about playing at The Orpheum.
    I hope this helps you grieve your loss Matthew.
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    pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MO Posts: 2,818
    Tears...god i love this band.

    Glad you got this
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,044
    I cried watching this. Ed is unbelievable.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,470
    Wow!!! At about the same time this was being played I was in a bar in Vegas making a case for PJ as the best American band in rock history, to a friend. Then I get home and read this. Now I have more ammunition for my case.
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    EM194007EM194007 Posts: 2,827
    Glad you got your wish Matt. This band just keeps to amaze what they do for their fans. Thanks PJ for doing this!!!
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    jcmitchell28jcmitchell28 Fort Worth Posts: 212
    Honored to be part of your story in attendance last night Matt. Very moving. I lost my dad 3 years ago and can relate on a very deep and real level. It just so happens that last night was my 13 year old daughter's first Pearl Jam show. Your story and the band's response made a huge impression on her! Peace and love from Fort Worth via Fenway!
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    yellowwhoyellowwho Posts: 1,661
    Amazing !!
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    yellowwhoyellowwho Posts: 1,661
    I really love when threads like this get answered. To the OP...I've kept your family and yourself in my thoughts and it really is an amazing moment when a group of people can become a collective and experience a moment like last night together,knowing how much it means and the story behind it...Very emotional and touching
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    mwplummwplum Posts: 1,528
    I have been in tears all day reading your comments. Thank you so much, and I'm glad that it resonated with many of you in many different personal ways. I always look back to Noel Gallgher's lyric in Don't look back in Anger "please don't put your life in the hands, of a rock n' roll band, you'll throw it all away." He may have been speaking about many other bands out there, but certainly not PJ. The band, it's care for its fans, and the love between fellow 10C members is so strong. I feel fortunate to look back 24 some years ago, and give thanks to the fact that this band provided the soundtrack to my life. I've been able to find love through their songs, humour in their songs (bugs, etc..), sorrow in their songs, and healing in their songs. For me, it was I've got a feeling, but for so many other members, it may be Release, Come Back, Light Years, etc...there are just so many different emotions felt through PJ's music, and this is a very unique club full of well rounded, compassionate people. I cannot express my gratitude enough. After last night, my father feels closer to me than any other moment since he passed, thanks to the band and all of you for making this happen.
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    DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    yes, thank you pearl jam!!
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    we will find a way, we will find our place
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    PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,356
    Glad you got this played Matthew.
    Ed forgot that they played it in Boston in 2004 at one of the VFC warm up shows.
    So last 3 times its been played were all in Boston, Orpheum in 94, Garden in 04 and Fenway last night. (I saw all 3)
    This weekend we rock Portland
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    WEAPONX24WEAPONX24 Posts: 131
    Matthew,
    First sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this tough time. Glad that the message got to the band and they helped create a special moment for you! What an incredible, incredible, band. A special moment you can treasure forever!
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    shetellsherselfshetellsherself New Jersey Posts: 8,788
    So happy this was played for you Matthew! Beautiful moment. Yes. I agree best band ever
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    crookedcrosscrookedcross Right Near Da Beach, Boiii Posts: 1,485
    This has imortalized your father's legacy even more and I'm very happy for you.
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    igotid_8igotid_8 Cleveland, Ohio Posts: 498
    What an amazing moment for you!
    Condolences to your family as well.
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,044
    mwplum said:

    I have been in tears all day reading your comments. Thank you so much, and I'm glad that it resonated with many of you in many different personal ways. I always look back to Noel Gallgher's lyric in Don't look back in Anger "please don't put your life in the hands, of a rock n' roll band, you'll throw it all away." He may have been speaking about many other bands out there, but certainly not PJ. The band, it's care for its fans, and the love between fellow 10C members is so strong. I feel fortunate to look back 24 some years ago, and give thanks to the fact that this band provided the soundtrack to my life. I've been able to find love through their songs, humour in their songs (bugs, etc..), sorrow in their songs, and healing in their songs. For me, it was I've got a feeling, but for so many other members, it may be Release, Come Back, Light Years, etc...there are just so many different emotions felt through PJ's music, and this is a very unique club full of well rounded, compassionate people. I cannot express my gratitude enough. After last night, my father feels closer to me than any other moment since he passed, thanks to the band and all of you for making this happen.

    I was just reading this quote from Noel two days ago, about the lyrics in that song. it seems he had an issue with Kurt Cobain and how he seemingly "hated" fame and had millions of dollars and was in the biggest band in the world and "still would up hating himself and life and killing himself". I'm paraphrasing.
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    nyerik123nyerik123 Yonkers, NY Posts: 23
    I didn't know about your request and when I was at the show obviously I was listening to Eddie speak about it. I only just saw this now and I've went through the pages of the thread and I havent lost the goosebumps since the first page. I'm new to this community and its shocking how tight knit it is and how tight knit the band is to their fans. I wish I knew about this before I went to the show as I would have easily broken down. I'm sorry for your loss, I hope you and your family feel the love from this entire community
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    abulrabulr Posts: 80
    Dimi posted this story on the FB Group... I read it quickly, then i tried to read it to my friend who was sitting next to me...

    and i couldn't read the words all of a sudden
    turns out halfway through reading it, i had tears streaming down my face, to the point where i couldn't see

    your words hit me really, hard, especially cause i'm a single-father half the time, and i am always hoping/aiming to be a better father than the example that was given to me

    your dad is an inspiration

    thank you for sharing!

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    mojamom2mojamom2 Posts: 73
    What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I've Got a Feeling....a great song that bridges your worlds. Thank you for sharing your dad with us. From now on, when I hear this song I will think of him and the love he had for his boys.
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    NanouNanou Posts: 191
    I've just come back from my holiday to find out that you got I've Got a Feeling! I'm so happy for you and for all of us for being fans of a caring band. Sending much love to you and your family all the way from Croatia.
    And welcome home, nyerik123!
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    mwplummwplum Posts: 1,528
    I've said it before, but I honestly have gotten so much perspective from all of you, and I can't thank you enough. I have received so many inspiring messages of love from 10C members, you are all so awesome! After my father passed, I was was completely defeated, was barely finding the energy to get up in the morning, but thanks to all of you people, and with much thanks to what went down at Fenway, I've really found a lot of peace and positivity. Thanks so much everyone. Can't wait to get the Fenway 1 boot, will absolutely treasure it forever.
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    JM55546JM55546 Posts: 129
    I'll be honest, I thought there was a 0.0% chance they'd do this when you started your thread. We were in A7 and and as soon as he started talking I knew it was coming. It's sad that such a great moment comes in a time of loss, but that was pretty awesome of Pearl Jam.
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