Wow! What to say what to say at this morning glory?
No words. Up there to Amsterdam 2-2012
The Rock said:
ARRRGGGHHHHH! Ed saw my sign for In My Tree at all three shows and acknowledged it every time! He saw it last night just before they played it and smiled and pointed to his setlist and then showed me three fingers. Three songs later...As it started he pointed at me. MY LIFE IS MADE! It was glorious.Second row between Ed and Jeff. Craziest pit ever. Crowdsurfing galore, all the cardboard flying around during Porch was insane. It felt like a 90s show!More thoughts when I'm home tomorrow. I'm battered and bruised and it was totally worth it.
The Rock said:
Second row between Ed and Jeff. Craziest pit ever. Crowdsurfing galore, all the cardboard flying around during Porch was insane. It felt like a 90s show!I'm battered and bruised and it was totally worth it.
Wow! I don’t know what to say, but this concert kind of summed up my whole Pearl Jam experience so far. I missed them during the 90s when I was an overly ambitious, low self-esteem woman who only listened to classical music. I discovered them 2011 when PJ20 came out. Once I got out of the movie theater, I told my husband I would buy myself a guitar! And it changed my life! Now, 7 years and 10 PJ concerts later, I make my own music, I have my own band, and Pearl Jam plays my hometown again.
And it all comes together: The evening before, we organize a little Pearl Jam pre-concert at Baumhaus Bar. And so many nice and supportive people show up despite the incredible heat. And we get to play our own music and our favorite PJ songs in front of this audience. Check out our version of BLACK:
The next day, at Waldbühne we meet these great people at the venue, two totally wonderful crazy guys from L.A. celebrating their 25th and 51st show with friends. A guy who has never heard Pearl Jam live before but starts to like them more and more during the show! A father with his little son who is wearing an „I’m Eddie“ shirt. He is really named after Eddie and rocks out happily during the concert with his big headphones on. And then this incredible crowd! Everybody going crazy and I think, this is a bit, how the 90s must have felt. I was scared at first because of the mosh pit and the crowdsurfing, but it never got out of control (Eddie gave it „5 connoisseur stars“). It was so beautiful when everybody started throwing the cardboard! And I really lost it when they went into this long „It’s ok“-tag. I was weeping, cause suddenly it all seemed to make sense. Oh man, me crying to a Disney song but what the f…
During the whole show, it really felt like 20.000 friends celebrating their favorite band, the music, life, I dunno! Group hugs at the end. Nobody wants to go home. And then later, in the U-Bahn, my husband recognizes one of our guests from the pre-concert sitting right in front of us. And he tells me that since the morning he had a song in his mind. And I go: „Which Pearl Jam song is it?“ And he says: „No, it’s one of your songs from the pre-concert: 200 horses!“ And I’m just crushed! How cool is that!!!
And all of these things would have never happened to me without this band! These five graceful people who make music for us! Who stay serious and true and caring without effects or posing. Just making music!
I am so grateful! Life is good! Life is good!
Just look at the cardboard rain...
At that show, in that venue, under that wide open sky, in that moment, everything truly was all okay. I’m going to carry that feeling with me.
Is it just me or did habit sound like a complete mess? Someone was playing wrong chords and the timing seemed off