Roskilde Remembrance Thread 20 Years Later 6/30/2000-6/30/2020
06/30/00 – Roskilde Festival (orange stage): Copenhagen, Denmark
set: Corduroy, Breakerfall, Hail Hail, Animal, Given To Fly, Even Flow, MFC, Habit, Better Man, Light Years, Insignificance, Daugther/(Hold On)/(Androgynous Mind)
notes: The show ends early when a crowd surge on wet ground causes the death of nine people.
“This is so painful . . . . I think we are waiting for someone to wake us and say it was just a horrible nightmare . . . . And there are absolutely no words to express our anguish in regard to the parents and loved ones of these precious lives that were lost. We have not yet been told what actually occurred, but it seemed random and sickeningly quick . . . it doesn’t make sense. When you agree to play a festival of this size and reputation, it is impossible to imagine such a heart-wrenching scenario. Our lives will never be the same, but we know that is nothing compared to the grief of the families and friends of those involved. It is so tragic . . . there are no words.
“Devastated, Pearl Jam.”