No pic, just a Jack Drumstick with green grip, but the story was great. 95 Milwaukeefest , show is over. My best bud and I drunkish and waiting for the crowd to thin. Had 5th row fan club seats, just us and a couple about 3 seats down in our section. Just talking, waiting and the crew chucks one of Jack's sticks in the two rows in front of us in the aisle. My bud books it hopping rows the couple was closer, and the woman of the pair and my bud grab an opposite end of it at the same exact time. They sort of wiggle into a row again, I get there, boyfriend too, and we basically establish a 4 person tug of war on a drumstick.All of us pulling she yells out "let's just break it in half and share it" my bud and I look at each other as we grunt and say FUCK NO. He does a full 180 while holding it, and ass bumps it out. I grab it and run like hell for the lot with my pal. She chases us yelling cmon guys lets share it.Victorious and escaped we decide to rotate who gets it each year. After 1 year he just says you keep it, so I have a stick from my favorite PJ drummer.Story 2- Ed give my sister his pick. Front Row center from cancelled Toldeo show make up tickets at Alpine Valley 98. My sister a huge Ed Mark, does her girl shit, cant recall after what song, Ed looks right at us, points at us (total Katyan/Ferrel SNL brothers thing me? You? Me?) He gets right up in front of us takes her hand, puts his guitar pick in it, closes her fingers around it with his hands, on to the next song. My mind blown
Ok i have some more. My profile pic on here is at London last tour. Long story. Long night sleeping outside the 02. Great night with all my dear friends old and new. And The rob . Pj radio. I have chronic health anxiety and as the years have gone on gigs have become unbearable but such is my love for the love i feel for the togetherness it kept me going. Leeds was so hard but london was a new level of terror. Anyhow. I spent all day before at the 02 with close friends i had made all through Europe then night came. Felt alone so got drunk. Next day met a new friend Richard. Queued all.day . As it got near afternoon we all got moved into the venue. I could not cope at all. I wanted to go home. Im an honest guy. I was a mess in tears. A guy who was dying of blood cancer offered me a valium i declined and thought Come on rob sort your shit out you prick.Anyhow my dear friends ewa elder and keith her husband cradled me. We got in. And ed said "good evening " i said to myself if i die now . Its where i want to be......It all took me over.... i cried and cried (oh i forgot to say i was at this time rail in front of ED.)When porch played ed came to the crowd and stood on the barricade in front of us It was so out of this world. I have been rail a few times but this time ed came right up to me and held my hand . I had been crying. It was whilst he sang the words... i just wanna live.i knew that i would never touch you . Hold you .Feel you in my arms again . We had a moment that was 30 seconds. That felt like he knew i was in pain. I cant describe it.
Any glen hansard fans here? Had some cool moments at his gig s.
I'll tell a tambo story (im not too proud of) I told elsewhere before. 2000 before ev had boxes to toss to the crowd. Phoenix az. Right up front maybe a row back. Ed's handing a tambo down to a woman in front of me...YOINGK...I grab it before it reaches her. (What a jerk I know!!) I was caught in the moment and was gonna give it to my girl. my girl was like what are you doing. Ed looked like he was going to jump on my head for a beat down!. I went to hand back to the intended target...realizing my jerk move...someone else grabbed it. It was passed around and finally made it back to who it was for. Looking back...it was the end of the show...I shoulda took off with it! Honestly I'm happy she got it. Was the longest 30 seconds of my life!!! Picked up this poster last year. Hot!
Dumb fun anyway!! At least I got to hold it!! Wow 21 years ago.I have another embarrassing story told before but I'm BORED. So FYE (and my shame) really I don't think I'm a jerk, maybe I am!!Big fan of primus and stuff les does. He was playing 10 minutes from my house. Whales and Woe tour with that dude who played sax with mad season. Shriek? Amazing show!So I went solo (because I'm a jerk) called an old friend before the show to talk outside the club. Pre-show chat. He got me into primus.. So he goes off on how some old friends overdosed and died. Got me bummed, but whatever. I'll go see a great show and maybe blow off some steam. Les is different than primus...no pit...but I may have bumped into a few chill fans aggressively. Once I realized I won't get a pit going. I met the chill vibe.Still dancing around like all the rest of the crowd, feeling the urge to give the world the finger. So I was sticking up my middle fingers. It's not church right? Mr Claypool in pigface...stops the sold out show and has a conversation...with me...Les..'so why would you go to a show pay money to come give us the finger?'...silence spotlight on me...Les...'to me it means you want to have s.x with me or your a di.k.'.Crowd in unison..."HE'S A DI.K!!!"...more silenceMe..."it means I want to go fishing with you"Les.."why would I want to go fishing with an a..hole"I love that story...I just wish I wasn't the main character!!!Someone stop me and tell your own stories. Can't be worse than mine.PS. I don't stick my finger up at shows anymore. Maybe PJ, but only during Save You!
4.min onwards. Its me in my white t shirt.
This is a memorabilia story, sorry no pics. In 1998, my friend who worked at a record store gave me a cool promotional item for Yield, a life-sized 3-D cardboard Yield sign that said Pearl Jam on it. I took this sign to several '98 shows for fun. After the Cleveland Blossom Music Center show, my friend and I were in my car trying, very slowly, to get out of the parking lot. I was holding the Yield sign out of my car window when two a**holes ran up and grabbed it and tried to wrench it from my hands to steal it. Luckily I had a tight grip and fought them off, but this moment in PJ history always left me feeling disappointed in humanity.