Man of the Hour at Fenway

youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
http://mcdonaldfs.tributes.com/obituary/show/Robert-F.-Bob-Young-106196333

Hello, my name is Marc Young and I’m a longtime fan of Pearl Jam. My father Bob passed away Tuesday so as of now I am going through a very tough time. My mom died in 1987 when I was only 5 and forced my dad to become a single father to a young boy who had a lot of growing up to do. He juggled work, cooking, cleaning and all the other chores that need to be done while also being the sole caregiver to me. I didn’t understand at that young age how much work was involved and all the time and energy needed to do that. Now that I am a father and I have my wife by my side, I can’t imagine how hard it would be if I was by myself. He did EVERYTHING necessary to set me in a path of success. Homework, coaching, studying, teaching me how to be a man, showing me the value of hard work. I am who I am today because of him. He was only aware of Pearl Jam because I grew up blasting their music through my boom box, or pulling into the driveway blasting Yield after getting my drivers license. I’m not sure he was a huge fan but was most def aware of their music through me. I am respectfully asking, if anyone has any connections, if the band could play Man of the Hour at either of the Fenway shows. My dad was my Man of the Hour....day, week, month, year, and lifetime. He will be sorely missed by myself and my family. Thank you for reading. 

Sincerely, 

Marc Young
He who forgets will be destined to remember.

9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,

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  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,174
    Sorry for your loss Marc. Hoping you get Man of the Hour for your dad! 
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    2005 Montreal: Sept 15
    2006 Boston: May 24 & 25
    2008 Hartford: June 27, Mansfield: June 28,
    2010 Boston: May 17
    2013 Worcester: Oct 15, Hartford: Oct 25,
    2016 Hampton: April 18, Raleigh: April 20 (cancelled), Columbia: April 21. Quebec: May 5. Boston (Fenway): August 7

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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,447
    Oh man.
    Marc I am so sorry to hear.
    My Dad passed in 2004 (the day after the Sox won the World Series), and the band had played Man of the Hour a month prior at one of the VFC warm up shows and knowing he was on very borrowed time it was very emotional.

    Peace to you and your family, and my sincere condolences.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,171
    Cheers to you, Marc.  Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.  Hope this happens for you.  
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,335
    I'm so sorry for your loss Marc. From your message, it is clear that your father was a truly amazing man. I wholeheartedly support your request, and really hope you get to hear that powerful, emotional song at Fenway this summer. 
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  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    Thank you guys so much for the very kind words. He was my hero, my best friend and the person I looked up to most. It’s gonna take a lot to move forward. But this community has been a wonderful place to go in good times and bad so thank you again for all the support
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    jervin007 said:
    Sorry for your loss Marc. Hoping you get Man of the Hour for your dad! 
    Thank you Joe. That means a lot to me
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    Poncier said:
    Oh man.
    Marc I am so sorry to hear.
    My Dad passed in 2004 (the day after the Sox won the World Series), and the band had played Man of the Hour a month prior at one of the VFC warm up shows and knowing he was on very borrowed time it was very emotional.

    Peace to you and your family, and my sincere condolences.
    I appreciate that! Thank you. 
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,636
    very sorry to hear about your man of the hour marc. i know it's a tough ride, losing such a big loss. i'm pretty sure if/when i get this song played lived again i will be a messy puddle. as a leading soundtrack song to a cool flick, this song  is def one of the very best that there is. good luck i hope you get it played!
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    This song will never be heard the same way by me again. An extremely emotional song now feels as though it was written about my current situation. Is that weird? Ed has such a way to speak through music in such a beautiful way. An unmatched talent. Thanks everyone for all the kind words. They mean more than you know. I hope everyone attending enjoys the Milan shows tonight
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,855
    My sincere condolences and good luck at Fenway.


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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,438
    So sorry for your loss. Hope we hear this at Fenway.
    ___________________________________________

    "...I changed by not changing at all..."
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,284
    Sorry to read this, Marc.

    My phone decided to play the Gorge version while I was driving my son back from the doctor (poor kid had strep) on Father's Day (of all days!!!), and I had to pull over for a while and compose myself before I could get us home safely. 

    That is to say that you'll most certainly miss him forever, but don't forget that he's still riding shotgun and sometimes can even take the wheel when you need him to.

    I'm sure that he was very proud of the man and father that you have become. Take care, and I hope you get the song. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,153
    Sorry for your lose. It amazes me how much music heals. Hope you get it. 
    NYPJ
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    Oh man, today was possibly the hardest day. Watching my 2 kids grieve at their grandfathers wake and funeral was a lot to handle. The reality of this all hasn’t set in just yet. My emotions come in waves and I feel it hasn’t hit in its entirety. I appreciate everyone’s condolences, they have been a wonderful source of comfort to my family and I. The Pearl Jam Community is full of kind hearted people and I am proud to share the love of their music with you all. 
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,335
    I wish it could say it gets easier. Everyone experiences grief differently, but I found that although the initial fog/waves of emotions passed after a few months, there's this lingering void that can never be replaced. Two years' on, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my father. That is to say that the bond between you and your father will never go away. All those years of memories you shared will live on inside you and will fill you with joy, love, and inspiration. He will always be there with you. Much love and support, Matt
    1992-07-21 Vancouver
    1993-9-4 Vancouver
    1996-9-16 Seattle
    1998-7-19 Vancouver, 7-21 Seattle, Memorial Stadium
    2000-11-6 Seattle
    2001-10-22 Seattle
    2002 -12-09 Seattle
    2009-8-17 Manchester, 9-25 Vancouver
    2011-6-16 Seattle (EV), 9-3/4 PJ20, 9-25 Vancouver
    2012-6-27 Amsterdam (#2!)
    2013-11-29 Portland, 12-4 Vancouver, 12-6 Seattle
    2014-AUS - 1-26 Sydney, 1-31 Adelaide, 2-11/12 EV Sydney State Theatre, 2-13 EV Opera House
    2014 - USA - Memphis, Detroit, MOLINE, St. Paul, MILWAUKEE, Denver, 25/26 Bridge School
    2016 - Lexington, Philly x 2, MSG x 2, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto x 2, Pemberton, Fenway x 2, Wrigley x 2
    2018 - Seattle x 2, Missoula, Fenway x 2
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    edited June 2018
    mwplum said:
    I wish it could say it gets easier. Everyone experiences grief differently, but I found that although the initial fog/waves of emotions passed after a few months, there's this lingering void that can never be replaced. Two years' on, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my father. That is to say that the bond between you and your father will never go away. All those years of memories you shared will live on inside you and will fill you with joy, love, and inspiration. He will always be there with you. Much love and support, Matt
    Thanks for that. I find myself trying to think of all the positives and not so much the negatives. I know he's gone, but he gave me so much to remember. Its been hard trying to tie up loose ends. I walk into his house I am flooded with memories. Its a process that I wasn't ready to take on but am dealing with it the best I can. Over time I'm sure it will get easier and even have a lot to smile about. Seeing my kids miss him tears me apart but I am grieving with them and we are trying to talk about all the happy times we had with Papa. It's helping. 
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,335
    Glad to hear that you have good family support around you. ...And let's get this back to the top!
    1992-07-21 Vancouver
    1993-9-4 Vancouver
    1996-9-16 Seattle
    1998-7-19 Vancouver, 7-21 Seattle, Memorial Stadium
    2000-11-6 Seattle
    2001-10-22 Seattle
    2002 -12-09 Seattle
    2009-8-17 Manchester, 9-25 Vancouver
    2011-6-16 Seattle (EV), 9-3/4 PJ20, 9-25 Vancouver
    2012-6-27 Amsterdam (#2!)
    2013-11-29 Portland, 12-4 Vancouver, 12-6 Seattle
    2014-AUS - 1-26 Sydney, 1-31 Adelaide, 2-11/12 EV Sydney State Theatre, 2-13 EV Opera House
    2014 - USA - Memphis, Detroit, MOLINE, St. Paul, MILWAUKEE, Denver, 25/26 Bridge School
    2016 - Lexington, Philly x 2, MSG x 2, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto x 2, Pemberton, Fenway x 2, Wrigley x 2
    2018 - Seattle x 2, Missoula, Fenway x 2
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    Thanks for the support! It’s been a rough couple weeks and it’s been healing to talk and reminisce of the good times. The kids are doing better, talking helps so much. We are doing more of that. Talking about our favorite “Papa-isms” or funny quotes he used to say. Also have been listening to more and more Pearl Jam lately and it has been therapeutic to say the least. Can’t wait to see these guys in September 
    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
  • Sorry for your loss. Hope you “we” get Man of the Hour @ Fenway...
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,335
    Bump for Bob, Marc, & family in Boston 
    1992-07-21 Vancouver
    1993-9-4 Vancouver
    1996-9-16 Seattle
    1998-7-19 Vancouver, 7-21 Seattle, Memorial Stadium
    2000-11-6 Seattle
    2001-10-22 Seattle
    2002 -12-09 Seattle
    2009-8-17 Manchester, 9-25 Vancouver
    2011-6-16 Seattle (EV), 9-3/4 PJ20, 9-25 Vancouver
    2012-6-27 Amsterdam (#2!)
    2013-11-29 Portland, 12-4 Vancouver, 12-6 Seattle
    2014-AUS - 1-26 Sydney, 1-31 Adelaide, 2-11/12 EV Sydney State Theatre, 2-13 EV Opera House
    2014 - USA - Memphis, Detroit, MOLINE, St. Paul, MILWAUKEE, Denver, 25/26 Bridge School
    2016 - Lexington, Philly x 2, MSG x 2, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto x 2, Pemberton, Fenway x 2, Wrigley x 2
    2018 - Seattle x 2, Missoula, Fenway x 2
  • pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UKPosts: 13,525
    rooting for you Marc, sincerely hope its played for you. 
  • pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UKPosts: 13,525
    back up
  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    Hey guys, thanks for the bumps. I don't actually expect this to happen but I appreciate all the support. Ive been busy getting things in order and keeping the kids occupied through the summer until school starts. Our kids first day of school in the Thursday after the last show. We have a sitter so my wife and I can take in both shows. Hope everyone has a great time. They will be special for sure 

    He who forgets will be destined to remember.

    9/29/04 Boston, 6/28/08 Mansfield, 8/23/09 Chicago, 5/15/10 Hartford
    5/17/10 Boston, 10/15/13 Worcester, 10/16/13 Worcester, 10/25/13 Hartford
    8/5/16 Fenway, 8/7/16 Fenway
    EV Solo: 6/16/11 Boston, 6/18/11 Hartford,
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