Please play Come Back at Wrigley Night 1 for my dad and brother who have both passed <3
I am not one to ever posts things like this, but I figured I got lucky enough to score GA for Wrigley Field so might as well give it a shot! I have been a crazy PJ fan since I was 12 years old. I can probably blame my brother, Steve or Stevie as I called him, for getting me into the band. He was 6, almost 7 years older than me and was your stereotypical rebellious teenager in the 90’s. I idolized him which in turn meant I idolized the alternative music he listened to. I would try to impress him by knowing the lyrics to all of the songs and can vividly remember watching the Evenflow video on MTV as a 6 or 7 year old and wondering how in the hell my brother knew all the words to that damn song. I didn’t even think Eddie was actually saying words back then. My brother passed when I was 12 years old in 1999 which was the year I lost myself in Pearl Jam music and have been lost in it ever since. Here I am, 20 years later and 11 shows later and there is still a song I have yet to hear that does something for my soul each time I listen. When the Avocado Album came out, and I heard Come Back for the first time it felt like the song was directly written for me about my brother. Talk about a song speaking to you. I literally listened to that song on repeat for weeks, maybe even months. My college roommates thought that I was going insane, but then again they understood. I knew right away what my next tattoo was going to be as well - see below. Little did I know that that tattoo would hold much more meaning behind it than just my brother. Four years ago, my dad, Steve Sr., passed away from lung cancer. It was during this time that I once again looked to Pearl Jam to help me through the second tragic loss in my life. I traveled more to see the band, even to Mexico City when I was pregnant in 2015 with my daughter Stevie, because it soothed my soul. However, I have yet to hear Come Back. The song that now embodies my feelings for both my brother and dad. Having GA for Wrigley Field has always been a dream of mine, but hearing Come Back would do something special for my soul , heal it, or at least soothe it - as though my brother and dad were there with me. I don’t know if this will get anywhere, but thanks for listening Pearl Jam Fam.
Peace, Love, and PJ,
Sidenote: This tattoo is over 10 years old, please excuse the fact that it is showing its age.