Yesterday I went to see my favorite band play live. I’ve been a fan since 1996 and ever since I heard “Better man.” It was love at first sound! First time I went to see them, in 2006, I promised myself to become their official fan and to purchase a membership , so that I could get the tickets closest to the stage, reserved for Ten Club members only. I sat far away and was envious of the people swaying right in front of the stage. They had priority while entering the venue, too. Next time Pearl Jam played in Berlin, I forgot to subscribe to the membership, plus no one wanted to go with me. I promised myself to fix that next time they would perform. In May this year this year a friend of mine and myself we spontaneously decided to go to one of the two gigs Pearl Jam were to play in Berlin, provided we could get tickets. We got tickets. Very, very far away from the stage, but oh well. Yesterday’s gig was wonderful. They played most of my favorite songs (e.g. Oceans, Just Breathe, Yellow Ledbetter, Elderly Woman, Nothingman, Baba O’Riley, Not For You, Better Man) and I was just so thrilled and lucky to be in one very big room with Pearl Jam that I forgot to promise myself to get that membership before they come to play here again. Oh well.
Any PJ fans reading English Muse? Sure hope so…
Happy Friday & Smiles, Marta.