Jul 06, 2012

by English Muse

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.



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12 Responses to “My Second Pearl Jam Concert”

  1. Mary says:

    Absolutely! Pearl Jam is one of my all-time favorite bands. I’ve seen them several times, and they never disappoint. Awesome you got to see them again. I hope they make their way in my direction again soon.

  2. Marta says:

    Hi Mary–good to know I’m not the only one here! Smiles!

  3. AnDee says:

    Love them.
    Nothingman, Corduroy, I am Mine…
    Have you listened to the Into the Wild soundtrack {fantastic!} and the solo album Ukelele Songs {fantastic too!}?
    Oh I could go on forever…
    They’ve been through a lot of hard times with me.
    Lucky you, in any seat.

  4. Marta says:

    Hi AnDee–yes, I know the Into the Wild score, but haven’t heard the Ukulele Songs just yet. Great songs–the one you picked! Also, I adore Thumbing My Way. Smiles!

  5. Ailsa says:

    Lucky you! I only saw them once, at an outdoor gig in London in about ’93, on the same bill as Neil Young, Booker T & the MGs and James – they blew everyone else off the stage. One day I will see them again…

  6. Marta says:

    Aw, Neil Young rocks as well! I will definitely keep going to PJ concerts in the future. Smiles!

  7. Lula says:

    I´ve been listening to Into the Wild soundtrack almost every day for more than a year. Love Eddie´s voice!
    Peace and love from Spain!

  8. Marta says:

    thanks for sharing! and smiles from Berlin!

  9. Zoe says:

    I have been to Prague, it was my first (and hope not last) PJ concert – it was amazing, the crowd singing Better Man – one of my wishes came true

  10. Lu says:

    Oh I love PJ! My bf took me to see them a few years back and I still have the tour t-shirt. I will never wear it for fear of it falling apart!

  11. Marta says:

    I adore that song–sounds like a fabulous concert! smiles!

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