Pearl Jam has some of the most hardcore fans. But you knew that already. I’m sure if you tried to get tickets and were unsucessful you know how hard it was because so many people wanted to go to this show.
Pearl Jam has been in town the last few days, much to the delight of my friend Carrie. Carrie is the biggest Pearl Jam fan I know. Sunday night she was waiting down at Bud Gardens to catch a glimpse of the band. So I thought “well I really don’t have anything else to do. I’m gonna walk down and go talk to some people”. So I did.
So I went down and hung around the crowd of people (I’d say 15ish). In true London fashion everyone was super polite and quite excited. It was a lot of fun talking with everyone.
As you remeber it was pretty hot Sunday. So when I was down there I kinda wanted a bottle of water. I most likely wasn’t the only one. I knew there was no way that anyone was leaving to even cross the street to go get water. So I popeed the $7 and bought a case back for everyone. I think it was the water bribe that got me the pics below.
In true band fashion they sent a few decoy vans out of BG’s to see if anyone would leave. I don’t think that anyone budged even an inch. Eventually, it was about 9pm when a van pulled up. Out pops Eddie & Jeff. They were all smiles. Said hello to everyone (Jeff signed and Eddie just said hello). They did tell us to put our cameras away but a few shots managed to happen. Pics of the inpromptu meet and greet are below.
The blurry one is the quick one I managed to snap of Eddie Vedder. The others are from Chris, Dan, Carlos and Sean. Thanks for sending those gents!
Last night more people went down and waited to see if they would come say hello again. They did. Thanks to Chris for sending these really good pics.(The last few of just Eddie are from last night)
Hope everyone has a fun time at the show tonight.