Irving Plaza

Pearl Jam
May 5, 2006

Pearl Jam May 5, 2006

This is one of the bands that rock and rollers claimed to be a group to be reckoned with. I have never been one to follow trends, whether in music or clothing. Most of the time I stop listening to a band after they become too popular. Is this a trait of a person trying to be cool? Someone named K.K. gave me a call and had an extra ticket for a small fan club show. You had to win tickets over the radio or by lottery. Needless to say, this was a very hot ticket. So, two hours before the show I went for it. The seats were in the third row and not being a fan or knowing what to expect my guard was kept up against the hype surrounding me. The band opened the show with a tune entitled "Rear View Mirror". From the first chord hit I felt myself dancing, shaking my head and bouncing up and down. You had to be deaf, dumb and blind to not fall into the groove of their tunes. Shortly after the first song my feelings were shifting and changing my mindset. The band's order of songs was crafted like a roller coaster ride to take you up and down. All I wanted to do was sit in the first car, put my hands in the air and act like I wasn't scared of the dips and dives. Needless to say, I now like the band and Eddie Vedder doesn't like stardom or huge multitudes of fans.

Andy Bell, Erasure

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