So those of you who know me know that I have a Pearl Jam fetish to go with my word fetish. I’ve travelled a few thousand miles to see them and when they are on tour, I kinda go all fan girl. I love smart music, I love political music, I love Ed’s voice and Mike’s showmanship and Stone’s quiet control and Matt’s hands and Jeff, well I just love everything about Jeff.
So anyway, the last two times PJ was here I missed the chance to see them. I was second in line to buy tickets for Benaroya and it sold out before the person in front of me even got their tickets (damned scalpers) and the last time I couldn’t even get through on the phone and I had an ultrasound that day and called on my cell phone the whole way to the hospital.
This time, it appears that they’ve learned from the last two debacles and had a fan club ticket lottery as well as an online ticket auction. The latter is too rich for my blood but I threw my hat into the lottery for the chance to buy tickets at the first two ticket prices. The last time I did this was for the Showbox shows and I didn’t win. This time however, I did!
Yes! So did several other people here in town that I know and love and on March 18 I will be at the Paramount, in the mid priced seats, watching my band. Presidents of the United States and the Wilson Sisters will also be there, I am not giant fans of either one but my oldest son could sing “Peaches” at three. Of course all of my children know Pearl Jam and have since conception because it’s pretty much a regular feature in the CD player.
It’s a great treat for such a dreary time and it’s cheered me up immensely! Now, if I can just get this book finished things will be cake.
Oh and look at my yahoo group, I’m having a contest to name the third Charvez book. Win a download of Triad and of the yet to be named third book if I choose your title idea.