Wouw, sitting here in hometown, Copenhagen, flashing back, slightly blown away. One day shy of six months ago since I took the plane to Santiago, Chile. Going more or less directly from the airport to venue to see Pearl Jam, and the same day I held a copy of 'The more you need – The less you get' in my hand for the first time (Stone Gossard got the very first one). Seven shows, two canceled ones (Buenos Aires, and London). Three long talks and meals with Stone Gossard on three different continents, more precisely Santiago, Seattle and Berlin. Short catch up and photos with Mike McCready, longer talk, especially concerning the wilderness of Southern Chile and Argentina with Jeff Ament, and various chats with members from crew and management. No sight of Matt and Ed this time, never met Boom.
And what a voice yesterday. Had the greatest day. Dead early flight from Copenhagen. I made it, slightly shivering when actually sat in the seat, no more comments on that (oouuch). Get out of that door in good time, you big … !
Made it to the Wishlist Foundation party, at around 1.00 pm. A truly spectacular venue, right next to the Thames, directly opposite of the O2. Huge, classic, Britain at its best.
Showtime, now for me as well. There's always something special about seeing your favorite band on your own territory. To call London my own backyard, is a slight exaggeration, but nevertheless just a two hour flight from Copenhagen, and a city I've visited +50 times, for interviews, shows, vacation and others.
Hi everybody out there having fun, enjoying this great European summer, topped with World Cup Football, and definitely PJ Europe.
I'm psyched to see what the Seattle Fab Five (well six on stage) has up their sleeves, when I'm on for both nights at O2 in London this upcoming week. But equally excited to meet lots of old and new friends out there.
So many of you have been extremely supportive of my book, and most importantly; your comments, activities and actions, have been very parallel to the underlying feelings and vibe, I tried to catch in the book, in line with how I've experienced the core of Pearl Jam’s music, actions, spirit and soul.