I was sitting on a ratty old couch, hungover, while MTV played on the TV. Through my fog I hear that a new music video will play from a new band out of Seattle.

The year was 1990, the song was “Alive”, the band, Pearl Jam.

Twenty three years later, I was finally able to see them in concert, and it certainly was worth the wait.

Playing their final stop of the 2013 Lightning Bolt tour in the city where it all started was truly a special event, as Eddie kept mentioning throughout the evening. With nearly five hours of music, we heard early classics to new cuts from their latest album, and almost everything in between. The progressiveness of the band and it’s music is fitting for a city such as Seattle. A place in the U.S. that has legalized both same sex marriage and marijuana.

Enjoy two greats songs from the new album, and relive my memories of one of the greatest shows I’ve seen so far….

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?

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