Saturday, June 24, 2006


It was July 11th,2002 and I was at work when I got a phone call from a friend telling me that I might want to head down to CHOP SUEY later that night. She told me that there was going to be a 'surprise tribute show' for JOHN ENTWISTLE, who had recently passed away, that I wouldn't want to miss. My friend wouldn't go into any other details, but I had a good idea about what might be happening. I arrived at the show early to make sure I'd be able to get in. Inside the venue I spotted a few local heroes including, Kim Thayil from Soundgarden & Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam. Somehow I was able to work my way up to the front of the sold out crowd as the opening band went on. The band was made up of local musicians, Kurt Bloch, Mike Musburger and Rusty Willoughby. I don't remember too much about their set, except when Eddie Vedder came out to share a toast with them. Finally, around 11pm or so it was time for the act everyone was there to see...EDDIE VEDDER & C-AVERAGE. Eddie said a few words about John and then the band went right into 'HEAVEN & HELL'. The band played an amazing 10 song set, which included an incredible version of one of my favorite WHO songs 'A QUICK ONE (while he's away). After the show was over, I was able to grab a copy of the set list off of the stage. Unfortunately, at least to my knowledge, the show was not taped by anyone in the audience. I didn't even think of trying to tape the show, as I was too busy taking the pictures you see above and below....anyway, enjoy the mohawk!!

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Friday, June 02, 2006


so these aren't the BEST pictures in the world, but they were taken with a disposable camera (before the days of digital, at least for me). so here's my one little quick story about the show....i was hanging out at the show with my friend Kevin who was working. he was then able to get back stage (well side stage is (sometimes) actually back stage at the SHOWBOX) anyway...he told me that Eddie was there watching the show. later on in the evening i was somehow able to borrow another friend's pass to hang out in the area as well. i ended up watching most of the show near Eddie, until he left to go and play a few songs with Neil. after Eddie finished playing he came back and stood next to me. finally at the end of the show Neil came back out to play one more song, it was DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER. i remember trying not to freak out as Eddie stood next to me singing along, as i was, to the song. it was one of my first truely special moments in seattle.

ps. i got to meet Neil Finn after the show and he was an incredibly sweet guy...enjoy the pics!!

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