television's barney affleck (barneyaffleck) wrote in pearljammers,
television's barney affleck

speak no evil

mood`| happy
`| king curtis and al caiola - guitar boogie shuffle
.| the man with two brains

april 3, 2003 - statement from pearl jam released to press
there were close to 12,000 people at the april 1st denver show. it's possible two dozen left during encore but it was not noticeable amongst the 11,976 who were loudly applauding and enjoying the evening's music. it just made a better headline to report otherwise. [you'll note the writer doesn't mention this in his review of the show from the day prior. see "pearl jam show will make a great cd" by mark brown, rocky mountain news. and it is little more than a mention in any of the show reviews.]

dissension is nothing we shy away from – it should just be reported about more accurately. ed's talk from the stage centered on the importance of freedom of speech and the importance of supporting our soldiers as well as an expression of sadness over the public being made to feel as though the two sentiments can't occur simultaneously.
at the show, ed had these inspiring words to say:
"did someone just say, 'shut up'? i don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. it's worth thinking about it, because it's going away. in the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as fuck going to use it and i'm not gonna apologize."
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