Dear Houston, Kindly Shut the Hell Up at Eddie Vedder

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Do not make Mr. Vedder disappoint in you, Houston.
Pearl Jam lead singer and everything advocate Eddie Vedder pulls into Houston today for a two-night stand at Jones Hall, making up two shows he had to cancel back in the spring due to injury. Singer-songwriter Glen Hansard will also be on hand to open both shows, and he even helps out Vedder on a few songs.

So a subdued night of Vedder solo cuts, some stripped down PJ classics, and a few covers is waiting for you all holding tickets. Sounds legit, as a friend of mine would say. I'm excited too.

But you know, Houston, this show is at Jones Hall, not the House Of Blues, where a lot of you have social hour during the show you paid eighty bucks to see.

There's a bit more decorum involved here. The venue has certain unspoken rules. Rules that you -- NOT ALL -- routinely flout.

You know, like shutting the hell up.

For one, don't shout out at Mr. Vedder to play "Even Flow" or "Jeremy" because do you know how awful those would sound on a ukelele? (The uke being one of his current instruments of choice.)

The loudest he may get is on his Into the Wild stuff, namely "Far Behind." Raise a glass for one of the most morose discs of 2007, will ya?

Can you throw in "Immortality" from Vitalogy in there somewhere, Ed?

Keep the cellphone pics almost non-existent. Have you ever taken pics inside Jones Hall during a show, any show? Beautiful sound and lighting, but not conducive to your iPhone pics and Instagrammin'.

Believe me, when I saw Michael Bolton there a few years ago, my shots were for shit. For shit.

Rewind:

Last Night: Michael Bolton at Jones Hall


If you must drink in excess before the show, keep the pee-pee breaks to a minimum. It's hard as hell to get in and out of the seats at Jones Hall. Once you are seated, you might as stay seated. Everyone will know you have a child's bladder. If you are pregnant, I apologize.

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Jones Hall For the Performing Arts

615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

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17 comments
taraandjosh
taraandjosh

It's funny to read this a year later... PJ DID go to Dallas and not Houston on their Lightning Bolt tour. 

BTW, does the person who wrote this piece also have psychic abilities cause he called it!

Stevie Klaus
Stevie Klaus

it was actually MUCH better than the Austin shows, which were riddled with loud people. A few screamers...and Eddie took it in stride and even chatted one up before telling her to go back into the lobby and have another drink

claymonster
claymonster

So - did they behave? (and by the way, it's "flout", not "flaunt.")

fsh86
fsh86

"Do not make Mr. Vedder DISAPPOINT in you, Houston." Who writes this garbage?

anthonyleff
anthonyleff

He had me until he mentioned Michael Bolton show. That is disgusting!

MsDenise
MsDenise

I paid $100 for my ticket....yes, ticket, as in singular, because they were sold SLAP OUT of anything else, and I had even logged in on ticketmaster.com right @ 10am the day the tix went on sale. (and yes, PJ went to the Supreme Court with the crap with ticketmaster price gouging, back in the 90s)....but I really don't care that I will be going by myself, because I have waited 12 yrs & 28 days to see this man perform again, and nothing was gonna stop me, not even the postponement.  I will be sitting ever so quietly and politely in hopes that my fellow concert-goers will do the same...I'm getting more and more excited as the hours pass...less than 5 hours to go! 

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

I'd rather sit back and enjoy the show I paid 90 effing dollars to see, but yeah I'll be on alert, too. Here's hoping the dipshit who kept yelling "PSYCHO KILLERRR!" At the David Byrne/St. Vincent show has other plans tonight.

rprince85
rprince85

80 bucks? Isn't he the guy that went after ticketmaster for price gouging?

Booger Boogerson
Booger Boogerson

I imagine Brooding Eddie is not what most of these people thought they were getting. for the most parts, my Concert experiences in Houston have been pretty good, save for the Frat boy antics of a few. Heard a dude at The P.I.L. show complaining that "he didnt even play God Save The Queen!!" and could not fathom that this was a different band. A quiet and respectful audience will get a magical show from brooding Eddie. Frat boy audience will get the contractual obligation show

Mark C. Austin
Mark C. Austin

Thank you Craig Hlavaty. I pray people are listening. I will be policing the audience. And most likely going to jail for punching some "bro" who won't shut up.

craig.hlavaty
craig.hlavaty moderator

 @fsh86 Well since the reference was lost I had to add a link. Jesus.

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