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“This is a wine that Eddie spilled’

"This is a wine that Eddie spilled'

Pearl Jam Superfan

You like Pearl Jam show from the best spot at Rock Werchter? That is a day of fighting. Against the sun, the thirst, the bowels and the other superfans. A speedcursus in: waiting for your heroes.

Everything in a plastic bag

Some t-shirt are just at Werchter purchased, other break crops – the meadow is full of Pearl Jam merchandise. But the true superfans will not be against. That monitor …

Everything in a plastic bag

Some t-shirt are just at Werchter purchased, other break crops – the meadow is full of Pearl Jam merchandise. But the true superfans will not be against. That monitor since 12 hours their luxepositie front row. Now, yes, luxury.

“One sandwich is healthy and two small bottles of water, this red I a whole day,” says Jarmo (21), a Dutch superfan who will soon be an unobstructed view will have on Eddie Vedder and his family. Since half ten this morning, he stood on guard at the doors of the whey, for there to be 12 hours by running. The ultimate tip to lose no time: ‘I put everything in a translucent plastic bag. To scan the security of my stuff at a glance, and they have no work to me.”

One quick stop on the drankenstand affords himself and then in one straight line towards the Main Stage. Excuse me, the left for the Main Stage: ‘That is always significantly less crowded than the right side! And if you are here a day, is that an important detail.’ Another Dutch fan port Jarmo. ‘Now not all secrets, you know!’ The two seem to be good friends, but they are not. But if you have an hour or eleven, the time to kill, you make a chat.

The same outfit

A superfan who is not even a t-shirt of Pearl Jam, is that really responsible? “But this is red wine that Eddie Vedder about me spilled.’ Jarmo, pointing to the stains on his shirt. “I have Pearl Jam in a few weeks time seen several times. In the Ziggo Dome, threw Eddie Vedder me a tambourine in the hands. A week later he recognized me at the Pinkpop festival, jumped from the stage and came to me along with his bottle of wine. First, he poured my mouth full, afterwards my glass. So this is the outfit that I always wear to their gigs. And the shirt has long sleeves, so I don’t need sunscreen in this weather. Easy.’ And, eh, extra hot? “I found it very easy today! Pearl Jam is the soundtrack of my life, I have everything. In addition, each set is different and they look really personal with the fans, front row, so we are anyway spoiled after that day of waiting.’

Boost for Jarmo: Eddie Vedder gets off three hours earlier than expected the main stage to just take to play with Jack Johnson. “That’s a nice gift! I had secretly hoped for the two to play together more. But you know, of course, never.’

Thirst off

Admittedly, there is still someone in a better place than Jarmo. The security staff. One security trust us how creepy dedicated superfans. “You can see they really only minimal sips of drink. And that in this weather.’ ‘We drink the minimum, yes, ” says Jarmo. ‘Going to the toilet is a no go. But we get used to it though. You can thirst in a certain sense off. There is also a tap in the security where we had our bottles are allowed to refill, but that you should thus try to counteract.

I’m really not in a bottle of pee, you know.’ Or he, in his shirt full of red wine, no beer fog during the performance of his lievelingsband? “Yes, but if I have to choose between a drink or to my place, I have so chosen.” When the occurrence of Pearl Jam for him truly successful? “The moment that they arise. I am more than a happy man.” And as we now have a pint on top do? ‘Would be fantastic.’ Comes ie.

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