Pearl Jam has now responded to New Yorker Daniel Sheffer’s fundraising for Eddie Vedder and friends to come play the newly reopened Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. Sheffer has raised over $140,000 via 578 backers.
In a statement to Village Voice, however, Pearl Jam’s manager Kelly Curtis explained why the band would likely not be playing a crowdfunded concert anytime soon:
To which Sheffer was all “Little secrets, tremors turned to quake / The smallest oceans still get big, big waves” in his response, saying, “We will continue to crowdfund until we receive a hard no from the Pearl Jam management. Dreams do come true and we are doing this for the thousands of fans that have supported us, visited our website, and have done charity work all for this movement. Pearl Jam are our heroes and we hope they can hear our proposal and give us more detailed feedback. We want this concert in Pearl Jam’s hands and by no means would want otherwise. We know they put on a show like no other. We are simply a grassroots movement that knows Pearl Jam Forest Hills would be amazing for the fans, the band, and the community. We remain faithful, as the song goes. We are the Forest Hills Faithful!”