Nordic fan portrait: Sofie – The new generation

When you look at the audience at a Pearl Jam show, you’ll find that most fans are somewhere between the age of 40 to 50 years old with a small majority of men. There is nothing surprising in this fact (or rather than fact, it’s my personal experience) considering the genre of music that Pearl Jam plays and the time they had their big break through in the nineties. Most of us were teens during those years, the band was pretty hard to avoid back then, and research shows that people form their musical identity in their early teens or a little earlier. So when I see a new young(er) face in the fan community, it always catches my eye and sparks my curioisity. How do people discover Pearl Jam these days when there’s no music on MTV and the media in general is dominated by crappy meaningless pop?

29-year-old Sofie Thybo Pedersen showed up at a Pearl Jam Nordic gathering at a bar in central Copenhagen in January. She showed up alone and knew nobody there but felt like a part of the Jamily right away, and that’s what’s so cool about the Jamily: You’re never a stranger. You’re a part of the tribe. The day after the meeting I contacted Sofie to ask if she wanted to do an interview for the blog, so I could ask her more about her story of becoming a Pearl Jam fan and share it with the world.

Sofie Thybo Pedersen in Prague before the Pearl Jam show, 2018
Sofie Thybo Pedersen in Prague before the Pearl Jam show, 2018
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Pearl Jam 2019 Tour rumours

Ever since the beginning of the Internet, rumours about Pearl Jam tours have been circulating on fora and social media. They usually start around the time of the last show of a tour. Pearl Jam fans just seem to never get enough and are always looking for and dreaming about the next live performance fix.

Pearl Jam live

Surprisingly, to me at least, more often than not these rumours turn out to be true. Numerous times we have witnessed entire tour schedules being leaked with cities and dates, months before the official announcement from the band. Continue reading “Pearl Jam 2019 Tour rumours”