Pearl Jam Rumors
The Charlotte Observer published a review of the concert, which includes a strange note about Oklahoma City: Vedder’s patter was kept to a minimum, but left an impression. He made light of the fact that Pearl Jam hadn’t been through Charlotte in 10 years: “To be honest, we might be a bit upset because you have a basketball team and we don’t,” he said, lamenting the SuperSonics’ move to Oklahoma City in 2008. Through the far-reaching arms of the Ogle Mole Network, we’ve acquired video of Eddie’s “lamenting.” Let’s say he’s not too happy with all those fuckers in Oklahoma City.
Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament talking to Kenny Mayne: “I sorta had to hide the fact that I played pickup ball. I was hanging around all the punk rock guys. I remember Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love talking trash about the fact that I hoop. And you get to a point where you don’t care about the cliques as much any more. It’s like man I’m just going to do what I love to do.”