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Pearl Jam recently paid tribute to the nine fans killed during the 2000 Roskilde Festival.
June 30 marked the 20-year anniversary of the tragedy, when nine young men, aged between 17 and 26, were killed in a stampede during Pearl Jam’s set at the Danish festival.
In a statement released on their website, the band admitted that “nothing has been the same since.”
“The nine young men who were trampled. The lives of their families and loved ones who had to endure imagining their deaths over and over and the reality of never seeing them again. Every person at the festival who witnessed what was happening and tried to do something, maybe pulling someone up, or not being able to…” the band wrote.
They added, “And those, like our band, who never realised anything was going on at all until it was too late… All of us forever waiting for the news to be different.”
The band also shared a video clip on Instagram featuring nine flames set to a black background, along with a live snippet from “Love Boat Captain,” a 2002 song which references the tragedy.
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