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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 10:15 GMT 11:15 UK
Pearl Jam statement: 'So tragic'
Roskilde
Sombre atmosphere over Roskilde
The full text of Pearl Jam's statement posted on the band's website in response to Roskilde Festival tragedy:

"This is so painful... I think we are all waiting for someone to wake us and say it was just a horrible nightmare.

And there are absolutely no words to express our anguish in regard to the parents and loved ones of these precious lives that were lost.


Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam: So painful
We have not yet been told what actually occurred, but it seemed to be random and sickeningly quick... it doesn't make sense.

When you agree to play at a festival of this size and reputation it is impossible to imagine such a heart-wrenching scenario.

Our lives will never be the same, but we know that is nothing compared to the grief of the families and friends of those involved.

It is so tragic... there are no words.

Devastated,

Pearl Jam

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