I have been a huge fan of Soundgarden now for well over 20 years and have been lucky enough to see them live 3 times. I wish it had been more but life gets in the way, I guess. Having said that, I still feel very lucky to have seen them when I did. Twice in the early 90s and the last time in Hyde Park London in 2014, a day I will always remember. My 2 friends and I managed to squeeze past 100s of people to get to the front and we were not disappointed. It was a great show and Chris and the band were on top form as always.
I never met Chris unfortunately and I’m sure he didn’t know I even existed, yet his passing has left a huge hole deep in my soul and I feel as if something is missing from my life as do I’m sure many others do. His music and lyrics have seen me through many many good times and have helped me through many bad times in my life and for that I am truly grateful. I cannot get over the fact that he is no longer with us and I don’t think that I really ever will. I am however grateful to have shared this earth with this wonderful human being and to have been able to witness his wonderful talent in what ever venture he was in at the time.
Chris, your fantastic words and music and talent will live on forever in all of your fans and family.
I miss you and thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us all.
Photo taken by myself Hyde Park 2014