Exactly 1 year later — too much love is never enough

On year ago tonight, Temple of the Dog took the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was show number three of an eight-date, North American run. A historic tour — as for the first time in 25 years, the super-band would reunite and perform their iconic self-titled record from 1991, with a few classic covers sprinkled in between.

A piano instrumental of “Man of Golden Words” from Mother Love Bone guided the Seattle icons to the stage before the opening notes of “Say Hello 2 Heaven” graced euphoric crowds. Over the next two hours, audiences in every city sang along, danced, and marveled at a history before them that many never thought they’d see. Furthermore, you saw the love and brotherhood of musicians who had each others back for 25 years strong.

As each night concluded with the album closer, “All Night Thing”, a rush of joy would permeate the venue. You bottled it up and took it home. The emotion was everlasting. In part because you were so grateful to have been within the experience, but also because you saw how happy this opportunity seemed to make the guys on stage.

“Love heals all wounds in time”

“And the time turns around through the walls that surround”

“I had a dream the other night…”

“People I choose, I know myself”

“But it’s on the table, the fire’s cooking”

“Carry back in my hand to the promised land”

“Now I’ve got room to spread my wings and my messages of love”

“Well I walked along, feeling at ease”

“I’ll call you beautiful”

“Now it seems like too much love is never enough”

All photos by Paul Lorkowski, featured with permission.

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