As this weekend is the Berkeley stop on the Summer Gods tour, I wanted to take a moment and instead of share a fan's experience with Stephan Jenkins, share what the man and his music has meant to so many. Here, unedited and in their own words, is what Stephan Jenkins means to just a very small portion of his fans. Thank you, Stephan, for giving us all so much hope, inspiration and, for many, a place to belong, where we are no longer alone in being misfits.
This week’s tribute is very special as it comes from not just Ashley Hataway, but also from her son, Noah, who just might be Stephan Jenkin’s biggest little fan. Music is very important to Ashley and her children, especially the music of Third Eye Blind. Here is Ashley’s interview with her son about his first concert and experience with the Greatest Rockstar Ever.
A mash-up of footage from life on the road, the red carpet, studios, and some beautiful island scenes, the video for “Weightless” was one that I had to replay over and over. I loved it, and I wasn’t the only one. Fans everywhere were diggin’ the work of Gavin Michael Booth, including two of the bands youngest fans - my daughters.
We all come to love Third Eye Blind in different ways, but one young fan found her way to the band not just through the music, but through the RNC and Stephan Jenkins taking a stand in the name of science. This week, Bella Wolff shares how Stephan’s act of resistance made her daughter, Emma, a fan.
I shook his hand and thanked him for everything he has done. For the music he has made. Without it, most things in life wouldn’t have found meaning or relation. And I cried again because I was able to tell someone thank you for something they had no idea they were helping me with.
When you’ve been a fan of Third Eye Blind for your whole life finally getting to go to a soundcheck and a meet and greet is an amazing experience. For Meghan Moore, it was the experience of a lifetime. Here is her story.
"We made a point to tell Stephan what happened on our last attempt and he asked how long it took us. When we told him and he exclaimed 'It’s not worth it!, It’s not worth it!'," Janelle recalls. "After that, we had a brief discussion about meat when Stephan said he was vegan, except for bacon.
Some stories are so powerful and so moving that they really defy introduction and must truly be told in full. This week’s very special edition of Saturday with Stephan comes to us from Liseli Thiele. Her incredible tale of healing and hope is brought to you in her very own words, from her heart to the Legend himself. - Nicole Drum, 3EB Expert, Stephan Jenkins Tribute
One of the most exciting days of my life was the day I met Stephan Jenkins and all of the members of Third Eye Blind. There really is no better experience in the world to me than getting to see my favorite band, Third Eye Blind, perform the songs I've kept close to my heart throughout my life.
This week, Diana Impeartrice shares her story about how a well-timed lack of verbal filter resulted in one absolutely memorable hug with Stephan Jenkins. It’s a funny, touching story that can only be told in Diana’s own words.
Before showtime, he'll pivot his attention to the important logistics of a ceremonial cake-cutting, hashing out the best time to invite a fan on stage to do the honors. Jenkins genuinely cares about 3EB fans and shows it in ways that matter: performing their beloved first album live in its entirety and, for a lucky few, giving away free food.
Surfing is foundational to my life. Still it doesn’t feel complete until I share it with others,” JENKINS said. “Sharing it with service members who have carried their trauma home and seeing what it does for them completes it for me. There is no place I would have rather spent my birthday.
During song the crowd carried a man in his wheelchair Jamming to the song up front to the Stage. The Band than put him on stage for a moment that will never be forgotten by all who were in the Crowd! So happy that there is still good in peoples heart! - You Tube User