5 Famous Men I Was Legitimately In Love With At One Time Or Another
Stone Gossard, Guitarist In Pearl Jam
My/His Age At The Time We Fell In Love: 14/27
Length Of Our Relationship: 6 years
Why I Loved Him: For his funky guitar rhythms, which are the backbone of some of Pearl Jam's most incredible songs; because of his facial expressions, which gave me all the information I needed in order to imagine how he would look when we would have sex someday; because we owned the same pair of Tabasco red Converse One-Stars, which meant our love was fated by the universe; for his ability to pull off the incredibly girly half-up/half-down hairstyle; because his wide taste in music opened my eyes to bands and hip-hop groups I might never have listened to.
How Far I Went For Love: Fully intended and planned on attending Cornish School of the Arts for college, simply because it was located in Seattle, so I could be closer to my love. This plan was thwarted by my parents pesky financial situation and the fact that I was not actually talented at art. Also, I was a loyal consumer of every other project Stone was involved in, from his early bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, to his solo project, to the bands he produced on his own label. And, when attending Pearl Jam shows, I still, to this day, get tickets on the right side of the stage, or as I call it, "Stone's Side."
Level Of Intimacy: I cast Stone in every one of my romantic and/or masturbatory fantasies -- usually conducted nightly before bed, in hopes of extending it into my dreams -- for most of those six years. Our life together in Seattle was so lush!