To continue the nostalgia of 10 years ago, here are the Behind the Van videos we put together mocking our journey
Ten years ago today, September 1, 2005, Pearl Jam played that epic show at the Gorge Amphitheater. It marked the beginning of the journey we took on the Touring Van. A journey that was life changing for many of us. What a great ride it has been and continues to be. So many good memories, friendships, and the stories. Happy 10 years.
On October 19, 2014 Wishlist Foundation will be giving 10,000 wristbands to Pearl Jam fans in St. Paul to wear to the concert to show Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder their gratitude and to show support and solidarity in their mission to #CauseTheWave to #HealEB.
Join the #CauseTheWave facebook group to find out more info.
The Wishlist Foundation celebrated their 10 year anniversary of their very first Pearl Jam fundraiser preparty in St Louis on Oct 3, 2014. Their very first preparty was a canned food drive, ironically, also in St Louis for Pearl Jam’s Vote for Change tour in 2004. This grassroots fan-run nonprofit officially became a foundation 2 years later and, over the past decade, have raised over $800,000 for Pearl Jam inspired charities across the country.
This alone is an outstanding accomplishment by any organization, but the fact that Wishlist has no staff and runs 100% on volunteers is what sets this apart from any other nonprofit. Congratulations on the first 10 years Wishlist.
Check out the Wishlist video created by Infinitum Films.
A few months back, we put on an Indiegogo campaign to create a new Touring Van video. You responded with your support and made it a huge success.
So we put the van back on the road, picked up a crew of friends (old and new) and brought the Touring Van out for the Vancouver and Seattle Pearl Jam shows in December. The result is the Touring Van 2013 film below.
Thank you to all the contributors from the Indiegogo campaign and everyone that helped make Touring Van 2013 happen.
|Alejandro Garcia||Elisa Schillaci||Kathleen Babcock||Sandra Folliot|
|Allen O’Donaghue||Eric Long||Laura Trafton||Shannon Cullen|
|Barbara Manfredi||Eric Waller||Laura Ward||Sharon Harrow|
|Brad Laing||Evelyn Leung||Lester Chua||Sheri McKenzie|
|Brenda Kiss||Fiona Cooper||Lisa Town||Sophie Kelle|
|Brian Methe||Gail Collinge||Lisette Terry||Stefan Klopp|
|Carlos Diaz||Haukur Gunnarsson||Manu Truyens||Susanna Kelle|
|Carlos Rocca||Heath Proden||Marco Van Den Hout||Tamara Rousselle|
|Cathy Luk||Hinn Li||Melissa O’Halloran||Tanya Kang|
|Chirag Patel||Ivan Lo||Michael Koegler||Tatiana Oliveira|
|Christopher Bohatka||Jason Leung||Mike Livingstone||Theresa Sanchez|
|Clayton Paakspuu||Jason Manafort||Mike Swallow||Thomas Fyfe|
|Colin O’Donaghue||Jennifer Sando||Nathan Sturdy||Vicky Bowes|
|David Town||Jeremy Houtary||Niko Cuckovic||Viktor Butorac|
|Dianne Tarulli||Jessica Shipman||Ranko Goronja||Vincent Truyens|
|Dora Kelle||John Gass||Rosalie Savillo|
|Douglas Rutter||Kasie Vinson||Samia Dillsi|
BOTH BUSES ARE NOW FULL
Thanks to everyone with their prompt payments and enthusiasm. We are happy to announce that both 50-person buses are now completely full after just 3 days. A follow up email will be sent out shortly with further info on the bus, while finalize details will be emailed out closer to the date. In the meantime, all discussions can be initiated on the facebook event page. See you in June!
Vienna, Austria to Berlin, Germany
The final numbers are in. Thanks to you guys, the campaign was able to donate $150 to The Faithfull by Kelly Colleen McMahon and $200 to the Vancouver Wishlist Foundation Preparty benefiting C.H.I.L.D. Foundation and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In addition, we were able to donate to the Vancouver Preparty some of the reward items created by this campaign that raised another $280 for the fundraiser.
So in total, $350 in direct donations and $280 in indirect donations make you guys responsible for $630 that will go to our causes. Thank you so much for everything.
Despite a blown tire at the US border, the van trip from Vancouver to Seattle was a huge success, the shows were top notch, and the company was amazing as always. Once we gather all the footage from everyone, the Touring Van film will be published shortly after.
There are also a few extra reward items left over from the campaign (6 Touring Van shirts and 4 posters). They are available on our website until the end of the week or until they sell out.
Thanks again and see you on the road.
Stefan writes out the formula on how to piss off a Pearl Jam fan:
Hire a homeless person to stand in line for you.
Buy a poster and flip it on eBay.
Ditch your friends to upgrade your tickets?.
Tell fans around you to stop singing.
Hold up a sign to play “Even Flow.”
Brag about getting Tenclub tickets when everyone else is getting a “503” error.
Be a loudmouth song predictor.
Ask “Is Pearl Jam still making music?”
Think you’re bigger than the band.
Yell at Ed to stop talking and play more music.
Say you like Creed better than Pearl Jam.
Read all the details on the Matador Network Article.
The Touring Van is coming back for the Vancouver and Seattle shows in December and we’re raising money for the Wishlist Foundation Pre-party events before the Pre-parties even happen.
Check out our Indiegogo Campaign for more details:
The goal of the campaign is to film a new Touring Van short film during these shows, but the main focus is to raise money for the Wishlist Pre-party events in Vancouver and Seattle as well as supporting fellow creative Pearl Jam fans in the process.
Each reward features products that are created by Pearl Jam fans from around the world. By contributing to the campaign, you will receive some of these rewards as listed below and be supporting the Pearl Jam fan that created them.
- Low Wires Digital album download by Carlos Rocca (Brazil) with album photography by Laura Ward (UK)
- Touring Van Glass Magnets by Niko Cuckovic of BeCraft (Croatia)
- Touring Van TShirts designed by Sophie Kelle (Hungary)
- Touring Van silk screened poster designed by Brian Methe (USA)
- This All Encompassing Trip book signed by Jason Leung (Canada)
- Picture in a Frame book by Jennifer Sando (Australia)
100% of all additional money raised will go towards the Vancouver Wishlist Pre-party benefiting Sea Shepard Conservation Society and C.H.I.L.D. Foundation as well as helping fund The Faithfull – a PJ story by Kelly Colleen McMahon at the Benaroya Hall December 4 in Seattle.
Please help contribute or spread the word through email and social media for these great causes within our community. #TouringVan2013
Here is the link to the campaign: http://igg.me/at/touringvan2013/