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Touring Van 2013 Film

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

Vienna to Berlin Rocking Bus

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!

THE ROUTE

Vienna, Austria to Berlin, Germany


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Departure from Vienna

Date: 25 June, 2014
Time: 11:30pm (approx) immediately after the show
Location: Pizza Mann (Hütteldorferstrasse 23)

Arrival in Berlin

Date: 26 June, 2014
Time: 9:00am (approx)
Location: Alexanderplatz Bahnhof in Berlin (easy access to everywhere)

LUGGAGE

Important! The bus will park at the Stadhalle meeting point (Pizza Mann) between 2 to 3pm on the day of the Vienna show to load up your luggage. This will be the only time they are available for loading because the drivers require 9 hours of sleep before the overnight drive by law. If you cannot get to the venue for this specified time, you will have to sort out other means of storage near the venue on your own. The train station nearby is an option as well as the venue itself. This is the best solution we can give for the lugguge.

PIZZA MANN meeting point in Vienna

We contacted Stadhalle and there is a lack of bus access for the venue. So after a personal visit to the area we’re planning to set the meetup point at Pizza Mann directly across the street from Stadthalle. The address for Pizza Mann is Hütteldorferstrasse 23 and we’re planning to park the buses on the side street called Zinckgasse. Refer to the map and picture below.

rockingbus

pizzamann

VEHICLE

The tourist bus is from Buszrent coming from Hungary. Each bus has a capacity of 50 passengers. We will fill up one and, if there is enough interest, we have the option of adding a second bus.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Good company
Overnight bus ride from Vienna to Berlin
Saving on 1 night’s hotel cost
2 nights accommodations for the drivers for them have adequate rest before and after driving us
Meals for the drivers
Storage of luggage during the Vienna show
All highway and parking fees
Paypal fees for each transaction
A rocking good time

Important

PLEASE NOTE that if we are not allowed to park our buses at this location, this will still be the meeting point and we will have someone standing here giving directions to the new location of the bus. We don’t envision this happening, but this is a backup plan just in case.

DISCUSSION

Visit the facebook event page

CONTACT

Please email us at jason@touringvan.com if there are any questions at all and I can be reached on the day of the show at +44 7501091144 if you’re running late or can’t find us.

$630 raised for our causes on Indiegogo

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.
http://thisallencompassingtrip.com/touring-van-merch/

Thanks again and see you on the road.
Jason

How to piss off someone who likes Pearl Jam

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.

Touring Van Glass Magnet

The design is finished for the beautiful Touring Van Glass Magnets by Be Craft from Croatia. Check it out! Only 4 DAYS LEFT to grab one :)
http://igg.me/at/touringvan2013

magnet

Touring Van 2013 Indiegogo Campaign

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:
http://igg.me/at/touringvan2013/

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.

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/

Be°Craft Video

This video of glass and ceramic artists Be°Craft was put together by Infinitum Films to show what amazing products these guys from Dubrovnik, Croatia can produce.

Be°Craft has generously donated their services to the Touring Van 2013 Indiegogo Campaign with a beautiful glass magnet to represent following Pearl Jam on the road. Below is an image of the glass pieces, high quality Venetian Murano glass, that will be used for these magnets.

The actual design of the magnet is almost complete and we will show it to you as soon as it’s ready. For more info on the company and their stunning products go to becraft.eu.

To get the Touring Van glass magnet and other special rewards, check out the Touring Van Indiegogo Campaign.
indiegogo.com/projects/touring-van-2013/x/4734621

New Low Wires Album on Indiegogo Campaign

Low Wires

Want to hear some great new music? Receive a digital download of the upcoming new album Voices Over Wires by Low Wires exclusively on the #TouringVan2013 Indiegogo Campaign. The alternative rock band is based in London, UK and fronted by Carle Rocca from Sao Paulo, Brazil, while the album cover features photography by the super talented Laura Ward from London, UK.

Check out the indiegogo.com/projects/touring-van-2013/x/4734621 to pick up the new Low Wires album.

Touring Van 2013

Help bring the Touring Van back while supporting fellow Pearl Jam fans and the Wishlist foundation at the same time.

Please check out our crowd funding campaign, which features rewards from other talented Pearl Jam fans from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, and USA.

indiegogo.com/projects/touring-van-2013/x/4734621

#TouringVan2013

Pearl Jam announces US fall tour

Pearl Jam announced today that they will embark on a two-leg North American tour this fall. Public tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American dates go on-sale Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 AM local time. Specific ticket on-sale times and locations will be announced in local markets. A special ticket pre-sale for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members (as of July 7, 2013) begins today. Ten Club members must be logged in to access the members only pre-sale.

Check out Pearl Jam’s tour page for dates and more information. See you on tour.

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