Faces in the Crowd – Brandon Parsons

The second part in the Faces In The Crowd series features chef and vinyl collector Brandon Parsons from Vancouver, BC. Brandon regularly posts videos on his youtube channel In It To Spin It about his appreciation for vinyl and music, but this time he welcomes us into his home to shows us his collection of Pearl Jam goodies.

Faces In The Crowd is a video series, in collaboration with Wishlist Foundation and Infinitum Films, which profiles Pearl Jam fans sharing their stories and personal fan experiences.

There will be more videos to follow in the coming months. But get in touch if you would like to share your experiences as well.

Faces in the Crowd – Jessica Letkemann

With releasing the book This All Encompassing Trip, you are all now familiar with some of my fan stories chasing Pearl Jam around the world. But what stories do you have?

In collaboration with Wishlist Foundation and Infinitum Films, we have put together a video series called Faces In The Crowd, which profiles Pearl Jam fans sharing their stories and personal fan experiences.

The first feature is on long-time fan and music journalist Jessica Letkemann, as she discusses her connection with the song Breath.

There will be more videos to follow in the coming months. But get in touch if you would like to share your experiences as well.

TAET 5 Year Anniversary

This All Encompassing Trip was released 5 years ago today. To celebrate, we are giving away 5 books to anyone in the world for free. Just share this video on facebook or twitter and tag #TAET5 during the next 5 days and we will randomly select the winners. Thanks for your support.

Behind the Van

To continue the nostalgia of 10 years ago, here are the Behind the Van videos we put together mocking our journey 🙂

10 Years Ago


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.

Pearl Jam fans #CauseTheWave to #HealEB

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.

Get your wristband before the show from the Wishlist street team at the Xcel Energy Center or at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall during the St Paul Wishlist Preparty.

Join the #CauseTheWave facebook group to find out more info.

10 years of Wishlist Preparties

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.

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


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

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$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.

Thanks again and see you on the road.

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