Sep 8, 2009
Around this time three years ago, we were suffering through dehydration and frying our bodies from the heat in the open fields of the Gorge Amphitheater, but loving every moment of it. The extreme warmth not only came from the sun up above but also from the friendships that were created through an amazing journey. Here, we checked off the final show of the 2006 US tour, and with it, the final show of the Touring Van. This was the last time that everyone really saw each other.
Fast forward to the present. Everyone has continued on with their own individual lives and many things have happened since, but the friendships remain strong. Watch the “Behind The Van” video in the fun section of this site for a not so true but humourous view on what has transpired. However, even though we are all in different places now, we will converge once again for a little reunion soon.
On Oct 30 and 31, Pearl Jam will be playing at the old Spectrum in Philly. These will be the final two out of four consecutive shows from the band, the last events ever held at this historic arena before it is torn down the following day, and this will also be the site of the Touring Van reunion. The van itself won’t be there, but the important components that make up the van will be there in full Halloween costumes. Confirmed in attendance will be Jason, Stefan, Cali Joe, Kasie, Venassa, Tatiana, Dana, Tamara, and Phil.
Look for us at the tailgate party. Everyone better be wearing a costume for the Halloween show!