Happy Tour Eve!

by Kathy Davis on April 30, 2010

Yay!! Tour is upon us once more.  To kick things off, Pearl Jam will be rockin’ the New Orleans Jazzfest Saturday Night down in the Crescent City, and our troops in Iraq get to watch. Well, some of them anyway….this is the coolest thing, brought to you by the New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Troops in Iraq to watch Pearl Jam’s set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest

By Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune

April 30, 2010, 12:50PM

Pearl Jam’s closing set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday will be broadcast live to members of the Louisiana National Guard serving in Iraq. Soldiers from the 256th Infantry Brigade will watch the performance live in Balad, Iraq, starting at 1 a.m. Iraq time.

Additionally, some soldiers will be able to speak to family, friends and fans at Jazz Fest via a two-way video and audio link. Soldiers watching in Iraq will appear on the Acura Stage’s jumbo video screens via a real-time video feed.

According to the Festival Schedule, Pearl Jam are to appear on the Acura Stage from 5:00 to 7:00 New Orleans time.

Rock it Big Easy Style!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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