Goodies Galore! The Eve of Pearl Jam Destination Weekend

by John Reynolds on September 3, 2011

Even though Alpine Valley Music Theatre was posting lots of photos this week, and we got a sneak peak of PJ20 from LiveNation, fans from all over the world got to see the dawn of Pearl Jam Destination Weekend for the first time, which officially opened for business with the arrival of fans for Friday ticket pick-up.

Spoiler Alert: if you haven’t picked up your tickets / goodies yet, you can choose not to read below

Ticketing was set up in a tent to the left of the entrance. There may have been large fan club attendance at other shows, but this tent features a dizzying array of white envelopes. Spread across five lines, early birds had to wait a little bit, but shortly after, the wait for tickets was just a few minutes.

Our own Jessica Letkemann was one of the early birds, and LiveNation captured her PJ20 Goodie Bag reveal as part of their Day 2 of Pearl Jam Twenty Countdown.

The Goodie Bag contains:

  • Vault #1 – January 17, 1992, Moore Theater, Seattle, WA. The vault has opened! In a simple cardboard sleeve with no liner notes or info, this famous show from the Ten-era, famous for the filming of the “Even Flow” video and a crowd-surfing photo that graced the cover of Rolling Stone. It doesn’t include the closer “Baba O’Riley”, but the sound is glorious
  • Jeff Ament CD single “When The Fire Comes”, featuring Joseph Arthur, Matt Cameron and Mike McCready. Mixed by Brett Eliason, the CD says “From the forthcoming LP While My Heart Beats“.
  • Star Anna promotional postcard
  • PJ20 Sticker with info on the soundtrack and DVD on the back
  • Sirius / XM sticker with info on a 30-day free trial
  • PJ20 Bracelet which provides access to the Ten Club Park

The merchandise line outside the venue had a very long line, and we’ll have more photos tomorrow from Kathy and her fancy camera. Note: there was no post for sale today.

Special thanks to Bill Baumann for the photos!

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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