Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ten Club Park looks almost done

Looks like there's not more to do to the Ten Club Park... ready for us to enjoy the music, the scenery and the cool vibe!!!!


This was released by Alpine Valley Music Theatre. There is one mistake I found. It states that this will be "The only 2011 live concerts by Pearl Jam". That isn't true because they are playing in Canada and South and Central America. They may have meant only American dates in 2011. But anyway, here it is in its entirety:

Part of the Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekened Concert Celebration

This Saturday and Sunday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre

In addition to live music by Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, and more, plus other special surprises, Pearl Jam fans will have the ability to check out some of the most creative poster art in the country at the Second Annual Ten Club Rock N’ Art Poster Convention, onsite at the Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekend Concert Celebration at Alpine Valley this Saturday and Sunday.

Onsite poster artists at the convention are the Ames Bros./Barry Ament & Coby Schultz (, Brad Klausen (, Brian Methe, Jermaine Rogers (, Justin Hampton (, Mark 5 (, Munk One (, and Maxx242 ( And, to celebrate Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary in their own unique fashion, both Munk One and Maxx242 will be painting not to canvas, but to billboards.

2011 is a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s twenty-year history. The band started off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, followed by the expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March. Things kick into high gear in September with the Alpine Valley Labor Day anniversary weekend concert, followed by the release of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, with accompanying book and soundtrack album. For the latest Pearl Jam happenings, visit

Limited tickets are still available for these very special once-in-a-lifetime concert events, featuring: The only 2011 live concerts by Pearl Jam, plus guests The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard, Liam Finn, The New No2, David Garza, Star Anna, The Young Evils, and Jason Lytle; the second annual Ten Club Rock N’ Art Poster Convention; plus many more surprises that are available to all fans with the purchase of just a general admission lawn ticket. For the most up to date information available about the Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekend Anniversary Concert Celebration, please visit





Tickets available at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre Box Office, online at and, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ten Club Park Tent is going up...

picture from Alpine Valley Facebook Page

Looks like an awesome to kick back and speak with some awesome people... I will be there for sure...

Mike McCready practicing before PJ20

pictures taken from McCready's Tumblr page

Looks like Mike McCready is getting a little more practice in before this weekend's big event.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Alpine Valley Music Theatre Official PJ20 Weekend Information

Alpine Valley Music Theatre sent me an email today the goes over the basic questions you may have about the weekend. This my help you if you are like me and never have been there before. NOTE: If you have any questions you need answering that are not mentioned below, please email Read below:

See you this weekend for the Pearl Jam Destination Weekend! Here are some FAQs to help you prepare for the show:

==Alpine Valley Music Theatre FAQs==

Q: What are the times I need to know for the Pearl Jam shows?
A: Parking lots, will call windows, and the box office will open at 9:00am. Do not arrive to the theatre or surrounding roadways prior to this time. Early entry to the parking lots will not be offered for the Pearl Jam shows. Gates to the theatre will open at 11:00am, and the bands begin at 12:00pm. The show is expected to end at 11:30pm.

Q: What can I bring into the theatre for the Pearl Jam shows?
A: You may bring the following into the theatre for the show: extra clothes, small blankets, small backpacks or bags, purses, factory-sealed or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon in size, empty Camelbaks, food in clear Ziploc-style containers, soft cooler, low level lawn chairs (no more than 5” off the ground), small personal umbrellas, and non-professional cameras.

Q: Is re-entry permitted to and from the parking lots throughout the day?
A: Re-entry will not be permitted for these shows. Once you have left the theatre, you will not be permitted to re-enter.

Q: What bands are performing, what stage, and when?
A: A downloadable venue map and complete lineup with tentative set times is on . Keep in mind that the reserved seating and lawn areas for the main stage will open at 3:00pm.

Q: Where do VIP or Expo Pass guests enter the theatre?
A: These guests should enter at the VIP entrance which is located under the canopy to the main Expo building next to gate #1.

Q: Where do I park?
A: VIP Parking, motorcycles, and oversize vehicles should enter at the main theatre entrance and you’ll be directed to the proper parking area. All other vehicles will be directed to the closest available parking lots based upon traffic flow.

Q: I am a Ten Club member, can I use a special gate to get into the theatre itself?
A: Yes! Gate #1 is reserved exclusively for Ten Club members.

Q: I am bringing a bus, RV, camper, or other oversize vehicle to the show; do I need to do anything special?
A: Yes, you should enter only at the main theatre entrance and you will be directed to the proper parking area. Also, oversize vehicles are subject to a $100 parking fee (cash only) upon entry. Limos are subject to a $75 fee. In addition, oversize vehicles are not permitted to park in the VIP and Premium Parking areas.

Q: What are things I cannot bring in to the Pearl Jam shows?
A: The following is a list of common items that will not permitted into the theatre for these shows: All audio and video recording devices; any cameras with detachable lenses; cans or bottles of any kind (other than factory-sealed or empty water bottles); large blankets and tarps; high lawn chairs; golf umbrellas; strollers; sharp, studded or pointed jewelry or clothing; weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pepper spray or wallet chains; laser pointers or glow sticks; banners, flags, or signs; fireworks of any kind; and any other items deemed to be unsafe by theatre management. This list is subject to change at any time per tour requests. Our information line at 262.642.4400 is updated with this information as soon as we receive it from the tour.

Q: I need disabled accessible parking. What do I do?
A: Enter at the Alpine Valley RESORT entrance which is ½ mile east of the theatre entrance and you will be directed to the proper parking area. This is located at an entrance that has an “A-Frame” structure over it. Shuttle service is provided from the disabled accessible lot to the theatre and the second stage areas (but not to/from the other parking lots).

Q: Can I park overnight at Alpine Valley? Can I camp at Alpine Valley?
A: Unfortunately, county ordinances prohibit us from allowing overnight parking and we are not offering camping for any shows this season.

Q: Where are nearby campgrounds or lodging?
A: Visit for local campgrounds. Search popular travel sites for hotels in East Troy, Elkhorn, Mukwonago, Delavan, Lake Geneva, and surrounding areas for lodging options.

Q: I lost something at an Alpine Valley show, what do I do?
A: Send an e-mail with a description of what you lost with as many details as possible along with your contact information to

Q: I just got my tickets and my lawn seats have rows and seat numbers on them, what does this mean?
A: All lawn seating at Alpine Valley is general admission. The row and seat numbers on lawn tickets are for record keeping purposes only.

Q: I just got my tickets and my seat numbers are not sequential, what’s does this mean?
A: Reserved seats are numbered as follows: Sections 101 & 201- Odd numbers (1,3,5...) with lower numbers beginning at the center aisle. Sections 103 & 203- Even numbers (2,4,6…) with lower numbers beginning at the center aisle. Sections 102 & 202- Sequential numbers (100,101,102…) beginning with 100, moving from stage left to stage right.

Q: How do I buy tickets for Alpine Valley shows?
A: Tickets for all Alpine Valley shows are available at,, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

Q: How do I get to the theatre, I cannot find anything online?
A: Visit, search for Alpine Valley, then click “Driving Directions.”

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rehersals have begun!!!

pictures taken from Mike McCready's Tumblr page

Looks like the guys are busy getting ready for the big celebration on Labor Day Weekend. Can't wait!!! 6 days til we leave, 8 til we see some old friends!!!

Another Teaser video of Pearl Jam TWENTY

Here's another released video clip of PJ doing "Betterman" at MSG in 2010... The whole video of the song will debut on Sept. 1st. Here's the clip:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jeff Ament talks about the new Pearl Jam shoes from Vans

Hey guys,

I thought I'd post this video of Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam visiting the House of Vans for a skate session and to talk about his collaboration with Vans. Pretty cool.
Click the link to check it out!

Pearl Jam / Vans video

Monday, August 22, 2011

UPDATE:Venue Map for PJ20 released

PJ20 page has pdf downloadable version of the venue map for PJ20. It could come handy for those that have never been to Alpine Valley.

NOTE: Glen Hansard performance time is incorrect. He will be playing 3:50 - 4:40.

UPDATE: Charging station located in the 10 Club Park will be FREE to 10 Club members only. They will have charging cords for iPhones, Android and Blackberry phones.

Pearl Jam to play Jimmy Fallon show Sept 8th and 9th

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon announced that Pearl Jam will be playing the show on Sept. 8th and 9th. Cameron Crowe, director of the documentary entitled, "Pearl Jam Twenty" will be a guest on Sept. 8th.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hey guys,

I wanted to make a correction for a previous post. I posted a picture from the Alpine Valley Facebook page and I stated that this was a drawing of the MAIN stage and it was not. It's a drawing of what the the 2 other stages will look like at the top of the hill. Thank you Joel MacKaay on Facebook for bringing that to my attention. Good looking out!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Given To Cast Podcast - Episode 8-19-2011

What???!!! Two podcast in two weeks!!!! Something must be up, right??!! Yup, it sure is... PJ20 is coming!!! PJ20 is coming!!! PJ20 is coming!!! Had to do one more for the faithful.. Enjoy!!!!


Show Notes:

- Week In Review
- Song of the Week (Crown of Thorns)
- GTC Extra (Mike McCready's Sunglasses Song)
- Trivia Contest
- Live Rarities (Fallin' Down)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pearl Jam Twenty Soundtrack - Complete Track Listing

We found out today the track listing for PEARL JAM Twenty's soundtrack. Here's the complete track listing:

UPDATING as I figure out names of tracks.

Pearl Jam TWENTY Soundtrack

Track 1: Release (Verona, Italy)
Track 2: Alive (Moore Theater, Seattle, WA, USA)
Track 3: Garden (Zurich, Switzerland)
Track 4: Why Go (Hamburg, Germany)
Track 5: Black (Unplugged, New York, NY, USA)
Track 6: Blood (Auckland, New Zealand)
Track 7: Last Exit (Taipei, Taiwan)
Track 8: Not For You (Manila, Philippines)
Track 9: Do The Evolution (Monkeywrench Radio, Seattle, WA)
Track 10: Thumbing My Way (Chop Suey, Seattle WA, USA)
Track 11: Crown of Thorns (Las Vegas, NV, USA)
Track 12: Let Me Sleep It’s Christmas Time (Verona, Italy)
Track 13: Walk With Me (Mountain View, CA)
Track 14: Just Breathe (Saturday Night Live, NY, NY, USA)
Track 15: Say Hello2 Heaven (Demo)
Track 16: Times of Trouble (Demo)
Track 17: Acoustic #1 (Demo)
Track 18: It Ain’t Like That (Demo)
Track 19: Need to Know (Demo)
Track 20: Be Like Wind (Demo)
Track 21: Given To Fly (Instrumental)
Track 22: Nothing As It Seems (Demo)
Track 23: Nothing As It Seems (Seattle, WA)
Track 24: Indifference (Bologna, Italy)
Track 25: Of The Girl (Instrumental)
Track 26: Faithful (Pistoia, Italy)
Track 27: Bu$hleaguer (Uniondale, NY)
Track 28: Betterman (New York, NY)
Track 29: Rearviewmirror (Los Angeles, CA)

Monday, August 15, 2011

PJ20 Stage setup concept art

Hey guys,

I was visiting Alpine Valley's facebook page and they have posted what the stage setup MIGHT look like . Check it out below. Remember, this is hasn't been confirmed as the final setup. Just thought I'd post it so that you can visit their Facebook page and voice your opinion. I personally think that it is not a good a idea unless they make a center stage for the last four acts... I don't think I would mind looking left to right for all the other bands but not for Pearl Jam. I think that would definately take away for the experience. Please voice you opinons to them if you agree.

Possible Layout for PJ20 stages

SuperGlued/PJ20 Winning Video

I thought I would post the video here on the site so that more of guys can see the winning video from the SuperGlued contest. I really think all the videos were great and I think the winning video deserves the Grand Prize. Congratulations to all the finalist!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Given To Cast /PJ20 schedule for weekend

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to post what I will be doing and where I should be during my trip to WI. This itinerary is just a rough estimate on where I will be and when I will be video casting from there. All times are subject to change.

Thursday, September 1
6:00am - 1:30pm Flying into Milwaukee from San Antonio, TX
3:00pm - 6:30pm Brewers v Cards sitting in PJ 10 Club section (Sec. 223 Row 10)
6:30pm - ??? Check out the Milwaukee night life

Friday, September 2
8:00am - 9:00am Wake up and eat breakfast
9:00am - 3:00pm Go do some sight seeing in Milwaukee
including visiting The Miller Brewery
3:00pm - 4:00 pm Rest at hotel
4:30pm - ??? Wishlist Foundation Pre-PJ20 Fundraising Party at Hemingway's
in Lake Geneva (Video cast at some point in the evening)
???? - ???? May hit up other private parties then head to hotel to sleep.

Saturday, September 3

8:00am - 12:00am Get up and get ready for Day 1 of PJ20
12:00pm - 1:30pm Start driving to Alpine Valley
1:30pm - 4:00pm Tailgating with 30,000 of my closest friends
(random video casting and will be interviewing
Pearl Jam fans and getting audio for the podcast)
4:00 - 5:00 Head into the show and check out Ten Club Park
(random video casting and will be interviewing
Pearl Jam fans and getting audio for the podcast)
5:30 - ???? Grabbin' a beer and heading to my seat to check out
the first night from up close.
1:00 am - ???? Fighting the traffic back to New Berlin

Sunday, September 4
8:00am - 12:00am Get up and get ready for Day 1 of PJ20
12:00pm - 1:30pm Start driving to Alpine Valley
1:30pm - 3:00pm Tailgating with 30,000 of my closest friends
(random video casting and will be interviewing
Pearl Jam fans and getting audio for the podcast)
3:00 - 5:00 Head into the show and check out Ten Club Park and
watch some of the bands I missed the day before
(random video casting and will be interviewing
Pearl Jam fans and getting audio for the podcast)
5:30 - ???? Grabbin' a beer and heading to Ten Club Cage to grab my spot.
1:00 am - ???? Fighting the traffic back to New Berlin

I will be posting on facebook where I am at all times. Friend me at


and you will will get updates, including live feeds from Alpine Valley. Come up to me and say "Hey" and I'll put you on the video cast or the podcast. Hope to see all my PJ family!!!

GTC is a runner up winner of SuperGlued/PJ20 Contest

Well, there's some good news and bad news... The bad news is that I didn't win the Grand Prize trip to PJ20... The good news is that I along with 10 other PJ fans won the runner up prize pack which includes: en Pearl Jam fans win a Pearl Jam prize pack including: Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, Binaural, Riot Act, Pearl Jam, Backspacer, and a signed lithograph. Congrats to the winner and all the other finalist... See you guys in WI!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

PJ20 Show performance times have been released

Here are the performance times for the artist at PJ20.




THE STROKES 8:15-9:00P
MUDHONEY 6:00-6:45P


JOHN DOE 4:40-5:30P
LIAM FINN 3:10-3:50P
THENEWNO2 2:00-2:30P
JASON LYTLE 1:00-1:30P
THE YOUNG EVILS 12:00-12:30P


DAVID GARZA 1:30-2:00P
and the
Laughing Dogs 12:30-1:00P

Given To Cast Podcast - Episode 8-12-2011

Hey guys,

The latest podcast is up and ready. If you want to hear it, click the player below. Here are your show notes:

Show Notes:

- The Week In Review - some PJ20 info.
- Song of the Week - Eddie Vedder songs
- Rare Song - Oceans unplugged from MTV Unplugged series
- Winner of VS CD contest
- Rare song - Everyday (Buddy Holly cover)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

So here's what I submitted... meh??!!!

Well, guys I finally got my video done and upload to You Tube for the 2nd Round of the PJ20/SuperGlued contest... I have to say I don't expect to win but I thought I should at least make an attempt... so here it is... BTW, I did see all the other submissions posted thus far and I have to say I like my chances for the gift pack...

Monday, August 08, 2011

SuperGlued Pearl Jam Finalist

Hey guys,

Almost done with podcast but I have had to put it on hold because I have another pressing deadline. I have been notified by SuperGlued that I, along with 19 others, are finalists in the Pearl Jam Destination Weekend Contest. I now have to put together a 1 to 5 minute long video about why Pearl Jam is my favorite band. I have to turn it in by Thursday, Aug. 11th!!!! So wish me luck guys and I invite you all to view it when I post it here on Thursday. Wish me luck and good luck to all the other finalist!