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Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Thu June 07, 2018 5:20 pm

mikejasond wrote:When are Pearl Jam doing another US tour :(


Coming to a baseball stadium within a 12 hour drive of you soon!

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Thu June 07, 2018 5:46 pm

MJD! How you been man?

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Thu June 07, 2018 7:14 pm

tragabigzanda wrote:MJD! How you been man?


Pretty good, pretty good. can't believe its been two years since seeing Pearl Jam at MSG in 16 I WANT THEM TO COME BACK

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Thu June 07, 2018 7:17 pm

You know about the stadium shows, right?

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Thu June 07, 2018 7:23 pm



I've always been amped about their activism, but even I'm now thinking .... "can you just shhh and play good music?"

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 09, 2018 2:01 am

B wrote:

I've always been amped about their activism, but even I'm now thinking .... "can you just shhh and play good music?"

i actually thought this was one of the more practical / less L.A.ctivist things they have done

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 09, 2018 2:28 am

96583UP wrote:
B wrote:

I've always been amped about their activism, but even I'm now thinking .... "can you just shhh and play good music?"

i actually thought this was one of the more practical / less L.A.ctivist things they have done

Yeah, I can’t see how this of all things is your breaking point.

Seems like a very decent cause, unlike John Tester re-election or whatever.*

(* I have next to no idea who John Tester is.)

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 09, 2018 3:24 am

B wrote:



This local startup is disrupting a two billion dollar industry

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Wed June 13, 2018 6:39 am

B wrote:

I've always been amped about their activism, but even I'm now thinking .... "can you just shhh and play good music?"


FWIW ... this is a really, really huge issue in Seattle right now. Homelessness in Seattle has grown 21% in one year (43% in 2 years) and the city has no idea how to fix it. We spent $50m on homelessness last year, and expected to spend $75m this year. It's become truly a local epidemic. I walk through it every single day to work and down our neighborhood streets. It's horribly sad. Many, many factors are contributing to this (undiagnosed mental health, drugs, the escalating and unprecedented cost of living, lack of resources, etc etc etc) and there's honestly no end in sight.

We recently passed a "head tax" where any company based in Seattle that makes >$20m per year in profit would pay $275/employee in tax to battle homelessness. It's basically called the Amazon Tax (the cost of living, the overpopulation of the region, and the homelessness crisis are all in direct correlation to the growth of Amazon in the city over the past 5 years). The tax passed unanimously in the city council, but is now looking to get repealed after pressure from Amazon. There were key features missing from the tax (e.g. no written plan on what the city would do with the money), but it's an indicator that this issue isn't going anywhere, and isn't getting any support from the people who have (at least partly) created this problem.

MASSIVE kudos to PJ for doing this. I have a friend who works for a youth homeless non-profit that has a small part in working with PJ on these shows. This was an initiative that PJ brought to the table and is spearheading this entire thing. They've gotten some massive names signed on as donators (Microsoft, Bill Gates, Real Networks, Zillow, Starbucks...to name a few). They've created a real unique, local feel to a humongous show that – no doubt – people will travel to from all over the world. So many people in the city are so excited about these shows... not only because they will be great fun, but also because of the amount of support and focus the band is putting on this issue... especially when no one else knows how to. As much shit as I like to give the band, I can truly say I'm proud to be a fan when it comes to things of this caliber.

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Wed June 13, 2018 10:23 am

Nice write up, bodysnatcher. Yeah, those guys really know how to get right on meaningful issues

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 16, 2018 9:33 pm

The head tax was promptly repealed in a 7-2 vote this past week.

The homeless thing is truly out of control though. Like BS said, $$$ MILLIONS have been spent and it just keeps getting worse.

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Bammer wrote:The head tax was promptly repealed in a 7-2 vote this past week.

The homeless thing is truly out of control though. Like BS said, $$$ MILLIONS have been spent and it just keeps getting worse.



Bastiat said something like "when governments spend to solve a problem, it creates a demand for that problem..."

I might have that wrong.

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Oh and just for fun... the 9 people who just voted it down this week (7-2) were the same 9 people who passed it unanimously last week (9-0).

Re: 2018 Tour Rumors

Sat June 16, 2018 11:07 pm

Bammer wrote:Oh and just for fun... the 9 people who just voted it down this week (7-2) were the same 9 people who passed it unanimously last week (9-0).


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