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  • T-shirts?

    Setlists?

    Things to scream?

    Places to go afterwards?

    Any of the above. I just need to talk about it to try and contain my excitment....
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    T-shirts?

    Setlists?

    Things to scream?

    Places to go afterwards?

    Any of the above. I just need to talk about it to try and contain my excitment....

    Yeahh!!! on the subjet of t-shirts, we don't really have any of PJ around here... ): but hey, I look much better wearing a blouse!
    are any of you bringing any banners? do we do that sort of thing?
  • Banners? For me - It would have to say somthing really worthwhile, I think you would get fed up holding it.

    "Pearl Jam Rock" is going to have very little effect on the band....

    Any ideas?
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    Banners? For me - It would have to say somthing really worthwhile, I think you would get fed up holding it.

    "Pearl Jam Rock" is going to have very little effect on the band....

    Any ideas?

    First of all, let's BUMP up this thread, this is the "I'm going to Astoria and I'm sick of feeling guilty, let's rock!" - thread!

    Any better ideas for benners? I can only think of lame ones... help?
  • Somethings just made me even more excited!!!! We will witness the live debut of any songs except comatose and Gone that they play from the new album.....

    Woooo Hooooo

    I'm right am I not... there's no gigs between now and the 20th...
  • einatshaul wrote:
    "I'm going to Astoria and I'm sick of feeling guilty, let's rock!"


    Here Here!!!
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    Here Here!!!

    Taken out of context... :) exactly!!! this is THE first show!! they will be excited and happy to play for hours! I hope I'll remember the new songs after I hear them, I'll be to excited
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    in 2001, a bunch of UK fans got together here:
    http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/145/Royal_George/Charing_Cross_Road

    now, it aint the best pub in the world but its bang next to the astoria so there will be fans hovering all over the place. i intend to meet some friends in there - we can also keep tabs on the venue and just bask in the charing cross road pearl jam frenzy. i also want to look up at the astoria sign saying 'PEARL JAM' as many times as possible during the day..

    i'm going, by the way. though i can't quite believe it.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    i just got my train tickets through this morning... super fast eh!!!

    its now beginning to sink in that i'm actually going!!!

    lets keep this thread going as a meet and greet for UK jammers ... although recognising the Scots in their kilts aint gonna be too hard, as for the rest of us... the big fucking smiles will be a sign that we are fans.. :D
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    Right, don't forget we're comming from many places: France, Holand, Denemark and even Israel! I like the pub for meeting, how long should we be there before the show?
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    i just got my train tickets through this morning... super fast eh!!!

    its now beginning to sink in that i'm actually going!!!

    lets keep this thread going as a meet and greet for UK jammers ... although recognising the Scots in their kilts aint gonna be too hard, as for the rest of us... the big fucking smiles will be a sign that we are fans.. :D

    now i feel excited.. scots in kilts.. and pearl jam :D
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    einatshaul wrote:
    Right, don't forget we're comming from many places: France, Holand, Denemark and even Israel! I like the pub for meeting, how long should we be there before the show?

    And I'll be with a German. I will be in that general area pretty much all day long.. in the pub maybe all day. Not on the beer all day though! I want to be totally sober :)
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    blue_rain wrote:
    And I'll be with a German. I will be in that general area pretty much all day long.. in the pub maybe all day. Not on the beer all day though! I want to be totally sober :)

    My thoughts exactly!! Why get drunk on alcohol when you can get high on Pearl Jam?
    The guitars... the drums... Eddie's voice... Eddie's moves... Eddie's... o.k. cut that out...

    I'm Einat btw and I'll be there with Tali, we're 25, and we can't wait 3 weeks!!!
  • blue_rain wrote:
    in 2001, a bunch of UK fans got together here:
    http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/145/Royal_George/Charing_Cross_Road

    now, it aint the best pub in the world but its bang next to the astoria so there will be fans hovering all over the place. i intend to meet some friends in there - we can also keep tabs on the venue and just bask in the charing cross road pearl jam frenzy. i also want to look up at the astoria sign saying 'PEARL JAM' as many times as possible during the day..

    i'm going, by the way. though i can't quite believe it.

    Now this is what I'm talking about! I'm up for a little bit of basking. I'll be flying over, dumping a bag somewhere, meeting a mate and then basking.

    During the bask... is there something we can wear so that we know who we are? Red, blue and white wrist band? Or somethign easier to find. PJ tatoo carved into our foreheads?

    I'm just imagining going into a paper shop and being sevred by someone who is "In the know!"
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    blue_rain wrote:
    now i feel excited.. scots in kilts.. and pearl jam :D

    if you're excited now wait until you see us ;)
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    blue_rain wrote:
    And I'll be with a German. I will be in that general area pretty much all day long.. in the pub maybe all day. Not on the beer all day though! I want to be totally sober :)


    i wont be getting pissed before hand... just 4 or 5 pints to get me in the right frame of mind

    although we'll be hitting the town afterwards wont we?

    i'm sure there are some great bars in and around this area... we'll have a fucking magic time :cool:
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    Now this is what I'm talking about! I'm up for a little bit of basking. I'll be flying over, dumping a bag somewhere, meeting a mate and then basking.

    During the bask... is there something we can wear so that we know who we are? Red, blue and white wrist band? Or somethign easier to find. PJ tatoo carved into our foreheads?

    I'm just imagining going into a paper shop and being sevred by someone who is "In the know!"

    maybe we could have a code like
    A: 'is this chair taken?'
    B: 'yes, it belongs to stone'

    but yes, i think we should all have a word to describe us stuck on us like AWT (Astorians with tickets) or something much cooler.

    the basking is almost as great as being in there... ooh, what will they play? how long for? ooh wonder if Pete Townsend's popped over from Richmond tonight?
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    if you're excited now wait until you see us ;)

    Ha! I love Scots! I'm a happy gal.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    i wont be getting pissed before hand... just 4 or 5 pints to get me in the right frame of mind

    although we'll be hitting the town afterwards wont we?

    i'm sure there are some great bars in and around this area... we'll have a fucking magic time :cool:

    The night won't be ending as far as I'm concerned! I'd not sleep and there would be too much to talk about! Hell, what if they sell posters? Anyway, worry later!

    I know a few places we could head to.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • einatshauleinatshaul Posts: 2,219
    Ha Ha!!
    Belongs to Stone... love that one!
  • Wooooo HOOOOOO


    Only what 19 days to go or something!!!!

    I think sensible drinking is called for..... a sustained 24 hour party. I made sure my return flight was in the afternoon. There's something about a kilt, as soon as you stick it on you're in the mood to party... During my graduation, my body wasn't sure what to do. "Hmmmm you're wearing a kilt, but you;re not drunk.....It's 10am"
  • harper11harper11 Posts: 47
    i wont be getting pissed before hand... just 4 or 5 pints to get me in the right frame of mind

    although we'll be hitting the town afterwards wont we?

    i'm sure there are some great bars in and around this area... we'll have a fucking magic time :cool:


    yeah if the concert finishes around 1030
    youll be able to get in around one hours drinking before closing on a thursday
    have a wild time!
    Brisbane 21-3-1995, Brisbane 22-3-95, Brisbane, 14-3-98, Brisbane 15-3-98, London Astoria 20-4-2006
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    harper11 wrote:
    yeah if the concert finishes around 1030
    youll be able to get in around one hours drinking before closing on a thursday
    have a wild time!


    dude... london has 24 hour drinking now... and have you never heard of nightclubs LOL!
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • WASTIDWASTID Posts: 133
    surely there are plenty of bars in and around that area that have 24 hour drinking licences now since its fully LEGAL now in England to open as long as you want if getting the license approved.

    Will do a bit of investigation to find out as know a fair few people from london areas and let you all know.

    Still not sure what i'll be doing on the day. Staying at Farringdon as got a good price on a travelodge there. Not far from Kings Cross and if needbe I may head back there as know a cracking irish bar that is open usually until around 3am or so (although its usually been a friday or saturday when i've been there).
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  • MirellaMirella Posts: 242
    Did not you all hear it was canceled? :D;):D

    groetjes,
    Mirella :)

    p.s.: what was the way you got your tickets, won them, internet, phone, what worked?
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  • it will be a friday.... just very early in the morning on a friday
  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    Mirella wrote:
    Did not you all hear it was canceled? :D;):D

    groetjes,
    Mirella :)

    p.s.: what was the way you got your tickets, won them, internet, phone, what worked?

    I fell for all of the Aprils fools this morning but not this one ;)
    For me, online and annoyingly (i think) at 3 minutes BEFORE 9am.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • MirellaMirella Posts: 242
    Thanks. I'm glad the normal way also got some real fans in (and their friend from Germany who is also a dedicated fan ;)) :). But I agree, it's not fair to sell it 3 minutes before the official time.

    groetjes,
    Mirella :)
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  • blue_rainblue_rain LondonPosts: 163
    Mirella wrote:
    Thanks. I'm glad the normal way also got some real fans in (and their friend from Germany who is also a dedicated fan ;)) :). But I agree, it's not fair to sell it 3 minutes before the official time.

    groetjes,
    Mirella :)

    But you know, of all of my friends in the UK who are fanclub members or long time die-hards - not a single one of them got tickets and I feel so sad for them. If it were not for this board or for Bugs, I'd question if any real fans got them.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    WASTID wrote:
    surely there are plenty of bars in and around that area that have 24 hour drinking licences now since its fully LEGAL now in England to open as long as you want if getting the license approved.

    Will do a bit of investigation to find out as know a fair few people from london areas and let you all know.

    Still not sure what i'll be doing on the day. Staying at Farringdon as got a good price on a travelodge there. Not far from Kings Cross and if needbe I may head back there as know a cracking irish bar that is open usually until around 3am or so (although its usually been a friday or saturday when i've been there).


    i'm staying at Farrindon TraveLodge

    cant argue with £26 for a room... its not that far either is it.. Kings Cross to Oxford Street is but a walk... a walk with a few pubs on the way!!
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
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