Has the new album brought in new fans?

iOnlyownMymindiOnlyownMymind Posts: 1,609
edited November 2013 in The Porch
Just wondering. They promoted the hell out of it, but there doesn't seem to be many new folks on the board anyway.
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  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 497
    Maybe not to the boards but i know theyve gained at least a few.... i went fishing for a couple country fans using sirens as bait. They bit and i slowly reeled them in with the rest of the catalog. One is now completely hooked and the other isnt far behind.
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  • retroponyretropony Myrtle Beach SCPosts: 331
    I had Getaway playing in the car the other day and my 2 year old said "I yike dis song".......so I would say, yes, new fan. :D
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  • retropony wrote:
    I had Getaway playing in the car the other day and my 2 year old said "I yike dis song".......so I would say, yes, new fan. :D

    Are you a long time fan and just new to the boards or a new fan?
  • jg341jg341 Detroit, MIPosts: 20
    retropony wrote:
    I had Getaway playing in the car the other day and my 2 year old said "I yike dis song".......so I would say, yes, new fan. :D

    My 2 year old likes the new album too. She insists on "new songs" when we get in the car.
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  • retroponyretropony Myrtle Beach SCPosts: 331
    I'm a long time fan new to the boards, my son, I would say, is a new fan.
    retropony wrote:
    I had Getaway playing in the car the other day and my 2 year old said "I yike dis song".......so I would say, yes, new fan. :D

    Are you a long time fan and just new to the boards or a new fan?
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  • Ahr MannAhr Mann Posts: 141
    Just wondering. They promoted the hell out of it, but there doesn't seem to be many new folks on the board anyway.

    I wouldn't use this board as a barometer for new fans: That being said, I doubt the new album converted anyone.
  • Walking the milesWalking the miles TorontoPosts: 525
    retropony wrote:
    I had Getaway playing in the car the other day and my 2 year old said "I yike dis song".......so I would say, yes, new fan. :D

    I played Getaway and MYM for a buddy of mine in the car. He previously only knew the old, old PJ and said he was never really a fan, but he really liked those two songs. Does that make him a fan though, not really. But another friend of mine was always a fair weather fan of PJ until the last three albums, which have made him into a real fan. And right now LB is his favourite.
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    my wife is now a fan, officiallly, after 15 years of hearing every song over and over again..
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  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 2,317
    maybe not the album but the GA policy
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  • WhyGo91WhyGo91 Posts: 639
    you can be a new fan and not be on the boards.
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  • LloydXmasLloydXmas Posts: 7,539
    Lots of old fans asking me how the album is and if they should check it out.
  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    LloydXmas wrote:
    Lots of old fans asking me how the album is and if they should check it out.
    if they really are fans, wouldnt they check out the new album anyway?
    Jealousy is ugly.
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  • LloydXmasLloydXmas Posts: 7,539
    LloydXmas wrote:
    Lots of old fans asking me how the album is and if they should check it out.
    if they really are fans, wouldnt they check out the new album anyway?
    I know Lots of casual fans that probably never heard anything past yield.
  • I know this is an extreme comparison, but do you think "Endless Wire" brought in new Who fans?

    Through no fault of their own, I think it's REALLY tough for bands that have been around over 20 years (hell even 10 probably) to bring in new fans. You may get some that "forgot" about them for a while and have come back or the second-generation fan who likes what he hears during the World Series, but as a rule it's just a hard thing to do.
  • jamburgerjamburger Posts: 1,775
    Judging by the number of "toddler" threads of late, I'd have to say yes.
  • AggAgg Philadelphia, PAPosts: 456
    I have one friend who constantly makes fun of my love for Pearl Jam, and she texted me the other day talking about how Sirens came on her Pandora and she can't stop listening to it. She said she's going to buy the new CD, so they at least converted one person. :lol:
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  • retroponyretropony Myrtle Beach SCPosts: 331
    wouldn't a second generation fan be a new fan?
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  • retropony wrote:
    wouldn't a second generation fan be a new fan?

    It depends. The OP was asking specifically about the new album bringing in fans, so if by chance some parents have withheld the music of Pearl Jam until now then I guess so. But I know that my son has been going to sleep to lots of different music his whole life (not to mention in the car) including the more "safe" PJ albums, so he's quite familiar with them.
  • retroponyretropony Myrtle Beach SCPosts: 331
    It has to be pulling in at least some new fans. There has to be some kid out there that heard stuff from LB and is casually looking up the old stuff and discovering something they haven't heard before, then pulling them up on youtube and watching some amazing performances. Before long he or she is selling stuff on ebay to fund trips to far reaches of the world to catch a concert........this is what I chose to think anyway. :)
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  • nothinasitseemsnothinasitseems New JerseyPosts: 1,483
    I always knew who Pearl Jam was but I'm a "new" fan, new as in this year. But this is before LB came out. Do I count? :lol:
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  • RD101189RD101189 A distant time, a distant spacePosts: 432
    Brought back some old ones more likely. Those fans that tuned out after Yield and Riot Act. It didn't help that they didn't have good distribution set up for the avacado album. They've tended to stick to the same US cities on tours which doesn't help to grow the base, although I'm sure they've picked up tons overseas in past 5 years. Glad they're coming to Phoenix after a 10 year absence though.
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  • jumbojetjumbojet Posts: 1,484
    I always knew who Pearl Jam was but I'm a "new" fan, new as in this year. But this is before LB came out. Do I count? :lol:

    This is it. There will always be a constant inflow of new fans. As long as 22 years of PJ music is standing there. Doesn't matter if there is a new album out there, or not.
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  • nothinasitseemsnothinasitseems New JerseyPosts: 1,483
    jumbojet wrote:
    I always knew who Pearl Jam was but I'm a "new" fan, new as in this year. But this is before LB came out. Do I count? :lol:

    This is it. There will always be a constant inflow of new fans. As long as 22 years of PJ music is standing there. Doesn't matter if there is a new album out there, or not.

    Yeah, I agree. Just wish I had gotten into them sooner.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,807
    I don't think this board reflects anything at all. I was a big fan for 21 years before I joined 10C and was able to post on the boards.
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  • SDHSClassof82SDHSClassof82 SeattlePosts: 305
    @nothinasitseems:
    I always knew who Pearl Jam was but I'm a "new" fan, new as in this year. But this is before LB came out. Do I count? :lol:
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  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,003
    Every person I have played Getaway for has loved it, from my 8 year old sister to my 19 year old friend.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,807
    Harder to catch a fish that you hooked and reeled in and threw back.
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  • nothinasitseemsnothinasitseems New JerseyPosts: 1,483
    @nothinasitseems:
    I always knew who Pearl Jam was but I'm a "new" fan, new as in this year. But this is before LB came out. Do I count? :lol:
    -Chrissy

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    Welcome Chrissy. From your show list it's looks like you're making up for lost time quick! 8-)

    Thanks! And that was the plan. :D :lol:
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  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 2,317
    PJ_Soul wrote:
    I don't think this board reflects anything at all. I was a big fan for 21 years before I joined 10C and was able to post on the boards.

    the board was open to anyone up until a couple years ago. good times.
    did you see me? i saw you.
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