☆ The Unofficial Official Please Play WEST VIRGINIA Thread! ☆

BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
edited August 2017 in The Porch
Well...what the hell? (I say to myself as I post this)

I watched for years as the Minnesota "Faithfull" made their respective pleas for their show...and they got it (rightfully so). So, I have decided to throw West Virginia's (Charleston) hat into the ring for a show. Doesn't have to be in 2014...or 2015...or 2016...or 2017...but one of these days I'd really like to see Pearl Jam grace my home state with their presence. I'm sure I'm not alone...maybe I am...hell, I don't know. Regardless, it is time for West Virginia to lose its Pearl Jam virginity! I thought I'd try to get that ball rolling...

The Charleston Civic Center is comparable in size to iWireless (Moline) and John Paul Jones Arena (Charlottesville) with an approximate capacity of 13,500+/-...Charleston is a crossroads of sorts, accessible from many larger market cities in all directions with Interstate 64, Interstate 77, and Interstate 79 (and US 35, US 60, and US 119) intersecting the city (an easy drive from Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville, Nashville, Charlotte, Richmond, DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, etc.)...There is a small, but accessible airport (Yeager - CRW)...The downtown area is littered with a wide variety of hotels and restaurants/pubs/brewery/bars...Parking can be hit or miss at times (but where isn't that the case?)...And so on... All things considered, it seems to me like Charleston would be a pretty nice "Small Town" stop for Pearl Jam on an upcoming tour (assuming that there will be more to come).

There you have it...Charleston, West Virginia, as a possible tour stop for Pearl Jam in the future. While I doubt that this post will generate the 200+ pages of bumps and comments that Minnesota did I figured I'd give it a go... I know this is speculative and possibly wishful thinking at this point in time...nevertheless, are there any "locals" (not just West Virginians) with me on this?

Thanks for hearing me out.

D

One more thing...I'd like to put a plug in for Charleston Municipal Auditorium if and when Eddie does another solo tour. It is a pretty intimate venue with great sound.

...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,215
    Hope it happens. Hope they make it to that last few states they have never played.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,542
    Throw Morgantown in the mix of possibilities, too! 14k seats at the WVU Coliseum and I'm sure the floor could expand it 16-17k.
  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,360
    Chucktown FTW.
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,659
    Driven through Charleston tons of times. I would defiantly visit again for PJ concert.
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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,444
    As one of the faithful in the nearly 7,000 post long play Minnesota thread, I admire your moxie.
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited June 2014
    Night One of the "Play West Virginia" Thread Bump

    Thanks for the positive vibes! Cheers! :)>-
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  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,852
    Yes, please WV. I'm originally from WV (now in OH), and my bro lives close to Charleston. Would be there for sure.
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  • NeilJamNeilJam Posts: 1,181
    I'd wish for a show in Wheeling, but the arena there is probably too small for PJ now. If it was big enough that could be a close enough destination for fans from Pittsburgh and eastern Ohio.
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    NeilJam said:

    I'd wish for a show in Wheeling, but the arena there is probably too small for PJ now. If it was big enough that could be a close enough destination for fans from Pittsburgh and eastern Ohio.

    Wheeling Civic Center has a capacity of less than 6000...that might be pushing it. That said, I'm game for whatever brings Pearl Jam to WV. Personally, I think Charleston would be the best option with Morgantown second, but beggars can't (shouldn't) be choosers. :|
    ...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,215
    The tailgating for this show would be outstanding
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015
    Too Early To Be On Page 2 BUMP... And YES...the pre-show tailgating would be fantastic.
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited June 2014
    Staying on Page 1 BUMP... Gotta let 'em know we are interested. ~:>
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,453
    I was in WV a couple of weeks ago got lots a chigger bites... bump. From the MN crew.
  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 851
    I'm from CT and I am trying to see a concert in every state so I endorse this message as I would love my WV show to be PJ.
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015
    Good Morning BUMP
    Thanks to jerparker20 for the MN crew bump last night. Sorry about the chiggers... :bee: (not a chigger, don't think they make a chigger emoticon).
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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 10,693
    Under 3 hours from Columbus...I would DEFINITELY support a show here!!

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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    Thanks for the support, Derby Dave. Columbus-area to Charleston-area is a piece of cake drive!
    ...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015
    Back to Page 1... We'll call this the "I'm Sick of the Word 'List' Bump". :anguished:

    List or no list, I wouldn't care if it meant PJ was rockin' Chucktown, WV!
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  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,772

    Back to Page 1... We'll call this the "I'm Sick of the Word 'List' Bump". :-q

    List or no list, I wouldn't care if it meant PJ was rockin' Chucktown, WV!

    Hahaha, bump!
  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015
    Birthday Bump - West Virginia turned 151 on June 20th (I'm a week late...but since I didn't start this post until this week it still counts).
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  • alphawolfalphawolf DelMarVaPosts: 436
    ive been going to vacation in west virginia almost every year since i was born, so i would be THRILLED to see pj play a show there!
    its one of my favorite places in the world :D
    i would not miss it...
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  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,389
    edited June 2014
    A tour starting in Miami and going north through Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Charleston and Cleveland could make some sense. Lets get it done!
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    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,037
    If I were a bookmaker I'd set the odds of them playing WV at 13-9.
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  • FrankieGFrankieG Abingdon MDPosts: 9,089
    only 6 hours from my apartment. I think this is doable! WV FTW
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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015
    alphawolf said:

    ive been going to vacation in west virginia almost every year since i was born, so i would be THRILLED to see pj play a show there!
    its one of my favorite places in the world :D
    i would not miss it...

    Thumbs Up To That Bump!
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  • The tailgating for this show would be outstanding

    Yes it would...

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  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 925
    edited May 2015

    A tour starting in Miami and going north through Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Charleston and Cleveland could make some sense. Lets get it done!

    Looks like a good start for a tour leg to me... I Can Dig It Bump
    :)
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  • RS151862 said:

    If I were a bookmaker I'd set the odds of them playing WV at 13-9.

    Hahaha...I love your comment and I'm only 20 mins from Wheeling so I'd love to see a show anywhere in WV!!

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  • docblazedocblaze Posts: 24
    Ive traveled all over to see the guys, most recently montana and wrigley would love to see them close to home
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