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25 year Pearl Jam celebration in Asbury Park

In 1996, when I was in college, I took my younger sisters who were 12 and 13 to see Pearl Jam at Randall's Island. It was our first PJ show & we loved it. We've gone to lots of shows over the years in several states. The biggest diehard among us has seen them internationally too.

So we just realized that the sea.here.now coming up this weekend is going to be the 25th anniversary of us going to shows. this means more than I can describe. 

25 years of glorious concerts, tailgating, hanging out near MSG, traveling, turning our husbands into fans. Sharing music. We even had a life size cut out of Eddie singing at my sister's wedding, courtesy of her mother-in-law. Not sure how this family with immigrant parents who grew up in a hip-hop neighborhood (literally blocks from the great DMX) became such PJ fans but we did. 

So we're going this weekend and we will be celebrating. Thank you to Pearl Jam and this whole community for 25 awesome and memorable years. 

Comments

  • robtrautrobtraut NJPosts: 28
    Randall’s Island was my first show too. I’m a little embarrassed I didn’t do the math on this before you pointed it out. 😂
    1996: 9/28 Randall's Island 1
    1998: 9/8 NJ; 9/10-11 MSG 1 & 2
    2000: 8/23-25 Jones Beach 1, 2 & 3
    2003: 4/30 Uniondale, 7/8-9 MSG 1 & 2, 7/14 Holmdel
    2006: 6/1&3 NJ 1& 2
    2008: 6/24-25 MSG 1 & 2
    2009: 10/30 Philly 3
    2010: 5/20-21 MSG 1 & 2
    2012: 9/2 Made in America
    2013: 7/19 Wrigley, 10/18-19 Brooklyn 1 & 2, 10/22 Philly 2, 11/19 Phoenix
    2016: 4/11 Tampa, 5/1-2 MSG 1 & 2, 8/5&7 Fenway 1 &2
    2017: 4/7 Brooklyn RnRHOF
    2018: 8/8&10 Seattle 1 & 2 (The Home Shows)
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,520
    Great story! My first show was At Randall’s Island - 9/29/96!  Hard to believe it’s been 25 years❗️
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,584
    on2legs said:
    Great story! My first show was At Randall’s Island - 9/29/96!  Hard to believe it’s been 25 years❗️
    Let's hope they go heavy with No Code tonight.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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