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2023 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraisers

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2023 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraisers

Wishlist Foundation, a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting preparty fundraisers in August and September at every city on the band’s 9 date US tour. The tour kicks off August 31st in St. Paul, MN and closes out the tour in Austin on September 18th & 19th. The fan fundraiser events will benefit the band’s spotlight charities as well as local charities in each city.

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Below you will find an summary for each tour date fundraiser and links for more information:


St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center, Thursday, August 31 & Saturday, September 2

Location: Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6th & Wabasha, St. Paul, MN 55102. Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Map, Directions & Parking - https://www.amsterdambarandhall.com/location/
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Hope in Grace
Organizer: Tony Doffin
Socials: St. Paul FB Group
Thursday, 8/31 Socials: FB Event
Saturday, 9/02 Socials: FB Event 


Chicago, IL - United Center, Tuesday, September 5 & Thursday, September 7

Location (9/5 and 9/7): Walden Chicago, 2145 W Walnut St, Chicago, IL 60612
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Connections for the Homeless
Organizer(s): Elle Ullum
Socials: Chicago FB Group
Monday 9/4: Happy Hour and PJ Trivia @ Kuma’s Corner West Loop
Tuesday 9/5:  FB Event @ Walden Chicago
Wednesday 9/6: 1PM Cubs Game
Thursday 9/7: FB Event @ Walden Chicago


Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Music Center, Sunday, September 10

Location: Ruoff Music Center Parking BLUE Lot, 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville, IN 46060
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Indiana Chapter
Organizer(s): Laura DeMartini & Mike Livingstone
Socials: Indianapolis FB Group
Sunday, 9/10: FB Event


Ft. Worth, TX - Dickies Arena, Wednesday, September 13 & Friday, September 15

Location: Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Organizer(s): Wishlist Foundation
Socials: wishlistfoundation.org
Socials: Ft. Worth FB Group
Wednesday, 9/13: FB Event
Thursday, 9/14: Wishlist 17th Anniversary (see below)
Friday, 9/15: FB Event


Wishlist Foundation 17th Year Anniversary - Thursday, September 14

Location: Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Wishlist Foundation
Socials: wishlistfoundation.org


Austin, TX - Moody Center - Monday, September 18 & Tuesday, September 19

Location: Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Bryan Flood & Laura DeMartini
Socials: Austin FB Group
Monday, 9/18: FB Event
Tuesday 9/19: FB Event


Preparty Producers: Jenny Wallack Schenk, Laura DeMartini Trafton


RESTRICTIONS
• Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
• Unauthorized professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment is not allowed. Large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment is not allowed.

TO DONATE
If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, donate here! No bootleg items, please. https://bit.ly/pjdonation


TO VOLUNTEER
We are always in need of Preparty Team volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here! https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer

TO ORGANIZE
Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again. If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please sign up here! https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer

WHAT IS A PREPARTY FUNDRAISER?
A Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser is a group of fans gathering before a Pearl Jam concert to meet up and make new friends. Add in a charitable cause that you want to support, mix in a raffle and some merchandise available for a small donation and you’re joining with fellow fans to do great things!

PJ20 Preparty: https://bit.ly/pj20wl

The first official preparty fundraiser happened on October 5, 2004 at Humphrey’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis prior to the Pearl Jam VFC concert organized by Brent Hinson and Laura Trafton.
Due to its success, and the success of the 2005 Canadian preparty fundraisers, Wishlist Foundation was federally granted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status in 2006.

ABOUT WISHLIST FOUNDATION
Wishlist Foundation is a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Pearl Jam’s charitable and philanthropic efforts. Inspired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends’ music, philanthropy and activism, Pearl Jam fans volunteering with Wishlist Foundation have been fundraising in the band’s honor for the past 19 years.
Conceived in 2004 and officially organized in 2006, Wishlist Foundation has remained a 100% volunteer organization run by fans, raising over 1.6 million dollars for charitable organizations in the arenas of health and chronic illness, environmental causes, arts and education and social change.

“We are incredibly grateful for the decade-plus years of support and inspiration from the Wishlist Foundation's pre-parties,” states Mike McCready, lead guitarist of Pearl Jam. “I think our fans are very proactive in terms of fundraising for events before our shows. They do it of their own volition and they take care of each other and their communities. It always blows me away.”

A pioneer in fan-based viral activism and leader in the Pearl Jam fan community, Wishlist Foundation sponsored events are the go-to destination for thousands of both diehard and new fans of the band across the globe to gather before Pearl Jam and other related concerts, forge new friendships, all while uniting behind causes important to both the fans and band.

Wishlist Foundation is fan-run and not affiliated with Pearl Jam, Ten Club LLC, Vitalogy Foundation, its management or any of its related entities. Tax ID #20­5497732.











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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812


    Wishlist Foundation is excited to update you on our Preparty Fundraiser Events & Fan Festivities in St. Paul, when our favorite band in the world Pearl Jam plays the Xcel Energy Center August 31 and September 2!


    THURSDAY 8/31 PREPARTY FUNDRAISER

    Start the tour off right at the Amsterdam preparty fundraiser, hosted by OG organizer, Tony Doffin! With room for 500+ happy Pearl Jam fans, Amsterdam is just a 2 minute drive and 8 minute walk to the Xcel Center. There will be raffles, silent auction items & a live auction for an autographed Pearl Jam poster signed by the band! 3:00 - 6:30PM

    FRIDAY NIGHT FUN

    Head back to Amsterdam Friday night and catch local band Wayside play a tribute to Pearl Jam from 7-10PM! Wayside are generously donating 40% of the door fee to Wishlist Foundation! $10 in advance, $12 at the door, ages 18+ are welcome!


    SATURDAY PREPARTY FUNDRAISER

    We'll be back at Amsterdam again on Saturday from 3-6:30PM for night 2 of the preparty fundraisers!  


    OUR BENEFICIARIES

    As always, 50% of the proceeds from our fundraisers are directed to    the Vitalogy Foundation, a 501c3 organization founded by Pearl Jam to translate the ethos of their music into tangible positive impacts. 

    The other 50% of proceeds will benefit Hope In Grace, a nonprofit organization founded by preparty organizer Tony Doffin and his wife Jaclyn, after the passing of their beloved daughter Grace. Hope in Grace supports pediatric cardiology research at the University of Minnesota by funding the Grace Doffin Pediatric Heart Research Fund, an endowment fund through the University of Minnesota Foundation. They help promote and reward excellence in education in the field of neonatal and pediatric medical care.


    SCHEDULE

    Thurs. 8/31, 3PM - 6:30PM - Preparty Fundraiser at Amsterdam

    Fri. 9/1, 7PM - 10PM - Friday Night Fun with the band Wayside at Amsterdam Bar

    Sat. 9/2, 3PM - 6:30PM - Preparty Fundraiser at Amsterdam

    VOLUNTEER

    We need preparty fundraiser volunteers to help with the events - no experience needed! To volunteer: https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer


    DONATE

    Have Pearl Jam memorabilia you'd like to donate to these wonderful organizations? Let us know here: https://bit.ly/pjdonation

    ❤️❤️❤️

    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812
    Pearl Jam St. Paul!

    https://youtu.be/wXrCjZN_M_o
    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812
    Chicago Preparty Fundraisers!



    Pearl Jam Fan-Run Preparty Fundraiser & Festivities hosted by Wishlist Foundation - a Pearl Jam Fan-Run 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

    Pearl Jam Chicago 2023 Official Fan Preparty Fundraisers & Festivities - Wishlist Foundation

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - HAPPY HOUR & PEARL JAM TRIVIA 🍻

    4-6PM: Happy Hour

    6-9PM: Pearl Jam Trivia - win prizes!


    Kuma's Corner West Loop

    852 W. Fulton Market, Chicago IL 60607

    312-666-9090

    https://kumascorner.com/west-loop/

    https://www.facebook.com/KumasCornerWestLoop/

    https://www.instagram.com/kumascornerwestloop/

    https://twitter.com/KumasWestLoop



    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 & THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - PEARL JAM PREPARTY FUNDRAISERS

    TIME: 2-7PM


    Walden Chicago

    West Town - 2145 W. Walnut St.

    Chicago, IL 60612

    (312) 248-3818

    https://waldenchicago.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/waldenchicago/

    https://www.instagram.com/waldenchicago/

    600+ capacity


    Food Provided by

    Big Star & Reggie’s Rock Club


    About Big Star

    An homage to the honky-tonk bars found throughout Bakersfield, California, Big Star is Chicago’s bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, honky-tonk hangout. Offering new takes on authentic Mexican street food by Executive Chef-Partner Paul Kahan and Culinary Director Chris Miller, house staples include al Pastor, Baja, and Panza tacos using house-made tortillas, along with vegan and vegetarian options such as the Tostada de Hongos.


    3640 N Clark St., Chicago, IL

    773-857-7120

    https://www.bigstarchicago.com/

    https://bit.ly/2023BigStarFoodTruckMenu

    http://instagram.com/bigstarchicago


    Reggie's Rock Club

    REGGIES brings a music fan’s ultimate dream to reality with a terrific bar and grill, kickin’ rock club, comedy shack– all under one roof!


    2105 South State St., Chicago, IL 

    312-949-0120

    https://www.reggieslive.com/menu/

    https://www.facebook.com/ReggiesRockClub

    https://instagram.com/reggieslive/



    TICKETS

    Free!

    $10 suggested donation

    RSVP here: 

    (Register for your free tickets & receive 3 free raffle tickets when you SCAN your ticket at the preparty!)


    BENEFICIARIES

    • Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation

    • Connections for the Homeless of Evanston, IL


    ABOUT VITALOGY FOUNDATION

    Vitalogy Foundation is a 501c3 organization founded by Pearl Jam to translate the ethos of their music into tangible positive impacts.


    To maximize its effect, Vitalogy works as both an advocate and a donor. As a donor, Vitalogy identifies and financially support organizations inline with its mission. As an advocate, Vitalogy educates on critical issues and organizations.


    Vitalogy elevates the voices of overlooked groups and seeks opportunities to support approaches that value people’s minds, bodies, and souls. In the band’s collective work, the Foundation focuses on three main areas: the environment, homelessness and indigenous causes.


    The members of Pearl Jam are busy supporting Vitalogy grantees and advocating for social justice. Stay current with the band’s updates here: https://pearljam.com/vitalogy/news


    Learn about each band member's spotlight causes here:

    https://pearljam.com/vitalogy/band


    https://pearljam.com/vitalogy

    https://pearljam.com/vitalogy/get-involved



    ABOUT CONNECTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS

    Connections for the Homeless partners with the community to provide comprehensive, compassionate, well-resourced & effective initiatives through eviction prevention, shelter, and housing programs.


    Driven by their core values, they prevent homelessness through financial assistance to households facing eviction, provide emergency shelter for people in crisis, secure permanent housing for individuals and families, and organize our community through advocacy efforts.


    They build supportive relationships with their participants that make it possible for them to prevent and end homelessness, one person at a time.


    Connections for the Homeless

    2121 Dewey Avenue

    ​Evanston, Illinois 60201-3057

    847.475.7070    

    https://www.connect2home.org/

    https://facebook.com/connect2home

    https://www.instagram.com/connections4homeless/

    https://twitter.com/@connect2home



    SPECIAL GUESTS

    • Justin Hampton, Artist

    • TBA


    Justin Hampton will have posters, merch and a preview of his new book, "Visual Feast." He will be available for photos and signing and will present an exclusive exhibit.


    ABOUT JUSTIN HAMPTON

    Justin Hampton has been creating powerful and resonant artwork since 1990. He got his start in Seattle as a freelance illustrator under the art direction of graphic designer Art Chantry at The Rocket; a monthly music magazine that was ground zero during the Grunge era. Three decades later he is renowned as one of the most recognizable contemporary rock poster artists and has garnered international attention. His bold line work and sublime color palette mixed with a vivid imagination are unmistakable. His work can be seen in galleries, clubs and homes around the globe. Hampton’s work has been published a multitude of books including the definitive tome of the gig poster genre; The Art of Modern Rock. Justin was also prominently highlighted in the documentary movie ‘American Artifact, the rise of American rock poster art.’ The film is in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Hampton’s collaborative poster for the movie with his cohorts in Post Neo Explosionism (or PNE) was also added to the museum’s archives. Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has archived countless numbers of his prints and originals for their permanent museum collection as well.


    https://justinhampton.com/

    https://justinhampton.com/collections

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063440726488

    https://www.instagram.com/hamptonia

    https://twitter.com/jhamptonia




    WISHLIST VOLUNTEER STAFF

    Producers: Jenny Wallack Schenk, Jon Marshall Voorheis, Laura Trafton

    Organizers: Elle Ullum

    Volunteers: Sign up now! https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer 

    Photographer: Volunteers needed! https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer 

    Videographer: Volunteer needed! https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer 

    AUCTION

    Pearl Jam Poster Autographed by the band


    RAFFLE

    Donate Now: https://bit.ly/pjpjdonationW

    WHAT IS A PREPARTY FUNDRAISER?

    A Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser is a group of fans gathering before a Pearl Jam concert to meet up and make new friends. Add in a charitable cause that you want to support, mix in a raffle and some merchandise available for a small donation and you’re joining with fellow fans to do great things!


    PJ20 Preparty: https://bit.ly/pj20wl

    The first official preparty fundraiser happened on October 5, 2004 at Humphrey’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis prior to the Pearl Jam VFC concert organized by Brent Hinson and Laura Trafton.


    Due to its success, and the success of the 2005 Canadian preparty fundraisers, Wishlist Foundation was federally granted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status in 2006.


    ABOUT WISHLIST FOUNDATION

    Wishlist Foundation is a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Pearl Jam’s charitable and philanthropic efforts. Inspired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends’ music, philanthropy and activism, Pearl Jam fans volunteering with Wishlist Foundation have been fundraising in the band’s honor for the past 19 years. 

    Conceived in 2004 and officially organized in 2006, Wishlist Foundation has remained a 100% volunteer organization run by fans, raising over 1.6 million dollars for charitable organizations in the arenas of health and chronic illness, environmental causes, arts and education and social change.

    “We are incredibly grateful for the decade-plus years of support and inspiration from the Wishlist Foundation's pre-parties,” states Mike McCready, lead guitarist of Pearl Jam. “I think our fans are very proactive in terms of fundraising for events before our shows. They do it of their own volition and they take care of each other and their communities. It always blows me away.”

    A pioneer in fan-based viral activism and leader in the Pearl Jam fan community, Wishlist Foundation sponsored events are the go-to destination for thousands of both diehard and new fans of the band across the globe to gather before Pearl Jam and other related concerts, forge new friendships, all while uniting behind causes important to both the fans and band. 

    Wishlist Foundation is fan-run and not affiliated with Pearl Jam, Ten Club LLC, Vitalogy Foundation, its management or any of its related entities. Tax ID #20­5497732. 


    • Our Story: https://youtu.be/OVJpRfigBgs


    • Milwaukee, WI - October 20, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1UyNorGlas&t=8285s

    • Hamilton, ON - September 15, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-_dXv7R1OU&t=621s

    • Ottawa, ON - September 14, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNLJ7UMgafw



    TO DONATE

    If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise, memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, please submit your donation items here: https://bit.ly/pjdonation


    TO VOLUNTEER

    We are always in need of volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/23pjvolunteer 



    RESTRICTIONS

    • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed.

    • No unauthorized hand-outs, solicitation and materials. Including, but not limited to handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

    • Unauthorized professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment are not allowed.

    • No large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods or selfie sticks.


    https://www.facebook.com/nonprofit-manager



    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    MK88178MK88178 Chicago Posts: 502
    Cant Wait for all the events.  PJ Trivia 9/4!!!!  Cant wait to test my knowledge.  2 Chicago shows and finally scored INDY this morning!!! 
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812
    MK88178 said:
    Cant Wait for all the events.  PJ Trivia 9/4!!!!  Cant wait to test my knowledge.  2 Chicago shows and finally scored INDY this morning!!! 
    Congratulations, that's awesome! Check out what we have in store for Indy!
    Wishlist Foundation

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    BlkFlgBlkFlg Posts: 27
    edited August 2023
    Hey everyone, the Wayside PJ tribute show show on Friday (9.1.23) (at The Amsterdam Bar the night between the PJ shows) is going to be super fun, high energy and a love letter to PJ with a bunch of fan favorites (Hard to Imagine! Acoustic version of Hold On!). The band 120 minutes is following (named after the old MTV show) and will play a set of 90's era favorites. Should be lots of energy and joy onstage.  7pm doors, show starts at 8, hope to see you there! 40% of the door going to The Wishlist Foundation as well!
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    mattcozmattcoz Chicago Posts: 2,160
    Foxy Mop said:

    TICKETS

    Free!

    $10 suggested donation

    RSVP here: 

    (Register for your free tickets & receive 3 free raffle tickets when you SCAN your ticket at the preparty!)

    RSVP where?

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    jasonwjasonw Posts: 389
    mattcoz said:
    Foxy Mop said:

    TICKETS

    Free!

    $10 suggested donation

    RSVP here: 

    (Register for your free tickets & receive 3 free raffle tickets when you SCAN your ticket at the preparty!)

    RSVP where?

    I came here to ask the same thing 
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812
    Updated!!


    Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Music Center, Sunday, September 10

    Location: Ruoff Music Center Parking BLUE Lot, 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville, IN 46060
    Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Indiana Chapter
    Organizer(s): Laura DeMartini & Mike Livingstone
    Socials: Indianapolis FB Group
    Sunday, 9/10: FB Event


    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
    ♥♥♥
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    RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 6,205
    My uncle just got an email saying that the parking lots don’t open until 4. Does the pre-party have special permission to start earlier than that or is that info wrong?
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    Any new on ft worth wishlist location?
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    Foxy MopFoxy Mop Posts: 2,812
    Ft worth added!!

    Location: Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
    Organizer(s): Wishlist Foundation
    Socials: wishlistfoundation.org

    Wishlist Foundation

    This is my kind of love...
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    Sugarloafer04Sugarloafer04 Telluride CO // Brooklyn NY Posts: 233
    Foxy Mop said:
    Ft worth added!!

    Location: Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
    Organizer(s): Wishlist Foundation
    Socials: wishlistfoundation.org

    I submitted a google sheet to volunteer for the FTW and AUS pre parties and haven't heard back yet. I know things are still up in the air but was just putting it out in the universe, thanks.
    2016: Telluride, CO
    2018: Fenway night 1
    2021: Sea.Hear.Now
    2022: San Diego, MSG, Camden 
    2023: Ft. Worth 1, Ft. Worth 2, Austin 1, Austin 2
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    Austin wishlist pre party place packed?
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