Ok, so the birthday party in 2002 can be explained away as a private party for a friend. His friend happens to be the CEO of RealNetworks, but at least they became good friends while working on behalf of the West Memphis Three. And the Target event in 2010 was after a distribution deal for their self released album, Backspacer. Oh yeah, it was just through one of those big box stores that is so helpful to local economies. The Oracle Appreciation Event may be open to the public but it's certainly prohibitively expensive for most of Pearl Jam's fans. It just seems a little backwards coming from the band that in the past would force venues to remove corporate advertisements before they'd take the stage. Sponsored by no one? That seems like a lifetime ago.
August 14th, 3:30pm EDT edits: The $75 ticket for this conference will not get you into the Pearl Jam show. For that you'll need the OpenWorld package that is currently selling for $2395. Also, I had stated that the Target event was in 2009 in Seattle when in fact it was 2010 in Minneapolis. I had confused it with the video shoot for The Fixer. My bad.