Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pearl Jam To Play Yet Another Corporate Event

In 2002 Eddie Vedder and C-Average played a private birthday party for Rob Glaser, CEO of RealNetworks. In 2010 Pearl Jam played Target's annual Manager's Meeting. Today, we receive word that the trend will continue when Pearl Jam plays the Oracle Appreciation Event along with Kings of Leon on October 3rd.

At least this one is open to the public. To attend the event, which is sure to feature all sorts of conferences and forums that will showcase the great products from the fine people at Oracle, all you have to do is register here. Oh yeah, and you'll have to shell out more than two grand.

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.

27 comments:

  1. Ah ya, as we all get older, we all must realize that the 'ol mighty greenback rules the roost. What you choose to do with it makes the difference. I hope the proceeds go to charity, because after seeing the EV Europe ticket prices, I must say Ed, I'm disappointed. No way am I spending that much, no matter how good (or bad) you play the uke.... I'm a life long fan. Dan

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  3. Join the discussion.

    http://forums.theskyiscrape.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98911&sid=1cd7ff372aabd629e5d74c9cbafafda4

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  4. What was the 2009 target employee show? Wasn't that for the Fixer video?

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  5. Now all of pearl jam's previous stands against Oracle and the computer industry are hypocritical

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  6. The target thing was different than the video shoot. I mixed them up though, the Target private show wasn't in Seattle in 2009 it was in Minneapolis in 2010.

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  7. http://www.twofeetthick.com/2010/03/on-target-at-target-live-from-minnesota-its-pearl-jam/

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  9. Pearl Jam can do whatever they want. They've earned that right. I've been a fan since day 1 and i'm a fan because of the music. I really don't care about their political views or what issues they're invested in. Some I agree with, some I don't. I care about their music. If this particular show is associated with some corporation, so what!! If the tickets are too expensive, so what!! They'll come around on a regular tour and you see them live then. Some fans make me laugh when they get so critical of things like this.

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  10. great post pennywise .. it's so stupid,these guys have kept 99% of the BS involved with music OUT. 3 concerts out of thousands and they blow this up like they are Nickelback. I thought this was a joke at first. Bye bye fake fans, more room for the ten club. Pe@ce

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  11. Pennywise and Douglis:

    There's a great thread on the Red Mosquito forum where views on both sides of this are clarified beyond their polar extremes. You should stop by.

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  12. Any band is a business. Pearl Jam get paid for every show and this one is no different. What's the problem?

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  13. Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays virtue. As you get older you realise that your ideology shouldn't fit on a t-shirt. What a churlish article.



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  16. Whatever the reason, Pearl Jam can do whatever they want. They've earned the right to perform at any random chicago event location. We don’t have any right to criticize them. Its their choice if they want to minimize the time spent in the events.

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