Wednesday, September 07, 2011
September 7, 2011. Day 7 of roadtrip.
We crossed into North Dakota. Rest of the drive in Minnesota was beautiful - truly a state of 10,000 lakes. We saw so many while driving.
In North Dakota, off I-94, we stopped to see the world's largest buffalo (a statue of course, not a real one, although we did see real buffalo in the field near the statue). This wad in Jamestown, ND, also known for where Louis L'Amour is from - a western author.
Very odd driving through and being in such a rural area. Fresh crisp air. It's a nice change of pace.
The Pearl Jam 20th anniversary festival took place at the legendary Alpine Valley outdoor amphitheater in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Here are some photos. It was a two-day festival, but most of the photos are from the 2nd day because the first day was rainy.
the shows were my 50th and 51st Pearl Jam shows and they were completely amazing. I couldn't have asked for more. For me, it was not only celebrating their 20 years, but also my 16 years of being a fan. Their music has meant a lot to me and has helped me a lot over the years.
Pic 1: view from top of the lawn at the Ten Club tent (fan club section).
Pic 2: wearing the t-shirts I made.
Pic 3: Alpine Valley sign
Pic 4: description of the demographics of PJ fans - a staff member at the venue who I was talking to showed this to me.
Pic 5: billboard at the venue that artist(s) painted over the 2 days.
Pic 6: Mike McCready from PJ playing with Star Anna at the side stage
Pic 7, 8, 9: the wall that they put up for fans to write a message on for the band
Pic 10: Pearl Jam