Crowdsourced Campaign Aimed at Getting Pearl Jam to Play Queens Criticized by Fans
Dan Sheffer, who created the campaign, launched the project on Nov. 5 -- but not without opposition from fellow fans. He says he’s been approached by a nonprofit dedicated to grunge-rock musicians, which is asserting that the concert should be held closer to Pearl Jam’s hometown in Seattle.
“They were trying to almost strong-arm us into giving up,” said Sheffer.
Sheffer didn’t release the name of the nonprofit that contacted him, but the Pearl Jam-focused nonprofit, Wishlist Foundation, posted on a message board that it is also starting a crowdsourced campaign, which will aim to get the rockers to play a gig at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. The Wishlist Foundation organizers said, however, they are not trying to interfere with Sheffer’s campaign.
Anyone who donates a minimum of $80 will receive a ticket to the concert, should it reach its goal of $100,000. If it doesn’t reach that threshold, donators will be reimbursed in full. So far the campaign has received more than $45,000 in donations. Interested? Get details here.
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