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Concert Review - July 2016

The Ride Festival
Pearl Jam
July 9 & 10, 2016
Town Park
Telluride, CO

By Rene Rivera
Photo by Rene Rivera

5th Annual Ride Festival Drives In Pearl Jam

5th Annual Ride Festival Drives In Pearl JamThe announcement of the 5th Annual The Ride Festival brought an excitement to the town of Telluride, Colorado unlike that of prior years. With heavy hitters like Pearl Jam and Cage the Elephant, this years headliners brought the goods to the festival. The outdoor venue Town Park could be described as stunning, spectacular, epic... the list could go on. Words cannot do it justice.

For any diehard Pearl Jam fan, attending a PJ show is like a child waking up on Christmas morning to open their gifts Santa had left behind. The setlist changes for every show which kept the fans on their toes, and of course the great swag like limited edition event posters, shirts and other goodies gave the Pearl Jam fan special merch to tote home.

5th Annual Ride Festival Drives In Pearl JamDay 1 of the festival was all about Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam tee shirts everywhere, conversations between strangers comparing stories of what shows they have been to on this years unofficial 25 anniversary tour.

With the 11,500 capacity limit, the performance started with an intimate type feel. The first 45 minutes began with the band seated, opening with "Nothingman" followed by Mike McCready using a violin bow on his guitar on "Pendulum." Another treat for the festival goers was "Angel" which has not been performed in 22 years.

When the chairs and stools were removed, the full on rock concert began which kicked off the jams with fan favorites "Evenflow," "Daughter" and "Betterman" during the night. A local touch was bringing out on stage the two winners of a midweek Telluride 'Eddie Vedder' karaoke contest to join the band on vocals, which Eddie claimed to have surely placed a respectable 3rd place. After nearly 3 hours of musical brilliance, closing out the show with "Yellow Ledbetter" seemed the perfect song to leave floating in these Colorado mountains.

Big thanks to the Cara Pallone for setting this up for helping JAM Magazine with the media hook up. Hope to be back next year!

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