I.C.Y.M.I.: Tour MoPOP's 'Pearl Jam: Home and Away' Exhibition With Eddie Vedder + Jeff Ament!
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 29 of ourI.C.Y.M.I.(In Case You Missed It) blog series. Our museum may betemporarily closedto visitorsbased on guidance from public health officials to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we're still here to recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.
Want to hang out with Pearl Jam at MoPOP, exploring 30 years of the band's history over drinks and incredible stories? Of course you do! The band has lined up that opportunity for one lucky fan and their guest to be flown out to Seattle, put up in Pearl Jam's suite at The Edgewater Hotel, and meet Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament at MoPOP for a private tour of our Pearl Jam: Home and Awayexhibition.
"And we would answer all your questions," says Vedder. "Like, 'how many guitar picks does Mike McCready throw out on any given night? Or 'how many bottles of red wine do you go through on a tour?'"
Fans can enter for a chance to win through Omaze.com, which has set up donation-based entry levels benefiting the Vitalogy Foundation, started by Pearl Jam and their manager in 2006 to advance social change, including access to voting. No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win the sweepstakes, but the more you donate, the more entries to win you'll get.
The deadline to enter is October 30, with a winner announced on or around November 11. The timing of the tour is still to be determined as Pearl Jam acknowledges, "Your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so this experience will be scheduled when it’s safe to travel and convenient for our partners."
At 5 p.m. PT this Sunday, August 30, the 2020 Video Music Awards (VMAs) will roll on MTV. Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and The Weeknd are the artists with the most Moon Person nominations this year. The unique music landscape has led to a couple new award categories as artists navigate the coronavirus pandemic, including Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance. Check out all the nominees right here.
Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on social media. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition ofI.C.Y.M.I.