Fan Profiles: Mike Packard

Hey everybody now! Welcome to another episode of our Horizon Leg Profiles! We have a doozy of a profile for ya today that was recorded back in June with good friend Mike Packard. Matt Helbig joins us for the conversation. We’ll talk a lot about how we met Mike at Fenway back in 2018 by trying to help him get an original copy of Ten on vinyl signed by Mike McCready. We’ll also talk about his father’s influence on his music taste and re-tell the Bonnaroo 2008 story with his experience hearing Release. And we bullshit a lot, so this is a good episode for those who love bullshit.


The Story of Five Horizons with Caryn Rose

Back in the early days of the internet, communities were starting to evolve and develop all over the world wide web. Some people found them in public chat rooms, some found them on message boards, Pearl Jam fans found a special one in Five Horizons. 5H was the original Pearl Jam archival concert chronology that did remarkable research on the band’s history, cataloging details from every show that was available to them. Joining us today is Caryn Rose who helped put this project together. We’ll get to learn some of the ins and outs of running the website and the adversity they went through. Caryn doesn’t hold back on her stories regarding PJ stalker fans, people’s perception of her and Jean, and trying to stay away from the spotlight that came along with the site.

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Fan Profiles: Bradley Piasecki

Hey everybody now! Welcome to another episode of our Horizon Leg Profiles! We got to talk to Bradley Piasecki about his fandom going back to 1998 and some cool stories he’s endured along the way, including a crazy story about a radio contest. Check it out to learn much more about Bradley, a staple of the LO4L and PJ pod community since its inception!


Fan Profiles: Chris Davis

This episode is the Horizon Profile for patron Chris Davis! He’ll go into full depth about his fandom in this, enjoy!


Fan Profiles: David Ritter

Welcome to another Profile episode where we take an in-depth look at the fandom of our Horizon Leg Patrons! This episode is about David Ritter who joined us for this week’s Cincinnati episode. We’ll talk to him about the earliest moments hearing the band and the 2003 Lexington song, as well as a lot of talk about The Replacements.


Fan Profiles: Elie Honig

This episode is a special Pearl Jam Fan Profile featuring former New Jersey assistant Attorney General and CNN legal analyst Elie Honig! Elie joins us to talk about where his fandom all started and what it was like to be at his first show at Constitution Hall in 1995. We’ll get to learn many great stories about his fandom and he’ll ask us a few questions as well such as if Pearl Jam are the most athletic band and what our takes are on Hunger Strike and Release.


Fan Profiles: Gabe Spece

We’re back with another Horizon Profile spotlight and today’s episode will feature the man who joined us on this week’s St. Petersburg episode, Gabe Spece! Listen in to hear Gabe’s connection to the city of Pittsburgh, what a version of Better Man from Philadelphia means to him and what he considers to be the defining Pearl Jam song that he should be connected to.


Fan Profiles: Debra McMurtrey

Hey everybody now, welcome to another edition of the Horizon Leg Profile episodes! Today we’re chatting with long time friend of the show Debra McMurtrey who most of you know from her incredibly popular San Diego 95 show last year. She’s a great storyteller and she joins us today to talk about how Pearl Jam has impacted her life, relationships and her passions. From being inspired by Maricor at the Bridge School shows to talking about her connection with her biological father, Deb leaves it all on the table with an inspiring tale of how life works in the craziest of ways when you surround yourself with your people.


Fan Profiles: Curtis Hames

Hello all, Patrons and non-patrons alike! This is a special free edition of our Horizon Leg Profile series. If you haven’t joined up to Patreon, let this be a nice little sample for you to wet your appetite! Today’s episode will focus on the fandom of our Horizon Leg Patron Curtis Hames. He’ll go through some of the stories of how he got to his first show in Counsel Bluffs, Iowa and what being a fan growing up meant to him. We’ll talk a little about his show history and why he almost retired from following the band. Stay tuned til the end of the episode as we’ll provide some bonus clips that we’re left off our recent Lincoln, NE episode!


Fan Profiles: Kirk Walton

This episode highlights one of our Horizon Leg Patrons Kirk Walton. You may have heard him on the Ice Bowl episode this week, now you’ll get to hear his story of how he became a Pearl Jam fan, what some of his favorite shows of all time are and how he and a bunch of friends did a Pearl Jam fantasy draft before we made it cool!


Fan Profiles: Chris Everett

Welcome to a brand new series that puts the spotlight squarely on you and your Pearl Jam fandom! As one of the perks for the brand new Horizon Leg tier, we’re giving those who donate to that leg the opportunity to talk about their story of becoming a Pearl Jam fan. This episode profile’s Chris Everett who was featured on our Jacksonville episode this week. He’ll talk about how he was converted from Dave Matthews traveler into one of Pearl Jam’s. In these episodes we’ll ask everyone for their live track that means the most to them so you’ll get to hear Chris’s favorite live cut from the Night 1 Fenway Park show in 2018.