TRISTAN: You know what these are? (holds up two tickets)
RORY: They look like tickets.
TRISTAN: To PJ Harvey.
RORY: Wow, you have good taste. I’ll give you that.
TRISTAN: You’re into PJ Harvey, right?
RORY: Yeah, how’d you know?
Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey (born 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, and poet, primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, although she can play a wide array of instruments. Beginning her career with band Automatic Diamini, she formed the PJ Harvey Trio, and released the critically-acclaimed debut album Dry.
After another album, the trio split up and Harvey embarked on a solo career, releasing To Bring You My Love in 1995 to universal acclaim and commercial success. PJ Harvey’s relationship with Nick Cave inspired his ballad Into My Arms, and she also has the dark and “gloomy” kind of lyrics which we know Rory loves.
In 2001, PJ Harvey was the support act for Irish rock band U2 on their Elevation tour through Europe and the United States; Hartford was one of the cities on their itinerary. This seems to be the “ticket to PJ Harvey” that Tristan has bought to entice Rory into a date.