Brain Of Jeremy wrote:
I am all about various opinions but the people complaining about the fucking crowds this week are just delusional elitists who just need to get there heads checked or just stop going to every single freaking show since they will never live up there unrealistic expectations.
Another epic show. I must admit I was bummed about no guests showing up after all the rumers
i'm just gonna c+p what i wrote over on red mosquito:
After the main set the crowd sat down and barely clapped or cheered. the floor looked pathetic from my vantage point. it was disappointing. i understand people needing to sit down, but it's like the life was sucked out of the building for a few minutes. the show didn't pick back up until Jeremy, and really got going again from STBC and on.
this isn't the best pearl jam show ever or anything. it had many sloppy moments, the band seemed disorganized sometimes, and the first encore dragged. the boot should be an interesting listen. but it was a damn unique show and one that will be memorable one when all is said and done in PJ land. RITFW with the confetti and balloons was a great spectacle and awesome to be a part of. you won't see or feel that watching the set roll in on here or listening to the bootleg. here's hoping the dvd will convey some of it.
i can understand people being disappointed with the repeats. hell, i'd have loved to hear brain of j. but this show wouldn't have been as good without songs like corduoy, do the evolution, betterman and, hell, even flow. i'd be lying if i said i was hoping to not hear even flow, just because i want to know what a show is like without it. but those songs brought the show up in ways that sad, brain of j and the others left off just cannot do. the guy next to me was a first time pearl jam show-goer- he doesn't give two shits about sad, brain of j, bugs or out of my mind. i told him there were thousand of people in the arena who have been waiting for years to hear some of these songs. his experience would have been much different without corduroy, even flow, jeremy, yadda yadda. because the band gives so much to this fanbase, i sometimes forget that the band needs to cater to these type of fans, too, or the show will suffer for it.
i had a lot of fun at this show. maybe more than any show of theirs i've been to. i am so glad i came out for this one. i apologize to anyone around me who may have heard me singing or who i may have bumped into. but i was having a fucking blast and i couldn't help but show it.