Leash in Toronto : 20+ years since played in Canada

euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
edited May 2016 in The Porch
My White Whale. For me this would be equivalent to seeing Fugazi play Waiting Room in a warehouse and being asked by a fellow in a wheelchair if I would crowd surf...as we were both losing our minds...and then being scolded by Ian Mackaye for doing so :) I promise not to crowd surf my old bones around :)

First Fugazi show memory + First live leash. From North Bay for Scott, Jon, Kelly (RIP) & Jason (who first played me PJ) to delight in our youth ...that will never end :)

First time played in Canada was in Toronto... 24 years, 1 month, and 8 days.

04/04/92 - Concert Hall: Toronto, Ontario [68m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Breath, Happy Birthday, Leash
notes: During 'Porch,' Ed climbs up onto the balcony and starts working his way all the way around the venue on the edge of the balcony. About 3/4 of the way around, two security guards grab him and pull him off the edge. They don't realize who he is, thinking he is a fan climbing. When they realize their error, they let him go. Ed stands on the edge of the balcony and then drops down onto the crowd below - quite a drop but they catch him! Then he "swims" to the stage, picks up the mic and says, "I can do ... whatever the fuck I want!" 'Happy Birthday' is sung to Mike. Ed introduces Henry Rollins and someone (tour manager, Eric Johnson) looking and dressing very much like Henry comes on stage. "Henry" has a huge happy face drawn on his back with magic marker.


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  • Corey666Corey666 Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 31
    Hell yeah! What a great song!! I would love to see Leash live!! I will be in the GA too! I'll see ya there!!
  • IgotshitIDIgotshitID St.john's Newfoundland Posts: 787
    I fully support this!! I am also looking for a GA if someone has one :)
    St.John's 9/24/2005
    St.John's 9/25/2005
    Toronto 9/11/2011
    Toronto 9/12/2011
    Quebec City 5/5/2016
    Ottawa 5/8/2016
  • GustieIIIGustieIII Posts: 231
    I can get behind this, great song.
    Like A Fist To The Jaw
  • jasonrolfejasonrolfe Posts: 459
    Wow.... That's nuts!!! Looking at the stats on the site, you are right, iit hasn't been played in Canada in 20 years! No wonder I can't scratch it off!!! I'm there for Ottawa, so let's do Leash!!!!
    2005: Kitchener / London / Hamilton | 2006: Toronto 1&2 | 2010: Hartford | 2011: Toronto 1&2 / Hamilton
    2013: London, Brooklyn 1&2 | 2014: Detroit | 2015: New York | 2016: Ottawa / Toronto 1 / Wrigley 1
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182

    Wow.... That's nuts!!! Looking at the stats on the site, you are right, iit hasn't been played in Canada in 20 years! No wonder I can't scratch it off!!! I'm there for Ottawa, so let's do Leash!!!!

    Right!? Vancouver 93 was the last time and 1st and only other time was 92 in Toronto at Concert Hall opening for Smashing Pumpkins
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 8,862
    I'm in..i love this and Canada deserve it..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017
  • PearlJamVSPearlJamVS Eastern OntarioPosts: 60
    Leash is a great song!
    Troubled souls unite, we got ourselves tonight,
    I am fuel, you are friends, we got the means to make amends
    I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side
    I am right by your side.


    Ottawa 2011
    London 2013
    Ottawa 2016
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    23scidoo said:

    I'm in..i love this and Canada deserve it..

    Thanks :)
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    While looking a little deeper came across some footnotes about the Canadian Leash debut in Toronto... I think these kind of notes (like in forum fan view summaries) should be included in main show/song archive. Second part of what Ed says is basically: "And so can you..."

    04/04/92 - Concert Hall: Toronto, Ontario [68m]
    set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Breath, Happy Birthday, Leash
    notes: During 'Porch,' Ed climbs up onto the balcony and starts working his way all the way around the venue on the edge of the balcony. About 3/4 of the way around, two security guards grab him and pull him off the edge. They don't realize who he is, thinking he is a fan climbing. When they realize their error, they let him go. Ed stands on the edge of the balcony and then drops down onto the crowd below - quite a drop but they catch him! Then he "swims" to the stage, picks up the mic and says, "I can do ... whatever the fuck I want!" 'Happy Birthday' is sung to Mike. Ed introduces Henry Rollins and someone (tour manager, Eric Johnson) looking and dressing very much like Henry comes on stage. "Henry" has a huge happy face drawn on his back with magic marker.
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    Bump the thread, bump the thread...
  • FlyingwFlyingw BrantfordPosts: 432
    Bump. I would love to see this in Ottawa!
    Aug 18/93 Toronto, May 9/06 Toronto, Sept 11/11 Toronto, Sept 15/11 Hamilton,
    July 16/13 London, Oct 12/13 Buffalo, Oct 17/14 Detroit,
    April 8/16, Ft. Lauderdale, April 9/16 Miami, May 8/16 Ottawa, May 10/16 Toronto
    May 11/16 Toronto, Aug 20/16 Wrigley, Aug 22/16 Wrigley, TOTD Nov 5/16 Philly
  • Holly9075Holly9075 Newfoundland, Canada Posts: 192
    Lets do this~! :rock_on: bump bumpity bump
    Mexico City 28/11/15 Chicago 20/08/16
    Quebec City 05/05/16 Chicago 22/08/16
    Ottawa 08/05/16
    Toronto 10/05/16
    Toronto 11/05/16
  • Corey666Corey666 Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 31
    Like the op said on My discussion, http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/comment/6133400#Comment_6133400 Jeremy into Leash would be awesome and I agree!!
  • hsohihsohi Posts: 966
    Play this.
    London Ontario 2013, Buffalo New York 2013, Lincoln Nebraska 2014, Quebec City 2016
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    This is my White Whale as well. I am hoping you get it too. I have been chasing this song for years. The fact that they have performed it 3 times so far this tour gives us some hope. I am really hoping to get this in either night of Wrigley. Best of luck. Cheers.
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    edited May 2016
    Wow after seeing so many great emotional dedications in Quebec with powerful stories I almost don't feel my OP description was worthy ...but certainly this memory and this song brings powerful feelings of joy for me. First Fugazi show memory + First live leash with for Jon, Kelly & Jason (who first played me PJ) to delight in our youth ...that will never end :)
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  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    Show day bump for my friends
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    I really hope you get it tonight bud. As I am really hoping I get this song in Wrigley either night this year. This song has been at the top of my list to catch live for a very long time, and just like Canada it has only been played once in Chicago 22+ years ago! I think it's due for a run. I have been chasing this song for years and always seem to miss it by a show or 2. This song means quite a bit to me too. And the boys do such a phenomenal job performing it. 3 epic performances so far this year, so it gives me some hope that we will both get it seeing that the stats are pretty much the same. Good luck tonight bud. Cheers. Drop the leash.
  • Mignelli14Mignelli14 Posts: 626
    I'd lose it
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 16,894
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    Thanks so much! Good luck to you as well. After some new yesterday this one has taken on even more significance for my GA mates... hope their friend Kelly gets a shout out
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    Not to mention, that this song really highlights some of the genius behind Jeff's talent on the bass. Delight in our youth!
  • FlyingwFlyingw BrantfordPosts: 432
    Bump!
    Aug 18/93 Toronto, May 9/06 Toronto, Sept 11/11 Toronto, Sept 15/11 Hamilton,
    July 16/13 London, Oct 12/13 Buffalo, Oct 17/14 Detroit,
    April 8/16, Ft. Lauderdale, April 9/16 Miami, May 8/16 Ottawa, May 10/16 Toronto
    May 11/16 Toronto, Aug 20/16 Wrigley, Aug 22/16 Wrigley, TOTD Nov 5/16 Philly
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    RT287183 said:

    Not to mention, that this song really highlights some of the genius behind Jeff's talent on the bass. Delight in our youth!

    Agreed. That opening bass line doesn't get mentioned enough. 0 to 100 in 3 seconds
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    Sorry you struck out bud. you still have two more outs at Toronto. Don't know if you are making the trip out there. I surely hope they are not putting leash back in the vault. I still have my fingers crossed for Wrigley.
  • euchrideuchrid Posts: 182
    Thanks. I am going to Toronto 1 and 2...so hopefully:)
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    So there is still a chance. Just change the discussion headline to Toronto. Good luck bud.
  • FlyingwFlyingw BrantfordPosts: 432
    Let's hear this! "I'm lost, I'm no guide. I am right by your side.". I need to hear this live.
    Aug 18/93 Toronto, May 9/06 Toronto, Sept 11/11 Toronto, Sept 15/11 Hamilton,
    July 16/13 London, Oct 12/13 Buffalo, Oct 17/14 Detroit,
    April 8/16, Ft. Lauderdale, April 9/16 Miami, May 8/16 Ottawa, May 10/16 Toronto
    May 11/16 Toronto, Aug 20/16 Wrigley, Aug 22/16 Wrigley, TOTD Nov 5/16 Philly
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,035
    Flyingw said:

    Let's hear this! "I'm lost, I'm no guide. I am right by your side.". I need to hear this live.

    Couldn't have said it better myself. I have been chasing those lines for years now. Always miss it by a couple of shows every year. I am still hoping to get it either night in Wrigley. Another city with a 22 year drought on that song. And only played once there as well. Delight in our youth.
  • camsjamcamsjam Posts: 145
    Hope you get it tonite in Toronto. Takes 20 years off of old bones....delight in our youth.
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