here's some i took:
european fan wrote:
wow this was my first ever pj show and it was incredible
i never realized it but Ed is like a spoung,e feeding off the crowd's and band's energy, i can't believe how much energy he put in the show! incredible!
during "fucking up" HE GAVE ME ONE OF HIS TAMBOURINES!!!!
awesome for a first show! well worth the wait
i can't believe how generous this band is; staying there for 2h30, giving so much on stage.
i met some very nice people there, they all turned into my bodygards when it was time to leave and i was clinging on to the tambourine.lol.
I thought it was Stone who was playing the chords to Red Mosquito again (previous song) instead of Small Town and Ed making fun of Stone's mistake.
Anyway, I was totally expecting Bugs to close the show after all we've seen. I was a fucking hell of a 10-hour drive to Marseille, but I can't say I'm regretting it. What a setlist!
And I thought the crowd was very poor. I was like in 5th row, Mike's side and I was basically the only one cheering for Fatal, Off he goes, Red Mosquito, Down, ... I enjoyed it a lot. But it seems like most of the crowd didn't. And Eddie letting the crowd singing along to Even Flow. Sorry, but I didn't hear a thing.
And Marseille is the ugliest city I've ever seen.
I'm loving the boot also, you can really tell the crowd has a great vibe!
I know, and I love their French accents! It's awesome!
good setlist but the crowd isn't really (if at all) into it
good setlist but the crowd isn't really (if at all) into it, Ed fucked Fatal up big time. Just my 2 pesos.
KELLY'S LEASH wrote:
Photos from shows in my sig http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i198/KELLYS_LEASH/Pearl%20Jam/?start=80
Absolutely incredible, best gig for me so far with an AWESOME setlist. Just when we thought they couldn't keep producing dream songs...they kept them coming. Highlights for me were "Whipping" "Glorified G" "Satan's Bed" "Off he Goes" AND "Fatal" (!!)
Crowd a bit rough in the middle but very nice atmosphere on Mike's side at the front and actually a great venue too, intimate and great sound.
Also thanks to all of you staying at the New Hotel Select - we had a fantastic time and you are a great bunch. A special big THANK YOU to Sid - if you're reading this, what can I say....I really appreciate what you did for me (you know what I'm talking about..)
Sid, Blake, Paolo and Marga - hope you enjoy Paris as much as Marseille!
Cement Floor wrote:
Amazing setlist with mind-boggling highlights like Black and Even flow, overall good renditions of the avocado's best songs (a fast Severed Hand, a good WWS and a not that good Comatose), real surprises like the funky Dirty Frank near the end of the show and the cool version of Satan, and unexpected performances of Fatal and Down (remember that PJ has never been really successful in France, and that the best known songs are from Ten, so I was kinda taken by surprise to hear those two, Fatal being one I truly love).
The crowd was really cool, really mediterranean (I know this sounds like a cliché, but Marseille is the mother of all clichés at least the french ones). I had only been to Marseille a couple of times, but the people there are warm and open-minded and passionate and laid-back at the same time.
The venue was quite something: small and dirty, as ugly on the outside as it is cosy on the inside, it's really the perfect place for a good rock show (there had been a few before PJ: Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies for example if I remember correctly).
The city: well....Marseille is like....Well, honestly, there's no place like Marseille !!!
In a nutshell: energy from the band and the crowd, good songs, some rarities, a few words in french from Eddie, my best friend singing along with me. Thanks a lot PJ, for that fine nignt in Marseille.
I'd love to see them but have you got them anywhere where I don't have to 'unrar' them?
Err excuse me - you obviously can't have been there cos the place rocked! Was there with my brother (London Jam) and and I think you'll agree we have the same opinion! It was AWESOME and I saw them in 2000 and at Reading! I never been to a gig like it and the set list was to die for!
And by the way - Ed fuck up? what?