*** Boston, MA Fanviews Here 9/2/18 ***

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  • SeaSea Location: EverywherePosts: 1,978
    tbergs said:
    vedpunk said:
    Sorry, Bruce doesn’t touch PJ’s relevance and popularity outside the Northeast US.  As much as your locale loves him and you really want to believe this, it’s just not true.  I don’t care how many times you’ve seen them both.  Let’s get back to the actual fanviews.
    Bruce sells out three shows at Ullevi Arena in Gothenburg Sweden -- 65.000 people x 3.

    Pearl Jam can't sell out one show at Friends Arena in Stockholm Sweden -- 24.000 people x1


    I believe he's the #1 selling artist all time in Sweden.

    Bigger than ABBA??
    I would think @tbergs means concert wise.

    Albumwise, I think it is swedish dansband (dance band) Vikingarna:


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  • GreekFreakGreekFreak Posts: 32
    edited September 5

    If this is your view with a 10c ticket, take a photo and go see the 10c folks about it. They should be able to find you another seat.

    Fenway is... an anomoly with poles and sightlines. They don’t always know that some tix in the fanclub allotment have a pole right in the way.
    Thanks for the info. You know where the 10c folks would be at Fenway? I do have photo’s...
    I was close.


     
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  • sad1170sad1170 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 6
    First time seeing them in a looooong time (2000???). Scored tix in A4, 2nd row a few seats from dead center. HOLY CRAP!!! For my buddy and I, PJ fans since '91, this concert will likely never be topped...EVER! They played our fave songs (him -Release, me-Elderly Woman) within the first 20 minutes. State of Love, Lukin, Blood, Curdoroy, and Free World were great choices. Ed standing 2 feet from me while singing Porch. Mike was killing it (and noticed my shirt  =)  McLovin was chillin' a few feet from us. Other than the seemingly tallest dude in Fenway Park directly blocking my view of Eddie, it couldn't have been any better! THANK YOU 10C for the unforgettable experience.
  • sad1170sad1170 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 6
    Some more shots. My 'good' camera crapped out before the show started...would've really had some gems otherwise
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 775
    Great photos ceska! And great write-up thanks for posting
    Thanks! And you're welcome!
  • paylingpayling SeattlePosts: 164
    Great show! Setlist was fantastic.  Anyone else notice how often Eddie kept singing/interjecting "SHA"! into songs, a little weird, I kept thinking of the beginning of the song "Big Country"
    PA
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,716
    vedpunk said:
    Be careful the Bruce fanboys are out in full force.  We've just learned that he's HUGE in Sweden.
    Dude, seriously, I have no dog in this fight but you are totally stoking this.  Stop stirring the pot with digs (many of them factually incorrect, and I know that having NEVER seen a Bruce concert) and the conversation will die.  But not if you keep stoking the fire.
  • UNH1995UNH1995 Worcester Posts: 348
    End of the show, a mom and her daughter were shown on the screen. Mom had tears in her eyes. As a Dad standing there with my 10 year old, I related to her emotions and I teared up as well. Well done Mom. Incredible to share it with our children. 
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  • vedpunkvedpunk Posts: 326
    JH6056 said:
    vedpunk said:
    Be careful the Bruce fanboys are out in full force.  We've just learned that he's HUGE in Sweden.
    Dude, seriously, I have no dog in this fight but you are totally stoking this.  Stop stirring the pot with digs (many of them factually incorrect, and I know that having NEVER seen a Bruce concert) and the conversation will die.  But not if you keep stoking the fire.
    The conversation did die until you just stirred it up again.....or was that your intention?  I didn't realize there were so many passionate Bruce fans on the Pearl Jam forum....and that's cool.  Like I said before, he's a legend and I respect him but I just don't agree with all the statements made about his popularity and having to compare Pearl Jam's live shows to some 4 hr Springsteen show.  It's a Pearl jam show thread, let's leave it there. 
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,716
    UNH1995 said:
    End of the show, a mom and her daughter were shown on the screen. Mom had tears in her eyes. As a Dad standing there with my 10 year old, I related to her emotions and I teared up as well. Well done Mom. Incredible to share it with our children. 
    That really sums up what really matters: how the shows make you FEEL. Lovely point!
  • TikiTiki USAPosts: 6,206

    If this is your view with a 10c ticket, take a photo and go see the 10c folks about it. They should be able to find you another seat.

    Fenway is... an anomoly with poles and sightlines. They don’t always know that some tix in the fanclub allotment have a pole right in the way.
    Thanks for the info. You know where the 10c folks would be at Fenway? I do have photo’s...
    I was close.


     
    such history...

    I prefer this 27


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  • TikiTiki USAPosts: 6,206
     just my opinion

    baseball stadiums are great for baseball. 
    you're not supposed to be out there walking around...
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,877
    UNH1995 said:
    End of the show, a mom and her daughter were shown on the screen. Mom had tears in her eyes. As a Dad standing there with my 10 year old, I related to her emotions and I teared up as well. Well done Mom. Incredible to share it with our children. 
    She probably was regretting having a family and not being able to follow the band around more.  Tears of sadness and regret. 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,877
    I'm just here for the vedpunk selfings.  Dude is getting pwnt left and right.  Also night 1 was better, and the 2016 run was much better overall imo.

    I was at both 2016 shows and then night 1 of 2018.  I too thought 2016 had much more energy but then I was on the field both nights.  Although, if you aren't within 30 rows of the stage and towards the middle, you are watching the jumbo tron most of the time regardless of where you are sitting.
  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 181
    I was disappointed to not be on the field with 10c tix.....but I must say, the Box sections near Pesky Pole (5,6,7) ended up being great. I’d have no issue sitting there again.
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  • MKSNYCMKSNYC NYCPosts: 119
    I DONT CARE ABLUT BRUCE, this is Fenway 1 FANVIEWS keep to topic :)
    Yes!  Bruce is great, but I am looking to read about folks views of Fenway N1 here.  Can’t wait to hear the boot because sound quality in GS29 was off - muffled and too much echo.  Still a great show and setlist :-)
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,782
    Sounded great in G32. Soundcheck the night before sounded great, too. Maybe the FOH setup didn't have even coverage.

    I have heard quite a few reports of bad sound but it apparently depended on seat location.

    We were commenting on the way out of the park that it was one of the better sounding live shows we have been to.

    FWIW, I didn't wear ear plugs, which I usually do.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 775
    Heavy bass up front. The kind you feel more than you hear.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,045
    ceska said:
    Heavy bass up front. The kind you feel more than you hear.
    Makes your clothes blow .. that's when you know you're close. 
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,134
    I have been watching vids on youtube reliving night 1 a lot the last couple of days. First off Release was as perfect as I remembered it. My first show was Worcester night 1 and Release opened there. Loved that they opened up with that song at my first show but looking back it was just an ok version. Fenway night 1 2016 I got to hear it again and it improved greatly on the first time I heard Release. Night 1 2018 was the version that I always wanted to be able to hear. From the crowd singing along to Eddie nailing all the notes it was a great moment. 



    The next vid that I can't stop watching is the Slow/Fast I Am a Patriot. I heard it at Wrigley as well but this time it went off perfectly. What a cool version. I would like to see a full slow version someday. 



    Out Of My Mind is the next vid that I have been watching a lot of. Some people do not get what the big deal of this song is and to be honest I can not explain it myself since it is a fairly simple song but I have to admit this was probably the single most memorable concert experience of my life. I had that jumping up and down holy shit moment that people get and I could not control myself. I sang this song as loud as I could and if you watch the vid you can see Eddie is having a pretty good time himself. This song just oozes awesomeness.

     
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  • wobbler_kittywobbler_kitty Millbury, MAPosts: 155
    edited September 8
    PJNB said:
    I have been watching vids on youtube reliving night 1 a lot the last couple of days. First off Release was as perfect as I remembered it. My first show was Worcester night 1 and Release opened there. Loved that they opened up with that song at my first show but looking back it was just an ok version. Fenway night 1 2016 I got to hear it again and it improved greatly on the first time I heard Release. Night 1 2018 was the version that I always wanted to be able to hear. From the crowd singing along to Eddie nailing all the notes it was a great moment. 



    Can’t remember if I saw this posted here yet or not but a fan picking up her N2 tix was outside N1 and recorded while listening to Release. The crowd is SO loud, really cool perspective.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=03xLa-i1OGU
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 775
    Thanks for posting that. Magical.
  • sad1170sad1170 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 6
    edited September 10



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  • gems_n_rhinestonesgems_n_rhinestones Harrisburg, PAPosts: 377
    PJNB said:
    I have been watching vids on youtube reliving night 1 a lot the last couple of days. First off Release was as perfect as I remembered it. My first show was Worcester night 1 and Release opened there. Loved that they opened up with that song at my first show but looking back it was just an ok version. Fenway night 1 2016 I got to hear it again and it improved greatly on the first time I heard Release. Night 1 2018 was the version that I always wanted to be able to hear. From the crowd singing along to Eddie nailing all the notes it was a great moment. 



    The next vid that I can't stop watching is the Slow/Fast I Am a Patriot. I heard it at Wrigley as well but this time it went off perfectly. What a cool version. I would like to see a full slow version someday. 



    Out Of My Mind is the next vid that I have been watching a lot of. Some people do not get what the big deal of this song is and to be honest I can not explain it myself since it is a fairly simple song but I have to admit this was probably the single most memorable concert experience of my life. I had that jumping up and down holy shit moment that people get and I could not control myself. I sang this song as loud as I could and if you watch the vid you can see Eddie is having a pretty good time himself. This song just oozes awesomeness.

     
    Ive had the Sometimes/release video on regular rotation while I’ve been painting and putting up blinds. I’ve been lucky to get Release at a few shows but the unexpectedness of it. Chills. 
  • acromleyacromley NJ, USAPosts: 7
    I've been to as many shows as times in which they have played Out of My Mind...and to see them play it made me go ape shit! How could anyone have expected that? Tremor Christ was also major highlight for me.
    "I'm still alive!"
    "I know I was born and I know that I'll die,
    the in between is mine."


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  • seanwonseanwon Albany, NYPosts: 211
    mrussel1 said:
    I don’t want to quote my review because it was really long  but I do want to mention corduroy again it was fucking phenomenal!
     I am really surprised that no one has mentioned this version of cordoroy as being such as stand out version
    You know, I didn't notice it to be spectacular, but I'll watch the tape tonight to see if change my mind.  I did notice that they changed the mid song interlude that they've played, pretty much nonstop since the Lauderdale show at the beginning of 16.  I'm glad because I don't really like the break they had been using.  
    If you want to critique everyone for being ignorant on Springsteen, you should brush up on PJ a little bit.  They absolutely played the slowed down, middle section crowd sing along of Corduroy at Fenway. 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,045
    edited September 10
    seanwon said:
    mrussel1 said:
    I don’t want to quote my review because it was really long  but I do want to mention corduroy again it was fucking phenomenal!
     I am really surprised that no one has mentioned this version of cordoroy as being such as stand out version
    You know, I didn't notice it to be spectacular, but I'll watch the tape tonight to see if change my mind.  I did notice that they changed the mid song interlude that they've played, pretty much nonstop since the Lauderdale show at the beginning of 16.  I'm glad because I don't really like the break they had been using.  
    If you want to critique everyone for being ignorant on Springsteen, you should brush up on PJ a little bit.  They absolutely played the slowed down, middle section crowd sing along of Corduroy at Fenway. 
    Reading is fundamental.  I didn't say they didn't play the "slowed down" part, I said I'm glad they changed it.  And they did, with Mike playing a solo before Ed gets into it.  It's the first time I recall them doing that in the 15 or so shows I've attended since the beginning of 16.  I cut a little snip for you so you can jog your memory.   I promise to brush up on my PJ if you promise to read more carefully. 


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  • TamaDrummer91TamaDrummer91 VAPosts: 1,152
    Late getting my review in. I’m glad to see the debate between which night was better. Clearly, as a result, both were great!

    I hit both shows and loved both. Out of the 13 I’ve seen, these 2 are easily top 5. N1 had a random, fun feel. The set flow was pretty unusual. Loved that. Will make listening to the boot more fun too. I was in F49 and the sound was pretty solid, especially after about 5 songs. Sometimes was a tad thin but had a great effect going into Release. That was a surprise. Ed’s vocals were strong and relaxed. I would even say crisp. Musically it was tight almost all throughout. Tremor Christ was a shock and is a great version. Not too fast and not a fuck up to be found lol. Highlight for me was Patriot. That cover cooks when played half slow and fast. 

    Overall it it was the feel of the set flow and creating a fun vibe that I dug most. The encore was killer. I had a blast. 
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  • PorchgirlCOPorchgirlCO ColoradoPosts: 1,311
    edited September 11
    LC said:
    I was disappointed to not be on the field with 10c tix.....but I must say, the Box sections near Pesky Pole (5,6,7) ended up being great. I’d have no issue sitting there again.
    Yes, I was in box 7 and dugout seats 13 and no complaints.I prefer being close in GA but I had great seats nonetheless. Such great energy from everyone around!! Perfect weekend for my 50th!!  :)
    Post edited by PorchgirlCO on
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  • Lsk6453Lsk6453 Ponte Vedra, FLPosts: 507
    Lsk6453 said:
    Hi everyone. I had an opportunity to review the show for Sonic Sound Magazine. Please see my review and some pics I took from the photography pit

    http://sonicsoundmagazine.com/2018/09/pearl-jam-brings-their-away-shows-to-boston/


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