What bootleg format do you buy?

Are the expensive ones worth it?

What bootleg format do you buy? 118 votes

CD
58%
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MP3
21%
OceansJennyLedbetterman10EddieredderBob Mayo on the keyboards Bob Satans Red MosquitoTQ8541Foriginal SinRP112579KC138045vedderman72exploderballMR242791TamaDrummer91zanette13F Me In The BrainTree77rummySaravadeadendpriley540 25 votes
FLAC
6%
ski-bumMayDay10cutzjoemorr88PB11041ManOfTheHour75RobbyD4621upstate 8 votes
FLACHD
5%
bigjilmCROJAM95KV4053manitoumanmrussel1newbrewguy 6 votes
ALAC
6%
cweeks1111jimmyjamPJ1973papi34Dr.Teeth and the Electric MayhsprfurryHesCalledDyerstones 8 votes
ALACHD
1%
KICK7071jcarte59 2 votes
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Comments

  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 4,927
    CD
    CD. No need to pay for digital, they’re all out there anyway.  Just find them.
    I'm like an opening band for your mom.
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 514
    I would buy only vinyl bootlegs if that ever becomes an option.
  • FLAC
    I just ordered Seattle 1 in flac and was assuming I would be sent a download link right away. Instead my order just says pending. Is This normal? The last bootleg I ordered was in 2013 and I don't think I had to wait at all. 
    " Things were different then, all is different now "

    Seattle 09-16-96, Vancouver 07-19-98, Seattle 11-05-00, Seattle 12-09-02, Vancouver 05-30-03, Vancouver 09-02-05, Gorge 07-23-06, Seattle 09-21-09, Seattle 09-22-09, Vancouver 09-25-09
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,261
    CD
    CD.   I like to collect the cd's from the shows I've been too.  I always thought it was a shame you can't use the analog 10c code to discount a cd like you can for FLAC (or use it to get a FLAC for free for that matter).
  • OceansJennyOceansJenny Manhattan, NYPosts: 1,079
    MP3
    Small apartment means no room for a CD collection, but agree most boots are out there for download. Just need to look.
    DC '03 - Reading '04 - Philly '05
    Camden 1 '06 - DC '06 - E. Rutherford '06
    The Vic '07 - Lollapalooza '07
    DC '08 - EV DC 1 & 2 '08 (Met Ed!!) - EV Baltimore 1 & 2 '09
    EV NYC 1 '11 (Met Ed!) - Hartford '13
    GCF '15 - MSG 2 '16 - TOTD MSG '16
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 1,003
    FLACHD
    Both CD and FLAC HD.
    Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7-11-1995; United Center, Chicago, IL 6-29-1998; MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV 10-22-2000 ~PJ10~; Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 4-1-2003; Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 6-7-2003; United Center, Chicago, IL 6-18-2003; Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 6-21-2003; Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 10-5-2004; The Gorge, George, WA 9-1-2005; United Center, Chicago, IL 5-16-2006; United Center, Chicago, IL 5-17-2006; Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7-2-2006; Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7-3-2006; United Center, Chicago, IL 8-23-2009; United Center, Chicago, IL 8-24-2009; Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC 12-4-2013; Key Arena, Seattle, WA 12-6-2013; iWireless Arena, Moline, IL 10-17-2014 ~No Code Show~; Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN 10-19-2014; Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 10-20-2014 ~Yield Show~; Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 10-22-2014 ~PJ24~: Wrigley Field 1 & 2, 2016; Safeco Field, Seattle Home Shows 1 & 2; Wrigley Field, Chicago Away Shows 1 & 2....
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,139
    MP3
    I don't own a turntable. I'm running out of things that play CDs. I have relatively crummy headphones. 

    Voila! MP3 for me!
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,172
    ALAC
    I’ll buy CD’s for shows I attended, but outside of that, ALAC makes the most economic sense to me. You get a good jump in quality & versatility over mp3 for a couple extra bucks, and it’s compatible with all my iThings. 
  • Kearn5yKearn5y IrelandPosts: 1,598
    CD
    CD and always wait for the boxsets as Im in no rush to buy. Always give away all my coupons too
    Kearnsy
  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,669
    MP3
    I use the download codes for the shows I attended.  i get enough of the other live stuff from PJ Radio and I don't feel the need to buy a box set.  I'd probably never listen to or even open the majority of them.
    Columbus-2000
    Columbus-2003
    Cincinnati-2006
    Columbus-2010
    Wrigley-2013
    Cincinnati-2014
    Lexington-2016
    Wrigley 1 & 2-2018
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,651
    edited September 2018
    CD
    KC138045 said:
    I use the download codes for the shows I attended.  i get enough of the other live stuff from PJ Radio and I don't feel the need to buy a box set.  I'd probably never listen to or even open the majority of them.
    Has happened to me. Bought about half of the 2000 tour, lsitened to them all a lot. Did the same for 2003.
    Bought a handful of others, but when 2008 and 2010 came, bought the box set. I never even opened most of the cd's until a few months ago when I finally ripped them into my computer.
      *now that I looked in the shop, I think its the 2009 and 2010 box set. And I purchased about half of 2008 separately. I can't even remember what years I have a box set for!
    How many live shows do I really need? I probably have about 200 at this point, and I bet there's 40 or 50 I still haven't even listened to.
    And honestly I can't even have a favorite because they all just blend together at some point. 

    So now I just buy the shows I go to, and 1 or 2 more if they really stick out. 
    But I prefer hard CD's and rip them. The digital code is just a bonus for me for one extra show (that I obviously don't need).
    Post edited by mace1229 on
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,561
    CD
    Wish they would just offer the box set pre-order option from the start
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,848
    CD

    Started out buying CDs and bought the 2016 boxset due to the number of shows I attended.

    I bought some of the FLAC HD when they first became available and although there is a difference in quality, I can only play them on my PONO so it cuts down on the options.

    Nowadays I am more likely to just use my bootleg code on a MP3 for arandom show that has a good setlist. I am thinking about going for London 2.  any folks out there that have heard this boot?


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    1995- New Orleans, LA

    1996- Charleston, SC

    1998- Atlanta, GA: Birmingham, AL: Greenville, SC: Knoxville, TN

    2000- Atlanta, GA: New Orleans, LA: Memphis, TN: Nashville, TN

    2003- Raleigh, NC: Charlotte, NC: Atlanta, GA

    2004- Asheville, NC (hometown show)

    2006- Cincinnati, OH

    2008- Columbia, SC

    2009- Chicago, IL x 2 / Ed Ved- Atlanta, GA x 2

    2010- Bristow, VA

    2011- Alpine Valley, WI (PJ20) x 2 / Ed Ved- Chicago, IL

    2012- Atlanta, GA

    2013- Charlotte, NC

    2014- Cincinnati, OH

    2015- New York, NY

    2016- Greenville, SC: Hampton, VA:: Columbia, SC: Lexington, KY: Philly, PA 2: (Wrigley) Chicago, IL x 2 (holy shit): Temple of the Dog- Philly, PA

    2017- ED VED- Louisville, KY

    2018- Chicago, IL x2, Boston, MA x2

  • aurelgugusaurelgugus France & LuxembourgPosts: 309
    CD
    I put CD but I am now enjoying what brings a Nugs subscription.
    2012 : Amsterdam 2
    2014 : Amsterdam 1&2, Milan, Berlin, Werchter
    2018 : Amsterdam 1&2, Pinkpop, London 1, Berlin, Werchter, London 2
    2020 : ?
  • DeadmanDeadman Posts: 688
    For me this time around for Seattles it's my free downloads to download because I'm impatient... and the CDs to arrive later!
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 1,488
    FLAC
    FLAC

    When the cds were actaully cds, I went that route, but given they are just burned, give me the data file and I will burn it myself.  That way I always have the source copy, until my drive crashes.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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    1996 - 9/21, 9/28, 9/29
    1998 - 5/1, 8/22, 8/25, 8/26, 8/28, 9/8, 9/10, 9/11
    1999 - 10/30, 10/31 (left early due to flight grrr)
    2000 - 4/12, 8/4, 8/6, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/27
    2003 - 4/28, 4/29, 5/3, 6/29, 7/5, 7/6, 7/8, 7/9, 7/14
    2005 - 9/15, 9/16
    2006 - 5/12
    2008 - 6/25
    2013 - 7/16
    2016 - 4/29, 8/7
    2018 - 9/4

  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    CD
    Tried to download 8/8/10 to my iPhone. Can’t figure it out. Not sure how I’m supposed to hold down a ‘control’ key that doesnt exist while I’m trying to click the song. 
    Download manager does nothing.
    Contacted nugs and they won’t help me because I bought it thru pj. 
    Totally lost on this. 
    i already ordered the cd...but just wanted to listen early. Oh well.... I’ll just wait for the postman. Thankfully, I only wasted a tenclub download code rather than cash. 
    11-2-2000 Portland. 12-8-2002 Seattle. 4-18-2003 Nashville. 5-30-2003 Vancouver. 10-25-2003 Bridge School. 9-2-2005 Vancouver.
    7-6-2006 Las Vegas. 7-20-2006 Portland. 7-22-2006 Gorge. 9-21-2009 Seattle. 9-22-2009 Seattle. 9-26-2009 Ridgefield. 9-25-2011 Vancouver.
    11-29-2013 Portland. 10-16-2014 Detroit. 8-8-2018 Seattle. 8-10-2018 Seattle. 8-13-2018 Missoula.
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,934
    Milestone said:
    Tried to download 8/8/10 to my iPhone. Can’t figure it out. Not sure how I’m supposed to hold down a ‘control’ key that doesnt exist while I’m trying to click the song. 
    Download manager does nothing.
    Contacted nugs and they won’t help me because I bought it thru pj. 
    Totally lost on this. 
    i already ordered the cd...but just wanted to listen early. Oh well.... I’ll just wait for the postman. Thankfully, I only wasted a tenclub download code rather than cash. 
    I downloaded each song individually to my computer and then transferred the folder to my phone. Was a pain in the ass but only took a few minutes. The "download manager" did nothing.
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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    CD
    JimmyV said:
    Milestone said:
    Tried to download 8/8/10 to my iPhone. Can’t figure it out. Not sure how I’m supposed to hold down a ‘control’ key that doesnt exist while I’m trying to click the song. 
    Download manager does nothing.
    Contacted nugs and they won’t help me because I bought it thru pj. 
    Totally lost on this. 
    i already ordered the cd...but just wanted to listen early. Oh well.... I’ll just wait for the postman. Thankfully, I only wasted a tenclub download code rather than cash. 
    I downloaded each song individually to my computer and then transferred the folder to my phone. Was a pain in the ass but only took a few minutes. The "download manager" did nothing.
    Yeah, I guess my smart phone isn’t very smart. Or maybe I’m the one who isn’t smart. 
    I’ll try your approach when I get home tonight. I wanted to listen at work today. Oh, well.
    11-2-2000 Portland. 12-8-2002 Seattle. 4-18-2003 Nashville. 5-30-2003 Vancouver. 10-25-2003 Bridge School. 9-2-2005 Vancouver.
    7-6-2006 Las Vegas. 7-20-2006 Portland. 7-22-2006 Gorge. 9-21-2009 Seattle. 9-22-2009 Seattle. 9-26-2009 Ridgefield. 9-25-2011 Vancouver.
    11-29-2013 Portland. 10-16-2014 Detroit. 8-8-2018 Seattle. 8-10-2018 Seattle. 8-13-2018 Missoula.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,139
    MP3
    Milestone said:
    Tried to download 8/8/10 to my iPhone. Can’t figure it out. Not sure how I’m supposed to hold down a ‘control’ key that doesnt exist while I’m trying to click the song. 
    Download manager does nothing.
    Contacted nugs and they won’t help me because I bought it thru pj. 
    Totally lost on this. 
    i already ordered the cd...but just wanted to listen early. Oh well.... I’ll just wait for the postman. Thankfully, I only wasted a tenclub download code rather than cash. 
    I didn't think you can download items to an iPhone. (?)

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/04/14/how-to-download-files-and-documents-to-iphone-or-ipad/
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,651
    CD
    Speaking of downloading. Anyone else have this problem?
    When I rip CDs onto my computer, there is no standard format for naming. Disc 1 may be titled something like "Seattle 11/1/2000" and disc 2 is titled "2000 November 1 Seattle" or something weird. With a different name it doesn't even recognize it as the second disc to the show.
    Its not a huge deal, but do go through and change the title of each CD so they can match up becomes a pain when you're trying to upload an entire box set.
    Why isn't there a standard naming system they use, or at least make both parts of the same show the same!
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,825
    CD
    mace1229 said:
    Speaking of downloading. Anyone else have this problem?
    When I rip CDs onto my computer, there is no standard format for naming. Disc 1 may be titled something like "Seattle 11/1/2000" and disc 2 is titled "2000 November 1 Seattle" or something weird. With a different name it doesn't even recognize it as the second disc to the show.
    Its not a huge deal, but do go through and change the title of each CD so they can match up becomes a pain when you're trying to upload an entire box set.
    Why isn't there a standard naming system they use, or at least make both parts of the same show the same!
    I voted CD because I want a physical copy.   as for your question about yes happens on a lot of their bootlegs.  it's kind of random and kind of annoying.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,606
    CD
    Small apartment means no room for a CD collection, but agree most boots are out there for download. Just need to look.
    yeah i hear ya, i prefer cd just to have it physically but takes up a lot of space.  Plus most of the time i just burn it to my computer anyway.
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    7/19/13- Wrigley
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    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
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    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,172
    ALAC
    mace1229 said:
    Speaking of downloading. Anyone else have this problem?
    When I rip CDs onto my computer, there is no standard format for naming. Disc 1 may be titled something like "Seattle 11/1/2000" and disc 2 is titled "2000 November 1 Seattle" or something weird. With a different name it doesn't even recognize it as the second disc to the show.
    Its not a huge deal, but do go through and change the title of each CD so they can match up becomes a pain when you're trying to upload an entire box set.
    Why isn't there a standard naming system they use, or at least make both parts of the same show the same!
    Yeah I get that a good bit with the bootleg CDs.  I'm actually not even sure if they are tagged from Nugs or if its just grabbing whatever user defined tags are in the CDDB.  I always rename mine anyway as I like to keep all my bootlegs (CD or digital) in the same naming format:

    YYYY-MM-DD City, ANSI or ISO-2 Code
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,971
    I’ll buy CD’s for shows I attended, but outside of that, ALAC makes the most economic sense to me. You get a good jump in quality & versatility over mp3 for a couple extra bucks, and it’s compatible with all my iThings. 
    ALAC plays on Itunes???
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,172
    ALAC
    23scidoo said:
    I’ll buy CD’s for shows I attended, but outside of that, ALAC makes the most economic sense to me. You get a good jump in quality & versatility over mp3 for a couple extra bucks, and it’s compatible with all my iThings. 
    ALAC plays on Itunes???
    Yep, it's a native format developed by Apple.  Apple Lossless Audio Codec.
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 716
    CD
    Zod said:
    CD.   I like to collect the cd's from the shows I've been too.  I always thought it was a shame you can't use the analog 10c code to discount a cd like you can for FLAC (or use it to get a FLAC for free for that matter).
    100%. So true.
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    2018 - CURE Benefit Show (Chicago - Navy Pier) 10/15

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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,971
    23scidoo said:
    I’ll buy CD’s for shows I attended, but outside of that, ALAC makes the most economic sense to me. You get a good jump in quality & versatility over mp3 for a couple extra bucks, and it’s compatible with all my iThings. 
    ALAC plays on Itunes???
    Yep, it's a native format developed by Apple.  Apple Lossless Audio Codec.
    Thank you!!..work same as MP3??..downloading and adding to the library??
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • KICK7071KICK7071 In My Tree, ONPosts: 449
    ALACHD
    23scidoo said:
    23scidoo said:
    I’ll buy CD’s for shows I attended, but outside of that, ALAC makes the most economic sense to me. You get a good jump in quality & versatility over mp3 for a couple extra bucks, and it’s compatible with all my iThings. 
    ALAC plays on Itunes???
    Yep, it's a native format developed by Apple.  Apple Lossless Audio Codec.
    Thank you!!..work same as MP3??..downloading and adding to the library??
    Yes! 
    Toronto 10-05-2000 / Toronto 06-28-2003 / Toronto 09-19-2005 / Toronto 05-09-2006 / Buffalo 05-10-2010 / Toronto 09-11-2011 /
    Hamilton 09-15-2011 / London - Canada 07-16-2013 / Buffalo 10-12-2013 / Ottawa 05-08-2016 / Toronto 05-10-2016 / Toronto 05-12-2016
    Amsterdam 06-12-2018 / Amsterdam 06-13-2018 / Chicago 08-18-2018 / Boston 09-02-2018 / Boston 09-04-2018
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,233
    edited September 2018
    CD
    This may be a silly question but I'm kind of an old man when it comes to these things.  If I were to DL one of these shows onto my phone's music library, what's the best format to use so I can listen to it in my car? (whether it's transferred to spotify or whatever)  My car doesn't have a CD player :angry:
    Post edited by CantKeepmedown on
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