*** Pearl Jam Camden, NJ Fanviews 9/14/22 ***

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  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    Thanks @mcgruff10!
  • Who I AmWho I Am Posts: 640
    edited September 2022


    The setlist was fucking epic. Easily makes my top 10 personal list of shows I've attended, maybe even top 5, and I've seen some legendary ones. 

    I’m with you, something was pure about this show. Opening four, my gawd it was perfect. Encore was right up there. For me, Untitled/MFC brought me right back to Touring Band. So perfect. So lucky!!
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    02MAY2003 - State College, PA
    08JUL2003 - New York, NY ([email protected])
    14JUL2003 - Holmdel, NJ
    01OCT2004 - Reading, PA
    01OCT2005 - Atlantic City, NJ
    03OCT2005 - Philadelphia, PA
    27MAY2006 - Camden, NJ
    01JUN2006 - East Rutherford, NJ
    03JUN2006 - East Rutherford, NJ
    30SEP2009 - Universal City, CA
    09OCT2009 - San Diego, CA
    06JUL2011 - Long Beach, CA (EV)
    19JUL2013 - Wrigley Field, IL
    21OCT2013 - Philadelphia, PA
    22OCT2013 - Philadelphia, PA
    27OCT2013 - Baltimore, MD
    29APR2016 - Philadelphia, PA (TEN)
    05AUG2016 - Fenway Park, MA
    07AUG2016 - Fenway Park, MA
    27AUG2016 - Dana Point, CA (Ohana)
    18AUG2018 - Wrigley Field, IL
    20AUG2018 - Wrigley Field, IL
    18SEP2021 - Asbury Park, NJ
    14SEP2022 - Camden, NJ

  • kosteva2kosteva2 Posts: 264
    edited September 2022
    JH6056 said:
    Hi @kosteva2, @Hoagie Breath & @mcgruff10, question for all of you: Since you've all hit all the Philly/Camden shows, how would you each rank them?  I have not hit them all, but one of them is my personal favorite PJ show out of my almost 60, so I'm curious where it lines up with you OG Philly/Camden folks =)

    How do you rank them?
    I’ve hit them all since ‘98.  Easiest for me to sort them out by which I’m most inclined to go back and listen to.
    1.  Philly ‘16 2.  Ten show.  Played the album that turned me onto the band ~24 years earlier.  When they got to Alive and confirmed that it was on and they were playing Ten grown men were crying.  Rest of the show had plenty of gems: Bee Girl, Sonic Reducer, All or None, Throw Your Hatred Down, RVM, Comfortably Numb.  My go to bootleg listen now.
    2.  Philly ‘05.  No album to promote so could play whatever.  A great “rarity” set.  Wash, Sad, Alone, Bleed for Me, Sonic Reducer., Little Sister.  One of my favorite Encore 1s:  stretch of Harvest Moon-HTI-Crown-Crazy Mary.  Used to be my go to bootleg listen.
    3.  Spectrum ‘09 3.  Sometimes I’ll flip this with #2.  One of most complete shows I’ve been to with great variety, great energy.  Tremendous 1st set run: Tremor Christ-Untitled-MFC-Hold On (debut!)-Unthought Known-In Hiding (best version I’ve heard, there’s a moment when crowd singing and Ed taken a back).  Breath, MamaSon Trilogy, Sonic Reducer (weird trend this keeps ending up as a throw in for a lot of my favorite shows) in encores.
    4.  Spectrum ‘09 4.  Longest show ever at the time (still?).  Plenty of bust outs: Pilate, Bugs, Out of My Mind, Sweet Lew, Satans Bed, Whip It.  Show seemed to have a few more ups and downs than Spectrum 3.  Expectations were crazy high with everyone expecting Springsteen or others to show up, so in real time there wasn’t the full level of satisfaction that had listening too it now.  Also real time experience dragged down a little by Phillies blowing lead in game 3 of World Series happening across the street at Citizens Bank Park.  Ton of Phillies fans there and could feel a little bit of crowd energy drain during latter part of show.
    5.  Philly ‘03. Bigger drop off from the 4 above for me; almost like different tier.  First time they played the Spectrum and they understood the significance of the building.  Sitting all the way near top of 3rd level.  Good start to finish show.  April-July ‘03 IMO best run ever for their live shows (Ie State College, Buffalo, MSG, Mansfield, Holmdel).  Pretty standard set for the tour but great energy and great versions.  Not as good as the other shows mentioned in ‘03 run but still a standout show of a really damn good run.  Better Man with extended Save it for Later tag best version of the song I’ve heard.
    6.  Camden ‘98 1.  Can maybe flip #6 with #7 on list but need to re listen to #7.  One of my earliest full shows.  A Ten-fest.  Great crowd, first time for the band back in Philly area in a while.  Hard to Imagine.  Little Philadelphia Freedom tags.  I remember doing a blank and postage trade for the bootleg cassette of this show back in the day.  As above I’m biased toward arena shows so my first outdoor run on list.
    7.  Camden ‘22.  Has potential to flip to #6 with re-listen.  For bootleg replayability this has good chance of moving up to #6 (in part since if I want to listen to live Ten songs I’m picking ‘16 show over ‘98).  Cool set that went light on the usual crowd sing a long songs and heavy on the rarity songs I used to chase over the prior 20+ years: Wash, HTI, Breath, Leash, Oceans.  Eruption, SOLAT, Crazy Mary nice treats too.  
    8-21. Tough to sort out.  A lot of these all seem to blend together.  Bunch of little moments I remember like Camden ‘00 2 Of the Girl, Jay Z 99 Problems at MIA, some cool up close/pit experiences at a few shows, a song I hadn’t heard in a while or first time hearing a new cover played that tour.  But, no real complete shows or even favorite encores jumping out.  Nothing that really inspires me to go back and listen to whole-show bootlegs like the shows above
    Post edited by kosteva2 on
    TFC '97, TFC '98, Pittsburgh '98, Camden I,II '98, Camden I,II '00, Pittsburgh '00, Philly '03, Camden I,II '03, MSG I,II '03, Hershey '03, Reading '04, Philly '05, Camden I,II '06, Meadowlands I '06, Camden I,II '08, DC '08, Spectrum I,II,III,IV '09, Made in America '12, Philly I,II '13, GCF '15, Philly I,II '16, MSG I '16, Apollo ‘22, MSG ‘22, Camden ‘22
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,687
    JH6056 said:
    Hi @kosteva2, @Hoagie Breath & @mcgruff10, question for all of you: Since you've all hit all the Philly/Camden shows, how would you each rank them?  I have not hit them all, but one of them is my personal favorite PJ show out of my almost 60, so I'm curious where it lines up with you OG Philly/Camden folks =)

    How do you rank them?
    Well you left me off the list but its ok.  ;)  I have attended all Camden shows since 2000.

    Camden only, and simply night one vs. night two for each year and I basically listed them in chronological order. 2008 night one stands out for me because I love in hiding, U, grievance, and rats. But also I loved RITFW mid set in 2003 to the fireworks (damn almost 20 years ago). Do I need to make a choice?  No thanks! This year was great and exceeded all expectations, but they were all really good shows. I could never rank them. It is simple, PJ brings it to Camden, each and every time. When I saw Camden on the list of shows, that was my first choice, without a second thought about MSG.

    Night 1 2000

    Night 1 2003

    Night 2 2006

    Night 1 2008 one of my favorites

    2022

     

  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,687
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
    My opinion doesn't count for much because I only saw '98 & '00 Philly/Camden shows. But Camden 1 in '98 is a personal favorite show for a whole bunch of reasons. Kills me, I had tix to what turned out to be the Ten show in '16 but I couldn't make it.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,687
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
    My opinion doesn't count for much because I only saw '98 & '00 Philly/Camden shows. But Camden 1 in '98 is a personal favorite show for a whole bunch of reasons. Kills me, I had tix to what turned out to be the Ten show in '16 but I couldn't make it.

    Your opinion counts! The tours of 1998-2006 have left indelible marks on me for live music. Personally the album shows have never moved the needle for me. I much prefer a set with a good flow and mix.  The Camden show had it!
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
    My opinion doesn't count for much because I only saw '98 & '00 Philly/Camden shows. But Camden 1 in '98 is a personal favorite show for a whole bunch of reasons. Kills me, I had tix to what turned out to be the Ten show in '16 but I couldn't make it.

    Your opinion counts! The tours of 1998-2006 have left indelible marks on me for live music. Personally the album shows have never moved the needle for me. I much prefer a set with a good flow and mix.  The Camden show had it!
    Exactly, and I think for '98 show #1 it had been like 8 yrs since PJ had played Philly? It was a long time and a big deal. So big they even played Philadelphia Freedom LOL!  But the energy and the excitement from audience to band and band to audience was incredible.  And I don't know if there's ever been a louder "I just want to scream hello/my god it's been so long, never dreamed you'd return" it had to have been heard on the moon!
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 26,853
    @kosteva2 I forgot how good that 2005 show was; what a set list!!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 1,024
    edited September 2022
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
    My opinion doesn't count for much because I only saw '98 & '00 Philly/Camden shows. But Camden 1 in '98 is a personal favorite show for a whole bunch of reasons. Kills me, I had tix to what turned out to be the Ten show in '16 but I couldn't make it.

    Your opinion counts! The tours of 1998-2006 have left indelible marks on me for live music. Personally the album shows have never moved the needle for me. I much prefer a set with a good flow and mix.  The Camden show had it!
    Exactly, and I think for '98 show #1 it had been like 8 yrs since PJ had played Philly? It was a long time and a big deal. So big they even played Philadelphia Freedom LOL!  But the energy and the excitement from audience to band and band to audience was incredible.  And I don't know if there's ever been a louder "I just want to scream hello/my god it's been so long, never dreamed you'd return" it had to have been heard on the moon!

    Night 1 1998 was my first show as well, and so of course I have a fondness for that set and for this venue. I attended three of the four shows in 2006 and 2008.. It was nice to be back after a long time away and to re-acclimate with the area. The neighborhood did not feel especially unsafe and now that I know the parking shit-show, I will be better prepared in the future.

    I really enjoyed this show. On paper the setlist is better than MSG but in no way did it, or could it, match the energy and emotion I felt at MSG. And it didn't need to. These shows were a perfect pair. I had a good spot under a speaker stack on the lawn so it sounded great. The only negative were the people in front of us who smoked and talked incessantly. They left before the end of the main set, thankfully. Because it was a busy week at work for me, I could not arrive early like I prefer to. I left New York around 4:30pm and got home around 3:30am. I wasn't even really tired at all the whole drive home! Til next time = )

    PS - Night 1 1998 also included Hard To Imagine, back when it was a genuine rarity! It also featured Off He Goes (my favorite song), and Leaving Here (covered by The Who/High Numbers - my favorite other band). Just a great set all around.
    Post edited by ceska on
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    ceska said:
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Get_Right said:
    JH6056 said:
    Thanks @kosteva2 & @Get_Right, these lists are great to read and hear about!

    So which one is your all time favorite?  Not sure I could ever pick a number one.
    My opinion doesn't count for much because I only saw '98 & '00 Philly/Camden shows. But Camden 1 in '98 is a personal favorite show for a whole bunch of reasons. Kills me, I had tix to what turned out to be the Ten show in '16 but I couldn't make it.

    Your opinion counts! The tours of 1998-2006 have left indelible marks on me for live music. Personally the album shows have never moved the needle for me. I much prefer a set with a good flow and mix.  The Camden show had it!
    Exactly, and I think for '98 show #1 it had been like 8 yrs since PJ had played Philly? It was a long time and a big deal. So big they even played Philadelphia Freedom LOL!  But the energy and the excitement from audience to band and band to audience was incredible.  And I don't know if there's ever been a louder "I just want to scream hello/my god it's been so long, never dreamed you'd return" it had to have been heard on the moon!

    Night 1 1998 was my first show as well, and so of course I have a fondness for that set and for this venue. I attended three of the four shows in 2006 and 2008.. It was nice to be back after a long time away and to re-acclimate with the area. The neighborhood did not feel especially unsafe and now that I know the parking shit-show, I will be better prepared in the future.

    I really enjoyed this show. On paper the setlist is better than MSG but in no way did it, or could it, match the energy and emotion I felt at MSG. And it didn't need to. These shows were a perfect pair. I had a good spot under a speaker stack on the lawn so it sounded great. The only negative were the people in front of us who smoked and talked incessantly. They left before the end of the main set, thankfully. Because it was a busy week at work for me, I could not arrive early like I prefer to. I left New York around 4:30pm and got home around 3:30am. I wasn't even really tired at all the whole drive home! Til next time = )

    PS - Night 1 1998 also included Hard To Imagine, back when it was a genuine rarity! It also featured Off He Goes (my favorite song), and Leaving Here (covered by The Who/High Numbers - my favorite other band). Just a great set all around.
    Love your comments! And you named one of the specific reasons I hold Camden 1 '98 as my most favorite PJ show if I had to pick... That version of Leaving Here that they did, before they played it Ed dedicated it to me! There's video of what he says, he talks about going into the audience during Mudhoney's set and meeting a young woman "...and, well you know who you are, so you know what this means. Everyone else, this song is called "Leaving Here""  And as awesome as that moment was (and Leaving Here is one of my most favorite covers that they do, always was), there were even MORE reasons to love this show so much.  So yeah, that Leaving Here was super special to me too, thanks for calling it out!
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 1,024
    Oh that is so awesome that Leaving Here was dedicated to you! I am going to dig out that CD now and listen to it.
  • This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 2,388
    This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
    Yeah, I always wonder how it goes later for those who see a kick-ass, incredible show for their 1st show. But keep going, you'll see other kick-ass shows eventually, PJ or other bands.  But yeah, I"d worry about the same!
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 8,974
    This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
    Maybe, perhaps, possibly, one of my 12 shows has been something in the neighborhood of a "letdown". And the first one was with lottery-won 2nd row seats.
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12; WF Center 10/21/13;
    WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13; WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16;
    Fenway Park 8/7/16; Fenway Park 9/2/18; SeaHearNow Asbury Park 9/18/21; Camden 9/14/22

    Tres Mtns - TLA 3/23/11
    EV - Tower Theatre 6/25/11
    Temple of the Dog - Tower Theatre 11/5/16
  • 1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MAPosts: 2,733
    This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
    I hear you - I saw Mansfield, MA Show 3 in 2003 when they did the acoustic opener....for themselves, as part of three nights of no repeats. But this was by far up there, so go for sure haha

    2003 Mansfield III 
    2004 Boston I 
    2006 Boston I 
    2008 Bonnaroo, Hartford, Mansfield I 
    2010 Hartford 
    2013 Worcester I, Worcester II, Hartford 
    2016 Bonnaroo, Boston I, Boston II 
    2018 Boston I, Boston II 
    2021 Sea.Hear.Now
    2022 Camden
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 16,218
    edited September 2022
    This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
    Keep going. My first show was "unbeatable" as well.  So was State College. First trip to Camden was.  Baltimore, the Wrigley shows all were. So was this one. And the great thing is, all the ones in between that I didn't mention were also freakin awesome! Keep going.
  • MakeUSmileMakeUSmile NJPosts: 977
    This was my first show! Amazing setlist. I dont know if I want to go to another in fear of a letdown lol!
    Absolutely keep it going. My first show was 9/29/96 Randall’s island.  Tough one to follow up for sure! But have seen so many great ones over the last 25 years!!
    can you feel this world with your heart and not your brain?
  • MakeUSmileMakeUSmile NJPosts: 977

    Took this from Camden pit with my iPhone 13 pro and edited on phone. As a family/newborn  photographer, it Amazes me how good of a picture a cellphone can take these days. 
    can you feel this world with your heart and not your brain?

  • Took this from Camden pit with my iPhone 13 pro and edited on phone. As a family/newborn  photographer, it Amazes me how good of a picture a cellphone can take these days. 
    Incredible shot! Can’t wait for the boot to come out in a few weeks so I can relive this amazing show!
  • PM223785PM223785 Posts: 4
    edited September 2022
    I was pissed I missed the MSG show. Had to sell my tix because was overseas but what a set list! Also caught two picks from Mike. Almost a tambourine. Should of taken the ferry from Philly. Parking was ridiculous. We didn’t get out of the lot until 130am. Work was rough the next day but worth it! Probably top 5 show for me. Pit was great except for the guy who had his shirt off and the girl who screamed in my ear all night. 
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  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 7,815
    PM223785 said:
    I was pissed I missed the MSG show. Had to sell my tix because was overseas but what a set list! Also caught two picks from Mike. Almost a tambourine. Should of taken the ferry from Philly. Parking was ridiculous. We didn’t get out of the lot until 130am. Work was rough the next day but worth it! Probably top 5 show for me. Pit was great except for the guy who had his shirt off and the girl who screamed in my ear all night. 
    I was right next to you alongside that clearly delusional/over the top girl screaming like a drunk mess…felt bad for her husband. He turns to me at one, apologetically, telling me she’s a “big McCready fan” as if that explained her antisocial behaviour. Ironically during Inside Job she acted liked she didn’t even know the song.
    To quote the 10C from Newsletter #8: "Please understand we have a lot of members and it is very hard to please everybody. If you are one of those unhappy people...please call 1-900-IDN-TCAR."

    "Me knowing the truth, I can not concur."

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  • 100 Pacer said:
    PM223785 said:
    I was pissed I missed the MSG show. Had to sell my tix because was overseas but what a set list! Also caught two picks from Mike. Almost a tambourine. Should of taken the ferry from Philly. Parking was ridiculous. We didn’t get out of the lot until 130am. Work was rough the next day but worth it! Probably top 5 show for me. Pit was great except for the guy who had his shirt off and the girl who screamed in my ear all night. 
    I was right next to you alongside that clearly delusional/over the top girl screaming like a drunk mess…felt bad for her husband. He turns to me at one, apologetically, telling me she’s a “big McCready fan” as if that explained her antisocial behaviour. Ironically during Inside Job she acted liked she didn’t even know the song.
    She wanted  picks my guess
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • ontheroadontheroad Posts: 236
    The boot sounds incredible. Being there the crowd was awesome. Love how the recording does it justice. Also the outro of HTI is an all timer. 
    "I remember when you sang that song about today, now it's tomorrow and everything has changed." - Bu$hleaguer
  • wcadlewcadle Posts: 27
    Great show, crowd was intense. Had good seats from tenclub. It seemed like Ed was a bit out of it. Like he just woke up or had Covid or something. The best part of the night was taking my 17 year old daughter to her first show. She really enjoyed it, singing, dancing. Good times. She's into a lot of music she hears me playing. I took her to her second show ever to see Sunny Day Real Estate 2 weeks after this show. Really cool.
    Columbia MD 9/24/96 Camden 8/29/98 Camden 9/1/00 Columbia MD 9/4/00 State College 5/3/03 Bristow, VA 7/1/03 Camden 7/5/03 Hershey 7/12/03 Reading PA 10/1/04 Philly 10/1/05 Camden 5/27/06 D.C. 5/30/06 Camden 6/19/08 Spectrum 10/30/09 Philly 10//21/13 Baltimore 10/27/13 NY MSG 5/1/16 Boston Fenway 9/2/18 Camden 9/14/22
  • ontheroadontheroad Posts: 236
    I thought Ed was on fire this night. So engaged and pumped up. Had decent 10c seats. Found him almost mesmerizing at times. 
    "I remember when you sang that song about today, now it's tomorrow and everything has changed." - Bu$hleaguer
  • allstar340allstar340 NYCPosts: 796
    edited October 2022

    Wanted some time to process this concert and listen back to give my full thoughts on how incredible this experience was. Drove from NYC to Camden early-ish in the day. Scored lawn tix through the 10 Club but got lucky through the fan to fan exchange and ended up in the lower seated section. Getting in to the parking lots was chaotic but once we were parked and in the venue it was an absolutely gorgeous night out. Our seats had an awesome view of the stage and awesome sound mix. 

    Josh as an opener was more effective here than he was in NYC. The MSG set was disjointed and sloppy but here he sounded focused and great, with Mike helping out on a particularly cool version of Nutshell. 

    The anticipation was building heavily by the time PJ came on stage. To say they came out on fire would be a massive understatement. Getting a Wash opener was really cool for me given that I hadn’t gotten the song in any of my previous 17 shows over the span of 14 years and the version played was one of those surreal moments that inspire me to see more. This was followed by my 2nd ever Oceans, having only seen this played in 2018 at the second night of the Home Shows. Daughter fit in the third slot and I was really hoping that the boys would bust into the full “It’s Ok” tag to give us another real treat early but they had a script they were sticking to clearly and followed up the frequently played jam with Hard To Imagine - one of my favorite rarities. This song holds a special place in my heart since it was the first song I ever heard the band play and I hadn’t heard it since that fateful moment at MSG in 2008. They really sounded awesome on the ending jam sequence here with Josh contributing extra instrumentation. This was followed by a killer version of Animal with the largest 2022 US crowd worked up into a frenzy singing along. The vibe around the venue was a bit chaotic as it can tend to be in Camden. This first 5 songs is one of the best I’ll ever see at a Pearl Jam show for sure.

    MYM cooled things down for me (and I’m sure a portion of the crowd) as I tend to not be as big of a fan of the Lightning Bolt material. A well executed DTE picked everything right back up with the crowd once again singing along full throated. Deep followed and I thought it sounded incredible going into Interstellar / Corduroy which I was hoping to get at MSG and very glad to hear once again. I really love that interstellar jam pre-Corduroy and wish they would drag it out for minutes. Given To Fly with a Dr J dedication and “court as his floor” lyric rewrite followed which I enjoyed more than the version at MSG where Eddie got a little too excited and forgot the start of the second verse.

    Enter the Gigaton material : I thought Quick Escape was one of the better Gigaton songs live when I first heard it at SHN. I was reminded how great it is hearing it again and was really thrilled to get Retrograde immediately after, which I hadn’t heard before and I think I like even more. The end jam of Retrograde after Eddie yells “IS THERE A CROWD” kicks ass and I don’t know how anyone could complain about this setlist location on the Gigaton tour.

    The often played Even flow followed which gave me a chance to recenter myself for what was to follow. I really love Untitled/MFC and thought both were  great versions following Eddie’s anti mask/pro face speech - loved the U2 All I Want is You interpolation at the end of Untitled and thought the band really locked in during MFC shaking off Eddie trying (accidentally) to extend that first chorus. Not for You got underway with a rocky start with a hybrid lyric first verse but really picked up energy and emotion as it carried and ended with a heartfelt speech from Eddie and an awesome Modern Girl tag with the band playing some light accompaniment.

    Who Ever Said is another Gigaton song I think translates live very well. This was followed by Mike ripping up Eruption in response to Eddie’s story of dreaming of a volcano in Philly, and solid versions of the staples Why Go and Porch (though I thought the versions from MSG outdid them in terms of the energy captured in the arena that night).

    Just when I thought we were done getting treated to rarities and gems, the encore started with Inside Job - one of my favorite Avocado songs musically and lyrically and they really played an awesome version. How I choose to feel is how I am. Sounded like Mike was having some difficulty with feedback/distortion at the start but it really ended up sounding amazing. This went into high energy versions of SOLAT and Breath which both sounded great. Crazy Mary is another personal favorite and it was cool to see Boom get an extended solo in lieu of the usual McCready/Boom duel at the end. The crowd singing along to this and Leash immediately following was on point. I was pleasantly shocked to get such a late Leash and loved the energy from the crowd and band. The show closed with Alive and RITFW, two more staples - tried and true. 

    Overall if you were asking me to rate it I’d give the show a solid 8 / weak 9 out of 10, one of the better shows that I have been to for sure. But I don’t know what else more I could ask for from these guys. I love the setlist variety and the sound of their current set up. Can’t wait for the next tour! 

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    08 -MSG I.eV Newark.Stone in BK.
    09 -Spectrum II,III,IV.
    10- Prudential Center.MSG I,II. Bridge School Benefit Nights I, II
    11- eV NY I, II. Bridge School Benefit Night II (eV solo)
    12- Made in America Festival
    13- Oakland
    14- Bridge School Benefit Nights I, II
    17- eV Ohana
    18- Seattle I, II
    21- SHN
    22- ev & Earthlings Beacon, MSG, Camden 

  • ddeschlerddeschler Posts: 535
    Nice write up.  I think Ed yells "Is there a crowd?" to get a rise out of the crowd after the lyric "Could be thunder/Or a crowd."

    Untitled, Modern Girl, and Inside Job really got me feeling emotional.  Probably the best show of the fall.
    I've seen quite a few Pearl Jam shows.
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