Denver Dude wrote:
I am almost positive most of the crowd was there for PJ. I was very surprised at the energy from the crowd and I think they were too. From the reviews from the other "coheadliner" shows it sounded like seats were empty for PJ and most of the crowd was for Petty but I dont think that was the case last night, everyone was into PJ. Eddie even recognized it and said "it is not lost on us".
Present Tense, Army Reserve and Bee Girl were definately my favorites. Sure I would have liked a few more tunes, but they will be back tonight and hopefully that energy comes with them..
Jeff was really animated last night, usually he is kind of quiet in the corner but he was all over the place..
It was a decent show and I look forward to tonight.
Oh I did not stay for a second of petty, didnt want to taint my evening. I am going with the Mrs. tonight and we will probably stay and see some petty, that will be enough....
thanks for a good sow
fuck that... he needs to set it on fire everytime they play it
It was cool PJ brought out Campbell during "Rock and Roll Star". As a PJ fan I was disappointed in the muddy sound PJ got. I think it was because they were using Petty's system instead of their own. When McCready soloed, he barely stood out from the mix. Once P J 's stuff was cleared away, the sound was crisper for Petty's band, although even Petty's mic didn't sound clear at times (I was 8th row center section).
I was pleasantly surprised to hear Present Tense. But PJ really played alot of hits, so if they don't do repeats, it might be leass appealing to the casual fans. I bet we get RVM and either Baba or RITFW tonight.
I came for PJ but my casual rock friends liked Petty more because of all the hits and cleaner sound. PJ played more obscure songs, but still some of their classics. Pearl Jam fans dominated the front (probably because many bought Petty fan club seats) and all the dancing subsided during Petty.
I have a different set of friends coming tonight, but am not looking forward to sitting through the same Petty setlist all over again.
...although even Petty's mic didn't sound clear at times (I was 8th row center section...
Pearl Jam Set List: World Wide Suicide, Severed Hand, Hail Hail, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, Even Flow, Present Tense, Jeremy, Army Reserve, Daughter, Bee Girl, Corduroy (with Benmont Tench), , Better Man, Black (with Benmont Tench)
Encore: Comatose, Bu$hleaguer, Alive, So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star (with Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench)
This thread is reserved for the lucky fans that were there.
Please post your Fanview if you were in attendance.
Early Pearl Jam set list from blackredyellow.com
I just posted my review of the show on my blog, and there are 5 video clips that I took from the third row last night.
(weird URL that blogspot gave it, but it should work)
Our local Colorado Springs paper wrote an awful, banal, shallow review:
And finally, are you sure that was Olivia Vedder? I studied her for a while but thought she looked too big. Did she just turn 2 or 3? I thought that little girl looked 3 or 4... ???? Anyways, if it was her, cool!
MOKELE M'BEMBE wrote:
"Our local Colorado Springs paper wrote an awful, banal, shallow review"
I'll say. If the air smelled of anyting, it was pot. But they couldn't print that in the Gazette.
black hills boy wrote:
'Corduroy', 'Better Man' and 'Black' I have seen Petty and the Heartbreakers quite a few times (btw, all the Petty criticism, in my humble opinion, is undeserved. Pearl Jam obviously has respect for TP & the Heartbreakers and wouldn't have hit the road with em' if they didn't WANT to. YOU figure it out). Benmont Tench is, as Eddie mentioned last night, one of the most incredible musicians on the planet. Perfect company with PJ. This was another transcendental period during the show. Eddie, Mike, Stone and Jeff were all circled around Benmont's keys during 'Better Man' and the crecendo was one of those moments that I find myself feeling lucky to be present for even just once in my life...funny thing is, I think it's a safe bet that those moments occur on a regular basis with this band - like, every fucking time they play!
First night was a pretty good short set and I enjoyed myself. Night 2 sucked as it was the same fucking show as night one, besides maybe 3 songs like Long Road and Unemployable. Worst PJ show Ive ever seen of the 10 or so I have been to. Many fans had their heads down after the show.
100$, keep it Pearl Jam next time.