15 Year Anniversary of Mansfield 2003

LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
7-2-03, 7-3-03, 7-11-03.  What an unbelievable run of 3 shows.   I still get chills thinking about Eddie telling the crowd the plans for no repeats (well, except YLB) on night 1.  Between the full blown 'experiment' on night 3, to 5 hour tailgating with friends (Eddie riding his bike around the lots)....the whole experience was just amazing.  I think about the these 3 shows and the fun times often.  I feel fortunate to have attended all 3.  Fans here in New England have been spoiled with unreal Pearl Jam experiences.


8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
EV- 2008, 2011 Boston

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  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,452
    I need to dig out my boot cd of 7-11-03. Such an epic set!
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  • WindowPaineWindowPaine Chicopee, MAPosts: 324
    I Went to all 3 as well. 10c seats. 90min from my house. The morning of the 11th I pulled 5th row center off of ticketmaster. I was beyond psyched. That acoustic set....we need one again. 
    First Show: Springfield, MA 4/6/94
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 708
    I have a playlist that plays all three shows back to back to back, spearated by Pry To and Red Dot.

    I’ve taken that enormous music binge every once in a while and have never regretted it! It’s truly the definition of why PJ is awesome. What other band could pull off something like that?

    We need more acoustic sets in our lives too. Especially considering there haven’t been opening bands lately...
    "Red Rover, Red Rover, Mike McCready-Take Over!!" - E.V.

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  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
    Nothing warms up a cold winter day like throwing on one of these bootlegs.  With regard to the setlists, the one odd fact was they never played Glorified G or Last Exit in those 3 nights.
    8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
    EV- 2008, 2011 Boston
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,689
    I only made the middle stanza, and that in itself was epic. I tried like hell for a while to get into the July 11 show, but I couldn't get a single ticket. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,498
    I wish sleater Kinney wasn't there to derail things.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,633
    Went to all 3.
    10 club seats in 2nd row for night 1 and Ticketmaster seats in section 2 for nights 2 and 3.
    Still remember the wife asking "why do you have to see the same show 3 times", showed her the setlists, didn't matter, she just didn't/doesn't get it.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
    Obviously PJ has a huge following in the northeast/New England...but the 3 shows in 2003 just solidified them as 'must-see' if at all possible.  I mean, no other band would or could ever try to pull something like this off.
    Ok, hopefully they play 75 songs with no repeats at Fenway in July....
    8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
    EV- 2008, 2011 Boston
  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,550

    Kicking myself to this day for missing these shows.
    At least I have the boots to listen to! 
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  • Sirens4Sirens4 Posts: 296
    Awesome shows!! Just amazing set lists!!! Have to blast for the holiday!! 15 years ago wow!!
    Springfield 94 hartford 96,98,06,08 xl center 2010,2013 boston 06,2010 mansfield ma 1998,2000,2003,2008
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,175
    edited July 2018
    If I remember correctly the first two shows (7/2 and 7/3) the weather was fantastic.  Hot and sunny.  Day/night 3 was a bit overcast with drizzle.
      Poncier said:
    Went to all 3.
    10 club seats in 2nd row for night 1 and Ticketmaster seats in section 2 for nights 2 and 3.
    Still remember the wife asking "why do you have to see the same show 3 times", showed her the setlists, didn't matter, she just didn't/doesn't get it.
    Same here.  The worst/best part was that I also dragged my wife to NY for the two MSG shows on 7/8 and 7/9.  We came home (Portland, ME) on 7/10, only to turn around and back to Mansfield for another show.  

    I can't remember if all 3 shows were announced at once, or if they added the 3rd show later on.  I remember hearing about the acoustic set being announced and making plans to be there nice and early.  But not sure about the actual show announcement.  Such great memories!!  Can't wait until September.  
  • shprideshpride Posts: 44
    If I remember it all correctly... There was only one ten club show which was night one. It was the only one announced until the ticketmaster sale date when night two went onsale shortly after. I just found the 10C announcement only showing the 7/2 date - two tickets were $96. I think night three was announced a few weeks later.
  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
    7/2 and 7/11 were hot summer days.....7/3 was overcast and drizzle.
    7/11 traffic was a nightmare...but sat down just in time for acoustic Long Road.  What a night.
    8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
    EV- 2008, 2011 Boston
  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
    The acoustic portion of the set was announced only a few days before 7/11. Definitely after the 7/3 show...
    8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
    EV- 2008, 2011 Boston
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,633

      Poncier said:
    Went to all 3.
    10 club seats in 2nd row for night 1 and Ticketmaster seats in section 2 for nights 2 and 3.
    Still remember the wife asking "why do you have to see the same show 3 times", showed her the setlists, didn't matter, she just didn't/doesn't get it.


    I can't remember if all 3 shows were announced at once, or if they added the 3rd show later on.  I remember hearing about the acoustic set being announced and making plans to be there nice and early.  But not sure about the actual show announcement.  Such great memories!!  Can't wait until September.  
    Only night 1 had 10club tickets (back then "rollover" shows didn't have 10club tix offered. When 7/2 went on public sale and sold out within minutes, 7/3 was dropped right away. I believe the 7/11 show was added a week or a couple weeks later. And as LC said above the acoustic pre-set was announced some time after 7/3 leading up to 7/11 when the band realized they'd need more stage time to try and complete the "experiment". And not everyone knew about it, some of the local radio stations got word out but many casual (non 10 club) fans weren't aware. And traffic getting there on 7/11 was brutal.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,001
    This would be the worst recurring nightmare ever. The only acoustic set ever and I CANT GET TO Pearl Jam!!!!
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,175
    Yeah, I think we might have been in NY when it was announced (the acoustic set) and word spread pretty quickly.  But I know a lot of people missed it as well.  

    I had two friends who actually went back out to the parking lot after the acoustic set to finish their beers, not realizing they wouldn't be let back in.  They ended up finding an area where they could hop the fence.  
  • fall by the waysidefall by the wayside Winooski, VTPosts: 600
    I only attended night 1 and it was amazing. The third of 3 shows I saw on that tour and still one of my favorite Pearl Jam memories. The only show I've seen with Ed wearing shorts. There was just magic in the air. Still kicking myself for not driving back down for night 3 after being offered tickets.
    9/13/98, 10/4/00, 4/29/03, 6/29/03, 7/2/03, 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 9/15/05, 9/16/05, 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/15/10, 9/11/11, 9/12/11, 10/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/25/13, 10/27/13, 9/26/15, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/5/16, 8/7/16, 8/13/18, 9/2/18, 9/4/18
  • Sirens4Sirens4 Posts: 296
    Hopefully one day we ll get this as a vault!!!
    Springfield 94 hartford 96,98,06,08 xl center 2010,2013 boston 06,2010 mansfield ma 1998,2000,2003,2008
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,633
    I only attended night 1 and it was amazing. The third of 3 shows I saw on that tour and still one of my favorite Pearl Jam memories. The only show I've seen with Ed wearing shorts. There was just magic in the air. Still kicking myself for not driving back down for night 3 after being offered tickets.
    If I recall he mentioned it was the first time he had worn shorts on stage since the early 90's or something.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • WhywhyzedWhywhyzed Posts: 241
    My dad still lives 5 minutes from there, but I lost connection to PJ until someone re-introduced me when Avacado came out.

    My loss, jesus. The boots are magic though.
  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 186
    "We're not gonna do an acoustic version of 'Blood' or anything...."
    8-29-00 Mansfield, 6-29-03 Montreal, 7-2-03 Mansfield, 7-3-03 Mansfield, 7-11-03, Mansfield, 9-28-04 Boston, 9-29-04 Boston, 10-8-04 Kissimmee, 9-15-05 Montreal, 9-16-05 Ottawa, 5-12-06 Albany, 5-13-06 Hartford, 5-24-06 Boston, 5-25-06 Boston, 6-28-08, Mansfield, 6-30-08 Mansfield, 5-15-10 Hartford, 5-17-10 Boston, 7-19-13 Chicago, 10-15-13 Worcester, 5-2-16 New York City, 8-5-16 Boston, 8-7-16 Boston
    EV- 2008, 2011 Boston
  • RatsTJRatsRatsTJRats BostonPosts: 409
    LC said:
    "We're not gonna do an acoustic version of 'Blood' or anything...."

    I would love to see an Acoustic version of Blood at Fenway this year...come circle from one of the great Boston area shows of all time!
    This could be the day
  • EnjoyBeingEnjoyBeing Posts: 94
    LC said:
     I mean, no other band would or could ever try to pull something like this off.

    As far as different setlists every night:
    - Phish played 13 shows at MSG last summer. No repeats. 
    - Bands like the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, etc. often play different setlists every night with no repeats three shows in a row. 

    To be clear, I’m not making statement about who is a “better” band or anything of the sort. Rather, I’m just sharing that different setlists three nights in a row is not particularly unique. 

    Cheers 



  • DB15740DB15740 Westfield MAPosts: 53

    “The Experiment “  I can’t believe it’s been that many years!?!? 

    I made it to 2 out of the 3 nights (7/2 and 7/11). I started listening to the boots again, as it’s been a while, and it’ll help stir up a few good memories.

    Definitely one of their most historic concert stands. Legendary!!! 

    Springfield MA 4/6/94; Hartford CT 9/13/98; Saratoga Springs NY 8/27/00;
    Albany NY 4/29/03; Mansfield MA 7/2/03; Mansfield MA 7/11/03; Boston MA 9/28/04;
    Hartford CT 5/13/06; Hartford CT 6/27/08; Hartford CT 5/15/10; Worcester MA 10/16/13; Hartford CT 10/25/13;
    Fenway 1 8/5/16; Fenway 2 8/7/16
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 708
    LC said:
    "We're not gonna do an acoustic version of 'Blood' or anything...."

    I would love to see an Acoustic version of Blood at Fenway this year...come circle from one of the great Boston area shows of all time!
    That would be fucking amazing. I've always thought every time I hear him say that on the boot that they should do it on an anniversary of this show or something.
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    EV:
    2018 - CURE Benefit Show (Chicago - Navy Pier) 10/15

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  • QubeQube Posts: 44
    If I remember correctly, Eddie was cruising the parking lot on a bike pre-show on 7/2
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,633
    Qube said:
    If I remember correctly, Eddie was cruising the parking lot on a bike pre-show on 7/2
    Yep. And I literally got "caught with my pants down" and missed out on meeting him.
    Had gone into work briefly in morning before heading down to et in line for 10c ticket pick up. Brough a change of clothes for the show. After getting my tickets went back to the car to change into shorts (it was hot), and while changing noticed somebody out of the corner of my eye buzzing around on a bike and thought it was an odd place to have your bike. When I finished changing and got out of the car, saw the bike rider leaving the area heading back toward the venue and realized who it was.



    This weekend we rock Portland
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