Name your top 3 shows (that you attended)

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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,699
    Toronto 2011-09-11
    Seattle 2018-08-10
    Toronto 2016-05-12

    (I've only attended 8 show, mind you)
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,544
    rummy said:
    Toronto 2011-09-11
    Seattle 2018-08-10
    Toronto 2016-05-12

    (I've only attended 8 show, mind you)
    Surprised 2016 TO night 1 and London 2013 are not ahead of night 2 TO for you. I was at that show and loved it but thought the others may have been better. 
    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1&2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2, Fenway 1&2 

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,669
    edited August 2018
    Vancouver 2009-2014 show was killer too!
    Pemberton 2016
    Seattle Night 1(I liked night one better than night 2 but both were ridiculously good)
    Post edited by RobbyD462 on
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/21/9 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/4/13
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/22/9 -Pemberton,B.C-7/17/16
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -9/25/9 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/8/18
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-9/25/11 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/10/18
    -Misoula,MT-Adams Field House-9/30/12

  • CO278952CO278952 Posts: 341
    April 17, 1994 - Paramount, NYC
    July 8, 2003 - MSG 
    September 28, 1996 - Randall's Island 1

     

    4/17/94 Paramount Theatre, NY — 9/28/96 Randall's Island, NY — 8/25/00 Jones Beach, NY
    4/28/03 Philadelphia, PA — 7/5/03 Camden, NJ — 7/6/03 Camden, NJ — 07/08/03 MSG — 07/09/03 MSG
    7/12/03 Hershey, PA — 7/14/03 Holmdel, NJ — 6/12/08 Tampa, FL — 11/28/12 EV Orlando, FL
    10/19/13 Brooklyn, NY — 4/11/16 Tampa, FL — 5/1/16 MSG — 5/2/16 MSG — 8/7/16 Boston, MA
    9/2/18 Boston, MA — 9/4/18 Boston, MA
  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 771

    April 2nd 1992, 600 seat bar

    October 26th 1991, 3000 seat hall opening for the Pumpkins and Peppers

    October 31st 2009, Philadelphia Spectrum


    From almost all of the posts here you would think that this band did not start touring till around 2003.



    10-26-91 Cleveland
    4-2-92
    7-29-92
    5-4-95 Hovercraft / Cleveland
    8-26-98
    4-25-03
    5-20-06
    8-21-08 E.V. Chicago
    10-31-09 Philadelphia
    5-09-10 Cleveland
    5-10-10 Buffalo
    6-26-11 E.V. Detroit
    10-11-13 Pittsburgh
    10-12-13 Buffalo
    10-29-13 Charlottesville
    4-18-16 Hampton
    8-22-16 Chicago

  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 1,259
    edited August 2018
    ryph raph said:

    April 2nd 1992, 600 seat bar

    October 26th 1991, 3000 seat hall opening for the Pumpkins and Peppers

    October 31st 2009, Philadelphia Spectrum


    From almost all of the posts here you would think that this band did not start touring till around 2003.



    Kind of an ignorant comment.  Not all of us grew up close to where the band toured or had the funds to travel and see them. From the shows Ive been some fans weren't even born in 2003.

    I think those are your top shows because hardly anyone else saw them, not that they were actually your favourite shows. 
    Post edited by 1ThoughtKnown on
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    2013 Calgary Seattle
    2014 Amsterdam1 Trieste Vienna Moline St. Paul
    2015 Santiago Buenos Aires
    2018 Prague Kraków Seattle2 Missoula 
    It's egg rollin' thick and heavy...all the past we carry...
    Oh, I could be new...you underestimate me..
  • papi34papi34 Posts: 23
    1. Boston 4-12-94
    2. Mansfield 7-11-03
    3. Hartford 10-2-96
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,117
    Well, my top 2 would be Wrigley II 2016 and Baltimore 2013.  Wrigley left me on an incredible high note that I'm still riding and Baltimore just flat out rocked that night!

    Baltimore was an awesome show, it surprises me how it's gone under the radar.  But, it was the smallest venue I've ever seen them in, and it was their first time in the Charm City, so maybe people just don't know.  
    Virginia Beach 2000; Pittsburgh 2000; Columbus 2003; D.C. 2003; Pittsburgh 2006; Virginia Beach 2008; Cleveland 2010; PJ20 2011; Pittsburgh 2013; Baltimore 2013; Charlottesville 2013; Charlotte 2013; Lincoln 2014; Moline 2014; St. Paul 2014; Greenville 2016; Hampton 2016; Lexington 2016; Wrigley 2016; Prague 2018; Krakow 2018; Berlin 2018; Fenway 2018
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,117
    edited August 2018
    In no particular order:

    Charlottesville 2013 
    Krakow 2018
    Wrigley 1 2016 

    (But PJ20, Moline, Greenville, and Pittsburgh 2006 come close!)
    Post edited by Vitalogensia on
    Virginia Beach 2000; Pittsburgh 2000; Columbus 2003; D.C. 2003; Pittsburgh 2006; Virginia Beach 2008; Cleveland 2010; PJ20 2011; Pittsburgh 2013; Baltimore 2013; Charlottesville 2013; Charlotte 2013; Lincoln 2014; Moline 2014; St. Paul 2014; Greenville 2016; Hampton 2016; Lexington 2016; Wrigley 2016; Prague 2018; Krakow 2018; Berlin 2018; Fenway 2018
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,108
    In no particular order:

    Charlottesville 2013 
    Krakow 2018
    Wrigley 1 2016 

    (But PJ20, Moline, Greenville, and Pittsburgh 2006 come close!)
    Pittsburgh 2006 is probably still my favorite show
    Pittsburgh 1998 • Pittsburgh 2006 • 2012 Isle Of Wight Festival • 2012 Made In America Festival • Baltimore 2013 • Seattle 2013 •
    St. Paul 2014 • Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016 • Amsterdam I & II 2018 • Chicago II 2018
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 1,259
    I can't put them in order but the best 3 are Leeds 14, Vienna 14 and San Diego or Phoenix 13 (sorry can't split those 2). As an aside what gig did you NOT attend that you wish you had? Mine would be Telluride. I've been there for a holiday and can't imagine a better setting. The bootleg is brilliant too.
    The gig I did not attend but wish I had? That's easy... 03 in Uniondale. 
    The gig I regret missing that I actually had a hope in hell to see would have to be Quebec City in 2016.  It was planned but life gets in the way
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    2013 Calgary Seattle
    2014 Amsterdam1 Trieste Vienna Moline St. Paul
    2015 Santiago Buenos Aires
    2018 Prague Kraków Seattle2 Missoula 
    It's egg rollin' thick and heavy...all the past we carry...
    Oh, I could be new...you underestimate me..
  • leep75leep75 Posts: 218
    ryph raph said:

    April 2nd 1992, 600 seat bar

    October 26th 1991, 3000 seat hall opening for the Pumpkins and Peppers

    October 31st 2009, Philadelphia Spectrum


    From almost all of the posts here you would think that this band did not start touring till around 2003.



    I think that many of us probably saw the band in the '90s and some of those shows were great, however, they didn't start playing these epic 2 1/2 - 3 hour sets until later in their career hence the reason for the more "recent" shows being favored.

    leep
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,699
    edited August 2018
    PJNB said:
    rummy said:
    Toronto 2011-09-11
    Seattle 2018-08-10
    Toronto 2016-05-12

    (I've only attended 8 show, mind you)
    Surprised 2016 TO night 1 and London 2013 are not ahead of night 2 TO for you. I was at that show and loved it but thought the others may have been better. 
    I will be the first to admit that the "Binaural show" was too soon for me. I really like that album but at the time I was still wishing for songs like "Why Go,"  "Blood," "Breath," and "Garden" as it was only my fifth show and I'd yet to see them. N2 gave me those - and a bunch more that I'd yet to hear. Yes, I'm a bit of a song hunter. I'm working on it. Don't get me wrong, though - hearing Of The GIrl, Rival, and PARTING WAYS was amazing.

    As for London 2013, that was indeed an awesome show. However, I probably hyped it up so much internally beforehand that there was no way it could've met my expectations. I'd spent almost two years beating myself up for not attending Toronto 2 in 2011 that I was hoping for more songs from that evening. Also, I had to get my tickets through Stub Hub and my wallet took a hell of a hit for that one!


    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,699
    edited August 2018
    leep75 said:
    ryph raph said:

    April 2nd 1992, 600 seat bar

    October 26th 1991, 3000 seat hall opening for the Pumpkins and Peppers

    October 31st 2009, Philadelphia Spectrum


    From almost all of the posts here you would think that this band did not start touring till around 2003.



    I think that many of us probably saw the band in the '90s and some of those shows were great, however, they didn't start playing these epic 2 1/2 - 3 hour sets until later in their career hence the reason for the more "recent" shows being favored.
    I saw a show in 1998 (Auckland) but didn't see them again until 2011. I have a hard time including that Yield tour show as it was so long ago and find it difficult to compare it to the seven shows I've seen within the past seven or eight years.
    Post edited by rummy on
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,412
    58 shows since 1996.  My top three are:
    1:  Randall’s island 96 night 2
    2: msg night 2, 1998
    3: Toronto night 1, 9/11/11
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • OceansJennyOceansJenny Manhattan, NYPosts: 1,077
    The Vic ‘07
    Philly ‘05
    Hartford ‘13 - not a on many ppls radar but I had an amazing time

    Honorable mention: EV solo DC ‘08 both nights. Magical
    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
  • Jimmy124Jimmy124 Posts: 52
    Boston(Mansfield) 1998 - Was second row in front of Mike
    Hartford 1996 - My first show
    Fenway 2016 - Just an awesome place to play, ...can't wait til Sunday!!!
  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,001
    1. Moline- duh

    2. Pittsburgh 13- Little bit bias here because I got rail and a tambourine, also the 2 songs I wanted to hear most that night were Of the Girl and Footsteps and we got them both, and some other gems, and most of the songs from LB performed for the first time.

    3. Can’t pick between Philly II 16 and Wrigley I 18- Ten in Philly was magical plus a really good setlist overall but Wrigley I had 6 of my top 10 favorite PJ songs (Wash, Present Tense, Footsteps, YL, Garden, Breakerfall) which has never happened for me and probably never will again. Plus Alone and Breath. 
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,699
    RiotZact said:
    1. Moline- duh

    2. Pittsburgh 13- Little bit bias here because I got rail and a tambourine, also the 2 songs I wanted to hear most that night were Of the Girl and Footsteps and we got them both, and some other gems, and most of the songs from LB performed for the first time.

    3. Can’t pick between Philly II 16 and Wrigley I 18- Ten in Philly was magical plus a really good setlist overall but Wrigley I had 6 of my top 10 favorite PJ songs (Wash, Present Tense, Footsteps, YL, Garden, Breakerfall) which has never happened for me and probably never will again. Plus Alone and Breath. 
    Pitt '13 is most definitely a hidden gem from that tour. There are so many great performances on that bootleg (Animal, Of The Girl, Given to Fly, MFC, and Faithfull all come to mind) - and it has one of the best posters from the last decade!
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • bigjilmbigjilm WAPosts: 132
    How do you narrow it down?  Ed opening with Arc in Little Rock 03? Front row in front of Mike in New Orleans 03?  Seeing them for the first time at Lollapalooza 92 in New Orleans (and being drunk as piss)?  Live debut of Can't Help Falling In Love - Memphis 2000?  No Way and Yeast Power - Atlanta 98?  This was tough, but I'd have to go with...

    1993 - Nola N1 - my second time seeing them (first time sober) and remembering how excited I was.  Opened with Release which blew my mind.  Didn't have the greatest seats, but got the first ever Last Exit (so new Ed said Mike didn't even know it yet), a Sick O' Pussies intro and fantastic versions of The Kids Are Alright and Sonic Reducer.  

    2003 - House of Blues - Small club show toward the beginning of the Riot Act tour.  3 encores.  Blue Red and Grey. Awesome crowd.

    2018 - Seattle - Choosing between the two nights is almost impossible for me for too many reasons to list.

    Honorable mention:
    1995 - Nola - Joey Ramone on Sonic Reducer
  • B-GirlB-Girl Posts: 91
    1)  Universal City, 2009 Night Two (Chris Cornell and showed up for Hunger Strike and Jerry Cantrell for Alive.  I shit my pants)

    2)  Seattle 2018 Night 2 (Vibe and energy was awesome, first time I heard Crazy Mary live, and Mark Arm, Steve Turner, and Kim Thayil made an appearance)

    3)  Indio 1993 (First PJ show, "The Shoe Incident" which wasn't necessarily a good thing...but was memorable)
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 785
    Wrigley 2013
    MSG 7-8-2003
    Tie between Camden 8/28/98 (my first show) and Mansfield 7/11/03 acoustic set. I don't care much for the Mansfield full set, but the acoustic alone was worth the price of admission.

    Of course Philly 10-31-09 was amazing, kind of in a class of its own. Hamilton 2005 was also really nice. So yeah, I've got six shows in my top three.


  • Kiwi In OzKiwi In Oz CanberraPosts: 202
    Tough one but I think -

    MSG 2 2010
    Greenville 2016
    Auckland 2 1995
    1995 - Auckland, New Zealand
    1998 - Wellington + Auckland, New Zealand
    2000 - London, UK x 2
    2006 - Melbourne, Australia x 3
    2009 - Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland
    2010 - Newark, MSG x 2
    2011 - PJ20 & EV Brisbane 2, Canberra, Melbourne x 2, Adelaide 1, Perth 2
    2013 - San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle
    2014 - Auckland, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney & EV - Sydney x 2
    2015 - Mexico City
    2016 - Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Greenville, Hampton, Fenway x 2
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 838
    CO278952 said:
    April 17, 1994 - Paramount, NYC
    July 8, 2003 - MSG 
    September 28, 1996 - Randall's Island 1

     

    That paramount show was great
    Marquee 91
    Wetlands 91
    CBGB 91
    Roseland 91
    and many, many more
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 838
    ryph raph said:

    April 2nd 1992, 600 seat bar

    October 26th 1991, 3000 seat hall opening for the Pumpkins and Peppers

    October 31st 2009, Philadelphia Spectrum


    From almost all of the posts here you would think that this band did not start touring till around 2003.



    Kind of an ignorant comment.  Not all of us grew up close to where the band toured or had the funds to travel and see them. From the shows Ive been some fans weren't even born in 2003.

    I think those are your top shows because hardly anyone else saw them, not that they were actually your favourite shows. 
    Those of us lucky enough to see them in 91-93 I think, speaking for myself, look back at those shows as extremely special due to what they have become.  The energy at thoses shows in those clubs was something that I had not experienced too many times regardless of how epic the setlists are now.  Nothing will top the Limelight NYC  Ever. Imo. 

    All thay being said getting 2-1/2 - 3 hours of them now is amazing every time.  I’ve never felt they just “cashed “ in a show that I’ve seen
    Marquee 91
    Wetlands 91
    CBGB 91
    Roseland 91
    and many, many more
  • ShakesckyShakescky Posts: 327
    May 24, 2006 - TD Banknorth Garden: Boston, MA

    My first show after waiting a very long time to see them (first one should have been Fort Lauderdale 1996). "Release" opening was a true tear jerker. I loved the second encore ("Spin The Black Circle," "Do The Evolution," "Whipping," "Rats," "Comatose," "Rockin' In The Free World").


    May 25, 2006 - TD Banknorth Garden: Boston, MA

    An okay follow-up to the previous night. "Insignificance" seemed pretty locked in from what I remember as did "Dissident," "Low Light," reworked "Garden," "Black," and almost all of the second encore. "Leash" at the time was an awesome experience, but hearing it again after the show made me think the first performance since 1995 felt neutered. I remember wanting to hear "Deep" as word went around it was performed during soundcheck.

    June 11, 2008 - Cruzan Amphitheatre: West Palm Beach, FL

    This show flew by for me and it seemed pretty short compared to the 2006 performances. I was surprised when "Yellow Ledbetter" hit after "Alive" wrapped up. "Oceans" and "Who You Are" were pretty tight performances. I assumed this show was cut short as a fuck you for living in a red state. =)
    i have witnessed some performances. i have soaked up a lot of memories.
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,117
    RS151862 said:
    In no particular order:

    Charlottesville 2013 
    Krakow 2018
    Wrigley 1 2016 

    (But PJ20, Moline, Greenville, and Pittsburgh 2006 come close!)
    Pittsburgh 2006 is probably still my favorite show
    It really was awesome, the Igloo had a great feeling, the band was feeding off of it, Ed had some great banter with the crowd, there was a "Here we go, Steelers" chant, awesome setlist...just a great time.
    Virginia Beach 2000; Pittsburgh 2000; Columbus 2003; D.C. 2003; Pittsburgh 2006; Virginia Beach 2008; Cleveland 2010; PJ20 2011; Pittsburgh 2013; Baltimore 2013; Charlottesville 2013; Charlotte 2013; Lincoln 2014; Moline 2014; St. Paul 2014; Greenville 2016; Hampton 2016; Lexington 2016; Wrigley 2016; Prague 2018; Krakow 2018; Berlin 2018; Fenway 2018
  • jp307677jp307677 BostonPosts: 412
    Fenway #1 2016
    Mansfield, MA #2 2003
    Worcester, MA #1 2013
  • coach pjcoach pj Posts: 166
    I would Like to revise my list:

    1. Hartford 2008

    2. Greenville 2016

    3. Vienna 2014
  • NWOntarioNWOntario The 6ixPosts: 668
    1. Buffalo 2003: not just the top Pearl Jam show I've attended but the top show, period.
    2. Toronto #2 2006: when it was over I felt like running...and running and running and running and running and running. Crowd was unbelievable.
    3. Wrigley #2 2018: reminded me why I love this band so damn much.
    UNCLASSIFIABLE: Thunder Bay 2005. It wasn't even the best Pearl Jam show I saw that weekend...but seeing my band in the building where I practically grew up was my ultimate rock n' roll fantasy, and one I never in a million years dreamed would happen until I was watching it happen right in front of me.
    Minneapolis 1998/Jones Beach I & II, Montreal, and Toronto 2000/Buffalo, State College, Toronto, Montreal, and Hershey 2003/Boston I & II 2004/Thunder Bay, Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto 2005/Toronto I & II 2006/The Vic and Lollapalooza 2007/Calgary and Toronto 2009/PJ20 I & II, Toronto I & II, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton 2011/London, Chicago, Spokane, Calgary, Vancouver, and Seattle 2013/Ottawa and Toronto I & II 2016/Chicago I & II 2018
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