why is everyone so concerned about which crowd is better? All these shows rock, it's the greatest band in the world right now, and we're all lucky to see it. let's celebrate that instead.
I'm thinking that Comcast has asked the PoPo's to crack down on the parking lot drinking because they want people to go inside and buy their $8.00 beers! Think about it, it's more of a liability to serve an already intoxicated fan and legally they have to turn them away. But if you force people to get their groove on in the venue, it generates more revenue.
Don't get me wrong, it's a shitty practice! I went to Tom Petty two weeks ago and it wasn't anything like last night. People we getting caught left and right last night as they did a few nights ago at DMB!
I'm sorry guys, but the crowd from last nights show was 10x better than Hartford - and Hartford did have a lot of crowd energy!
my show was better than your show
you are spot on. I was at the 2003 Boston III show and I thought the crowd was lame as well. I never could understand the hype. You hear a lot of Boston people proclaiming they are the best crowd. Inferiority complex.
Philly '03 (spectrum) had a long Betterman cheer as well. You people act like that is the first time anyone has cheered for betterman.
I thank everyone that was in section 2 rows a,b,c,d,e for being so fuckin cool and not totally making fun of me. AND the guys behind me who let me and my friends purses be safe on our seats. Lord knows I was not thinking of ANYTHING once the show started. I couldn't even take pics, but my friend took a ton for me.
My wife and I had a great time last night... fantastic crowd in our area with everyone dancing and having a great time.
I can remember being so jealous reading about the Canada tour and Hard to Imagine being in the rotation. I never thought i would see the day where I would get to see it in person and I have to confess, i was swaying with pure joy and amazement when they opened with it. I know it has been played a bunch on this tour.. but to actually get to witness it live was truly remarkable for me.
Highlights... Betterman was amazing as already discussed.. the waves of cheering never seemed to stop and the Save it for later tag (my first) was icing on the cake. Comeback was a thrill... for some reason that song took time to grow on me and I didn't really 'get it' when i saw in the 2006 tour. Last night it was a joy to me. Fantastic Off He Goes and Faithful too.
Lowlights.. sure, curfew sucks there but frankly so much energy was expelled during the show everyone was exhausted by Alive. Indifference would have been the icing on the cake, but oh well.. can't complain at all considering how much fun I had.
Lastly, the parking lot security did suck a bit (I was in the VIP lot parking).. but they pretty much glared at everyone and then left for an hour or so. We had a code word in our area... if anyone shouted "GO SOX" that meant they were coming into the lot so eveyone had time to stash their beer. It worked out fine and we enjoyed some great Sam Adams before heading in for the fantastic show.
Thanks Pearl Jam for a great show... we had a fantastic time and can't wait for Monday !
This is the first time i felt it necessary to post on this board....I have been to alot shows at alot of different places and never have the the cops or the parking lots taken away so much from the show. We drove from albany, N.Y. had planned to stay in a hotel after the show. we arrived around 3:30 pm and that is when the cops came cracking down. They gave us a warning about the open container law. ten minutes later started cruising the aisle we parked in with 5 live nation workers in a golf cart. They started arresting folks and VOIDING tickets. I didnt matter if you had a non see through plastic cup or not. NO ALCOHOL PERIOD. The show for me was good one. The first time i was able to see black, and i had been hoping they would play Love Reign over me since they first announced this tour. Getting out was a joke. 2 hours until the cars around us started to move. @ 115 am when we finnally got out we decided it wouldnt be worth getting a hotel, having to check out at 11 so we drove the 3 hours back to albany. got home at 415 am. everyone who goes on monday PAY TO PARK IT IS WORTH IT. The energy and the music were both great. That is the only show i have seen or will see on this tour and i am very pleased with the show...Just not the venue....maybe spac would've been a better venue for the added show?
Mansfield I '08
OK! First off, I've got to say, tenclub kicks all ass!! ...
I didn't stop jumping at any point except during come back and reign and no more. I have blisters, my legs are cramping, I'm covered in sweat. I will remember this show for the REST OF MY LIFE. Thank you thank you thank you tenclub for being the best fanclub of the best band IN THE WORLD. I love you all.
Not quite true. I paid 40 bucks to park in the private lot and we were good for about an hour. But at around 530ish the lot was invaded by about 20 cops we started arresting all underage drinkers and kicked everyone else out of the lot and if we didn't go into the show we would be arrested as well.
I have seen 15+ shows at this venue and have never seen anything like this before in my life.
Biased Boston opinion on the crowd I think...it was good for Betterman..thats about it. You should've been at MSG2...that was an on fire crowd...Mansfield 1 was a whisper compared to that. Boston 1 in 2006 was way louder than this crowd too. Im not blaming the crowd...the setlist just wasnt keeping the crowd up...IMO.
Disappointing?! You have obviously been to too many pearl jam shows! Pull your head out of your arse and look at yourself, there are people like myself all over the world that would kill to see any pearl jam songs live again! The closest I get is a cover band doing a pearl jam song once in a blue moon :(
People take these shows for granted too much. Be happy they are still touring and soak it up while you can, because once they call it quits you'll be wishing you could go to any show at all! Appreciate it while they are still around.
The minute cheering during Betterman was over powering............
I'm surprised I don't see any fans complaining about the fan club seats they got. These were by far the worst seats I ever got from the fan club. I was all the way back in Section 5 Row G. I'd say about the equivalent of 40 rows back. Maybe I got selected in a reverse lottery for the worst fan club seats. Whatever the case I was very disappointed with the seat location. I would think I would at least Sec 1,2 or 3. I am going Monday, so hopefully those seats will be better. Anyone else feel let down?
yes.. normally i get at least 3rd to 5th row... with the lottery this year I got pushed back to 7th row for hartford.....
last night I got 14th row..
but few on this board will cry tears for me so I guess we suck it up..and hope for monday!
yes, we are spoiled but its low 10C numbers..
completely agree. seeing him chuck that thing and have it shatter on the backdrop... pearl jam.
The bottle didn't shatter - it bounced. The backdrop is cloth, so it wouldn't bust anything...
Anyway. I can't believe I saw Foxy Mop and Evil Closet Monkey backstage for the whole show!!! You guys totally deserve it for all the great work you do. See you Monday.
gotta disagree with you. I watched it shatter. Was surprised to see it but it happened. no bounce.