Welcome to In The Present Tense!------------------------------Celebrating 20 Years of Pearl Jam

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Charlotte, NC 1996

Ok here it is. Another update from the awesome No Code tour. This is Charlotte, NC from 10/04/1996!! Got get it in the 1996 bootleg section!!
set: Long Road, Last Exit, Animal, Spin the Black Circle, Hail Hail, In My Tree, Corduroy, Lukin, Not for You, Jeremy, Better Man, Red Mosquito, Black, State of Love and Trust, (MFC riffs), Habit, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Porch
enc 1: Who You Are, Even Flow, Whipping, I Got Shit, Leaving Here, Daughter/(The Real Me)/(Noise of Carpet)/(The Real Me)
enc 2: Yellow Ledbetter
notes: With the election less than a month away, this show had a definite cause: Jesse Helm's going away party (it didn't work). Gloria Steinem spoke in an effort to get people to think and register to vote (Rock the Vote). Concerned about the barriers breaking, people getting crushed, and the fire marshall threatening to cancel the show, someone on the crew pleads with the crowd to back up and chill out. After the first song, Ed says, "... we're about 30 seconds from kicking in here and I just want to make sure that everybody watches their neighbor ... that everybody keeps up. Don't do too much of this spinning pit stuff or someone's going to get hurt, and that would suck." Then later: "...I would like the audience myself to just take two steps back. Can we all do that? On the count of three ... one, two..." (crowd steps back and cheers). Ed says something to the effect of, "I knew this was an intelligent crowd." The crowd does listen and the show continues without further problems. The mirrorball is set into motion during a cranked 'Better Man' and drops down midway through 'RVM.' Ed is into a lot of Townshend windmills and jumps and tags 'Habit' as "speaking as my own bad self." Brendan O'Brien helps out on bass on 'I Got Shit.'


Wendler said...

Again, your blog rocks! Did you get the book of posters yet? I need to see it! Check out the video Becki sent on email. Talk to you soon!

Wendler said...

I love the picture! Out the back door! Super!

BrainofAJW said...

Hey, I haven't got the book yet. They won't ship until after 12/1. Can't wait for that though!! I saw the video.. that's just priceless!

Yeah I like that pic.. it was a misty day and the birds were just chillin' in the tree.