Jumping back into the "Riot Act" and "Pearl Jam" tours with updates to both the 2003 bootleg section and the 2006 bootleg section!
We had a visitor from Japan request several shows from the 2003 tour and today we are delivering one of those shows for your downloading pleasure. Mountain View, CA 6/01/2003 is now available and this looks like a sweet show!
Notes from Two Feet Thick:
preset: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Ed solo)
set: Long Road, Do The Evolution, Animal, Save You, Green Disease, Grievance, I Am Mine, You Are, Even Flow, Not For You, Corduroy, Habit, Daughter/(It Rains On Me), Thumbing My Way, Present Tense, 1/2 Full, Insignificance, Go
enc 1: Love Boat Captain, Elderly Woman, Better Man, Crazy Mary, Alive, Porch
enc 2: Know Your Rights, Bushleaguer, Fuckin' Up
notes: Ed offers a toast to those who participated in the February 15th protests prior to 'Grievance.' 'Not For You' is dedicated to Michael Powell (FCC chairman appointed by Bush and son of Colin Powell). 'It Rains On Me' (a Tom Waits song) is tagged on 'Daughter,' with Ed inviting the crowd to sing. He introduces 'Present Tense' as a rarely played song that starts out with just "me and Mike." The rest of the band is off stage and they gradually join in. Returning for the encore, Ed screams out, "All right everybody. Can I hear it for a Sunday night in San Francisco?!" in his best Steven Tyler scream. He mentions how the band thinks the energy seems a little low and it might be because it is a Sunday night but then takes personal blame for it. He speaks of how often they've played at Shoreline and jokes about waking up sweating after having dreams about Mike in the Village People outfit. He continues, "Unless Neil stops playing here, we'll never get to be the house band ... and I think we're coming back in October to play with Neil." He mentions that the Dixie Chicks will be there, too and there is a mix of cheers and boos. "Anybody who boos the Dixie Chicks ... you're a fucking pussy and I'll kick your ass." 'Crazy Mary' brings the energy level up, with a huge jam at the end (featuring dueling solos between Mike and Boom). An incredible 'Porch' features Mike wandering the stage, Ed running up the aisle to the 200 section and an interlude where Ed does some political speaking, including: "... music is a weapon of mass construction ... let's have a preemptive strike against another four shitty years." At the end of 'Fuckin' Up,' Mike goes to get another guitar but that's the end of the show.
Also added today to the 2006 bootleg section is night one of two in Boston on 5/24/2006. As usual Pearl Jam busts out some awesome shows in Beantown!!
Two Feet Thick Notes:
set: Release, Severed Hand, World Wide Suicide, Corduroy, Animal, Red Mosquito, Love Boat Captain, Better Man, Unemployable, Even Flow, Sad, Wishlist, Gone, Green Disease, Down, Jeremy, Life Wasted, Why Go
first encore: Forever Young, Masters of War, Crazy Mary, Inside Job, Alive
second encore: Spin The Black Circle, Do The Evolution, Whipping, Rats, Comatose, Rockin' in the Free World
TFT Notes: Ed talks about how much they love the Boston crowd, and mentioned the seating snafu in Grand Rapids (some higher-number Ten Club members had better seats than lower-number members) and that they thought they got the seating right in Boston. Prior to "Unemployable", Ed dedicates the song to recent college graduates in the crowd; before "Even Flow" he tells the same graduates that "this song is gonna be your future". Ed and Jeff start the first encore with Bob Dylan's "Forever Young", followed by a full-band "Masters of War", performed in honor of Dylan's 65th birthday. Prior to "Forever Young", Ed says he doesn't mean to be cynical, and dedicates it to the college graduates as well. For "Do The Evolution", Ed and Jeff don orange T-shirts that read "Stone" in black upper and lower case letters (similar to how they are printed on Stone's guitar picks), and Ed changes the lyrics to "admire Stone". A raucous "Rockin' in the Free World" features Jeff jumping off amps and Ed rolling around on stage; toward songs end while Ed bashes on tambourines, Jeff and Mike play "pat-a-cake".
Enjoy the shows! Peace.