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

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oakland 1997

The 1997 bootleg section has been updated with the 7/15 show in Oakland, CA. This is one of the four shows that PJ performed in support of the Rolling Stones! Not a big year for touring for Pearl Jam but a few solid shows! These will all be up eventually. Enjoy!

11/15/97 - Oakland Stadium: Oakland, CA [60m]
supporting: The Rolling Stones
soundcheck: Go, Daughter/(unknown tag), Long Road
set: Long Road, Last Exit, Animal, Hail Hail, Even Flow, Jeremy, Brain of J, Daughter/(Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying), Corduroy, Wish List, Better Man, Do the Evolution, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: The band is much more confident and taking more "chances" tonight. Stone is back to his marching and Ed a lot happier, loose and talking more ... moving up to the front of the stage. Ed changes the 'Animal' lyrics to "I'd rather be with an English boy." After 'Even Flow,' Ed makes a mini anti-war political speech and talks about about how this show is the first time he can smell cigars from the crowd. 'Brain of J' rocks! Ed brings out the maracas during 'Daughter.' PJ doesn't have a lot of room to move around on the stage. It is blocked off ... they seem to have less room to move than the Letterman show last year. Still, an even better performance than last night :)

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