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

Friday, July 20, 2007

Last Boot Before Vacation

The 2003 Bootleg section has been updated with the Sydney, Australia show from 2/11/2003! Haven't listened to this show in quite a while so I can't say much about it. I know it opens with "Long Road", my favorite opener, followed by "Grievance", probably one of the best rock songs ever written! Enjoy the show!

This will be the last update for a week or so. The Present Tense is going vacation and will not have the ability to upload shows for the week. So catch up on your downloads and we'll get back to business in about a week. Have a peaceful week!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another Aussie Boot

Added the 2/20/2003 Melbourne, Australia show to the 2003 Bootleg section! Very strong show with an amazing 1st encore of "DTE", "Know Your Rights", "Breath", "Footsteps" and "RVM"! Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Metallica 1984

The Other Bootlegs section has been updated with a Metallica bootleg from 1984!! This is when they were all about just thrashing metal all over the place! Download this set and get ready for blistering performances of "Whiplash", "Master of Puppets", and "The Four Horsemen"! Also an amazing bass solo by Cliff Burton! Go get it!

Tampa & Chicago 2000

Two updates today to the 2000 Bootleg section!! The 8/12/2000 show from Tampa which kicks major ass! The band was on fire and was clearly having tons of fun! "Tremor Christ" is such a cool song which isn't played too often! Closes out with "Indifference" followed by "Rockin' in the Free World". Rockin' show!

Also added is Chicago from 10/9/2000! From the opening "Release" to the closing "Baba O'Riley" this show is a classic in my opinion! Excellent performances of "In Hiding" and "Parting Ways". Great crowd. Highly energetic performances all the way through. Enjoy the shows!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sydney - Australia

The 2003 Bootleg section has been updated with the 2/14/2003 show from Sydney. Another killer show with a great Aussie crowd, as usual!

Another show from the 2000 North American tour will be posted tomorrow or possibly later today if I can find some time to get the links up here!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stockholm 2000

The 2000 Bootleg section has been updated with the Stockholm, Sweden show from 6/28/2000. Opens aggressively with "Corduroy", "Grievance", and "Gods Dice"!! Nice versions of "Present Tense" and "Garden"! Somewhat of a short set at 25 songs but still a good show!! Enjoy!

Friday, July 13, 2007

New Orleans 8/14/2000

Another addition to the 2000 Bootleg section today with the New Orleans show. A stellar performance of "Long Road" opens the show followed by an explosive "Grievance"!! This is actually one of my most listened to boots in my collection. I could listen to "Long Road" everyday and never get tired of it. The seldom played "Rival" makes an appearance as well as the kickass "Sonic Reducer"!! I swear if Pearl Jam chose to be a punk rock band they would be, by far, the best punk rock band to slash through three chords! Then again... they can pretty much do anything. Excellent show! Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Correction to Berlin 2000

The link for FLAC5 of the Berlin show was incorrect. It was pointing to the same file as FLAC4. That has been corrected now thanks to one of our visitors bringing that to our attention. Thanks jaymz69!! Sorry for the inconvenience! Enjoy the ENTIRE show now!!

2 Shows Added Today

The 2000 Bootleg section has been updated with the 6/25/2000 show from Berlin, Germany. Another great show from the European tour with a nice version of "In Hiding" and a beautiful "Indifference" closer!

Also an update to the 1992 Bootleg section with the 8/7/1992 Lollapalooza gig in Mansfield, MA. A short but highly energetic set with a touch of "Hard to Imagine" tagged onto "Garden"!! Decent taper recording in FLAC format! Enjoy the shows!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Video Section Added

Have added a videos section to the site where you can watch some live footage of our favorite band. Mostly stuff I've found on Youtube or places on the web and thought might be nice to gather in one location!! Go there now to watch the Pink Pop 1992 footage!!

Camden, NJ 7/5/2003

The 7/5/2003 show from Camden has been added to the 2003 Bootleg section! Another fun show form this tour which I was fortunate enough to attend with my brother and our wives! Sweet opener with "Can't Keep" and then its just full throttle into blistering versions of "Brain of J", "Save You", and "Do the Evolution"!! We were suprised with "Rockin in the Free World" midway through the main set when the Philadelphia 4th of July fireworks started to go off and the boys decided to drop some "fireworks music" for us! Other highlights for me included "Breath", which is always awesome to see, and "Down", which is a Riot Act B-side that should have made the album in my opinion. Enjoy the show!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

State College MP3 Links Added

320 kbps MP3s have been added for the State College show! More boots to come soon!! Enjoy!

State College, PA 5/3/2003

The 2003 Bootleg section has been updated with the State College show from 2003. This was the last show of the first leg of the US tour and it's huge!!! The show opens with "Release" which is always amazing. The energy from the crowd just flows right through the band and back out again all night long. The first attempt of "Satan's Bed" since 1996 brings the crowd into a frenzy! If you don't have this show in your collection go get it! It's an absolute classic! Enjoy the music!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

The waiting drove me mad.....

Well I'm currently uploading another fantastic show from 2003 but Meguload is running megaslow right now so it could be another day or so before this next show gets posted. Fortunately there's Youtube to keep us all entertained and sometimes even informed :) Found this little clip today of an interview with Eddie and Jeff after the Pink Pop '92 performance. This was right when they just blew up and started playing these massive crowds and you can tell it's overwhelming for them. Check them out when the dude does his little translation... its hysterical!!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Added Mansfield 2000 MP3s

The Mansfield 8/29/2000 show is now available in MP3 format as well!! These are at 320kbps! Visit the 2000 Bootleg section for all available shows!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Mansfield Mass. 2000 & 2003

Two updates today for bootlegs. The 2000 bootleg section now has the 8/29/2000 show from Mansfield, Mass. Also the 2003 section has been updated with the legendary 7/11/2003 show with the acoustic preset!! Both awesome shows!! I'll say more about these shows later but for now... enjoy the shows!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

6/19/00 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Another cool Euro show added to the 2000 Bootleg section! This one is also available in both FLAC and MP3. Not sure what it is about these European shows but I can't get enough of them. Particularly those from eastern Europe. They just seem to have a different, slightly darker, tone to them which, to me, goes well with the overall feel of the Binaural songs. This show includes solid performances of "Sleight of Hand", "Grievance", and "Insignificance" from that album as well as the moody "I Got Shit". Solid, solid show! Enjoy the music!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Philadelphia/Camden I 2000

The 2000 Bootleg section has been updated with the 9/1/2000 show! Take your pick at what location to call it. The discs were labeled as Philadelphia but the show physically took place in Camden, NJ. As usual physical location is not relevant. "It's all state of mind"!! Let the music take you somewhere far away from the everyday! This show includes some relative rarities including "Breath" for the first time on this tour, "Tremor Christ" and "Red Mosquito". "Rearviewmirror", "Evacuation" and "Hail Hail" were on the setlist but not played. This show is available in both FLAC and MP3 (320kbs) formats!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Uploads in Progress

Good morning bootleg seekers! Just wanted to let you all know that there are several shows currently uploading as you are reading this. Hoping to get some new links up later today so check back with us later for more great Pearl Jam shows. In the meantime check out this video from Pink Pop 1992 and as always... enjoy the music!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tokyo, Japan 3/03/2003

Another addition has been made to the 2003 Bootleg section with the Tokyo show! This is truly a great setlist and the songs are performed very well. "Release" is a fantastic opener as usual and then add "U", "Bu$hleaguer, and a Cat Stevens cover "Don't Be Shy" and you have yourself a sweet set. The interesting thing about the Japanese shows is the crowd noise or to state it more appropriately the lack of crowd noise! Not sure if this was the way these shows were mixed or if the crowds were just not all that active but they're barely there. Still a pretty cool show and definitely worth listening too!! Enjoy the show!

Click the poster to go to the show!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA 2003

The 2003 Bootleg section has been updated with the 4/26/2003 show from Pittsburgh, PA. Another great show for what was an amazing Pearl Jam year for Pennsylvania!! I was at this performance and highlights for me were "Faithful", "Footsteps", (Mamasan trilogy was played but not in order) and a great cover of "Know Your Rights" by the Clash!! Download and enjoy!