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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This show from Amsterdam '92 is super awesome. The video footage, for 1992, is very good but the audio, which is a mix of pre-FM and VHS, is superb! This performance of "Once" is so intense!

Three other songs from this show are already up on my channel and the rest should be up later today or the next day. Show details follow...

02/12/92 -- Melkweg: Amsterdam, Holland [70m]
attendance: 500
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Bad Mouth improv/Porch
encore: I've Got a Feeling
notes: The stage diving at this show is out of control, with Ed asking, "So who taught this guy to stage dive feet first?" and "Is this the stage diving Olympics or something?" He lifts Mike atop his shoulders during 'Alive.' After 'Deep,' Ed asks for Chris Cornell to come out onstage (he doesn't). The improv is based on a few lines from the beginning of Fugazi's 'Bad Mouth': You can't be what you were So you better start being just what you are You can't be what you were Time is now and it's running out

On the final notes of 'Porch,' Ed falls into the crowd and, in an unusual move, Jeff jumps into the pit! Ed helps Dave out on drums toward the end of 'I've Got a Feeling,' which is an incredibly cool, extended (more than 10 minutes!) version. Part of this super show was broadcast on radio.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Given to tube...

Have about half of the Rio 2011 show up on the channel now. Should have the rest up over the weekend... maybe :) All of London 2009 is up now too.

GTF (Rio 2011)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Thanks to many of you for the kind words in support of the effort in keeping this blog going with bootlegs. I WILL find a way to keep this thing going at some point for a Pearl Jam bootleg archive. For now however I've decided to have a little fun with YouTube and created a channel to upload some of the PJ footage I've acquired through the years. I hope you'll join over there and enjoy some videos.

My channel is

And here is a sample of one I uploaded a few weeks ago from the kids are 20...

I'll post updates of videos on this blog whenever I get new stuff uploaded or you can just follow the channel and get notified of updates that way. Hope oyu enjoy this new project for a while and I'll be looking into getting the audio uploaded again... somewhere.

"We're faithful!"


Monday, January 23, 2012


Well it was a fun ride but sadly this blog, at least as it once existed as a Pearl Jam bootleg haven, is now effectively dead. With Megaupload being taken down and many other file sharing sites also biting the dust the many, many hours that have gone into this site are all wasted now.

I enjoyed sharing shows with everyone and hopefully you found some stuff here that you needed before it was taken down but as of right now I don't have it in me to jump start this thing again. Maybe after some time passes I look into finding a reasonable way to bring this thing back to life.

Thank you to those that have commented and been supportive throughout this project. I know I didn't always reply to everyone but please know that it's not because I didn't want to. I never really had the time that I WANTED to put into this thing so something had to give somewhere.

I hope to be back with the Pearl Jam shows sometime in the near future but until then...

"makes much more sense, to live in the present tense"