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  • Concert Review: Pearl Jam (2006-08-29 - Gelredome, Arnhem)

    30 Aug 2006, 15:22 by ringlunatic

    Act: Pearl Jam
    Support act(s): Wolfmother
    When: 2006-08-29
    Where: Gelredome, Arnhem, the Netherlands

    How did I get ‘into’ them? It’s actually all Bono’s fault, cause he joined them on stage in Toronto last year, which made me hear the bootleg and fall in love with the band. When I heard they were going to perform in the Netherlands I first hesitated to go (WHY? YOU IDIOT WOMAN!!!), but later decided that I didn’t care that my friends didn’t want to come (they have no taste) and went alone. Very, very smart idea.

    At first I had very shit plastic seats, almost behind the podium, but half way the support act I had managed to convince the security guy to let me pass and I ended up having gorgeous leather seats with brilliant view. I’m such a lucky person, I disgust myself once in a while ;)

    The support act was Wolfmother. I had never heard of them, but I liked what I heard. The leadsinger has a serious weird voice though, and it took me some time to get used to. But they were very cool and fun, so yay! Yet another good support-act… seems like this year is proving me wrong when it comes to support acts ;)

    And then it started. And I think I’ve had this HUGE grin on my face the entire performance. I just couldn’t stop grinning! And I loved it very very much. I must admit that I’m hardly critical when it comes to concerts, cause I just want to see a good band play live and then I’m very quickly pleased, but it was seriously great. Wow.

    Setlist:
    Release
    Why Go
    Save You
    Corduroy
    Severed Hand
    Better Man
    World Wide Suicide
    Insignificance
    Jeremy
    Do the Evolution
    Given to Fly
    Even Flow
    I Got Id
    Lukin
    Spin the Black Circle
    Rearviewmirror

    Encore #1
    Man of the Hour
    Daughter
    State of Love and Trust
    Comatose
    Porch

    Encore #2
    Bu$hleaguer
    Leash
    Alive
    Rockin’ In The Free World
    Yellow Ledbetter

    NOTES:
    - Eddie was really TOO cute, with his shirt in the first songs especially.
    - It was touching that one of the first things Eddie said to the audience was that they had to look after each other and help each other out and all. He’s really sweet.
    - Wow, the general drum and guitar solo in Even Flow was stunning!
    - The thing that Eddie did with the reflection of his guitar shining over the audience was one of the coolest things ever. Period.
    - Matt Cameron is a fantastic drummer. Where that guy gets all that energy from is beyond me!
    - What is the deal with Rock Gods and glitter? Seriously! During Bu$hleaguer Eddie entered the stage in the Silver Glitter Jacket of Doom and a Bush mask. He ended up beating and spitting at the Bush mask and all (you have to respect public people who are so fearless political!) and after that song he dissed the jacket too, but dude… there has been a large concentration of glitter within the Rock God World lately ;)
    - Mike McCready is absolutely and utterly amazing. The solo’s that came out of that guys guitar… no words! <3
    - Rockin’ In The Free World was fantastic! I loved how Eddie jumped from that HUGE stage and went into the audience to even sing there among the people. SO COOL. And then he ran around to wave to the people with seat tickets and it was amazing. It felt as if he was only waving to you. He’s such a great audience player.
    - How sweet was it that Eddie read from a piece of paper “Hartelijk Bedankt” (Thank You!) and “Vrede” (Peace)? He pronounced it rather well too ;)

    So in other words: I loved it. Absolutely adored it, even! And I hope they will not wait another 6 years to return to my little country.
  • World Wide Suicide kicks ass!!!

    7 Mar 2006, 14:08 by Thelonius_sk

    Yeah, the new single from the forthcoming Pearl Jam self-titled album is out and free for download on http://bootlegs.pearljam.com/. And now the best news: It fuckin` rocks!!!

    When I heard the rumours about the new album being hard again I was a bit confused because the harder numbers on Rioct Act were probably my least favourite but now after hearing WWS I´m preparing for some serious headbanging though I do not have the long hair anymore. Time for a wig, maybe? Eddie´s screaming his lungs out again and it´s catchy enough that I won´t be able to get it out of my head for weeks. Hell, yeah!

    Now I can hardly wait for May 2nd when the new album comes out and the following tour around Europe!!! Spread the Jam!


    WORLDWIDE SUICIDE
    (lyrics: Vedder, music: Gossard)

    I felt the earth on Monday. It moved beneath my feet.
    In the form of a morning paper. Laid out for me to see.

    Saw his face in a corner picture. I recognized the name.
    Could not stop staring at the. Face I'd never see again.

    It's a shame to awake in a world of pain
    What does it mean when a war has taken over

    It's the same everyday in a hell manmade
    What can be saved, and who will be left to hold her?

    The whole world...World over.
    It's a worldwide suicide.

    Medals on a wooden mantle. Next to a handsome face.
    That the president took for granted.
    Writing checks that others pay.

    And in all the madness. Thought becomes numb and naive.
    So much to talk about. Nothing for to say.

    It's the same everyday and the wave won't break
    Tell you to pray, while the devils on their shoulder

    Laying claim to the take that our soldiers save
    Does not equate, and the truth's already out there

    The whole world,... World over.
    It's a worldwide suicide.

    The whole world,... World over.
    It's a worldwide suicide.

    Looking in the eyes of the fallen
    You got to know there's another, another, another, another
    Another way

    It's a shame to awake in a world of pain
    What does it mean when a war has taken over

    It's the same everyday and the wave won't break
    Tell you to pray, while the devils on their shoulder

    The whole world,... World over.
    It's a worldwide suicide.

    The whole world,... World over.
    It's a worldwide suicide.
  • PEARL JAM LIVE!!!!!! Saturday 26th November :D

    22 Nov 2005, 16:26 by arielb

    I'm going!

    I'm going!!

    I've got my ticket!!!

    I can't believe it!!!!

    Althought my profile doesn't reflect it (because i always listen to the original cds), Pearl Jam is one of my favorite bands. I only have to purchase Riot Act to complete my official albums discography.

    Now i'm three days away from one of the most significant moments of my life.

    I just wanted to share my happiness with all of you. :D