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Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 7:44 pm

I should mention that we did some real life RM’ing with Bi_3 beforehand :wave:

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 7:47 pm

Strat wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
daft twat wrote:The band was strangely not in sync. They seemed like a fine-tuned machine in Barcelona. Multiple times it looked like McCready was surprised the song was ending.

Go’s false start was all on Ed, but Christ, it sounded huge!


On point about the band not being quite in sync. Lots of strange flubs ... Mike even flubbed a few solos here and there, like he got lost in them and couldn't get back to where he wanted to go. He was on the radio last week talking about the shows, and mentioned that the band was really nervous, and wanted to play really well for everyone. I think that the nerves ended up getting them pretty good last night, which is weird to think about considering how many shows they've played. But playing your home town, in front of all your friends and family and your kids, and with $11million of raised charity, puts a different level of pressure on you.

yea im not surprised. These shows were pretty hyped, maybe even moreso than any other show in recent years.


one flub that Ed was super peeved about ... one of the Bridge School kids was side stage. they said they hadn't seen her in a while, and that Neil told them to play her a song. They go into "Throw Your Hatred Down" and flubbed it. Ed was really pissed about it.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 7:49 pm

at the same time ... i kinda enjoy the flubs. it makes them human, and less like U2.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 7:55 pm

Excited to go on Friday. Only big misses for me from last night are Help Help, NAIS & I’ve Got a Feeling.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 8:03 pm

that's what they have outside Safeco, unless you mean bigger
Yes, even bigger if people were waiting in lines there for hours. Let the, ahem, merch customers subsidize the show for everyone else!

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 8:57 pm

great work by snatcher in this thread. :nice:

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 9:40 pm

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 9:50 pm

bodysnatcher wrote:
Strat wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
daft twat wrote:The band was strangely not in sync. They seemed like a fine-tuned machine in Barcelona. Multiple times it looked like McCready was surprised the song was ending.

Go’s false start was all on Ed, but Christ, it sounded huge!


On point about the band not being quite in sync. Lots of strange flubs ... Mike even flubbed a few solos here and there, like he got lost in them and couldn't get back to where he wanted to go. He was on the radio last week talking about the shows, and mentioned that the band was really nervous, and wanted to play really well for everyone. I think that the nerves ended up getting them pretty good last night, which is weird to think about considering how many shows they've played. But playing your home town, in front of all your friends and family and your kids, and with $11million of raised charity, puts a different level of pressure on you.

yea im not surprised. These shows were pretty hyped, maybe even moreso than any other show in recent years.


one flub that Ed was super peeved about ... one of the Bridge School kids was side stage. they said they hadn't seen her in a while, and that Neil told them to play her a song. They go into "Throw Your Hatred Down" and flubbed it. Ed was really pissed about it.


shitty. was wondering how this came about... i wish there was more Mirroball representation in the live catalogue vs more covers... maybe this can be the start of a resurrection

Spoiler: show
PEARL JAM FLUBBED ‘THROW YOUR HATRED DOWN’ AT SAFECO 1 PLAY ‘GET RIGHT’ AT SAFECO 2

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 11:19 pm

The show seems like a very big deal for all the people in Seattle as well. I like the setlist...i mean All Those yesterdays fuck i wish i got that one.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 11:33 pm

bodysnatcher wrote:


I always liked this song. They havent really nailed it live. But I wonder why they didnt play it for so long. Its pretty good.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Thu August 09, 2018 11:40 pm

Loved Let Me sleep. Nice to see Stone there too.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Fri August 10, 2018 1:16 am

It is absolutely remarkable what they are doing with these shows. $11.5 million and change.

https://mashable.com/2018/08/07/pearl-j ... s-seattle/

The group is currently leveraging its star power to draw attention to the city's homelessness crisis. With a pair of benefit concerts dubbed the Home Shows, a day of volunteerism between the performances on Aug. 8 and 10, and a successful effort to raise at least $10 million for the community, advocates say Pearl Jam has galvanized Seattleites in unprecedented ways.

The band, along with other members of the community, is matching donations (up to $960,000) to a new fundraising campaign called the Home Fund. It also enlisted dozens of major local businesses and sports teams, including Starbucks, Nordstrom, and the Seattle Mariners, to contribute to that fund. So far the band has raised a total of $11.5 million, which will eventually be distributed to local organizations working to alleviate and reduce homelessness in the Seattle area.

The Home Shows have also created somewhat of a fundraising frenzy. All sorts of initiatives have sprung up to promote the cause. Two winemakers who happen to be lifelong Pearl Jam fans made box sets of its "cult wine," complete with "Home Show" labels designed by the band's team, and sold them for $150 to benefit the Home Fund. They ran out of the 450 sets within minutes. More than 80 restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to the Home Shows fund on Aug. 8.

The influx of cash is critical for the fund and organizations that serve the local homeless population, which is why there are concerted efforts to ensure it makes a real difference in the community. The band set up an 11-member advisory committee of advocates, funders, and experts to manage the distribution of money as well as to set the tone for the messaging around the effort. Gossard attended some of those meetings and, along with McCready, has appeared in YouTube videos that focus on the work of local leaders.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Fri August 10, 2018 1:17 am

I read it as "the Human Fund" at first and nearly lost my shit.

Play all the covers you want.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Fri August 10, 2018 1:36 am

they should get Morello in there with his ‘Arm The Homeless’ guitar and make this thing take a dark turn

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Fri August 10, 2018 2:05 am

Strat wrote:
wease wrote:Call and response in RVM now? For fucks’ sake...

wease you have been very fussy lately. Are you ok?

Heh. Yeah, I’m fine.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Fri August 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Bammer wrote:I should mention that we did some real life RM’ing with Bi_3 beforehand :wave:


Yes, bammer is a kind soul who doesn’t deserve his reputation here.

Re: 2018-08-08: Seattle, Washington

Sat August 11, 2018 8:32 pm

Bi_3 wrote:
Bammer wrote:I should mention that we did some real life RM’ing with Bi_3 beforehand :wave:


Yes, bammer is a kind soul who doesn’t deserve his reputation here.

I am who I am :bammer:

By the way what did you end up doing Thursday?
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