Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pearl Jam - 1993-11-05 - Indio, CA

The famous "shoe show." It sounds like it was pretty friggin' rough, here is some info from Five

This show, originally planned for the LA area, was problematic with respect to parking and cold temperatures. The unruly crowd was moshing in line during the soundcheck and to PA music! Before PJ started, a roadie sang a hysterical rendition of 'Copa Cabana.' The audience is launching shoes at the stage even before and during the opening acts. In fact, during Eleven's set, a shoe hits Jack Iron's bass drum, he stops the song and says that if he finds out who threw it he would make him pay for the damages (quite pissed). Finally, PJ hits the stage, with the audience behaving outrageously. Prior to 'Deep,' Ed remarks, "Kill your local r*pist, but torture him first, then serve him to your enemy for dinner." Later: "The first guy I met today gave me this book and asked if I wanted to know the secret for living forever." Tossing it into the crowd, he says, "Why the f*ck would I want to live forever?" (TSE edit - At the end of "Alive") During 'Porch,' Ed invites the audience to spit at him. The agitated crowd, continuing to throw stuff onto the stage, leads Ed to comment that "... me and Jeff are going to the front gate and when you exit, we are going to beat the sh*t out of every barefoot person here"  and "... throw a gun so I can shoot you." The band eventually plays from behind their amps so they won't be hit by the flying shoes. This audience was awful. The recording of 'Blood' from this show is released on the 'Daughter' single. 'F*ck Me in the Brain' was released later on the third fan club single (as 'Ramblings'). The guys deserve a medal for playing this long and this well despite the rowdy crowd.

Check out "Glorified G" and the "Shoe Rant" right here:


01 Release
02 Go
03 Animal
04 Why Go
05 Dissident
06 Jeremy
07 Glorified G
08 Daughter
09 Alive
10 Rearviewmirror
11 Improv
12 Blood
13 Rats
14 Once
15 Porch
16 F*ck Me In The Brain
17 Shoe The Shoeless
18 Encore Break
19 Sonic Reducer
20 Even Flow
21 White Flag
22 Indifference
23 Baba O' Riley