10 responses

  1. Watchoot
    June 23, 2012

    Great review, I was there too with my bald head! Only thing I disagree with was your thoughts on the Hyde Park gig, I loved that one too.

    • Gareth
      June 23, 2012

      Glad you enjoyed Hyde Park. As I said in the review, I dot think anything Pearl Jam did wrong; for some reason that gig just didn’t work for me and I was so disappointed.

      Still, fourth time lucky at Manchester!! Thanks for your comments, greatly appreciated.

  2. janine
    June 23, 2012

    Sounds like it was an amazing gig, would of loved to have been there.

  3. paul
    June 25, 2012

    Thursday night was the first time I’d seen Pearl Jam and as someone who’s not a fan they were great, my wife however thinks Eddie is god and she was there at the front in Glasgow in 2000 safe to say I’ll be there next time there back in the UK.

    • Gareth
      June 25, 2012

      Thanks for the comment Paul. Indeed they were great, as they were in Glasgow way back in 2000; my first Pearl Jam show.

      I too had to see them again, but sadly they have only played Scotland twice. In 1992 at the Cathouse and in 2000. Therefore definitely worth travelling the UK for…

  4. 50 and Bald
    June 27, 2012

    I was working in Newcastle just before Ten was released. My work mates and I spent an evening in a Rock club in the city center (can’t remember the name) where the DJ played a new track by a new American Grunge band maybe 5 or 6 times and it blew me away. I asked him what it was called. “Alive” he said “they’re called Pearl Jam”.
    The week after I was working away again, this time in Luton. On the day of it’s release I scoured the record shops until I eventually found one in Barnstaple that had a copy of Ten.
    That weekend I took it to Rockworld in Manchester where my friend John was DJ. ‘Once’, ‘Even Flow’ and ‘Alive’ became staples and a 20+ year love affair with the band began.
    I was there on 20/06 and I can honestly say It’s the best I’ve seen them. They were realy up for it and it’s the 1st time I’ve seen a band carry on with the house lights up at the Manchester Arena.
    Truly Unforgettable

    • Gareth
      June 29, 2012

      Thanks for your comments! I remember Pearl Jam touring and playing in Glasgow in 1992 also and the ticket price was £10.

      The album ‘Ten’ came out the very next morning and it was also £10. Given my limited budget I opted to buy the album rather than go see them since I didn’t know many songs….big mistake I regretted many times. It took until 2000 for me to see them, a good 8 years later.

  5. Mikeyrob
    August 4, 2012

    Great Review, i was there with my bald head and am listening to the gig again after buying it from the 10 club, it was ( and is ) immense. I have waited 20 years to see this band and can safely say i was not let down, tears rolled down my face during Release & Black, Release especially, i have many bootlegs and i did not expect to hear this, but it has always been one of my favourite songs, and Eddie sings it with such pain.My wifes first concert and she was blown away. Thank you PJ,, thank you for an amazing night and thank you for being the soundtrack to the last 20odd years off my life.

    • Gareth
      August 4, 2012

      Mate, you hit the nail on the head. That night was just so special. Such an amazing gig.

      I would love to hear that gig again actually. Must go to Ten Club myself.

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