Episode 104: Constitution Hall – 9/19/1998

About the Episode

Episode Release Date: November 3rd, 2020

This is the final episode in our coverage of politically charged Pearl Jam shows and we finish off with a Vote for Choice show that became a Vault release in Constitution Hall 1998. Just like Charlotte 1996, this show was accompanied by Gloria Steinum with registering to vote as the priority of the night.

This show is a Vault for a reason. Whenever they release a show as a Vault they do it consciously knowing that there are going to be songs on this release that you don’t often get to hear live. Right off the bat, Act Of Love as the 2nd song in exemplifies that. They first time they played Act Of Love was in that same venue, it happened to be twice in one night for the same voter benefit show. Considering they’ve only played this song 10 times and only once since this night, it was easily one of the most memorable moments. Other rare live moments that you get from this show were two of the rarest from Yield – All Those Yesterdays and Push Me Pull Me.

We talk a lot about big moments from this show such as Black with a blistering McCready solo and multiple songs where Ed’s gravelly growl is in full force.

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