Episode 153: Mountain View, CA – 6/1/2003

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Episode Release Date: October 27th, 2021

If you were to take a guess as to what venue Pearl Jam has frequented the most over the last 30 years of touring, would you think Shoreline Amphitheatre is the correct answer? If not, then you’re wrong. 17 of the performances in the San Francisco area amphitheater came from the Bridge School benefits, but this episode will happen to cover a show played there in 2003.

As of most nights from this era, there are some politically motivated moments seeped into this evening. From a pro-activism speech during Porch to a few references to some of the bay area war protests that happened that February, it’s not difficult to see what’s on the band’s mind. However, it being the second leg of this US run following the Nassau Coliseum incident, things are a lot more composed. As long as people didn’t fuck with The (Dixie) Chicks, Ed was in good spirits.

Tune into this episode to check out great versions of Long Road, You Are, Daughter, Thumbing My Way, Present Tense, Love Boat Captain and an out of this world Crazy Mary. Potentially the best of all-time? One host’s opinion may reflect that. Thanks to our Patron Ryan Morden for joining us and selecting this show for us to cover!

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