Episode 52: Madison Square Garden – 5/21/2010
About the Episode
When you start a conversation with a Pearl Jam fanatic asking them what the best show of all time is, there are a few answers that immediately come to mind. Pinkpop 92, Soldier Field, Randall’s Island are all shows that people speak of with the fondest of memories, but in this episode we’re covering a show that hangs among the pantheon of the best shows ever. MSG Night 2 2010 was an instant classic with too many incredible moments to count. Randy and Buckley host the show this week and both of them were there that night. The recap and love for this show tells the story.
Coming from two different perspectives, this was the first show Buckley attended with very little knowledge of the band prior. He’ll talk about how the crowd and the passion from the stage that night turned him into a lifetime fan. Right from the bat with Corduroy, you could tell that something special was in the air.
The set list is an array of rarities mixed with strong versions of the big hits. For anyone that’s listened to this podcast before and enjoys the song bytes added in, there will be no lack of clips on this episode! From Evolution to Nothingman, Push Me Pull Me and the W.M.A. Tag on Daughter to all of the juicy encore moments such as Lukin II, Black Red Yellow, Sweet Lew, Better Man, Hunger Strike and Kick Out The Jams. Holy bleep, there’s a lot of bleepin’ good shit on this show!