Pearl Jam 2022 Tour Reaction: Ep. 1 – San Diego, CA

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Episode Release Date: May 5th, 2022

It’s finally happened! We’ve waited for two years to see what the 2020 Gigaton tour was going to be like and we have finally had our first taste. Randy and John dig through the tour opener in San Diego and dissect the most important stories coming out of it. The biggest discussion here is the thematic way that this set was structured, taken elements from ocean related songs and putting them together with their connection to the city and Pearl Jam’s history. Which meant opening with Oceans and closing with the Reverse Mamasan Trilogy!

We’ll also get to talk about which out of the Gigaton songs impressed us the most, digging into Retrograde, Dance Of The Clairvoyants and River Cross. And there were no lack of tributes at this show. We’ll take a minute to discuss Ed’s emotional dedication to his brother Chris that led to Long Road as well as a wonderful tribute to Taylor Hawkins.

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  1. Curious if you plan to revisit these shows next year with full a review of each one. I loved the instant reaction but now I’m craving a full episode

    1. hey Jacob, would be really hard to get everything in from the entire year into one full review for each. I think what we kind of pride ourselves on sometimes is that some shows just need to marinate a little bit, of course we are going to be excited about something that just happened, but in 2-3 years we’ll have a little bit more perspective on a lot of things. One thing I will say it that we will not finish 2022 without doing the full treatment for at least one of these shows per leg, so at least there’s a little taste of something.

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