Something old (1991), Something new (2009)

by John Reynolds on October 1, 2009

Please see updates to the Concert Chronology from concerts at opposite ends of the Pearl Jam live spectrum:

11/17/91 – Rec Hall, Penn State Univ., State College, PA

Fellow fan David Van (nice rhyme there) was gratious enough to contact us and send us a setlist he received at the show. David said “The first time I saw PJ was as the opening act of a PJ / Smashing Pumpkins / RHCP tourstop on 11/17/1991 in State College, PA.  I was lucky enough to get a backstage pass and snagged a setlist from Dave A’s drumkit after the show.” Lucky Dave!  Do you know who’s handwriting this is? Our guess is Jeff Ament.

While TFt doesn’t have a setlist for this show, PearlJam.com does. We noticed that there is the addition of “Release” as the first song before “Wash”, and it’s our opinion that it’s doubtful PJ would have played two classic “slow openerss” to start a show. So, for now, we’re listing the setlist as shown on David’s photo.

So thanks Dave for sharing this gem from 1991! Have any unique items from 1991-1992 shows to share? Contact us!

09/30/09 Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA

Added the setlist for last night’s show.  More notes to follow. For now, read some reviews:


John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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