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|Bootlegs galore: Pearl Jam
changed concerts forever
By NICK TAVARES
STATIC and FEEDBACK Editor
Their live shows are near-legendary at this point. They
mix up setlists, keep rare songs rare, and can and will
play anywhere from 2 to 4 hours on any given night.
There’s no telling what could happen, how intense the
solos get or how insane the crowd is that night.
No, I’m not talking about the Grateful Dead. I’m not
even talking about Phish. It’s Pearl Jam, in case you
read past the headline.
In the winter of 2000, Pearl Jam announced that they
were unleashing a torrent of live discs chronicling their
summer jaunt through Europe, 25 shows in all (not
including the tragic Roskilde festival from that year,
obviously). Two-disc sets, for just a shade over $11,
for fanclub members only, and they flew out of their