November 18, 1997 Oakland Stadium – Oakland, CA

Show Notes

In absolutely pouring rain, stage hands come out to sweep water from the stage just before PJ’s set. Surprise … one of the people sweeping is Eddie! The whole band is dressed in grey and blue rainsuits and Ed notes, “We came prepared.” After ‘Dissident,’ Ed removes the rainsuit, balls it up and tosses it to the crowd, saying someone probably needs it more than him. During ‘Even Flow,’ Ed leans back trying to catch the raindrops in his mouth and Mike goes running down the side ramp. After a killer version of ‘Jeremy,’ Ed says, “I used to think this song was old but the last three nights we found it again.” Stone plays his ass off during ‘Brain of J’ while Ed is doing the swim. ‘Rain’ is a Beatles cover (they’ve covered ‘Rain’ previously). During ‘Corduroy,’ Jeff removes his raincoat and he and Ed do the “Ed and Jeff lean.” After ‘Alive,’ Ed makes reference to winding down for The Stones to begin (“We’re as anxious to see them as you are …”) and ‘Black’ ends the show, with Ed tossing in all of the emotive “we belong together” phrases. Despite the downpour and sound problems due to wind and rain, the crowd is really into it and cheering and PJ performs with a “let’s do it” attitude.

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
November 18, 1997
Oakland Stadium: Oakland, CA

Source: Schoeps CCM-4 > Sonosax pre-amp > Sony TCD-D100 > DAT > CD-R

CD > WAV > SHN: Rick Bendes (,
Equipment: Sony CDU571-Q 16X IDE > EAC v0.85 > MKW Audio Compression Tool Kit


I Got Shit
Hail Hail
Even Flow
Brain of J
Better Man
Do the Evolution

Recording Notes: Some clipping during the start of I Got Shit. Tapers fixes problem pretty
fast (about a 1min in). I’ve heard another copy of the same source, and I seem to be missing
about 30seconds prior to I got Shit.

Show Notes: Pearl Jam Opened for The Rolling Stones in the pouring rain.

Audio 1

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