October 5, 1996 North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC

Show Notes

The venue is smallish; the crowd and staff are kind and not killing each other here. PJ takes a while to warm up, not really smoking until midway into the show. During a pause near the end of ‘Not for You,’ Ed asks, “How we doin’ so far?” (crowd cheers) “You don’t seem so bad yourself.” A rocking ‘State’ is intro’ed as “… a little number by request.” During ‘Habit,’ Ed pauses, looks out and says, “Speaking as an individual in a band who has never been in this town before.” Taking a break after ‘Go,’ Ed jokes about how when he was a kid he always thought seeing bands on the last night of a tour was great because they would be happy the tour is over and they would be “… drinking and dancing in the street, and they’re playing really loud and it’s gonna be a four-hour show …” etc.; but he says that really the second to the last show is the best, and the crowd goes wild! With Ed’s voice showing fatigue, he enlists audience assistance (“Want you … HELP ME! … in my … rearviewmirror”). ‘Present Tense’ is explained as a song that Mike wrote great music for and Ed, when coming up with lyrics, “… needed anything … anything to make me think. Just a starting point … so I thought of Pete Townshend. I took his initials and this one is called ‘Present Tense.’” Ed plays a brief improv (?) after ‘Daughter,’ about taking a drive to South Carolina and picking up his best friend. ‘Whipping’ is dedicated to the crazy people in the front. The audience selects the next song via an “experiment in voting in November.” The choices are ‘Leash’ (“kinda Bob Dole”), ‘Leaving Here’ (kinda Ross Perot) or ‘Footsteps’ (“that would be Bill Clinton”). ‘Footsteps’ is played. Ed’s final comments are, “I don’t know if it’s easy to like this band, but we sure appreciate the fact that you do.”

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
October 05, 1996
North Charleston Coliseum
Charleston, SC

2 Source Mix:

Source 1
Source: Countryman Isomax II -> Sony TCD-D7
Lineage: DAT -> CDR -> dEQ -> CDR -> SHN

Source 2
Source: AKG460b -> unknown pre-amp > DAT
Lineage: DAT© -> CDR(1) -> FLAC

01 Sometimes
02 Last Exit
03 Animal
04 Go
05 Hail Hail
06 Dissident
07 In My Tree
08 Corduroy
09 Better Man
10 Not For You
11 Jeremy
12 Black
13 State of Love and Trust
14 Habit
15 Rearviewmirror
16 Small Town
17 Alive
18 Blood

19 -banter-
20 Present Tense
21 Even Flow
22 Daughter
23 Improv
24 Off He Goes
25 Mankind
26 Whipping
27 Footsteps
28 Yellow Ledbetter

Total Time: 126:13

Notes: AKG is missing Whipping and some occasional mic noise/bumps on the CMII source in between songs, but the mix came out pretty nice.

Mix and edit by BLG
Compiled on 11/30/2013

Audio 1

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