now embarked on another European tour, highlighted by the aforementioned Pink
Pop Festival in Holland, appearing before 60,000 fans. The first show was at the Rock Am Ring
Festival on June 5th. Eddie before 'Ritfw' mentioned something that
happened before during the show,
"On Porch, Stone got hit with a bottle. He's gonna have a scar right above
his eye so he'll never forget this night". The subject of bootlegs, is particularly
close to the band's heart. On stage at London's Finsbury Park on June 6th, Eddie
actually told the audience to tape the show (and any others they could!) .
Even Flow was dedicated to "This band -- yeah we'll play for a cause
every once in a while if it's a good one. Well, this is one that's gonna affect
us all. Dee, the drummer from L7, has not had her period for almost two months
-- she's a little bit worried about it. So, we dedicate the song Even Flow to
her, to her menstrual cycle!" He then changed some of the words in the song,
singing about pillows made of Tampax. During 'Porch,' Eddie barely made it back to the stage as
security mistaken him for a stagediver.
. Even Flow was dedicated to "This band -- yeah we'll play for a cause every once in a while if it's a good one. Well, this is one that's gonna affect us all. Dee, the drummer from L7, has not had her period for almost two months -- she's a little bit worried about it. So, we dedicate the song Even Flow to her, to her menstrual cycle!" He then changed some of the words in the song, singing about pillows made of Tampax. During 'Porch,' Eddie barely made it back to the stage as security mistaken him for a stagediver.
- Nuerburgring: Nuerburg, Germany (Rock Am Ring Festival)
- Finsbury Park Festival: London, England
Opening: Red Kross, L7, Therapy
Opened for: The Cult
Setlist: Wash, Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and
Trust, Even Flow, Porch
"[About the Pinkpop show] How should I feel?... I don't know... We never played for that many people before, ah, it's really something else. I can't...I don't think any of us could take any credit for that. It's all just a crowd and then you channel energy. And to play between Lou Reed and David Byrne and after Soundgarden and all these people that we've listened to for years. It... it's really something else. Look at these pictures... I'll show you these pictures... I'll show you why I feel the way I do. It's a little bit overwhelming to see this many people. I mean I'm sure you've been looking at this... all day... It's a lot people (laughs). We're used to play in small clubs you know. And we wanna go back to play in small clubs", Eddie Vedder.
"When we look at these pictures that he has, that'll give us a perspective on like how great of a time it was", Jeff Ament.
- Pink Pop Festival: Geleen, Holland
The next show was in Stuttgart
on June 10th. Next day they played in Hamburg with Eddie asking the crowd
The next show was in Stuttgart on June 10th. Next day they played in Hamburg with Eddie asking the crowd"Let's talk to this people, how are you? Does anybody remember last time? Does anybody remember Jeff's Birthday? It´s good to see that you're still Alive". A hot and dusty arena was ready for Pearl Jam on June 13th at the Go Bang Festival in Berlin. "Did you know that Berlin has the reputation of being a very dark and cold place, but we'll gonna go back to our friends and tell them all that's a lie", before 'Deep'. "We played outdoors 4 or 5 times last week, very ugly day, raining, and cold, it's so beautiful out it seems like everbody would be going a little bit more crazy, and I don't want you to stay very calm for the rest of our set, just one more song , but if you guys don't go crazy for Bad Religion I don't think we'll ever come to Berlin again, are you happy? are you okay? if there's something wrong maybe we can work it out, 1,2,3,4", 'Porch' was next. During 'Porch,' Eddie climbed the very high light scaffolding and started to dance. During the Serenadenhof show on June 15th, Eddie wished the venue to be a bit smaller.
- Kongresszentrum: Stuttgart, Germany
- Grosse Freiheit 36: Hamburg, Germany
Encore: Garden, Rockin' in the Free World
- Go Bang Festival: Wuhlheide: Berlin, Germany
Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Leash, Once, Porch
06/14/92 - Go Bang Festival: Kloecknergelaende im Industriehafen: Bremen, Germany
- Serenadenhof: Nuremberg, Germany
After the German shows Pearl Jam returned to Italy to play a gig in Milan at
City Square on June 17th. The show was broadcast on Italian TV. During 'Black'
Eddie saw something in the crowd he didn't like "Hey you fuckers why
don't you stop that". After that Eddie stepped down towards the crowd to get their
attention. He motioned for them to cut it out, sang a line, and then spit in their direction,
he then said "C'mon
spit on me! I don't give a shit"."You guys are hurting people!".
When the song ended Eddie returned to the stage. "Let's talk for a second.
Everyone...You're hurting people... up front. Every time you jump up...and I'm not gonna watch
it... What?... You want
your money back? You can go get your money back -- that's okay. We'll give it to
you twice back! We just have friends up here that are listening to stories. I love you too!
Just don't hurt anybody! I want to be your friend. I want us all to be friends.
That's all -- it's cool...". Next stop, Zurich on June 18th in front of a
500 crowd. Eddie remembered the last time they'd played in Switzerland, "We're
so happy to be here-I mean that. Do you remember the last time we were here?
Does anybody remember? It was very small - and we took all the plugs out of our
instruments and just played it very quietly. It was nice...1,2,3...",
before 'Oceans'. "We
have a prize winner, ladies and gentleman........our governments, our parents,
our teachers, our friends. They all put leashes on us. Drop the leash, drop the
leash. Get out of my fucking face.", Leash.
- City Square: Milan, Italy
- Volkshaus: Zurich, Switzerland
The Mamasan Trilogy was performed at the Rockhaus in Vienna on June 19th, and in Paris at the Elysee-Montmartre on June 22th. And in front of a 1500 people, Pearl Jam performed in Sweden on June 25th. The show was scheduled to the Melody Maker but due to Pearl Jam's popularity it was moved to the Moderna Museet. With no opening act, Eddie and Mike took the stage to open with two acoustic songs. "This guy's making a tape recording ... everybody be careful ... don't make too much noise. No keep it out. I like that idea. He's OK. Let him tape the show, yeah ... we wanna remember this, right?" Pearl Jam was upset that this show was for 18+ ages only with Eddie remarking, "You know of this thing, Roskilde? We're playing tomorrow. After this, I feel like saying 'fuck it, let's just play here again.' This is the size! It's outdoors ... this is as big as it needs to get ... next time it will be at this place, it will be all ages and it will be cheaper than it was today. This was bullshit and I don't dare say that unless I plan to live up to it so we will live up to it. We'll see you there then, OK?" While they were playing their personal items were stolen backstage.
- Rockhaus: Vienna, Austria
- Elysee-Montmartre: Paris, France
- Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen: Stockholm, Sweden
"[The notebooks are ] no big deal to anyone else, but they mean a fucking lot to me, man. It was real personal shit, you know? And someone walks in while we´re playing and steals´em. Some fucking asshole just walks and steals them. You´re on stage and you think you´re giving everything you´ve got- but there´s always someone who wants more. And if you can´t give it, they´ll just fucking take it" - Eddie about the two composition books he´d been carrying around (one which he´d kept personal scribblings and the other containing all of the lyrics he´d written since the band´s last trip to Europe) which were stolen.
On June 26th, Epic Soundtrax released the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie, "Singles", featuring two previously unreleased Pearl Jam songs, "State of Love and Trust" and "Breath". That same day Pearl Jam played at the Roskilde Festivan in Denmark in front of 70000 people. Eddie seemed really unconfort playing it "... I made a mistake ... I thought 'Roskilde' meant 'small club' ... I fucked up". During 'Deep', a fan tried to make it to the stage and began getting beaten by security. Eddie, Mike and Eric Johnson (PJ's tour manager) jumped into the pit to assist. Security didn't recognized the band, and when Mike tried to get up on stage again, he was pushed to the pit again. Eddie was really pissed about the situation saying that next time will pass out photos to security.
- Roskilde Festival (Orange stage): Denmark
Quoted in Kerrang!
as being "dissatisfied with their increasingly tense and aggressive
live performances, and with the touring lifestyle in general," Pearl Jam
canceled the remaining London shows, and returned home.
- Ruisrock Festival: Turku, Finland (canceled)
06/28/92 - Kalvoyafestivalen: Oslo, Norway (canceled)
- Brixton Academy: London, England (canceled)
- Astoria: London, England (canceled)
- Eurockenes Festival: Belfort, France (canceled)
- Torhout Festival: Belgium (canceled)
- Werchter Festival: Belgium (canceled)