On November 1st in Mountain View, California, they began a long and fruitful friendship with Neil Young, appearing at the Bridge School Benefit, a charity concert staged annually by Young to raise money for the high-tech school for the handicapped that his sons attend. Playing for a 18000 crowd, the guys played acoustic versions of Footsteps, Jeremy, Black, Alive, the then unreleased Daughter, Angel (Eddie and Dave) and I am a Patriot by Steven Van Zandt (performed by Eddie solo on guitar). After Footsteps Eddie quiped, "My parents told me I was conceived while listening to Neil Young," so it's "come full circle." Eddie about 'Alive': "We weren't gonna play this next song but we thought here it might take on some new meaning." After Daughter, Eddie said, "We had to make a deal with the drummer 'cause we couldn't bring the whole [drum] set we'll let him play guitar on a song... Just like in the living room... This is Dave and we wrote this together it's uhh... about being able to get outside of your body".
11/01/92 - Shoreline Amphitheatre: Mountainview, CA (Bridge School Benefit) (acoustic)
Setlist: Footsteps, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Daughter, Angel (Eddie and Dave), I am a Patriot by Steven Van Zandt (performed by Eddie solo on guitar)
"When our first record came out, I was shocked how many people related to
some of that stuff. Something like 'Alive,' so many people dealt with death
through that song. Like people dealt with the death of love through 'Black' and
so many people dealt with suicide through 'Jeremy.' The kind of letters that got
through to me about those songs, some of them were just frightening. It's just
so fuckin' weird. You write about this shit, and you're suddenly the spokesman
for a fuckin' generation", Eddie Vedder.