Concert Report Essay

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CONCERT REPORT #1

I chose to do my first concert report on Pearl Jam. The concert took place at Deer Creek the weekend after class started, so it was perfect timing to do this assignment. This was the first time I have seen Pearl, and I thought it was worthy of writing a report on.

If one has ever been a fan of Pearl Jam, they of course know that Eddie Vedder is the lead singer, and right beside him with his wicked lead guitar playing, Stone Gossard. The other guys on the strings are, Mike McCready on guitar, and Jeff Ament on bass. My favorite band player of any band is the drummer, and for Pearl Jam, this guy is Matt Cameron. He is the only unoriginal band member when they
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The next song that sticks in my memory was “Betterman”, also from Vitology. The reason that this song sticks is that I really don’t like this song at all. The tempo and the words are just not to my liking. The song in general seems in general misplaced on this album. But, like any artist should do, I could tell right away that this was some how different. Why pay money to hear something that you have already paid for, and can hear any day. But anyway to get back to the point, this song sticks in my mind so well, because the tempo was given a swift kick. It was more upbeat, and Stone threw in an incredible five-minute guitar solo. I mean this solo, was just amazing. This was clearly an improvement on their studio recording- edition, and I would have to honestly have to say this was one of the best songs that I heard all night.

The very next song was probably my favorite Pearl Jam song, “Rear view Mirror”, from the their second album, Versus. This album, in my opinion is their best. It just has their most upbeat songs, but at the same time, it has their most mellow song at the very end, titled “Indifference”. Now, I know that this goes against my feelings for “Betterman”, but once you hear “Indifference”, you will understand that this song could have been put on any album, and it would fit right in. This song is just that cool. But, back to “Rear view

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