Monday, April 23, 2012

1995-01-14 Constitution Hall, Washington DC 1

Voters For Choice Benefit, night 1 was the first public appearance of Jack Irons on drums as Pearl Jam official member (but he already played with Pearl Jam at Bridge School Benefit a couple of months before). Tickets had been distributed through a lottery among fans and some of them were definitely not happy to see the new drummer. Ed said to them: ' should all thank Jack Irons, because this band wouldn't be together today if it wasn't for him. He saved the life of this band, so thank him.' The song "Go" was dedicated to Dave Abbruzzese...
The band selected "Act Of Love" from Neil-Jam's upcoming Mirrorball album to be the final song of the show, and Neil Young joined them on stage for lead vocals! Also check very emotional take of "Deep".

This is an audience video, stumbling and faltering from time to time, but audio stream is ok and it's taken from official sound-board. Also sometimes you can see a watermark "15 Jan 1995", but don't be confused - this is definitely late night 1995-01-14 show, and camera clock displays something about 1 or 2 am.

Set: Release, Spin The Black Circle, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, (Wish You Were Here) Corduroy, Not For You, Daughter (Sick O'Pussies), Glorified G, Go, Deep, Black, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Blood, Indifference, Act of Love (with Neil Young)

Duration: 1:26;  Size: 605Mb
Video: DivX 5 640x480 25.00fps [Stream 00]
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 320kbps [Stream 01]

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Check for remastered official audio bootleg for this show on Free Boolegs page


  1. thank you thank you...i love jack irons...

  2. I was at this show. Amazing night/memory & one of the best shows I've ever seen. Thank you so much. I just found my ticket & other things I grabbed.