Thursday, October 14, 2004



The MCI show was a great time, as expected.

Mellencamp put out a great set. Unfortunately, the place was maybe 1/3-full at the time. Very underrated performer. Springsteen and REM put on similar, but much shorter sets than the Philly show I saw a week ago. They were still the best acts of the night.


Eddie Vedder singing Begin The Begin with REM.
Stipe with Bruce on Because The Night.
Bruce on Man On The Moon.
Pearl Jam w/ Tim Robbins (yes, the actor) covering X's New World ("It was better before, before they voted for what's-his-name...")

Unexpected highlight: The Dixie Chicks w/ JT on Sweet Baby James. That was just beautiful.
Unexpected lowlight: Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt and Keb Mo. 3 great talents. One incredibly boring set.

The time just flew by. There was very little downtime. There was a rotating stage, so the next band was setting up while the current band was playing.

Eddie Vedder is looking hotter than ever. Bruce too. *slurp*

Great night. Glad I didn't pay a fortune for tickets though. Our seats weren't great, but the view was fine. Can't wait to see a recording of the show.

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