Thursday, February 05, 2015

A Day (Not Quite) Mis-Spent

Ah, this takes me back. I was a young guy when this happened. The company I worked for was responsible for bringing these guys in. They got booked before the album broke big and played the show even though there were probably opportunities elsewhere to make a lot more money. Their integrity was solid. 29,000 fans showed up. At least that's the number I heard over and over. Maybe it was less. Maybe not.

Anyway, it's cool that this is online. The sound isn't great and the angle is poor but it's definitely as close to being there as anything else. It was a free show for those that attended. Part of the still-new Day on the Hill series that Student Union Activities put on. There was a great run from SUA in the late 80s/early 90s. Oingo Boingo came through on one of their last tours. Primus and Fishbone did a Halloween show. Nirvana played at KU, so did Faith No More, before their respective records blew up to national attention. Ah, those were the days...

Unfortunately I wasn't there. I had to work that day and I needed the money so I missed out. Now I can watch the show anytime I want and I can drink beer while doing it. (The KU campus had just gone 'dry' shortly before this.

Here you go. Pearl Jam at Day on the Hill at the University of Kansas. 1992. Enjoy.

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