The Home Shows – Pearl Jam

It’s the summer of 90’s rock.

First up, Pearl Jam – the Home Shows. These tickets were tough to get, but I was lucky enough to score 2 for each show in Seattle. And most importantly, the shows benefit the homeless issue in Seattle. (See this article about the shows from the Seattle Times.) It’s so awesome that the band is doing this to shine a light on the cause.

The first time I fell in love with PJ was 1992, when I was a freshman in college. The movie Singles was released right as I entered into UW, and my roommate and I were hooked. We must have listened to that soundtrack hundreds of times. :) Not only was that the soundtrack of my fall quater, PJ’s Ten album was heard from every frat house down greek row. I haven’t seen them since their last Seattle show, and so I was pretty excited to go and enjoy their music once again.

The band did not disappoint. Three hours of music and community. It was an amazing night, with an incredible turnout.

The Set List:

  1. Oceans
  2. Footsteps
  3. Nothingman
  4. Why Go
  5. Brain of J.
  6. Interstellar Overdrive – (Pink Floyd cover)
  7. Corduroy
  8. Rats
  9. In Hiding
  10. Whipping
  11. Even Flow
  12. Missing – (Chris Cornell cover, live debut by PJ)
  13. Daughter – (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tags)
  14. Immortality
  15. I’m Open
  16. Unthought Known
  17. Can’t Deny Me
  18. Do the Evolution
  19. Lukin
  20. Porch
  21. I Won’t Back Down – (Tom Petty cover, EV solo)
  22. Thin Air
  23. Better Man – (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)
  24. All or None
  25. Crown of Thorns – (Mother Love Bone cover)
  26. Kick Out the Jams – (MC5 cover, with Kim Thayil)
  27. Spin the Black Circle
  28. Rearviewmirror – (with “Fernando” (ABBA)… more )
  29. Crazy Mary – (Victoria Williams cover)Play Video
  30. Jeremy
  31. Leash
  32. Search and Destroy – (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
  33. Sonic Reducer – (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
  34. Alive
  35. Baba O’Riley – (The Who cover)
  36. Yellow Ledbetter

Party like it’s 1988

I’m not ashamed to tell you all that I’m proudly going to the NYOTB, Paula Abdul, and Boys II Men concert tonight with my lifelong girlfriends. :)

When I heard the NKOTB was coming to concert, I texted my friends and said “I don’t care that I’m turning 43. It’s my birthday and we’re going to this concert and dance like it’s 1988!” So here we are…29 years later…going to the NKOTB concert AGAIN. Yep. We went to the NYOTB concert together back in 1988 when they performed at the Puyallup Fair.

Tonight we will be reminiscing about old memories, as well as making new ones. So in honor of birthdays…I’ve created my Party Playlist. One song from each year I’ve been on this earth (with a bonus song from the year of my birth.) Some of the years the picks were easy, and some were hard (especially the mid-80’s.) So many songs. So many memories.

So download Spotify, and follow KT’s Party Playlist! Get ready to get your dance on!

1974 – The Steve Miller Band, The Joker

1975 – Captain & Tennille, Love Will Keep Us Together

1976 – Boston, More Than a Feeling

1977 – The Commodores, Brick House

1978 – The Cars, My Best Friend’s Girl

1979 – Michael Jackson, Rock With You

1980 – Kool and the Gang, Celebration

1981 – Human League, Don’t You Want Me

1982 – Madness, Our House

1983 – Human League, (Keep Feeling) Fascination

1984 – Kenny Loggins, Footloose

1985 – Madonna, Into the Groove

1986 – Beastie Boys, Brass Monkey

1987 – Def Leppard, Hysteria

1988 – New Kids on the Block, You Got It (The Right Stuff)

1989 – Young MC, Bust A Move

1990 – Bel Biv Devoe, Poison

1991 – Arrested Development, Tennessee

1992 – Beastie Boys, So What’Cha Want

1993 – Pearl Jam, Daughter

1994 – Warren G (featuring Nate Dogg), Regulate

1995 – New Edition, Hit Me Off

1996 – Blackstreet, No Diggity

1997 – Notorious B.I.G, Mo Money Mo Problems

1998 – Britney Spears, Baby One More Time

1999 – Montell Jordan, Get It On Tonite

2000 – U2, Beautiful Day

2001 – Janet Jackson, All For You

2002 – Craig David, 7 Days

2003 – Black Eyed Peas, Let’s Get It Started

2004 – Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris, Yeah!

2005 – Missy Elliot (feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop), Lose Control

2006 – Justin Timberlake, Sexyback

2007 – Chris Brown, Kiss Kiss

2008 – Beyoncé, Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

2009 – The Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling

2010 – Usher (feat., OMG

2011 – Katy Perry, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)

2012 – Macklamore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz), Thrift Shop

2013 – Pharrell Williams, Happy

2014 – Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars), Uptown Funk

2015 – Drake, Hotline Bling

2016 – Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop the Feeling

2017 – Bruno Mars, 24K Magic


BTW…my favorite New Kid was Jordan. :)