Watch Old Footage from Pearl Jam’s First Show
Today in 1990, Pearl Jam took the stage at Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle for their first ever live performance. Unbeknownst to the person running the camcorder that night (remember camcorders?), this footage would serve as the single oldest shred of live video of the now legendary rock band. The brilliance of the internet has allowed someone to compile the footage and organize it properly, so check out 45 minutes of Pearl Jam's first show from today in 1990.
Originally billed as Mookie Blaylock (after former NBA player Mookie Blaylock), the five-piece took the stage with cuts from their soon-to-be forthcoming album Ten, "Release," "Alive," "Once," "Black" and "Even Flow" along with "Alone" and "Breath" which serve as rarer songs today. A noticeably shy Eddie Vedder comes out of his shell as the show unfolds, and it is truly amazing to watch.