Since Brian McKenna posted the story about the short-handed Sacramento stop of this tour, I thought that I would digitize my DAT master recording of the show at The Palace a few days later… on the 25th anniversary of the show.
Man, I hated the Palace. Security was a huge pain in the ass, and the theater’s acoustics was one of the worst I have dealt with. I am about 15 feet from the left stack and it is still distant, echoey and boomy. My one good palace story was that I once forgot a battery pack for a pavement show (taping through the soundboard) so I faked illness/medical emergency to get out to my car for the pack- they were strict on ins and outs. I thanked the security guy on the way back in and showed him the pack as I strolled back in. heh heh.
I know that Vedder and Grohl performed the entire tour, but I don’t know if Carla did the entire thing. Hearing her sing some of these songs is a real treat. And we also get KIRA on her only appearance of the tour!
The rest of the bands from that night are forthcoming.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with battery box bass rolloff
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’d in Sony Soundforge to bring the bass down a bit (yes, it was actually bassier than this)