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SPOKANE, Wash. - Happy Throwback Thursday! 1993 was a good year for Pearl Jam fans in the Inland Northwest. The band made their first visit to Spokane, playing at The Met in July. The Met is now called The Bing Crosby Theater. The show was a surprise to many Pearl Jam fans and caused quite a commotion downtown as people rushed to get in line for tickets for the show which was 24 hours later.

A few months later Pearl Jam came back to Eastern Washington on Labor Day weekend for a show alongside Neil Young and Blind Melon at The Gorge in George, WA. We weren't able to track down KHQ footage from the shows, but you can find the Gorge show on Youtube.

Some of the live footage in our stories were taken from their legendary free show at Magnuson Park in Seattle in 1993. The show at the Gorge was memorable for the fact that there were several people injured in the concert. Fans who were in the "General Admission" area jumped over fences and even tore them down to get access to the "Golden Circle" area in front of the stage.

Also in 1993 some may recall Pearl Jam's 1993 Rolling Stone cover story that was shot in Spokane!

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