In 1993, Pearl Jam put on a show in Indio, California, as an “up yours” gesture towards Ticketmaster, the corporation controlling most of the region’s music venues.
Empire Polo Club had never hosted a concert before, and the town itself was at that time best known for its date palms and proximity to places people actually wanted to visit. The promotion company, Goldenvoice, was funded through its founder’s drug trafficking side business. But the concert was a success; 25,000 people turned out to rock out. If that whole thing doesn’t scream “rebellious youth,” I don’t know what does.