Ladies and gentlemen, Pearl Jam fans, listeners of the podcast – It’s finally come down to this. An 8-show tour was never going to last forever, but the memories that this band has created throughout this stretch of shows has created a lifelong imprint in our minds and hearts. We’ve talked all tour about the band mixing up their setlists busting out songs from bygone eras and albums that never get the respect they deserve. That setlist management set the bar extremely high for the final night of the tour in Austin. But since so much has already been played, what was left for them to do?
Wash opener? Check.
One last ride with Gigaton? Perhaps Never Destination’s swan song. Check.
2000s album representation? Riot Act, 1/2 Full. Check. Avocado, Unemployable. Check.
More deep cuts, No Code? Habit, check. Who You Are, good lord… Check.
A semi-deep cut with local ties? Pelicans, check.
A new cover? Imagine, bleh.
Okay, how about Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Throwns? Land of 1,000 checks.
There were no lack of unforgettable moments that happened on this night. Once again, we invite Hallucinogenic Recipe co-host Patrick Boegel along with Patron Eddie Quintana to share their instant reaction analysis. We’ll talk about the tone that was set with Ed doing Throw Your Arms Around Me in the pre-set, the power of songs like Black and Rearviewmirror, the many surprises as mentioned above and most importantly, the end of the Gigaton tour with a new album on the horizon.
We’ll also pay tribute to a dear friend who couldn’t get a fair shake this tour. We must seek justice.
Thank you all for tuning into these reaction episodes. We wanted them to feel like you were getting the best and most detailed analysis of what was happening right before our eyes and the only way to do that was to involve the folks who lived it all to share it all. Thank you for the many of you who signed up to Patreon for this very reason. We hope you all can stay around for a while!
This was a legendary tour. I’m just glad that we all got to be a part of it!