March 31, 2013 – Lollapalooza, Jockey Club, São Paulo, BRA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 26
  • Show Length: 2:10


Main Set: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Why Go, (Interstellar Overdrive)/Corduroy, Comatose, Olé, Do The Evolution, Wishlist, Got Some, Even Flow, Nothingman, Insignificance, Daughter/(W.M.A.), World Wide Suicide, Jeremy, Unthought Known, State Of Love And Trust, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Given To Fly, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Better Man/(Save It For Later), Black/(We Belong Together), I Believe In Miracles, Go, Alive, Baba O’Riley, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 3/31/2013:

Small Town is jovial and vowel-heavy to open, getting the enormous crowd warmed up before an energetic Why Go. Ed encourages chants from the audience prior to Mike’s clear and crisp Corduroy solo. Stone is tapped into the energy this night as well, as indicated by his rhythm and dance moves. Ed checks in with everyone on how they’re doing, speaks Portuguese briefly, and offers a “chocolate egg called Olé”. Lights go out and flip on again to a short succession of screams into Do the Evolution. Ed takes a moment during Wishlist to look up from his solo to engage the audience in a sing and clap along. The crowd rolls like a sea of flowing arms during Even Flow, Mike’s solo is long and aggressive with a markedly ‘70’s sound. Nothingman ends with a passionate last verse. More soccer chants before Daughter, and Ed walks the side extensions of the stage to pay a visit to the vast crowd. Ed begins World Wide Suicide with some major guitar distortion. Ed thanks the crowd with a Portuguese accent, rather than in Portuguese, discusses making a new album, and asks for help singing Jeremy. Entire band is soaked from the heat by State. Lengthy, anthemic RVM bridge with an “I won’t forget” repetition added midway, and a drum solo to round things out. Stone goes hard on the outro and the strobe lights add to the atmosphere. 6 “Obrigado”s end the main set.

Ed thanks the Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer, Perfect Circle, Maynard, and “Red Wine.” Mike and Jeff play off each other during Given to Fly. There’s a bit of call-and-response with the crowd on Not For You, and Stone closes out with a great solo which Ed transitions into Modern Girl. Black is beautiful, with Stone making his way over to jam on the outro with Mike. The audience shows massive appreciation with perfect “doo doo doo’s” and Ed agrees. I Believe in Miracles is dedicated to the Ramones and a “hey ho, let’s go” chant segues into Go. Baba gets a wild response, a super combo with Matt’s drumming and Mike’s guitar, and some classic tambourine antics. Ed thanks the crowd “very, very, very much” and gives props for being one of the safest and best crowds to play for. The show is brought to a close with Yellow Ledbetter, after which he exchanges his wine for a beer and a Brazilian flag before a bow and a goodbye.

Hillary Wood

Writer & Contributor

If you ever need a song to convey a feeling, a vibe, to bring you back to a place or a moment in time, it’s to be found in the Pearl Jam catalogue. It’s a band that mirrors the passion, the politics, the adventure, and the integrity that I try my best to live life with and their music is a perfect soundtrack to it all. You can get pumped, wallow, get angry, feel inspired or tilt and scratch your head on each album. Bugs?! What’s not to love?

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