April 3, 2013 – Constanera Sur, Buenos Aires, ARG

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 25
  • Show Length: 2:20


Main Set: Release, Even Flow, Lukin, Corduroy, In Hiding, Save You, Deep, Jeremy, WIshlist, Hail, Hail, Given To Fly, I Got Id, Daughter/(It’s O.K.), Got Some, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Do The Evolution, Animal, Just Breathe, Black/(We Belong Together), I Believe In Miracles, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 4/3/2013:

Headlining the Pepsi Music Festival, the energy reaches a fever pitch early as Even Flow and Lukin make rare early appearances, the second and third songs in the set. After Even Flow, the crowd keeps doing the ‘whoa’s, emulating the guitar parts with the band looking on in amazement. Inspired, during In Hiding Ed sings along to the guitar melody of the pre-chorus. The crowd continues to take over the show, stretching their voices for Jeremy, Hail, Hail, and Given To Fly, with the latter needing some crowd control as Ed implores everyone to take two steps back. Daughter is tagged with It’s O.K., but with a new spin on it as Ed changes the lyrics to “Esta Bien” and sings the entire part in Spanish. The moment is not lost on the crowd, as they express their appreciation loudly and repeatedly. Their participation on Better Man causes Ed to pause mid-song, taking the moment to thank them: 

“It sounds great up here. It means a lot that you would respond like this. We all grew up very small, and none of us thought this would ever happen in our lives. We would’ve been happy to come here and share this kind of music with you. I can’t tell you how much it means.”

Rearviewmirror has a new twist to the intro and ends the set on a massive adrenaline rush. The encore kicks back in with the quintessential South American song, Do The Evolution, as the crowd keeps up the momentum from the main set. Ed takes a pause during Just Breathe as well, sending condolences to those who’d lost loved ones during a recent natural disaster: 

“Right before we came here there was a big storm. We heard there were some people who were lost. I know a lot of lives changed and power was lost. Just seems like a big old fucking mess that no one deserved, you know? I forgot to say before, I know some of them are your neighbors and it might’ve affected you or might’ve affected your family or obviously parts of your community. We’ve been through some stuff ourselves and that’s just a part of growing up and getting old, the only alternative is not getting old. You have to get through it and you will get through it. We’re thinking about you as you get through it, I hope it goes smooth and by summertime you’re good to go.”

The night finishes off with an impassioned Black, I Believe In Miracles, and the end of set bread and butter, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, and Yellow Ledbetter, sending everyone home happy. A fan’s wallet is tossed up on stage during Ledbetter, Ed has some fun skimming through credit cards (and possibly a prophylactic), as everyone has a big laugh to end one of the most dynamic South American shows in their history.

Randy Sobel

Concertpedia Managing Editor & LO4L Host

The first time I heard Yield, I didn’t know it at the time but it changed my life. 10 years later, I saw Pearl Jam for the first time at Madison Square Garden and haven’t looked back. I’m still holding out hope that W.M.A. will one day be played as a full song more consistently in setlists rather than just as a tag off of Daughter, and you won’t ever find a bigger homer for the band’s Hartford shows than me. Top 10 Pearl Jam crowd, fight me on it!

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