October 30, 2013 – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC, USA

On the Pod

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 30
  • Show Length: 2:35


Main Set: Pendulum, Low Light, Present Tense, Last Exit, Do The Evolution, Lightning Bolt, Mind Your Manners, Severed Hand, Even Flow, Daughter/(Blitzkrieg Bop/Atomic Dog), Getaway, Sirens, Setting Forth, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Immortality, Infallible, Unthought Known, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Bee Girl, Yellow Moon, Off He Goes, Just Breathe, Given To Fly, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Porch

Encore 2: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, The Real Me, Black, Alive, All Along The Watchtower

Pearl Jam Show Notes 10/30/2013:

Ed sounds fantastic on Low Light early. Stone plays around with the melody during the second verse in Present Tense, very cool. Ed exhorts the crowd during the jam with “Here we go! Here we go!” Lightning Bolt has a little extended jam at the end. Mike takes a long solo on Even Flow, showing off all his range, from flashy to emotional. Afterwards, Ed talks about how they haven’t been back to Charlotte in 10 years, teasing that it’s because they have a basketball team and Seattle doesn’t, adding that it’s really Oklahoma City’s fault, calling them “thunder-fuckers.” After Daughter, he talks about how Lightning Bolt has been #1 on the charts for 2 weeks:

“…it seems like…this kind of stuff, it never really mattered to us and it still doesn’t, really, but it is kinda nice. I’m a little embarrassed to say, but I just want to say it because we’re grateful, we were fortunate enough, the record that we made has now been the #1 record for 2 weeks, so we just want to say thanks…it’s nice to be #1 because sometimes you feel like #2…the other thing is we didn’t have to show our tits to do it…”

At this point, Stone is coerced by the crowd up front to lift his shirt up, getting a loud reaction from the crowd and causing Ed to let out a “whoa!” then teasing “…it just plummeted.” He continues, “…going for the #1 spot for the 3rd week in a row, based on the tits of Stone Gossard…” The debut of Getaway is next, it’s a little rough in spots but by the ending they’ve got it figured out. Not For You stretches out past 6 minutes. Matt leads the way on the RVM jam. After the break, Ed and Jeff come out and Bee Girl is introduced as “…a cautionary tale.” Better Man approaches 8 minutes with a long Save it for Later tag. Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is in attendance and Ed gives him a shoutout during Porch, exclaiming “Artimus on the drums!” During Small Town, Ed changes the lyric to:

“…I seem to recognize your breast…”

while giving Stone a side-eyed look. The Real Me appears on a PJ setlist for the first time since 2011, and Jeff hits the bass line perfectly. Ed does an improv based on “We Belong Together” at the end of Black. All Along the Watchtower hasn’t been played since 2010, and Mike adds a tag of Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” at the end.

John Farrar

Content Editor & LO4L Host

I was obsessed with Pearl Jam in the early 90's, and then became a collector of their live bootlegs in the 2000's. I’ve seen them 12 times in 8 different states. I’m continuously blown away by their ability to create transcendent moments in concert. I owe them for my love of vinyl, live music, and so much more. I’m happy to have the podcast and this website as an outlet for that obsession.

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