November 23, 2013 – Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 33
  • Show Length: 2:55


Main Set: Pendulum, Release, Long Road, Corduroy, Lightning Bolt, Mind Your Manners, Why Go, Dissident, Getaway, Got Some, Garden, Do The Evolution, I Got Id, Sirens, State Of Love And Trust, Jeremy, Leatherman, Eruption, Spin The Black Circle, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Yellow Moon, Footsteps, All Or None, Come Back, I Believe In Miracles, Given To Fly, Once, Porch

Encore 2: Unthought Known, Black, Alive, Baba O’Riley, Indifference

Pearl Jam Show Notes 11/23/2013:

Pendulum is complemented with heavy guitar effects from Mike while using a bow, which he continues to use through Release. Dennis Rodman gets a subtle nod during Release as well, as Ed changes the lyric to “oh, D-Rod…” Halfway through Corduroy, Ed appears to be focused on the front of the pit, then during the outro breakdown he says:

“…there’s a little bit of a problem, let’s take care of this problem so we can get on with a fucking rock show. Hey young lady, you’ve got to get the fuck out, just get out now! We’ll talk about it later, just get the fuck out now!” 

After the song he greets the crowd with, “Good evening!” Before asking for the lights and moving to the very front of the stage and addresses the issue again:

 “Hi, I don’t know you, we’ve never met, we need to get you out. Just get out, please, now. Get her out, I’m not fucking around. Just go watch it somewhere else, you had a chance to make friends with these people, you fucked that up, go make some friends over there.” 

After security deals with the issue, he checks in on the crowd, saying “alright, we good now? Cheers.” Lightning Bolt features the well-received line “…towards the great southwest” and Why Go is introduced with “…live from Los Angeles, it’s Saturday night!” After, Ed asks the camera operator to get a shot of a little girl and teases “were you the one causing all these damn problems up here?” Explaining his actions, he states, “We didn’t have time to have a jury trial down here, Johnnie Cochran was going to come in to defend her, it was going to be a problem.” He continues. telling them “Bruce Springsteen said you can get this place rocking, and so far, you are proving him right”. Following Dissident, he says “speaking of escape…” and the band kicks into Getaway. Garden is dedicated to Tim. Before I Got Id, Ed makes a One Direction joke, teasing “this is called I Got 1D.” He mentions Rob, the fan from the Philippines who came on stage in San Diego, and his wife, and says they are sending them “some of the dough from tonight and San Diego home with Rob to help a few folks out.” Prior to Sirens, he makes a dedication to “David…this one’s for him, everybody he works with, and his son Miles, Mike starts this one, thanks for listening.” Ed tosses the microphone to the front row of the crowd during SOLAT and allows them to sing the “…myself…” section. Afterwards, he says with concern, “it’s a rough crowd out here…you alright?” He continues: “…we thought we’d hire George Zimmerman to be security from Florida,” which is met with boos from the crowd, then explains that he would have a weapon, but he would be watched “24/7 by all the security so he doesn’t do anything terrible…someone’s going to have to stand their ground against guys like that. So, this is a song about guns,” which leads into Jeremy, after which Ed goes on to say:

“Without offending anybody, I think we can have a few more gun laws on the books. It’s also a mental health problem, until people can get help, until we do that maybe we need to make it a little more difficult. I could feel it from the back, they wanted me to say that”

Ed explains Leatherman as “this song has been confused as a song about Rob Halford, about Al Pacino, but it’s actually about a real guy and his name was the Leatherman.” Joking that “this is how Mike McCready woke me up this morning,” Eruption is played as a lead into Spin the Black Circle. After the break, Ed inquires “…everybody still good?” then gives his thanks to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers for their support during the band’s early years. Pointing to the crowd, Ed notes, “There’s a woman with a sign for a song that we haven’t played in a long, long time, shall we do that one, or stick to what we were going to do? If you got the time, we got the wine!” After some deliberation with the band, he says “get a spotlight on this woman so in case you don’t like it you can see her on the way out…I’m just kidding!” All or None is then played for the first time “since the Vic Theater fan club show in 2007! An emotional-looking Ed dedicates Come Back to Johnny Ramone, continuing the tribute with an up-tempo I Believe in Miracles. During the intro of Unthought Known he shouts “Tim remember this one, this is us late at night!” Towards the end “of Black, a fan strolls across the stage from Stone’s side, just as he is about to reach Ed a security guard pulls him away before Ed intervenes. Playfully patting him down, Ed takes his phone out before handing it back and slow dancing with him to cheers from the crowd before the man is led off the stage. Before Alive, he introduces the band, with additional praise for soundwoman Karrie Keyes, who he says deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom, in her hometown. After a spirited rendition of Baba O’Riley, Ed jokes “I’m glad we’ve got tomorrow “night off” before the band closes with Indifference.

Alex Hoggard

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I knew it was a special moment when I first heard Alive as a teenager, but it would've been hard to imagine just how special. Having been fortunate enough to see the band, and Eddie solo shows, in several countries, I'll continue to ride the wave where it takes me.

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