November 26, 2013 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 36
  • Show Length: 3:00


Main Set: Pendulum, Nothingman, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Why Go, Hail, Hail, Lightning Bolt, Mind Your Manners, Dissident, Faithfull, Setting Forth, Corduroy, Even Flow, Sirens, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Unthought Known, Let The Records Play, Down, State Of Love And Trust, Better Man/(Save It For Later)

Encore 1: After Hours, Yellow Moon, Last Kiss, Just Breathe, Thin Air, GIven To Fly, Untitled/MFC, Big Wave, Do The Evolution, The New World, Porch

Encore 2: Smile, Crazy Mary, Black, Alive, Fuckin’ Up, Indifference

Pearl Jam Show Notes 11/26/2013:

The crowd takes the “into the sun” line in Nothingman and then Ed gives it to them one more time at the end. Hail, Hail has the “…I refer to those in front” lyric change. Before Faithfull, Ed explains to the audience that the song was requested by a fan who was part of a group from Brazil that was following the band from Southern California, and a woman in the group was mugged outside the venue and lost all her money and her passport. The Pearl Jam fans outside the show pitched in to help her out though, and Faithfull is her thank you. Mike has some noticeable tuning issues during the song and he stops playing until the solo, when he rips back in. Before Sirens, Ed says:

“…this next one, it’s a little bit I suppose about the fragility of life…and never take it for granted…there’s nothing better than getting news that you’ve beaten cancer or something….when we started out, none of us were parents, probably none of you were parents, I mean we were barely kids, becoming adults, but when I hear things about Dick Cheney not understanding that his daughter wants to be involved in same-sex marriage and he doesn’t support that, his own daughter, that’s a mystery to me…”

He continues, saying that Cheney should go one more level and be able to marry himself, so that “he can go fuck himself.” Sirens goes off without a hitch, Ed’s guitar perfectly in tune, and Jeff, Mike, and Stone all up at the front doing backup vocals at the end. Ed and Mike do the back-to-back lean and Jeff’s bouncing around on a show-stopping, almost 9-minute Better Man. After the break, Ed comes out, mentions Lou Reed’s recent passing (“Thanks Lou. Thank you Lou. We miss you Lou.”), and plays After Hours. Following Yellow Moon, the band goes over to the side of the stage where a group of Bridge School kids are sitting, and Ed says, with a huge smile:

“…this is my friend Maricor’s favorite song, so I’m going to go over here and hang out with my friends…here’s Maricor, here’s Alan…everybody’s here…” 

Ed, Stone, Jeff, and Mike all go up onto the rail where the Bridge School kids are and sing Last Kiss right in front of them, Ed says something in Maricor’s ear and interacts with the kids while singing, a very touching moment to see. Thin Air returns to the set for the first time since 2008! John Doe from X joins for “The New World,” the first time it’s been played since PJ20 in 2011. Ed runs around the arena floor high-fiving the audience during Porch. Celebratory encore 2 opens with Smile and includes a powerful version of Black. Ed showers praise on the crowd before leaving, adding “…we love you…beautiful faces, every one of you…thanks.”

Sean Rashkis

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

October 1, 1994 sold me on my Pearl Jam fandom. Coming to the stage and playing Walking the Cow floored me. Not only was I sold on Pearl Jam when I first saw them almost a year earlier in 1993, seeing them come out and open with a pretty rare cover was just incredible. How many bands out there change their setlists as often as Pearl Jam, and show their fans new music experiences constantly. This band! This band!

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