July 3, 2014 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, POL

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 23
  • Show Length: 2:00

Setlist

Main Set: Go, Corduroy, Mind Your Manners, Lightning Bolt, Animal, Given To Fly, Pilate, Do The Evolution, Getaway, Got Some, Nothingman, Even Flow, Sirens, Jeremy, Unthought Known, Public Image, Lukin, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Porch, Alive, Baba O'Riley

Pearl Jam Show Notes 7/3/2014:

After some much-needed days off, the night kicks off with a fury of light and sound as Go roars to life. Ed welcomes the crowd with a safety check and some ground rules for front-row moshing. With these instructions, he reminds the crowd to…Mind Your Manners. He shows off his (lack of) Polish speaking skills before Given to Fly, translated as “It’s a beautiful night…it’s a beautiful night…It’s getting chilly…let’s warm up…to each other…bless you.” Afterwards, he dedicates the next song to the promoter Nicolas, saying:

“He had to call someone in Warsaw because one of us didn’t have his passport and couldn’t get in.  But as you can see, we are all here and we are very grateful for them trusting us. Thank you, authorities. Usually you like to say, like, “fuck the police,” “fuck the government,” but every once in while you gotta think…like, oh god we will suck their cocks if they just let us get in to play the goddamn show…”

Ed pauses for some creationist criticism around Do the Evolution. After Jeremy, Ed takes a moment to introduce Matt Cameron on the drums and informs the crowd he will be back again the following night playing drums with Soundgarden. Shout outs to MGMT, Jack White and Faith No More (all performing at the festival) as the band begins Unthought Known and blends it into Public Image. After the break, Ed begins listing places in Poland they have played. After mentioning Gdynia twice, he quips:

“…this guy, we saw him four years ago and he still hasn’t put on a fuckin’ shirt! I am not sure….you are either going to get laid tonight…or you are definitely not getting laid, I’m not sure how it’s going to go. What the fuck, you must have a huge…ego. And maybe a small…town.”

And with that, the band moves into Small Town, Better Man, and reaches a crescendo with Porch. Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) joins for a closing Baba O’Riley, with Ed telling the fans “Goodnight, ciao…let’s do it again sometime…”

Matt Sellers

Writer & Contributor

My adolescence changed in 1992, with the release of Ten, Nevermind, Little Earthquakes and Wish. But it was Ten that swept me away. Lost in the mumbled Pearl Jam lyrics, I decided right then that I wanted to write. Thirty years later, Pearl Jam is still my favorite band. And someday, I might write.


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