October 5, 2014 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 25
  • Show Length: 2:00

Setlist

Main Set: Long Road, Go, Why Go, Do The Evolution, Mind Your Manners, Save You, Corduroy, Lightning Bolt, Faithfull, Love Boat Captain, My Father’s Son, Got Some, Even Flow, Sirens, Red Mosquito, Daughter/(Alex Chilton/Atomic Dog), Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Imagine, Come Back, State Of Love And Trust, Lukin, Porch, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World

Pearl Jam Show Notes 10/5/2014:

Long Road opens the evening, with Ed donning his Walter Payton jersey and his SG as he and Boom ease the band into the song. A strong and ethereal performance with particularly sharp Ed vocals. The band immediately turns up the heat with a blistering run through Go, Why Go, Do the Evolution, Mind Your Manners and Save You, the latter of which has Ed unleashing another electrifying vocal punctuated by a jarring “let’s beat it.” Afterward, Ed opines “Have I had too much wine already? I don’t think so.”  Ed then gives a shout out to The Replacements, who played prior. As the band gears up for Corduroy, he adds “I reckon this is a pretty expensive bottle of wine, we better work for it.” Corduroy is spot-on, a straightforward run-through with no extended mid-song jam, but featuring a great and melodic solo from Mike, leading to a nice tight jam from the band. Ed points out a fan holding up a flagpole, and implores him to be safe, as “just like Wrigley Field there may be a lightning storm coming,” leading into an energetic Lightning Bolt, with Ed and Stone really playing off each other well in the closing jam. Love Boat Captain again features the extended intro from Cincinnati, and Boom shines on B3 in the outro jam. Ed dedicates Sirens to the Chief of Police, “who I hear is a big fan of the band,” saying he’s never met him, but “drop my name and maybe you get two phone calls.” Photographer Danny Clinch joins the band on harmonica for Red Mosquito. Daughter features a short set of tags, with a nod to The Replacements in Alex Chilton, and a brief vocal riff from Ed on Atomic Dog. As the song concludes, Ed polls the crowd about having shitty dads and moms, then says “…the one good thing about having a shitty dad is you know exactly what not to do. Break the chain.” A ferocious Rearviewmirror closes the main set. The encore kicks off with a seated Elderly Woman and Ed solo on Imagine. A powerful and cathartic Come Back is dedicated to Joey Thomas, who tragically passed away at age 13. The evening comes to a climax with an energetic run of State, Lukin, and Porch. Mike takes his solo for much of Alive touring the fans along the barricade. After introducing the band, Ed says “thank you so much, we will see you…uh…next year” perhaps forgetting they will be back in a little over a week.

Patrick Boegel

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

When Pearl Jam first rose to prominence post Unplugged and during Lollapalooza it was their live tapes that indicated something more, something real was happening here. The first "bootleg" I owned was a great sounding board tape from 10.6.1991 at the Hollywood Palladium, I was captivated by the passion in the bookends of the short set, Wash and Porch. Then it was 3.2.1992 from Den Haag which included the incredible jam on I've Got a Feeling. The original bootleg actually edits a big portion out, around 1999 the tape trading community rectified this with a complete patched copy of the show. There were lots of us back in the day, stamps, padded mailers, tape trees, then CDR trees. Ah the good old days. If I had known then what I know now.


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