October 9, 2014 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 33
  • Show Length: 3:00

Setlist

Main Set: Pendulum, Sometimes, Nothingman, Go, Why Go, Getaway, Corduroy, Light Years, Mind Your Manners, Sirens/(Baby I Love Your Way), Present Tense, Eruption, Even Flow, Infallible, Do The Evolution, God’s Dice, Insignificance, 1/2 Full, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Porch

Encore 1: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Imagine, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Given To Fly, Lightning Bolt, Jeremy, Black, Rearviewmirror

Encore 2: Smile, Open All Night, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 10/9/2014:

First show in Nebraska since 1992. Ed is in superb form early on Pendulum. Sometimes builds up to the intense, passionate peak, Ed adds a “…don’t be shy, dear god…” Crowd is loud during Nothingman, and after, Ed says:

“Good evening! Hello Lincoln…are you ready, Big Red? This is a new building…all due respect to the other bands who have played here…James Taylor and Katy Perry…let’s break this in tonight!”

He grabs a jersey from someone in the crowd after Corduroy and jokes about the football team, saying that the “N” on the helmet is for “knowledge.” Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way” is tagged on the end of Sirens, the first time it’s been played at a PJ show. Ed asks for help on Present Tense and gets it, the crowd is energetic and loud. During Do The Evolution, Ed starts a call and response, “…like South America!” There’s a kid in the front named Lewis who’s turning 6, Ed jokes if he wants coffee or wine, then, leading into Insignificance, tells him to tell his teacher that one Tomahawk missile is 1.5 million dollars. During ½ Full, Ed sings the “won’t someone save the world” to Lewis face to face. As Better Man is transitioning into Save It For Later, he dedicates it to Elizabeth, saying “…don’t be depressed anymore, you got this…” Orbs are down for Porch, Jeff and Mike are feeding off each other’s energy, Stone adds a lead over Mike’s solo and they duel for a little bit. Ed goes swinging on an orb, “like Miley Cyrus,” then throws the microphone out into the crowd and smashes the mic stand.

After the break, he tells a funny story about going into a Walgreens and trying to avoid giving the cashier his phone number. When he tells her who he is, she says her daughter is at the show, and she has to pick her up at 12:30. After the two covers, Ed says “Happy birthday John [Lennon].” Jeremy is dedicated to “teachers, teachers” during the intro. Ed tags some lyrics from RVM during an 8+ minute Black(!), before adding a short Time Heals tag as well. “Open All Night” is a debut cover, from Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, fittingly enough. In the first verse of Yellow Ledbetter, Ed’s mic isn’t working, so he jokingly sings into a beer bottle for a minute before finally getting a wireless mic during the chorus, and the crowd erupts with a huge ovation. Mike gets the spotlight for the end of the song and finishes it off sitting on the crowd step.

Curtis Hames

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

Like millions of others, I was introduced to Pearl Jam via the Jeremy video. 12 year old me was hooked, and that feeling never really went away. PJ has been the soundtrack to my life ever since. After getting some of the 2000 tour boots from Best Buy, I learned how powerful they were every night as a live band. I learned again when I first saw them live in Council Bluffs in 2003. Catch me on tour all over the midwest!


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