October 19, 2014 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 32
  • Show Length: 3:00


Main Set: Pendulum, Release, Nothingman, Go, Life Wasted, Corduroy, Lightning Bolt, Mind Your Manners, Save You, Even Flow, Sirens, Love Boat Captain/(Jumpin’ Jack Flash), Daughter/(Blitzkrieg Bop), I Got Id, The Fixer, Unthought Known, Given To Fly, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Thin Air, Footsteps, Imagine, Last Kiss, Why Go, Do The Evolution, Porch

Encore 2: Black, Setting Forth, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Indifference

Pearl Jam Show Notes 10/19/2014:

Release lyric is changed to “Dear Ron…” Nice solo/jam to end Lightning Bolt. Before Save You, Ed says “this one’s called ‘Get off your knees, motherfucker, I’m your friend and I’m not going to let you die’,” then does a short call and response with the crowd, going high, and commenting “not bad for a bunch of manly men from Minnesota.” Mike is fluid and expressive on Even Flow. Ed gets more intricate on the Sirens outro, adding some vocal inflections. A powerful Love Boat Captain again opens with a jam intro, and later, during the ending jam, Ed adds some lyrics from “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” before doing the “Love” call and response to end it. Before I Got Id, Ed sees a Canadian flag and mentions that the next song was written with a Canadian friend of theirs, Neil Young. Following The Fixer, Ed praises the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital for their work on EB, and invites the Dean of the Medical School, Jakub Tolar, on stage. Ed discusses his work and says he gave a tour of the UM facilities to Ed and Stone the day before, so Ed gives him a tour of Pearl Jam’s “facilities” on stage, after which Dr. Tolar speaks and thanks the band, and Ed starts Unthought Known immediately after he finishes. The RVM jam is melodic and atmospheric.

After the break, Ed jokes about how he doesn’t know what day of the week it is and that he’s falling apart, blaming Matt’s drumming for his hearing loss and staring at the sun for his loss of vision. Thin Air is dedicated to Gabriella with “sometimes people are like a fine wine…sometimes, the best ones are Italian.” Ed does a gender reveal for a couple in the crowd, just as Porch begins they find out it’s a boy. Stone starts Alive after Black, and Ed waves him off, leading to a little jazz improv break before playing Setting Forth instead. As Better Man transitions into Save It For Later, Ed urges the crowd on, saying “I know it’s late, let’s keep going!” The house lights go up for Indifference, and before he starts singing, he offers

“hey, if we ever happen to meet somewhere…Mexico, South America, Texas, Seattle, Chicago…if there’s a way…just tell me you were here, the drinks are on me…”

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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