November 25, 2015 – Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, COL

Show at a Glance

  • Venue: Simon Bolivar Park
  • Location: Bogota, COL
  • Number of Songs: 30
  • Show Length: 2:40


Main Set: Pendulum, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Mind Your Manners, Do The Evolution, Animal, Low Light, Corduroy, I Am Mine, Ghost, Wishlist, Even Flow, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Deep, Jeremy, A Sort Of Homecoming, MFC, Life Wasted, Given To Fly, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Around The Bend, Footsteps, Mother, State Of Love And Trust, Unthought Known, Better Man, Porch

Encore 2: Black, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 11/25/2015:

The band’s first ever appearance in Colombia opens with Ed adding some intensity to Pendulum. Mike and Jeff are energized from the start, and do the traditional communion pick swap during the hallelujah chorus of Do The Evolution. On Ed’s first attempt at speaking Spanish, before Corduroy, he claims the rest of the band had no idea what he was saying. Corduroy opens with a different, almost harmonic tease intro, and the crowd delivers later with an enormous call and response section in the bridge. I Am Mine has a faster pace to it, followed by Ghost, played for Dimi the Greek, after not taking the request in Rio. After a boisterous Even Flow, Ed makes sure it’s safe for the women in the crowd and makes mention that the stage was bouncing, and since there is nothing connecting the crowd and the stage, he claims that they were moving the Earth! Ed changes the lyrics to White Male Colombian during the Daughter tag. Instead of Untitled leading into MFC, Ed busts out the U2 song “A Sort Of Homecoming,” which has never been played at a PJ show. Ole chants abound when they come back out for the encore, and Ed mentions a man in front, calls him “muy guapo,” and says the way he was smiling he knows it. Around The Bend begins the encore, played for only the 12th time. Later, Ed brings up eliminating violence against women and during Porch, he and Boom leave the stage and return wearing orange t-shirts that read “por una Colombia de libre de violencia contra las muertes” which loosely translates to “for a Colombia free of violence against death.” The entire band returns to the stage wearing the orange shirts in the second encore, and kicks it off with an incredibly emotional Black, Ed telling the crowd to sing towards the sky as he repeats “…esta bien…” During Alive, Ed is thrown a Colombian flag and wraps it around his mic stand. The solo in Rockin’ in the Free World gives Ed another chance to mention violence against women, and the night ends with one last moment for Mike to shine during Yellow Ledbetter, as the crowd continuously chants “ole ole ole” to end the evening.

Randy Sobel

Concertpedia Managing Editor & LO4L Host

The first time I heard Yield, I didn’t know it at the time but it changed my life. 10 years later, I saw Pearl Jam for the first time at Madison Square Garden and haven’t looked back. I’m still holding out hope that W.M.A. will one day be played as a full song more consistently in setlists rather than just as a tag off of Daughter, and you won’t ever find a bigger homer for the band’s Hartford shows than me. Top 10 Pearl Jam crowd, fight me on it!

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