September 17, 2022 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Venue: Kentucky Expo Center Highland Festival Grounds
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • Number of Songs: 23
  • Show Length: 2:13


Main Set: Daughter/(Chaise Lounge), Low Light, Off He Goes, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Why Go, Do The Evolution, Quick Escape, In Hiding, Lukin, Corduroy, Seven O’Clock, Even Flow, Who Ever Said/((I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction), Garden, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Given To Fly, Porch

Encore 1: Jeremy, Alive, Purple Rain

Pearl Jam Show Notes 9/17/2022:

In front of a reported 50,000 fans, Daughter opens for the third time on this leg, with the Wet Leg tag again. Ed holds the last note of Low Light for 16 seconds (I counted)! Before a lovely Off He Goes, Ed says

 “…oh fuck, there’s a lot of people out there…we’re thinking about friends tonight, I guess this would be what it’s like to be a friend of ours.”

Stone has an outstanding show, led by his Evolution solo. As Seven O’Clock is reaching the end, Ed stops the song for an audience member who needs assistance. As they’re being attended to, he adds:

“…let me break a little tension by mentioning this sign that someone keeps holding up, it’s very confusing to me, it says ‘I heart spicy pie,’  what the fuck does that mean? [sign is shown on the screens] Should I know what that means? Would my daughters know what that means? I don’t think I want my daughters to know what that means…what is it? Oh, it’s pizza. So what’s my dirty mind going to? Fuckin’ pizza…”

The crowd member is rescued and Ed thanks the local crew, adding “I’m gonna buy you a spicy pie,” and Seven O’Clock is restarted. Another energetic Who Ever Said, its 7th appearance in a row. Garden features a soulful, bluesy Mike solo. As Matt kicks into the drum intro to Not For You, Ed comments

“this song was back in the Vitalogy days…and there’s a lyric that I always wanted to sing here in Louisville…’Like Muhammad, it’s the truth,’”

Muhammad Ali having been born in Louisville, and Ed punches the lyric with a fist pump in the air. Not For You is incredible here, with two killer Stone solos and Ed emphasizing the guitar rhythm in the bridge with powerful strumming. After Alive, Ed says “we’ve got five minutes, this is a five minute version of a ten minute song…” and Josh comes out front for Purple Rain. As Mike is soloing, Ed rushes to the mic and says “…we got 30 seconds, sing with me,” leading the crowd in one last singalong before cutting the song off just in time.

John Farrar

Content Editor & LO4L Host

I was obsessed with Pearl Jam in the early 90's, and then became a collector of their live bootlegs in the 2000's. I’ve seen them 12 times in 8 different states. I’m continuously blown away by their ability to create transcendent moments in concert. I owe them for my love of vinyl, live music, and so much more. I’m happy to have the podcast and this website as an outlet for that obsession.

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