The streak of different openers extends to 15 with Why Go. Deep is an early surprise, and a long version of Untitled prefaces MFC. Ed’s pump organ is on stage, but goes unused. Low Light appears again, on this, the…
Main Set: Why Go, Hail, Hail, Deep, Untitled, MFC, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Low Light, Do The Evolution, Retrograde, Dance Of The Clairvoyants, Even Flow, Quick Escape, Superblood Wolfmoon, Amongst The Waves, Corduroy, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Nothingman, I Believe In Miracles, Porch
encore 1: Footsteps, Street Fighting Man, Yellow, Ledbetter, Alive
The streak of different openers extends to 15 with Why Go. Deep is an early surprise, and a long version of Untitled prefaces MFC. Ed’s pump organ is on stage, but goes unused. Low Light appears again, on this, the summer solstice. Retrograde has a stellar ending. Mike finishes the Even Flow solo down in the front row of the crowd. Amongst the Waves is played by request for a couple who’s been together for 25 years, they met when they were 12, and Ed points out that Jeff and Stone have been playing music together for 39 years, Stone was 12 and Jeff was 15 when they met, that’s why Jeff plays bass because he had the balls, joking that he’s never seen Jeff’s balls but Stone probably has. Corduroy has the new intro again, and transitions seamlessly into Not For You. There’s a crowd surfer as Nothingman starts, and Ed admonishes him, saying “it’s not the right song” and imploring everyone to be safe and to jump up and down instead, “or at least go that way,” pointing to the back of the crowd. Prior to Porch, a fan named Roland is brought on stage with his wife and daughter, he had contracted ALS since he got tickets for the show back in 2020 and there was a fan campaign to get him connected with the band. Street Fighting Man returns for an encore performance, and there’s some confusion during Ledbetter, Ed tells Mike to cut it short and after only a minute and a half, instead of going into the chorus of Ledbetter, Mike starts the Alive riff.