An atmospheric Wash opens, with a very nice build to Ed screaming at the end. The first few alternate between deep cuts and fan favorites, Brain of J. rips, Ed leads the crowd clapping during the bridge and Stone is…
Main Set: Wash, Why Go, Brain Of J., Corduroy, ½ Full, Even Flow, Dance Of The Clairvoyants, Nothingman, I’m Open, I Am Mine, Given To Fly, Superblood Wolfmoon, Quick Escape, Black/(We Belong Together/MacArthur Park), Do The Evolution, Lukin, Porch
encore 1: Better Man/(Save It For Later), Crazy Mary/(Paint It Black), State Of Love And Trust, Alive/(Voodoo Child (Slight Return)), All Along The Watchtower
An atmospheric Wash opens, with a very nice build to Ed screaming at the end. The first few alternate between deep cuts and fan favorites, Brain of J. rips, Ed leads the crowd clapping during the bridge and Stone is spotlighted on stage during the solo. Ed has the mirrored guitar out for ½ Full and reflects the spotlight into the crowd. Mike has a mask on and plays the whole show with it, hopefully just a precautionary measure. Before Nothingman, Ed sees someone with a sign hoping to hear Sad for their birthday and says “I think that’s so sad, we should play something happy…well, this is a bit of a sad one,” and during the song, acknowledging the crowd reaction, adds “…we sing it together, it’s not so sad!” Following Quick Escape, he thanks the crowd, saying “after all these years, we are deeply honored to be in this room with y’all tonight.” Black includes a line from “MacArthur Park” repeated in the tag, “…we’ll never have that recipe again…” Ed surprises everyone by playing through Lukin slow, accompanied only minimally by Matt, before kicking in to the fast version, one of the few times that’s ever been done and the first in a long time! Ed growls the “…into the house…of Mary…” line in Crazy Mary, and Boom solos for nearly 3 minutes without any competition from Mike. Someone in the crowd hands Ed a rainbow “BUDA FCKN PEST” shirt. No songs from Vs. are played, the first time that’s happened at a full Pearl Jam show since June 26, 2003!