July 3, 2018 – Tauron Arena Kraków, Kraków, POL

Show Notes:

Of the Girl and Present Tense makes for an interesting open. Ed first greets the lively crowd after Do the Evolution, recounting their first Polish show, Warsaw in 1996, and remarks it’s their first time in Krakow. Other Side is…

Show Notes: 

Of the Girl and Present Tense makes for an interesting open. Ed first greets the lively crowd after Do the Evolution, recounting their first Polish show, Warsaw in 1996, and remarks it’s their first time in Krakow. Other Side is played for only the 3rd time, and the first since 2013. Green Disease is requested in an unusual fashion by a couple of girls: “not normally do we get requests on the forehead,” Ed says. Later, playing Garden, he shares “it was written a long time ago, but still has a lot of meaning to us.” You Are and Given to Fly pair well together near the end of the main set. After the break, toward the end of Just Breathe, the front of the house sound console fails, and the crowd finishes the song singing it a capella, transitioning into the outro of Black. Under the bed of Wasted Reprise, Ed discusses the importance of various protests in the country, including pro-gender equality and LGBT rights demonstrations, the protest for the rights of people with disabilities, and the threats in the country to limit peaceful protests. The crowd is engaged in some call and response during the Better Man jam with Ed improvising off of Save it for Later, stretching the song out to 8 minutes. Alive completes the show’s Mamasan trilogy, Once and Footsteps having been played earlier in the encore. Show heavy on Riot Act-era songs and Ten songs, an unusual juxtaposition.