October 3, 2014 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO, USA

Show Notes:

Small Town is changed to “I’m glad I got to see your place, thank you very much for taking us.” Go starts with a blistering pace and it continues through a sped-up Mind your Manners. Ed says hello to the…

Show Notes: 

Small Town is changed to “I’m glad I got to see your place, thank you very much for taking us.” Go starts with a blistering pace and it continues through a sped-up Mind your Manners. Ed says hello to the crowd and says how “it’s too early to celebrate, but if you’re ready, we’re ready,” referring to the Cardinals’ NLDS game that night. After Lightning Bolt, Ed mentions they were just in Cincinnati, and Stone went for a run and ran all the way to Kentucky, calling him an “interstate runner…impressive, even if the hotel was right on the border!” He mentions that the next song was written by Jeff, and says how the song was based on one of the best books in Russian literature, “it was written by Mikhail Bulgakov and it’s called The Master and Margarita and you will be tested about this later,” leading into Pilate. After Daughter, Ed mentions how rare it is to play a place where your friend, who is here in the audience, has a statue outside of the arena, “so here’s to Brett Hull.” During the first encore break, Ed comes out and says how he thought everyone would’ve left to start celebrating before game 2. He tells the crowd if he fucks up the next song he will start it over, but if the crowd helps him he will get through it, which leads into a powerful debut of John Lennon’s Imagine. “This ones for the serious collector, the romantic types,” prefaces Thin Air. Last Kiss is messed up at the beginning, but they find their way through it. After Down, the emotion ramps up as for the only time on the North American leg of the tour, they bust out Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns. Ed takes a very reverent, delicate approach to Chloe Dancer, and Mike elicits a soulful wail out of his instrument during the Crown of Thorns solo. Encore 2 starts with Ed talking about a woman who had to fight her way out of the hospital to be here tonight, and dedicates Given to Fly to her. Setting Forth transitions into Better Man, Ed hands the intro over to the crowd and they run with it, and talks about running away from different places (California, Seattle, Chicago) during the Save It For Later tag before buttering up the St. Louis crowd one more time (“this one’s better”), and the show ends on a triumphant note with Baba O’Riley.