September 20, 2022, Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Show Notes:

31 years after its release, Garden finally opens a Pearl Jam show. Hard to Imagine continues its 2022 resurgence here, as the stools give way. Given to Fly lyric is changed to “…made it past the ocean, made it to…

Show Notes: 

31 years after its release, Garden finally opens a Pearl Jam show. Hard to Imagine continues its 2022 resurgence here, as the stools give way. Given to Fly lyric is changed to “…made it past the ocean, made it to OKC…” Ed sees a flag in the crowd and holds it up, showing the Taylor Hawkins hawk logo and talks about him. Then, he sees a fan with a mask of himself and takes it, saying he didn’t want to look at “that guy” (himself) all night. Before Even Flow, he mentions the Thunder, saying that they’re no longer mad about the Sonics, they have a great women’s team in Seattle and they’re glad the Sonics went to a good home. Following Dance, Ed points out someone in the very back of the arena who was dancing, adding

“I can see you got moves…my first concert ever, I was in Chicago, I had that exact seat, I was the last guy against the back wall, and yea, this could be you [points down at the stage] in just a couple of years, with those moves…”

Habit returns the set for the first time in 2022, with a chaotic, spiraling outro. Just like in St. Louis, they go to the back during the main set for Small Town. After the break, Ed mentions Nathan Young, who is related to Tomas Young, is in attendance and points him out, saying “he’s grown up a lot since the last time I saw him…I love you man, it’s good to see you…” and dedicates Go to Nathan and Tomas Young. There’s a break after the drum intro to Go and when the song kicks in, Ed has to run up to the microphone to start the song. Afterwards, he says they’re going to play one that they played “maybe the first time we ever played here…we’re dusting it off for you today,” and they kick into Alone! Ed mumbles through the middle part, but does the complete sung outro, which leads right into Evolution. Mike leads the jam on Porch with a fantastic solo. After Indifference, the band is taking off their instruments and acting like the show is over, but Ed comes over to everyone and gives the “one more” signal, saying “thanks for filling this room with energy tonight, we’re just returning it back, thank you OKC” and stops Stone from starting Rockin’ to tell a story:

“Before we ended the night…I’ve been thinking about it all week, you guys made the news in the most fabulous way, there was a tractor trailer that turned over and spilled sex toys all across the highway…this is true…and I started thinking about it, why is there a whole truck of vibrators? Why are they strung all over the highway, why are there so many? And I started thinking about it…and I support the theory that you’ve taken away a woman’s right to choose, they don’t want to take chances so they’re taking things in their own hands and who can blame ‘em…we know that women are the best people to make decisions about their own lives…”

He goes on to implore the crowd to vote before allowing Stone to kick into RITFW again.


October 8, 2014 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK, USA

Show Notes:

The night begins with an eerie Pendulum. This leads into the only performance of Hard to Imagine on this tour. Small Town has some tuning issues with Stone’s guitar and is quickly switched out midway through. “Everybody good? Everybody ready…

Show Notes: 

The night begins with an eerie Pendulum. This leads into the only performance of Hard to Imagine on this tour. Small Town has some tuning issues with Stone’s guitar and is quickly switched out midway through. “Everybody good? Everybody ready to bring it?” from Ed leads into another tour rarity, a raucous Breakerfall. Matt doesn’t miss a beat in the transition to another album opener, Last Exit, which Matt absolutely stars on. The crowd answers Ed’s query, singing full-throatedly in Animal and In My Tree, which has a stellar outro jam, highlighted by Jeff’s bass. Ed notices someone sitting and jokes about “going Kanye on your ass to make you stand up,” then notices he’s on crutches, adding “I got Kanye’d on that. You Kanye’d me.” Lightning Bolt is introduced as “a Seattle rain dance to green the place up.” Sirens ends with an almost spiritual crowd singalong. An excellent, hard-driving, 7-minute RVM closes out a great first set. Out of the break, Ed talks about how they aren’t going to come to Tulsa and only play an hour and a half, plus there’s more wine. He jokes about a sign requesting Garden, and dedicates “Just Breathe” to all the newlyweds including “men married to men, and women married to women,” and specifically calls out seat numbers for the couple who requested the song. Ed improvises at the end of Black with the lines:

“…somebody save me…we didn’t belong together…now I’m here, now I’m there, now I’m gone.”

I Believe In Miracles is dedicated to a newborn baby, Imogene, who was born under “intense circumstances” today. Ed recognizes the back of the arena for rocking out, and asks since they are 100 miles from Oklahoma City, can he talk shit about them stealing Seattle’s basketball team? He then jokes that if he’s pissed, imagine how Jeff Ament feels! Baba O’Riley is prefaced by Ed saying “Hey, this is Nevan right here, it’s his 13th birthday” (Nevan was recognized earlier with a Who shirt and a sign saying he was entering his “teenage wasteland”). Nevan even played some tambourine games with Ed earning a “nice job, man” from Ed following the song. Following an Indifference singalong, Ed’s parting words are “beautiful night…thanks so much…we’ll remember this one…miss everyone so much. See you brothers. Cheers, much love.”