Corduroy opener sets the tone for a festival-friendly set, headlining the first evening at Lollapalooza. Crowd is phenomenal, jumping and clapping throughout. I Am Mine is on the setlist but Even Flow is played instead. Ed dons a Trump clown…
Main Set: Corduroy, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Nothingman, Why Go, Do The Evolution, Even Flow, Given To Fly, Mind Your Manners, Unthought Known, Daughter/(Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)), Got Some, Can’t Deny Me, Lukin, Porch
encore 1: Last Kiss, Sirens, Jeremy, State Of Love And Trust, Better Man/(Save It For Later)
encore 2: Comfortably Numb, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Rockin’ in the Free World, Yellow Ledbetter
Corduroy opener sets the tone for a festival-friendly set, headlining the first evening at Lollapalooza. Crowd is phenomenal, jumping and clapping throughout. I Am Mine is on the setlist but Even Flow is played instead. Ed dons a Trump clown mask during the Another Brick in the Wall tag, subbing out the word ‘teacher’ to shout: “Hey! Gunman! Leave those kids alone,” an allusion to the Parkland massacre. After Got Some, he speaks in Spanish, reading from a notebook: “We’ve spent a week in Chile and we’ve met a lot of cool Chileans, people with smiling eyes, faces and souls. We’re going to play a new song, ‘Can’t Deny Me,’ about united people who have more power than the government. We’ll record during this song to show my country how a large group of very united people with good energy looks like.” Ed comments on the recent nuclear bomb false alarm in Hawaii after Porch, saying “after 20 minutes, they realized it was a false alarm. Our friend Casper was there with his family. It was crazy. I wish for a new leader. Someone we can trust during these crazy times!” Ed improvs during the Sirens ‘reprise,’ singing: “‘Cause’ every one of you/every one of you/is loved in this world/got love in this world/got love to the world.” An array of fireworks are set off during RITFW, highlighting a set full of 90’s favorites.
Written by: Lila Barzegar