Episode 27: Belfast, UK – 6/23/2010
About the Episode
Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! This is our first episode covering a show on the Emerald Isle. However, this is Northern Ireland, and apparently that’s completely different from Ireland? We’re yanks, we don’t know better.
Anyway, if you can believe it, nine years ago was the last time they made a stop in Ireland, at this very show in Belfast, and to date this has been their only performance in Northern Ireland. It’s kind of surprising, as you’ll hear us talk all throughout the episode the crowd was on fire all night. Why wouldn’t they go back when they’ve frequented Europe multiple times since Backspacer?
This episode has some fun moments including where we get to cover a Pearl Jam wedding. Yes, an actual wedding took place at this show. I repeat – PEARL JAM WAS SOMEONE’S WEDDING BAND. Just let that sink in. Eddie plays a first dance for the happy couple, a lovely rendition of Amongst The Waves. We also get a few uncommon performances at this show such as No Way and Tremor Christ.