[Support for Eddie Vedder solo tour]
Poster by Studio Mark 5
Setlist: Leave, Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting, Way Back in the Way Back When, High Hope, Pennies in the Fountain, Moving On, Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) – Smile (Pearl Jam)
Notes: Election night. The air is buzzing and Glen walks out with his fists up. In the middle of Leave he yells “Obama!” into his guitar and plays back the loop at half speed, the word drawn out and low, underwater. “Subliminal messages!” he exclaims. (Hardly.) He sprinkles political comments (mostly bookended with “I’m not from here”) throughout his set, and the charged atmosphere continues as Eddie takes the stage. When Obama’s win is announced Glen appears to pour champagne for the front row, later joining in for (amongst others) a rowdy and celebratory version of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’. Also during Eddie’s set, Glen plays guitar and sings on ‘Long Nights’, ‘Society’, ‘Sleepless Nights’, ‘Falling Slowly’, and ‘Hard Sun’.
[Thanks to Sea at the PJ board for the setlist and Courtney for the notes.]