[Support for Eddie Vedder solo tour]
Setlist: When Your Mind’s Made Up, New Song (None But I?), Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting – Respect (Aretha Franklin), Revelate, Song of Good Hope, Wishlist snippet (Pearl Jam), Say it to Me Now*, This Gift, Devil Town** (Daniel Johnston)
Notes: During Eddie’s set, Glen plays guitar and sings on ‘Long Nights’, ‘Society’, ‘Falling Slowly’ and ‘Hard Sun’. A return to the lush confines of the State Theatre provides Glen with an opportunity to change up his set a bit tonight which is great. The ‘Respect’ tag on LDLMW is met with fierce approval from the audience, and immediately following is a terrific acoustic ‘Revelate’ which is dedicated to the fan down in the front row wearing a Frames t-shirt. This particular individual is apparently not sitting in his correct seat and is asked by security to move on after its proper owner turns up. Glen asks that the fellow in question be allowed to stay until the end of the song and even offers him a spot up on stage (which surprisingly isn’t taken up!). Glen comments that he’d taken a stroll down George Street earlier (which is a bit of a nightmare in terms of volume of people) and believes he’s met almost every Irishman in Sydney doing so!! An audience request for Pearl Jam’s ‘Wishlist’ (which Glen covered a couple of times last year) results in Glen producing the first verse. He quickly stops himself after that noting that he didn’t know whether that particular tune was on Eddie’s setlist for tonight and he’d better stop there to ensure he doesn’t overstep himself (NOTE: Glen was completely right to do so as ‘Wishlist’ was the third song played by Eddie that night!!). A member of the audience invites Glen to “crack on” and Glen steps up to the front of the stage away from the mics for ‘Say it to Me Now’. It appears that the Sydney audiences are quite familiar with the songs from Once and this tune (as with ‘Broken-Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy’ and ‘When Your Mind’s Made Up’) receives a fantastic response. The set ends tonight with an a capella ‘Devil Town’ and Glen is met with another standing ovation from the audience members – it’s very tidy work!
[Thanks to Fleur for the setlist and notes.]