*** Wrigley 1 Chicago, IL Fanviews Here 8/20/16 ***

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edited August 2016 in Given To Fly (live)
Pearl Jam
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
August 20, 2016
Show One

Walk On Music: Baba O’Riley (Lifehouse Elements version)
Band On Stage: 8:02
Band Off Stage: 11:19

01. Low Light
02. Release
(Ed talks while the song Release starts. He says, “Last time it felt like a once in a lifetime experience. When the lightning hit today I thought we were gonna have the same experience again but it looks like the weather is on our side.” EV looks into the audience for a guy named John. When he spots him he says John was the first in line two…” He sees John show four fingers..”Four days, He lined up four days ago to hear this song. He has been going through some hard times. We wanna help him out so help us sing it..”)
03. Rain-(Lennon, McCartney)
04. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Ed asks the audience to “sing this one for Jillian during the sing a long section) Jillian died in an automobile accident. Members of her family are attending the show.
05. Do The Evolution (Mike and Jeff do their guitar picks communion)
06. Last Exit
07. Lightning Bolt (during the intro Ed ask Kille to show him the audience. He then says, “Gutsy move playing this, gutsy! This is a reference to the earlier storms and the previous Wrigley show that was halted for several hours because of weather leading the band to get permission from the city to play past curfew)

(Ed checks on the audience. Makes sure they have enough room. He says they have a lot of time and thanks the venue. He talks about seeing Bruce Springsteen four years ago. He notes that it didn’t storm at Bruce’s show because not even God would throw lightning at Bruce. He relates Bruce’s story about ghosts that was really about all the people who still live in us even though they are no longer near us or with is. Ed says he wishes that those great players and friends and family that have passed could be around to witness the Cub’s season. “But this song specifically goes out to the fantastic Mrs. Fox.”)
08. Sad
(this one is for Lake Michigan on a windy day)
09. Amongst The Waves
(You might not have said hi to him yet but I know you want to. That is Mr. Mike McCready on a Fender Stratocaster)
10. Even Flow
(There is no one like Mike McCready. Mike swings his guitar neck (without removing the guitar like a baseball bat. And Matt Cameron is one of kind as well.
Ed mentions that there is something special going on north of us. Ed notes that they know somebody who had worked with The Tragically Hip on a few albums and that Ed got to meet Gordon from the band. He talks about Gordon’s health and how the band heroically decided to go out and tour. He wants the audience to send their positive energy to the Gordon and the band. (The engineer they know is Adam Kasper who worked on a couple of albums with The Tragically Hip and several Pearl Jam albums)
11. Light Years
12. I Got ID
13. Mind Your Manners
14. Unthought Known
15. Masters Of War-(Dylan) (during the instrumental break Mike rubs his Tele against his mic stand and beats it against the ground during the outro. He lays it face down and manipulates his pedals including his wah then he gets up and presses it against his amp and cabinet)
16. I Am A Patriot-(Van Zandt) {Fast Version with band)
(after the song Ed says he was looking for someone named Kyle Johnson. “Where are you Kyle? I tried to reach you but you weren’t answering your email. If you are here make your way over to the side and show them your military ID. Let’s see if that works..)
17. Daughter/W.M.A tag-(Ed also sings “people leave your guns at home, people leave your guns alone”)
18. Jeremy
19. Better Man /Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling) (Ed sings “ohhhhh,,am I hearing everybody? The audience picks up and sings a sustained “ohhhhhhh” then the song kicks back in. Mike runs laps around his pedal board. Ed says he has spotted a person that he says is the type of person that this song is about. It is not about being a victim. There is this woman down there. Legs can you get her. Ed points out a guy wearing a t-shirt that says Janet Fucking Weiss. She is the drummer for Sleater-Kinney and friend of Matt Cameron. He then spends a few moments teasing a guy with a Whitesnake shirt. Ed hopes it is being worn with a sense of irony but the guy shakes his head no and points at Mike McCready. Ed warns the guy to not blame that shirt on Mike McCready. He teases the guy a little more before he finally gets to the woman he wants to point out. She is wearing a t-shirt that says “unfuckwithable” Ed loves the shirt and sentiment. We should all be unfuckwithable. )

Encore Break One
(Ed chats for a second about where he used to sit. He then gets the audience to do the wave just by cheering. He asks for an “Audio Wave” and the stadium complies. Ed talks about the next song and how it wrote itself. He and Jeff take swigs from Ed’s oversize bottle of wine with a 21 on the label. Jeff takes the first sip and gets some cork. Ed’s sip is perfect and he thanks Jeff for clearing it out for him. He talks about sitting next to the bee girl from the “No Rain” video. He hopes she is doing well but he was a bit concerned when he saw the interaction with her mom. He also mentions that he was concerned for the 12 year old boy from the Jeremy video. He talks about how prevalent it is nowadays and he wants to make sure that young kids today are unfuckwithable.)

20. Bee Girl
(Ed says we found the Army Sergeant Kyle Johnson. He was apparently in Kentucky. His girlfriend, Amy, surprised him with tickets. Ed says they wanted to get them better seats. So they are placed onstage for the next song Ed. During the instrumental intro Kyle appears to proposes to Amy. Ed serenades them.)
21. Just Breathe
This song is by one of dearest friends and he loved the Yankee’s but his National League team was the Cubs. And this song isn’t about marriage but I am going to dedicate it to Kyle and Amy.
22. I Believe In Miracles-(Ramone, Ray) (Acoustic version)
(this number is an old one and was written during my first year in Seattle. It had snowed which it doesn’t do much in there and it reminded me of being here in the winter and waiting for the El train and worrying about freezing to death. Wishing I had enough money for a cab.)
23. Let Me Sleep
(Ed introduces friend of the band and in particular Mike McCready as 'A man of incredible courage. Mr. Steve Gleason.' Steve comes out and talks about the sacred ground of Wrigley and overcoming adversity. He notes that he and Mike have been friends for 15 years. This next song is one of his favorites. He quotes the song saying “ 'how we choose to feel is how we are' and personally, I feel fucking awesome. Tell them boys.” Gleason speaks through a box by writing things out in advance or live by typing using eye movement. )

23. Inside Job
(Ed thanks Steve and his family again. He says he was thinking of this story when he thought they might play the next song. He talks about a white German wine and walking around. Looking at the sky and seeing a whole world of possibilities but what were the options?)
24. Comfortably Numb-(Gilmour, Waters) (Ed joins Boom on his riser and plays piano for the outro solo)
25. Interstellar Overdrive-(Barrett, Mason, Waters, Wright)
26. Corduroy
27. Porch

Encore Break Two
(Ed comes from break and greets the audience. He says “the weather is good and they haven’t kicked us out yet but they will. There are 43 bars within one block of this building so if you need to go just let me know but if was up to us just to let you know we would like to keep rocking.)
28. Go
29. Black
“Rockford’s Best!”
30. Surrender-(Nielsen)
31. Alive (Ed throws baseballs into the crowd during the solo)
After a short encore Ed comes back out wearing a Cubs jersey. He talks about how music saved their lives. He thanks the City of Chicago for letting them play until 2 am at the last show. He mentions many of the people from the city and the Cubs who had helped out with that. He mentions his favorite player José Cardenal. He talks for awhile about his favorite players growing up. He brings out Ron Santo’s children and he brings out José
32. All The Way (Ed solo acoustic)
33. Baba O’Riley-(Townshend) Jeff appears to be wearing a ski mask with bunny ears.

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  • slightofjeffslightofjeff Posts: 7,578
    I'm dead and there's another one of these Monday?
    everybody wants the most they can possibly get
    for the least they could possibly do
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,167
    Exceeded everything I hoped for. Helluva night, what a setlist. Riding high amongst the waves :rock_on:
  • jnikojniko Posts: 221
    Wow. What a night
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,243
    edited August 2016
    Completely blown away. Awesome set list. AMAZING energy in the pit. I had an incredible spot that only added to the experience on so many levels. Waiting all day. Soaked in the morning then dried out. Then we finally hit the field and it immediately starts pouring again. I was soaked completely through. Didn't care. Here's the thing. I LOVE inside job. I've never heard it live. It has so much intense personal meaning to me. I've been hoping to hear it all tour. This is my last show this tour. I caught it. When I saw Mike strap on that guitar I was overcome with emotion. Thank you Pearl jam for a year I will never forget!
    Post edited by shetellsherself on
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    9/11/98 MSG
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    7/19/13 Wrigley 10/19/13 Brooklyn 2 10/21/13 Philly 1 10/22/13 Philly 2 10/25/13 Hartford
    10/08/14 Tulsa 10/09/14 Lincoln
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    4/16/16 Green-Vs-ille 4/28/16 Philly 1 4/29/16 Philly 2 5/1/16 MSG 1 5/2/16 MSG 2 8/7/16 Fenway 2 8/20/16 Wrigley 1
  • BlredyellowBlredyellow USAPosts: 794
    AMAZING

    Band was perfect. Excellent crowd, vibe. Very special night.

    GA was a blast. Show sounded like you had headphones on.
  • ragejoeragejoe Agawam MassPosts: 1,394
    Congrats guys.... I was at the 2 Fenway shows and reading set and early reviews and what Ed talked about it feels like it was a lot like Fenway 1 which was great.. Tonights Wrigley show was 20 minutes longer than Fenway 1...

    They arent done yet, Monday will be phenomenal. Unbelievable tour this year... I Have So Much Fucking Respect For This Band!!!
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,136
    GA was a mess. Maybe they changed it up eventually but the security team was only allowing one exit from ga when we tried to use the restroom. It was impossible to move... The only path was at the rear of ga.

    Wrigley is a shitty place to see a concert if you are in GA.
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  • BlredyellowBlredyellow USAPosts: 794
    Hard to imagine how they keep getting better. But ... they do.
    So many amazing moments. And there's still Monday to come.
    Perfect WEATHER, too. :)
  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,809
    I think that cover of Masters of War is the most amazing thing I've ever heard.

    Mind blown. Voice blown. Can't wait for Monday.

    Release (finally!), Sad, Let Me Sleep, Encore Break 3....
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
  • ehbaconehbacon Posts: 1,702
    I can't believe how perfect that was. Absolutely amazing
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  • i got idi got id Posts: 759
    Who came out to play on Baba?
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,243

    I think that cover of Masters of War is the most amazing thing I've ever heard.

    Mind blown. Voice blown. Can't wait for Monday.

    Release (finally!), Sad, Let Me Sleep, Encore Break 3....

    Regarding masters of war.... You are spot fucking on. It's incredible.
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  • Welcome to the Mike McCready show ladies and gentleman. Sentimental and Political Ed in full force. Cried twice. See you Monday.
  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,809

    Welcome to the Mike McCready show ladies and gentleman. Sentimental and Political Ed in full force. Cried twice. See you Monday.

    Mike played like a man possessed.
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
  • CW55354CW55354 Posts: 89
    Awesome show. Love what they did with Masters of War. 16th show and I never saw Mike play with that particular kind of emotion ripping his guitar strings. Looked like the whole band was having a great time. Crowd around me was way into every song. Who came out and played Baba with them? Kind of ran out all of a sudden. No introduction and didn't recognize him but I was a ways back section x on the floor essentially at shortstop. Can't wait til Monday!
  • BlredyellowBlredyellow USAPosts: 794
    GA was great. Passionate and well behaved
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 132,891
    How i choose to feel is who iam..and i feel fuckin awesome!!!

    Thanks Sea
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  • Masters of War and fast Patriot were off the charts. One of the best sounding shows ever IMO. Could hear Ed very clearly.
  • Mignelli14Mignelli14 Posts: 625
    Very cool they shouted out the Hip
  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 829
    Anyone know who was up jamming during Baba?
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  • theebradnesstheebradness Quincy, IL originally from Weymouth, MAPosts: 106
    Laughs, tears, sore throat, sweat, and tired feet. What a show. What a show...
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,012
    i got id said:

    Who came out to play on Baba?

    IamTom said:

    Anyone know who was up jamming during Baba?

    Tim DiJulio. Mike's buddy. Plays in Flight to Mars and Stereo Embers.
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 3,788
    Mike is finally the genie out of the bottle, he made his case for one of the best out there today, and no one could argue against it. He was purely on fire tonight. I cannot recall in my 25 shows the band being in such a great mood and so full of energy. It seemed like everything they played tonight was the best version I have ever heard. Ed actually seemed interested in singing Jeremy....Masters of war was the show stealer, it was flat our pure power, and the punk Patriot was pretty sweet too.

    Counting the tags 9 covers tonight, WTF? All were great, but that is a lot of covers
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    Wrigley 13
    Wrigley 1 2016
    Wrigley 2 2016
    Moline 14
    Milwaukee
    7/8/95
    6/29/06
    6/30/06
    10/20/14
    East Troy
    6/26/98
    6/21/03
    PJ20 1/2
    Indianapolis
    10/18/00
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    5/7/10
    Wash DC 08
    NYC MSG 1&2 08
    St Louis 2010

    Ed Milwaukee 08
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  • chittychitty Posts: 327
    Nice shout out to Gord and the boys in the hip!
  • Fantastic show, had an absolute blast! Great set list that left me wondering what they are going to pull out on Monday to top it.

    And yes, who came out on Guitar during Baba? Didn't recognize him.
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,432
    Fortunate to get Masters of War twice, once in Fenway and another at Wrigley.

    Only gripe for me is that I had a set of speakers in front of my reserved seating blocking my view of the stage. Great setlist, fans, and energy by the band. One more show left and I'm ready for it.
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  • Fantastic show, had an absolute blast! Great set list that left me wondering what they are going to pull out on Monday to top it.

    And yes, who came out on Guitar during Baba? Didn't recognize him.

    Suziemay said:

    i got id said:

    Who came out to play on Baba?

    IamTom said:

    Anyone know who was up jamming during Baba?

    Tim DiJulio. Mike's buddy. Plays in Flight to Mars and Stereo Embers.
    Ah ok, got it. Thanks!
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 29,396
    Sounds like a great time. Cheers
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  • E.KE.K Byron Bay, AustraliaPosts: 7,458
    Jeff was wearing a RNDM ski mask
  • ehbaconehbacon Posts: 1,702
    Am I the only one who thought for sure they were going to play Vitalogy when last exit started? Lol
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