*** Eddie Vedder Bourbon & Beyond Festival Fanviews Here 9/23/17 ***

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Eddie Vedder
Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Louisville, KY
Sept. 23, 2017
Set List

Onstage 8:06
Offstage 9:18


01.  I Am Mine
(names other towns in and around Kentucky to gauge audience reaction. Mentions “effing Effingham”
02. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
(during “hearts fades” section he notices sign ‘beat cancer to be here’.  “That won’t fade away”)
03. Wishlist
04. Sometimes
05. Can’t Keep
06. Sleeping By Myself
07. Far Behind
08. Guaranteed
09. Rise
10. Unthought Known
11. I’m So Tired-(Fugazi)
12.  I Am A Patriot-(Van Zandt)
13. Lukin
14. Porch

(Ed informs the audience that tonight is the 26th anniversary of the very first show George Webb did with Pearl Jam.  “Anywhere we go George is right there beside us.”  Ed and George toast by drinking some bourbon.  Ed also mentions Bronson Arroyo having a retirement party and lastly he notes that it is his daughter Harper’s birthday as well has his friend Bruce Springsteen so he has the audience sing “happy birthday” to Bruce so he can send him a video of it.)
15. Open All Night-(Springsteen)
16. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young) (slower quieter version for first verse and chorus then picks up for second.  Still not full speed)
(Ed thanks the other bands including Band Of Horses, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy and Steve Miller)
17. Hard Sun-(Peterson)


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  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 829
    I've seen Eddie now 8 times (tomorrow will be 9) and Pearl Jam 31 times and Eddie was good tonight but I can honestly say (in my opinion though I'm sure others have their own) Amos Lee stole the day. People were digging his vibe. His voice is amazing. 
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  • It was nice to have a portion of the band back in Louisville.  It's only been about 23 years?  I think?  I will double check that above.  First time seeing Eddie solo after having seen the band 12 times and it was weird.  I kept waiting for the band to join in on songs like Porch and Unthought Known.  All that aside, it's hard to hold your own in an outdoor venue like that, for over an hour, with just your voice, guitar, uke, mandolin, etc. and he sounded great.  Hopefully he liked it enough to bring the rest of the back for Forecastle next year. Please? 
  • MW58199MW58199 Posts: 12
    Great show tonight. He was playful with the audience and his voice sounded great. 
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,336
    This was a great festival. Super chill all day long, the music was great. 
    Buddy Guy was the absolute highlight of the day. His set rocked and everyone was loving it. 
    Band of Horses were good, if in a bit of a weird mood it seemed.
    Eddie was great, voice sounded good he was in a good mood. I would have liked to have seen a longer set but such is a festival setting.
    I did feel a bit bad for Amos Lee and Steve Miller. Most everyone was trying to find a spot for Eddie's set or leave during their sets.
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  • Eddie was great! Never gonna see him or PJ in a festival again though. Between the drunkies yelling and talking and the singalongs covering his voice on many songs, it really does not make for a great experience. I hate to be like that, but fellow TC jammers in TC GA during shows last year were much much more respectful of the band and people around.
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,243
    I enjoyed Ed's performance. He sounded great!  
    i thought Open all Night was very well done and so was I am a Patriot, I'm so Tired and Rockin' in the Free World.  I was surprised that ritfw was played alone like that but it worked!  Of course, I enjoyed all the songs but those stood out for me as less frequently heard songs.

    i was glad I arrived early and waited for hours to keep my good spot because it was worth it when Ed came out. 
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  • After getting to the show early to get a poster and waiting in the sun all day near the stage I got dehydrated...

    While Ed was finishing up Sometimes I passed out from heat exhaustion/dehydration. I'd like to thank all the people around me for worrying and the medical staff for taking me backstage and giving me fluids. It was an incredibly scary situation to be in. Somewhere in the process I dropped my poster and t-shirt that I had bought. One fellow fan made sure that I got the shirt back... but unfortunately no one returned my poster.

    Once I was feeling better the medical staff released me and I was able to get back to almost where I was previously. By that time Ed was playing Lukin. I missed 8 of the 17 songs... But I'm just glad to still be here! 

    I want to apologize to all the people near me that were affected... I'm sure that I had to hit a few of you when I fell. This all happened pretty close to the rail stage left...

    I lost the poster and missed half the show... but I'll never forget what happened!
  • MG182478MG182478 Cleveland, OhioPosts: 10
    dlymnfld said:
    I've seen Eddie now 8 times (tomorrow will be 9) and Pearl Jam 31 times and Eddie was good tonight but I can honestly say (in my opinion though I'm sure others have their own) Amos Lee stole the day. People were digging his vibe. His voice is amazing. 
    Amos Lee is ridiculous live. Did Ed bring him out for RITFW?
  • We were just a few groups behind you, I believe. In the commotion it was hard to be sure everything was alright, but I am so glad to read this. It was a long, hot day. Take care, and I am sorry someone snatched your poster. 

    Eddie was awesome. He sounded great and was very playful with the crowd. "What's the name of the festival? Bed, Bourbon and Beyond?" He even tried a couple shots of bourbon to be a good sport, which was pretty hilarious. Made copious fun of the drunks up front. I loved the slightly different take on RITFW and I was so glad to get I'm So Tired. Just a great set. The rest of the day's music was also good, but Amos Lee really stood out to me. 

    Festival was alright. I probably wouldn't go back to ones put on by this company. Weird policies, a severely understaffed merch tent. (That was where I almost wound up with heat exhaustion myself.) The vast majority of people were very kind and cool, and in general the thing was pretty well organized and a lot of fun, but right around us during Ed's set (actually between me and cincinnati dude) was one especially dickish person. Always at least one, especially in festival crowds. Ah well - a great night!
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,573
    Eddie was great.  Definitely impressed by Amos Lee.  

    Brutal heat...glad Cincy dude was ok.  

    Festival was definitely odd.  There were "No chairs beyond this point" signs up that no one seemed to be following or enforcing.
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  • pursuedbybearpursuedbybear Posts: 10
    edited September 24
    Festival was definitely odd.  There were "No chairs beyond this point" signs up that no one seemed to be following or enforcing.
    Yeah for real. And yet, the concession stands wouldn't let you keep a water bottle cap if your life depended on it. Because that's apparently the most important rule to enforce? Weird. (I understand the bottle cap policy, I just think it's an odd hill to die on if you're not enforcing other safety rules.)

    Think it's possible the chair thing may also have been made worse by the no-reentry rule, but who knows. It was awkward. Whole thing felt like they weren't expecting Eddie to be as big of a draw as he was.
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  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 829
    MG182478 said:
    dlymnfld said:
    I've seen Eddie now 8 times (tomorrow will be 9) and Pearl Jam 31 times and Eddie was good tonight but I can honestly say (in my opinion though I'm sure others have their own) Amos Lee stole the day. People were digging his vibe. His voice is amazing. 
    Amos Lee is ridiculous live. Did Ed bring him out for RITFW?

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  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 829
    Nah, I wish. Eddie did RITFW sit down acoustic. 
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,535
    Lukin and Porch were both acoustic, which sounded awesome!

    Still hoping someday he'll do a UkeLukin.

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  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 829
    Eddie was great.  Definitely impressed by Amos Lee.  

    Brutal heat...glad Cincy dude was ok.  

    Festival was definitely odd.  There were "No chairs beyond this point" signs up that no one seemed to be following or enforcing.
    They wouldn't let me bring in my sunscreen and their reasoning was that aerosol could be made into a bomb? Hah 
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  • RiotAct10RiotAct10 OhioPosts: 1,349
    rgambs said:
    Lukin and Porch were both acoustic, which sounded awesome!

    Still hoping someday he'll do a UkeLukin.

    It was the most intense version I've ever seen or heard him play Lukin. At the end it was like he was trying to play as fast as he possibly could. And I think he may have even got all the words right!
    words seem so out of place.

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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 6,094
    RiotAct10 said:
    rgambs said:
    Lukin and Porch were both acoustic, which sounded awesome!

    Still hoping someday he'll do a UkeLukin.

    It was the most intense version I've ever seen or heard him play Lukin. At the end it was like he was trying to play as fast as he possibly could. And I think he may have even got all the words right!


    Yeah. he nailed it. the crowd was going crazy during the end.

    amazing set. the heat was ridiculous. and I was only up front from Buddy Guy forward. don't know how you guys did it all day.  looking at you @jjflash ;          that is some dedication. glad Cinciguy is alright.

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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,341
    lolobugg said:
    RiotAct10 said:
    rgambs said:
    Lukin and Porch were both acoustic, which sounded awesome!

    Still hoping someday he'll do a UkeLukin.

    It was the most intense version I've ever seen or heard him play Lukin. At the end it was like he was trying to play as fast as he possibly could. And I think he may have even got all the words right!


    Yeah. he nailed it. the crowd was going crazy during the end.

    amazing set. the heat was ridiculous. and I was only up front from Buddy Guy forward. don't know how you guys did it all day.  looking at you @jjflash ;          that is some dedication. glad Cinciguy is alright.

    Ha! Good to see you and ND again (and get a brief reprieve in the shade!) :sunglasses: Yep, def a big hard sun. I didn't have a drop of bourbon at the Bourbon Fest...woulda been a recipe for disaster in that heat (I did bring home a nice reserve bottle from Angel's Envy tho :innocent:)    Fortunately, the stage cast shade on the area in front of it staring around 2:30. I felt the toll waking up yesterday but rebounded during the drive to Franklin. We took it much easier yesterday and enjoyed Ed's set from about 1/3rd the way back.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,535
    His fast double strumming (or whatever it would be called) was off the charts.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,535
    Who else got caught in the massive disaster getting out of there?  Couldn't get a cab, Uber or Lyft.
    We ended up walking 4 miles, across the river and under 65 to get back to where we were staying.
    In flip flops, with a sleeping toddler.  Long night lol
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,573
    rgambs said:
    Who else got caught in the massive disaster getting out of there?  Couldn't get a cab, Uber or Lyft.
    We ended up walking 4 miles, across the river and under 65 to get back to where we were staying.
    In flip flops, with a sleeping toddler.  Long night lol
    Did you stay for Steve Miller?   We left right after Eddie...there was traffic getting out but it probably only took us 10 minutes to get away.  We parked at the boat place on River.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 6,094
    rgambs said:
    Who else got caught in the massive disaster getting out of there?  Couldn't get a cab, Uber or Lyft.
    We ended up walking 4 miles, across the river and under 65 to get back to where we were staying.
    In flip flops, with a sleeping toddler.  Long night lol
    Did you stay for Steve Miller?   We left right after Eddie...there was traffic getting out but it probably only took us 10 minutes to get away.  We parked at the boat place on River.


    We also left right after Ed's set.

    smooth sailing........ out and back on the interstate in 5 minutes.

    I could see how the traffic could've been a disaster later.

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  • RiverrunnerRiverrunner Posts: 2,347
    edited September 26
    I was way back.  Way back.  I made my way up into the crowd right before BOH came on and had a good spot.  But my husband didn't want to do that and I got tired of standing by myself  and my foot hurt  (recovering from metatarsal stress fracture) and decided to go back, sit down, and enjoy the show from afar.  Granted, I was sorry I did that when Ed started but que sera sera.   We also stood in line for about an hour when we got there but they ran out of posters before we got one.  There were people buying multiple posters.  They were not limiting people to two posters.  And there were only four people working the merchandise stand and they were not experienced merchandise guys - slow motion - walking to and fro- and seemingly going nowhere productive.   
    As to the show, I thought it was very good.  I loved the cover when he played the organ.  I was shocked to see him at the organ.  He hasn't done that before, has he?    The Bourbon spitting was funny.  He held a mouthful of bourbon for whatever reason and then spit it out.  He then complained that his mouth was "on fire."   So funny.   
    A question for you guys that were close.   The photo on a piece of equipment or prop that was behind him?  What/who was that?
    jjflash,  I wondered how you felt on Sunday after all day in the sun.  Sorry we missed you.  It was a tiring weekend- that's for sure.
    And the most exciting thing for me (and is probably silly), but I was thrilled that he mentioned Paducah!   We are from the Paducah area.  When he started talking about that little place in the far western part of the state I thought the odds were against him saying Paducah, but then he did and I left out a whoop!   
    My husband insisted on leaving after Ed.  I managed to hear a little of Steve Miller.  Sorry I missed that.  He was a big part of my youth.  
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,535
    Did anybody else get the sense that Amos Lee is seriously at home in his own skin?
    That dude was exuding a sense of cool confidence that had nothing of arrogance.
    I'd really like to see him on his own as soon as possible.
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  • rgambs said:
    Did anybody else get the sense that Amos Lee is seriously at home in his own skin?
    That dude was exuding a sense of cool confidence that had nothing of arrogance.
    I'd really like to see him on his own as soon as possible.
    man, Amos Lee was awesome. His set was so different from what I expected based on just my little bit of knowledge of his music, and different in a good way. I was worried he'd be too low key and kill the crowd, but nope. 

    We left right after Eddie, but we camped there, so we drank beer up on the hill at our campsite and could sort of hear Steve Miller. Sorry about your rough end to the night!
  • pickupyourwillpickupyourwill Posts: 3,053
    "all of the innocence lost in the lies"

    ~beautiful~

    best weekend I've had in decades   :)
  • thor2265thor2265 Rockford IllinoisPosts: 13
    since my wife wouldn't let me go to taormina (i was there last year) we decided to go see Ed at this festival. We had driven through Louisville numerous times but never stayed so this was our chance to see the city. Besides the festival we hit a couple bourbon distilleries, and Louisville Slugger. Was able to get a Cubs WS bat they make each year for the winning team. 
    Overall we enjoyed the festival, except for the ungodly heat. We managed to find places to sit under trees to keep out of the sun all day. Saturday we were there for almost the entire day. There were some things the festival can do better but for the most part is wasn't bad. We ubered the first day and it was a train wreck getting out of there. We were finally able to get an uber after leaving that area and headed back toward town. Sunday we just drove and parked close by and had no trouble leaving.
    Saturday's highlights for me was Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Amos Lee, EV, and Steve Miller. Fine job by all. The highlight for me in Ed's set was Springsteen's Open All night. Someone had mentioned Buddy Guy but for me his performance seemed a bit "lost" in the festival setting. Seen him in a club before in Chicago and there he was incredible.
    Sunday i felt was the better of the two days. I thought Gary Clark Jr, Paul Rodgers, and Joe Bonamassa were the best of the weekend. All 3 were incredible.
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