I beg to differ. Five songs made their tour debut tonight
Anyone else think right before playing alive, when ed was talking about mother love bone and the such, that they were gonna bust out crown of thorns?
And did anyone hear me yell out right when everyone went silent there crown of thorns on mikes side on the side stage?
Yeah, made an ass outta myself there!
Hope it's on the boot :P
wow. that was maybe the best PJ show ive ever seen!
Before what was supposed to be "Habit", Ed intro'ed about what this song is about and said, "It's called "Habit"". They played for about two seconds and fucked it up. Ed went back to the mic, said the exact same thing what the song was about, but this time he said, "It's called "Leatherman". So after "Leatherman", he says the same thing for a THIRD time, and says, "It's called "Habit"", and they finally got it right.
Also, don't know if anyone noticed, but Ed almost fucked up "Even Flow" too. He had his guitar on, all ready to play, and they went into "Even Flow". I was thinking, "He plays guitar on this now?", but he realized he was on the wrong song, laughed/smiled, and put his guitar down in time to sing the first line. He broke a string a few seconds into "Insignificance", but his tech switched his guitars as he sang the first verse, and never missed a beat.
About five songs in, Ed said, "Only this far in, and you're already better than the pansies in Edmonton". The crowd then started an "EDDIE!" chant,to which he said, "Is that your nickname for Edmonton?" (he late apologized for the Edmonton comments). He was VERY talkative tonight.
Amazing crowd, and that's coming from a person who attended the three Mexico shows. You could just feel it. After Ed's little pre-set, he said, "It's gonna be a good night". He wasn't kidding. They were ON.
KILLER poster too, my favourite one so far, besides Saskatoon. It's also worth noting that the Kitchener posters sold out, but they were selling the Thunder Bay and Calgary Ames posters as well. No credit cards at the merch booth.
The band and Ed fucking up all the time, starts to annoy me a little bit.
Set list: Long Road, Last Exit, Animal, Save You, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, Love Boat Captain, Corduroy, Insignificance, Gimmie Some Truth (by John Lennon), Faithfull, Jeremy, Even Flow, Leatherman, Habit, Blood
1st encore: Soon Forget, Can't Keep (solo on Uke), Man of the Hour, Small Town, Daughter/(WMA), Black, Alive
2nd encore: In My Tree, Indifference, Better Man, Baba O'Riley (by The Who), Yellow Ledbetter
edited: fixed typo
wow ... my friggin' ears are still ringing ... band is as tight as ever ... it was good to see a lot of smiles on their faces throughout the show ...
I was standing on Stones side and yelled the exact same thing at the exact sametime. Great minds we are
about all the hits that were played, ive never heard jeremy live after 6 PJ shows, so i was glad to hear it! alive is always awesome, and i expect even flow. my brother who went with me is a casual fan, and he really wanted to hear daughter and betterman, so i was happy those were played for him. so the hits really worked out well for me!
indifference was still my biggest highlight. i was hoping they'd play it last, but they did better and played a few more after it which to me were just bonus! faithfull is another one of my favs that i didnt expect to hear.
good call on the smiles...i forgot to mention that.
the band seemed to be really enjoying themselves. it came across in the music and in ed's speeches. he was having fun. they were having fun. WE were having fun.
absolutely wicked !!
The are a couple things about the show that I haven't seen mentioned that I believe made it espescially good. 1) Eddie smashin his mic stand at the end of the show, and 2) The fact that the band was 'done' after Baba O'Reily. They were leaving the stage, but turned around after the INTENSE cheering from the crowd, and returned to play Ledbetter....soooo sweeet!
Im a lil dissapointed that this was my 1st of 3 shows becuase Hamilton and Toronto are gunna be hard pressed to match up to this show. After some thinkin, I am ready to declare it the best concert I have seen by any band....ever. It was a night I wont soon forget!