What is the most unique opening song that you've seen?

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  • chadaw76chadaw76 IndianapolisPosts: 221
    Low Light - Wrigley 16
    2000: Noblesville, IN
    2010: Noblesville, IN
    2011: PJ20 Night 1
    2013: Wrigley Field, Baltimore
    2014: St. Louis
    2016: Lexington, Fenway I, Wrigley I, Temple of the Dog - NYC
    2017: EV solo - Louisville
    2018: Wrigley 1
  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 10,696
    My Top 5
    1. Low Light, Lightning Bolt & Mind Your Manners - only opened 2 shows
    2. Alive - opened 6 shows
    3. Breakerfall - opened 7 shows
    4. Last Exit - opened 13 shows
    5. Can't Keep - opened 15 shows

    NOTE: Pendulum has opened 36 shows...I've got it as the opener 8 times

    '96: Seattle: Key Arena
    '98: Seattle: Memorial Stadium 1 & 2
    '00: Columbus: Polaris
    '03: Columbus: Germain
    '10: Columbus: Nationwide Arena
    '11: East Troy: Alpine Valley - PJ20 1 & 2 + EV Detroit
    '12: Missoula + EV Jacksonville 1 & 2
    '13: Chicago / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / Seattle
    '14: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Memphis / Detroit / Moline
    '15: New York City - Global Citizen Festival
    '16: Greenville / Hampton / Raleigh / Columbia / Lexington / Ottawa / Toronto 1 & 2 / Wrigley 1 & 2
    '17: Brooklyn - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    '18: London 1 & 2 / Seattle 1 & 2 / Missoula / Wrigley 1
    http://www.livefootsteps.org/user/?usr=170

  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,041
    I haven’t seen too many unique openers, maybe Once or Unthought Known. Oddly, I have seen Release 5 times, but only twice as an opener. 
    Pittsburgh 1998 • Pittsburgh 2006 • 2012 Isle Of Wight Festival • 2012 Made In America Festival • Baltimore 2013 • Seattle 2013 •
    St. Paul 2014 • Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016 • Amsterdam I & II 2018 • Chicago II 2018
  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 2,854
    Low Light and Lightning Bolt
    6/29/98 Chicago-United Center
    6/18/03 Chicago-United Center
    5/17/06 Chicago-United Center
    7/19/13 Chicago-Wrigley Field
    10/11/13 Pittsburgh-Consol Energy Center
    10/17/14 Moline-IWireless Center (No Code)
    10/20/14 Milwaukee-Bradley center (Yield)
    4/26/16 Lexington-Rupp Arena
    8/20/16 Chicago-Wrigley Field
    8/22/16 Chicago-Wrigley Field
    8/18/18 Chicago-Wrigley Field
    8/20/18 Chicago-Wrigley Field
  • dreamcodedreamcode Posts: 132
    Long Road at Forum in 2007. First concert in Denmark since the Roskilde tragedy in 2000. From the first note we knew the night was going to be special.
    And he still gives his love,
    he just gives it away...
  • fall by the waysidefall by the wayside Winooski, VTPosts: 599
    I Am Mine, 4/29/2003 Albany, NY. It worked surprisingly well. Runner up Unthought Known, 5/15/2010 Hartford, CT.
    9/13/98, 10/4/00, 4/29/03, 6/29/03, 7/2/03, 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 9/15/05, 9/16/05, 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/15/10, 9/11/11, 9/12/11, 10/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/25/13, 10/27/13, 9/26/15, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/5/16, 8/7/16, 8/13/18, 9/2/18, 9/4/18
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,045
    Some others that haven't been mentioned: wasted reprise, gonna see my friend , mym 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • CopperTomCopperTom Posts: 1,884
    After further review, I've seen:

    Crazy Mary (2 times ever)
    Gonna See My Friend (2 times ever)
    Lightning Bolt (2 times ever)
    Low Light (2 times ever)
    Mind Your Manners (2 times ever)

    Wasted Reprise (5 times ever)
    Unthought Known (6 times ever)
    Hard To Imagine (8 times ever)
  • JimmyV said:
    lolobugg said:

    Wash was a great opener.

    Elderly Woman was not such a great opener.

    Elderly Woman is a great opener. Pops the crowd every time which is what an opening song should do.
    Elderly woman in Grand Rapids was an amazing opener. The  crowd was in full throat  immediately and the band responded in kind. The energy set the tone for one of my favorite shows ever. Epic night....
  • EB218946EB218946 New JerseyPosts: 2,510
    Can’t Keep - 2008 Manchester CT
    Of the Girl - 2010 Newark, NJ
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 1,608
    Nothing beats the band coming out, Eddie saying, "Cold enough for you? Let's warm it up!" and the band tearing straight into Whipping.
    Sacramento 2000.
  • edited January 12
    I Am Mine 
    Breakerfall
    Love Boat Captain
    Crazy Mary
    Wasted Reprise
    Last Kiss
    Hard to Imagine
    Wash
    Present Tense
    Oceans


    Post edited by Dr.Teeth and the Electric Mayh on
    looking to hear of the earth
  • jdopjjdopj Posts: 421
    Act of Love 95 Milwaukee 
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,210
    JimmyV said:
    I was at the Newcastle show and Alive as an opener blew a lot of minds that night. Mark Richards wrote that set list - they didn't really slow down until Elderly Woman.

    Some other cool ones that I've also been lucky enough to see:

    Nothing As It Seems in Cardiff in 2000
    All Or None at The Vic in 2007
    Hard To Imagine at MSG in 2008
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,490
    animal split my head wide open
  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 1,850
    Walking the Cow Bridge Benefit 1994. Was pumped to finally see Pearl Jam Live acoustic or not. All my friends and I were like WTF is this?
    Bridge Benefit 1994, San Francisco 1995, San Diego 1995 1 & 2, Missoula 1998, Los Angeles 2000, San Diego 2000, Eddie Vedder/Beck 2/26/2002, Santa Barbara 2003, Irvine 2003, San Diego 2003, Vancouver 2005, Gorge 2005, San Diego 2006, Los Angeles 2006 1 & 2, Santa Barbara 2006, Eddie Vedder 4/10/08, Eddie Vedder 4/12/08, Eddie Vedder 4/15/08, 7/12/2008, SF 8/28/09, LA 9/30/09, LA 10/1/09, LA 10/06/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09, Eddie Vedder 7/6/2011, Eddie Vedder 7/8/2011, PJ20 9/3/2011, PJ20 9/4/2011, Vancouver 9/25/2011, San Diego 11/21/13, LA 11/24/13
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,886
    Cropduster - Lexington 2003
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,019
    I got two: 
    Unique:
    Hard to Imagine, Chicago 09

    Best:
    Oceans, Chicago 16. Totally wasn’t expecting it in Chicago and never heard it live over 27 shows. Awesome!!
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,459
    EB218946 said:
    Can’t Keep - 2008 Manchester CT
    Of the Girl - 2010 Newark, NJ
    I'd love to get Of The Girl at any point of the show!!!

    Mind Your Manners GCF 2015.  Wasn't expecting that at all.
  • GibsonGibson TorontoPosts: 1,703
    Present Tense - London '13
    Porch and GTF popped into my head as well. Those were Hamilton '05 and '11 if I recall.
    1998: Barrie  2000: Toronto  2005: Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Toronto  2006: Toronto 1&2, Paris, Milan, Torino, Pistoia  2009: Calgary, Vancouver  2011: Canada  2013: London, Wrigley, Philly 1&2  2014: St. Louis, ACL 1, Detroit  2016: Lexington, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto 1&2, Fenway 1&2, Wrigley 1&2  2017: EV - Louisville  2018: London 1&2, Milan, Padova, Rome, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Wrigley 1&2, Fenway 1&2

  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 765

    Summertime Rolls

    July 29th, 1992 Blossom Music Center

    Lollapalooza II

    10-26-91 Cleveland
    4-2-92
    7-29-92
    5-4-95 Hovercraft / Cleveland
    8-26-98
    4-25-03
    5-20-06
    8-21-08 E.V. Chicago
    10-31-09 Philadelphia
    5-09-10 Cleveland
    5-10-10 Buffalo
    6-26-11 E.V. Detroit
    10-11-13 Pittsburgh
    10-12-13 Buffalo
    10-29-13 Charlottesville
    4-18-16 Hampton
    8-22-16 Chicago

  • dannydanny Posts: 2,001
    worldwide suicide 

    danny d
  • The good the bad and the ugly then right into Go - Made in America 
  • Or Oceans on the beach in Pensacola 
  • coerycoery OklahomaPosts: 37
    Most unique was MFC in Las Vegas, 1998.
  • vedpunkvedpunk Posts: 326
    Alive - Dallas 2003  (Love the song but it was really strange opening with it.  Kind of fell flat because the crowd wasn't warmed up yet.)
  • SomethingCreativeSomethingCreative Kazoo, MIPosts: 2,912
    I got two: 
    Unique:
    Hard to Imagine, Chicago 09

    Best:
    Oceans, Chicago 16. Totally wasn’t expecting it in Chicago and never heard it live over 27 shows. Awesome!!
    Same here! Except 17 shows...
    "Well, I think this band is incapable of sucking."
    -my dad after hearing Not for You for the first time on SNL .
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,270
    Here's my top five:

    1. Love Boat Captain - Atlanta, GA 4/19/03
    2. Oceans - West Palm Beach, FL 6/11/08
    3. State of Love and Trust - NOLA JazzFest 4/23/16
    4. Last Exit - Kissimmee, FL 10/8/04 
    5. Hard to Imagine - Bonnaroo 6/14/08

    HM. Can't Keep - Columbia, SC 6/16/08
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • ponytdponytd NashvillePosts: 541
    My openers
    RVM (Murfressboro 94)
    Long Road (Charlotte 96)
    Sometimes (Nashville 00,STL 10)
    Oceans(Nashville 03,Wrigley 2 16)
    Release(PJ20 1,Wrigley 13,Fenway 1 16)
    Wash(PJ20 2)
    Pendulum(Philly 1&2 13,Charlotte 13,STL 14,Memphis 14,Fenway 2 16)
    Lightning Bolt(Lexington 16)
    Once (Philly 1&2 16)
    Go (MSG 16, Bonaroo 16)
    Courdoroy (MSG 16)
    Interstellar Overdrive/Corduroy (ThirdMan Records 16)
    Low Light (wrigley 1 16)
  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 5,810
    Act of Love opened my first show.  other than that probably Unthought Known in Hartford.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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