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*** Chicago, IL 1 Fanviews Here 9/5/23 ***

SeaSea Earth Posts: 2,958
Pearl Jam
United Center
09/05/23
Show 1 of 2
Set List

Opening Band: Inhaler

Walk on music: Phillip Glass-Metamorphosis 8:54
Band onstage 8:55
Band offstage 11:28

Set List
01. Release
02. Low Light
03. Just Breathe
04. Retrograde
05. Who Ever Said
06. Corduroy
07. God’s Dice
08. Faithfull
09. Quick Escape
{Ed talks about the tv series The Bear and how it was a realistic portrayal of his restaurant experience.  Mentions Jeff told him of the show and said the use of the next song was the best visual representation of their music he had seen}
10. Animal
{for his aunt Sandy}
11. Light Years
12. Even Flow
13. Dance Of The Clairvoyants
14. In My Tree
15. Comatose
16. Down
17. Rearviewmirror

Encore break
{Ed met the people living in his grandmother’s old apartment}
18. Throw Your Arms Around Me-(Archer, Falconer, Howard, Miles, Seymour, Smith, Waters)-Ed solo
19. Inside Job
20. Wishlist (to the back of the venue)
21. Not For You
22. Better Man/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling) (50 seconds)
23. Alive
24. Surrender-(Nielsen) Cheap Trick cover



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    danlee1095danlee1095 Posts: 1,053
    Absolutely astonishing set list and another fantastic performance by the fellas.  I can’t believe how many songs in this set are in my top 10 fave PJ songs (Release, Faithfull, Animal, In My Tree, RVM) and an insane rarity too (God’s Dice!!!!).  Throw Your Arms Around me is def one of my favorite covers - it was on a mix tape (an actual tape) I made for my then girlfriend at 15 years old - we are now married 20 years with 3 amazing kids.  Have to admit I welled up during that one (and when the 9 year old “first show” birthday girl hugged her Dad).  Just needed Come Back for the “Bear Trilogy” (you heard it here first). Simply phenomenal show!!!  I think this is my favor of the first 3 (but Sat STP crowd edged out tonight).  Still….WE ALL BELIEVE!!
    9/8/98 (NJ), 9/10/98 (NY), 8/23/00 (NY), 8/24/00 (NY), 8/25/00 (NY), 4/30/03 (NY), 7/8/03 (NY), 7/9/03 (NY), 5/12/06 (NY), 6/1/06 (NJ), 6/3/06 (NJ), 8/5/07 (IL), 6/22/08 (DC), 6/24/08 (NY), 6/25/08 (NY), 7/1/08 (NY), 10/4/09 (TX ), 10/30/09 (PA), 5/20/10 (NY), 5/21/10 (NY), 9/3/11 (WI), 9/4/11 (WI), 7/19/13 (IL), 10/18/13 (NY), 10/19/13 (NY), 10/3/14 (MO), 9/23/15 (NY), 9/26/15 (NY), 5/1/16 (NY), 5/2/16 (NY), 8/5/16 (MA), 8/22/16 (IL), 4/7/17 (NY), 6/18/18 (UK), 8/20/18 (IL), 9/2/18 (MA), 9/4/18 (MA), 9/18/21 (NJ), 9/26/21 (CA), 10/1/21 (CA), 10/2/21 (CA), 9/10/22 (NY), 9/11/22 (NY), 9/14/22 (NJ), 9/16/22 (TN), 9/22/22 (CO), 8/31/23 (MN), 9/2/23 (MN), 9/5/23 (IL), 9/7/23 (IL), 5/16/24 (NV), 5/18/24 (NV), 5/28/24 (WA), 5/30/24 (WA)
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    That came out of fucking no where. Unreal set. All bets off for Thursday. Thank you!
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    I’ve seen a decent amount of shows and this was one for the ages. Gods dice, Faithfull, light years, comatose. Good lord it was awesome. Surrender totally did me in. Hopefully I can sing again by Thursday. 
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    That came out of fucking no where. Unreal set. All bets off for Thursday. Thank you!
    Holy Fuck that was fun. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
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    BloodMeridian80BloodMeridian80 Seattle Posts: 632
    Went in with no expectations, yet that was a surprising set. So many highlights. Definitely need the boot. I’d listen to it now. 
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    Lukeat911Lukeat911 Nashville, TN Posts: 186
    RVM was spitting fire
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    tschavtschav Posts: 2,810


    Night 1 was solid - glad to get Quick Escape and Retrograde from Gigaton again, lots of other songs I can’t remember how many years it’s been since hearing them live. Chelios cameo, Eddie rocking some Jordans, band sounded great. RVM dedication was great to see.

    Question is, where do they go with night 2?
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    Have to agree with previous reviews. Show was full of unexpected tunes which was freaking awesome. Flowed reallllly well for the main set 
    "So much it dont show"
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    Damn… this set is up there with Camden 2022. Without a doubt one of the best setlist in a long, long time. Super jealous I was not at this one.
    "If you're like me, then you know me"

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    AponeApone Posts: 586
    First time seeing Pearl Jam in the USA, what a show to do it! Wonderful set list.  Finally In My Tree in my 12th show.  What a great night 
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,883
    Ed's vulnerability. Was particularly moving tonight.  I am a touch honored he shares such deep and meaningful parts of his life with us.  His mood was infectious in the best way.
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,883
    A real cool security  guard hooked me up!  Thanks man!
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    Amazing set but the energy was off in the 300s. Not many people on their feet. Heard someone near me threaten violence on a group that were standing up. Same guy complained that they didn't play the "popular songs" as they busted into faithful and later said that they were "playing fake music" during RVM. 
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    Truly special, and pure awesome 🙏 ♥️


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    nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 7,958
    Amazing set but the energy was off in the 300s. Not many people on their feet. Heard someone near me threaten violence on a group that were standing up. Same guy complained that they didn't play the "popular songs" as they busted into faithful and later said that they were "playing fake music" during RVM. 
    Nothing worse than getting stuck in a section like that. As much as you’d like to ignore it and enjoy yourself, it’s incredibly difficult to do that. Sorry to hear. 
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    Idk, was a bit underwhelmed this time.

    Mainly with pace of play. Seemed nearly every song was getting an introduction of sorts. So by the time a song kicked off, any energy built up from prior song was dead. Killed momentum and lost the crowds in 200 and 300 sections. 
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    PJNBPJNB Posts: 13,077
    Amazing show. This is the type of set that takes the worry off of the shorter sets. Surprise after surprise and it flowed so well. No clue how they top this tomorrow night. 

    Highlights for me 

    Release
    Faithful
    Light Years 
    In My Tree
    RVM for Frans!
    Inside Job 

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    THETONYCLIFTONTHETONYCLIFTON SAN LUIS OBISPO Posts: 153
    nicknyr15 said:
    Amazing set but the energy was off in the 300s. Not many people on their feet. Heard someone near me threaten violence on a group that were standing up. Same guy complained that they didn't play the "popular songs" as they busted into faithful and later said that they were "playing fake music" during RVM. 
    Nothing worse than getting stuck in a section like that. As much as you’d like to ignore it and enjoy yourself, it’s incredibly difficult to do that. Sorry to hear. 
    I realized this many years ago that the location and person that goes with you plays a large roll in the experience. I’ve been at those shows during 2010’s and you’re in the show but up top  in section 200 or 300 and it isn’t all die hards like the pit or most things close to the stage. 
    With that is also who you go with as I’ve been with good friends and gfs and they just don’t get, enjoy, respect the music of this band as I do and it can make for an awkward time. One of the best shows I ever went to was Oakland 2013 where they played for like 3hr20min and I had gotten my ticket from a 10C member and never met him until that day and we were 2-3 rows on Mikes side the whole show and had the greatest conversations before the show and I’m between encores but love for the same band is a powerful thing amongst strangers. 
    Those last 2 at Oakland last year were quite unique and I’ll pay more for closer sets but truly only for this band. 
    "..to find the comfort in this world."
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    danlee1095danlee1095 Posts: 1,053
    PJNB said:
    Amazing show. This is the type of set that takes the worry off of the shorter sets. Surprise after surprise and it flowed so well. No clue how they top this tomorrow night. 

    Highlights for me 

    Release
    Faithful
    Light Years 
    In My Tree
    RVM for Frans!
    Inside Job 

    No clue how they top this tomorrow night.”

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    PJNB said:
    Amazing show. This is the type of set that takes the worry off of the shorter sets. Surprise after surprise and it flowed so well. No clue how they top this tomorrow night. 

    Highlights for me 

    Release
    Faithful
    Light Years 
    In My Tree
    RVM for Frans!
    Inside Job 

    I was about to write the same thing word for word and you did it for me!
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    I thought the energy in the arena was great. From the back of the 100s I would look up and people were standing all the way to the top of the 300s. I was thinking having so many 10C tickets is maybe allowing them the freedom to do set lists like this. It was incredible. I had such a big smile from In My Tree to RVM! Surrender was fun to end it. TYAAM for the family living in his grandma’s place was amazing. NFY late in encore was perfect. Inside Job is always an fave. And Retrograde to transition from seated to standing was fantastic. So many gems and Ed was effusive the whole night - clearly happy to be back “home.” I was at Wrigley in 2013 and 2016 but liked the arena feel even more last night (even though sound at UC sucks). 
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    That was a lot of fun.  Great setlist....RVM was incredible.  Only negative was half of my section in 209 was sitting down.  Kinda kills the vibe a bit.  Don't get how you could sit at a PJ show.  Oh well, still had a great time.
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    Got to see Ed play Surrender with Cheap Trick when they opened for PJ in Detroit in 98.  It was great, would love to see this as a full band cover.  How was it?
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    wwsuicidewwsuicide Posts: 1,326
    hrd2imgn said:
    A real cool security  guard hooked me up!  Thanks man!
    Nice!  Congrats!
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    If Even Flow is your bathroom break song you missed a scorching version last night. To me the only song that missed was Gods Dice.  Such a great show, the story of Ed’s grandmothers house was awesome! So much fun last night.
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    shmapshmap Posts: 354
    PJNB said:
    Amazing show. This is the type of set that takes the worry off of the shorter sets. Surprise after surprise and it flowed so well. No clue how they top this tomorrow night. 

    Highlights for me 

    Release
    Faithful
    Light Years 
    In My Tree
    RVM for Frans!
    Inside Job 

    Couldn't have said it better. A setlist of curveballs!

    I was in a seated floor section, and was disappointed to see so many people recording the show most of the night. If I can't see the stage, I'd rather it be because people are up and engaged, not holding their arms in the air for a video. 
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    Wanted to add. My buddy and I got to sit next to Frans’ friends in section 120, and they got one hell of a version.
    The crowd did seem a little off, Faithful and Animal were a little different….but that was absolutely insane last night. Not For You at the end was SO good. In My Tree and Comatose were curve balls. I was just hoping it wasn’t going to be Who You Are 🤣 and that version of IMT was fire.
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    static111 said:
    Got to see Ed play Surrender with Cheap Trick when they opened for PJ in Detroit in 98.  It was great, would love to see this as a full band cover.  How was it?It's on you tube already!
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    Awesome show. This was show 16 for me and I was able to hear In My Tree for the first time which was a treat. The setlist had so many great surprises that it's hard to know where to start. They continue to sound amazing and have to be considered one of the best live bands of all time (if not the best).

    Having now seen them two shows in a row (St. Paul 2 and Chicago 1), it's notable how much Eddie is connecting with the crowd and really being quite effusive about his gratitude and appreciation for the PJ community. And it's been really interesting to hear the stories and use of the projector to show pictures of people that have meant a lot to him. Really cool to hear the story in St. Paul about the boy, Charlie, who suffered from epidermolysis bullosa as well as the stories and pictures last night about his Great Aunt Sandy who passed away recently and the great story about going to his grandmother's old apartment and meeting the people outside and current owner (who Eddie invited to the show along with his son who is starting med school this week). In short, it's a really interesting direction that adds a lot more emotion and connection to the shows.

    One note about the comparison between St. Paul 2 and Chicago 1. I may be biased as I'm from Minnesota, but I thought the crowd was a bit better in St. Paul. Chicago was great, but I've always wondered if the big cities kind of "expect" something special and are less likely to be overly enthusiastic while crowds in the smaller places that are less frequently played (i.e. Minnesota, Moline, etc.) are so appreciative that they go ape-sh*t the whole night. That's not to knock Chicago at all, but I think there was a stronger crowd vibe in St. Paul.

    With all that said, so grateful this amazing band is still playing. Keep rockin' on, everyone. Enjoy the rest of the tour!
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    dwjmu84dwjmu84 Posts: 365
    Almost no weak spots in the set list (I’m not a cheap trick fan so the closer fell flat for me - would have preferred RITFW or Baba). Energy from Ed and band was superb and he seemed really, really happy. Certainly a top 5 for me at 20+ shows now. Hope everyone has a blast Thursday. Reality and home call my name.


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