My 28th Pearl Jam show First in a foreign country. I was wearing a #Caps Winter Classic tee.
My friend C and I tried to pick up out tix around 3pm …. when the 10 Club Will Call lines first opened, but the the lines were huge. So we went to grab something to eat and nap at the hotel.
Back again around 7-ish….. picked up tix, 5th row, on Stone’s side. We arrived in the middle of Mudhoney’s set. OMG LOUD. We decalred we’re waiting until after this is over for tomorrow. (Oh… the beers at Air Canada Centre are HUGE… I don’t know if this is due to Metric conversion or whatever…. but Verizon should get on board for this… though MSG has better plastic cups).
We knew our seatmates on the left from the 2009 Spectrum shows…. So we chatted with them while we waited for Pearl Jam to come on…….
Opened with Long Road….
Rest of the setlist….
main set: Long Road, Do The Evolution, Once, Got Some, Faithfull, Nothing As It Seems, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Setting Forth, Not For You(/Modern Girl), Given To Fly, Just Breathe, Off He Goes, Daughter(/It’s OK), Grievance, Down, Unthought Known, The Fixer, Porch
first encore: Nothingman, Better Man, Leatherman, Black, Rearviewmirror
second encore: Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World
DTE, Nothing As It Seems, Not For You/Modern Girl, Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns were highlights for me… but the Cherry on Top, happened midway through RITFW… when Neil Young walked out to jam with the band….. I started screaming like a schoolgirl….
show ended. Picked up a PJ20 tee… then back to the hotel