Tonight is all about Pearl Jam!
Holly got us tickets to the Washington, DC/Verizon Center (was MCI Center) show (May 30, 2006). It was AMAZING! We left our house at around 5:30 and got off at Gallery Place around 6:30. We walked around looking for a restaurant that wasn't TOO crowded. We ended up at The Austin Grill. The grilled chicken tacos were great!
Apparently, we missed the opener. Pearl Jam performed Don't Be Shy. Whatever. (Actually never heard it, so I guess I shouldn't comment)
Each of us bought T-shirts with the avocado logo. Sweet.
We barely made it to our seats (our butts hit and we immediately popped up) as Pearl Jam hit the stage.
When Vitalogy (and later albums) came out, I started to hear people say that Eddie couldn't sing like he did with Ten and Vs.. "Maybe his voice is going." WRONG! Eddie can still belt out the older songs as if it were 1992. His voice is as great as ever. And with his new, old, long hair, Eddie LOOKS like it's 1992! Ah... the good ole days!
And, I may be getting older, but the band still seems young. Mike was jumping around like a 20 year old and the band just sounded great!
The set list (with my comments) included:
- Set 1
- Release (Holly's favorite opener... ever!)
- World Wide Suicide
- Severed Hand
- Do The Evolution (I love this song)
- Given To Fly
- Low Light
- Unemployable (Nice political lead-in)
- Even Flow
- I Got Id
- Present Tense
- Better Man (Our song... good times)
- Inside Job
- Wasted Reprise
- Life Wasted (My new favorite)
- Why Go
- Rearviewmirror (Can't go wrong here)
- Encore 1
- Encore 2
And, if you need more proof that Pearl Jam is the best band ever, check out Pearl Jam Forum post about a father & daughter's experience at a show.
I LOVE the new album. And, as usual, after hearing the songs live (and in person), I love them even more. I highly recommend checking it out. Now to get ready for work tomorrow!