Eddie Vedder Live in Hartford, CT – June 18,2011

by Kathy Davis on June 19, 2011

The first Saturday night show of Eddie Vedder’s 2011 Summer U.S. Tour, and the man did not disappoint.  A long setlist – including the debut of Into The Wild track “Long Nights”, 4 guest spots from the most excellent Glen Hansard…we’ll post what we find on the evening here.   You’ll see a dedication to the Big Man himself, legendary E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons  (may he rest well in peace); PJ message board users posted explanations:

Ed was in the process of dedicating Better Man to Clarence…under the assumption that he was on the mend, when one of the stage people (George Webb-editor) came out and pretty clearly told him the news that Clemons passed. You could tell Ed was visibly emotional and shook up…so was i since it was pretty clear what happened and i’m also an enormous Springsteen fan… Ed changed the lyrics in Betterman from “she loved him” to “I loved him” from there on out.

Here is the setlist from the Official Message Board:
Bushnell Memorial Hall
Hartford, CT
June 18, 2011

Set List

01. Waving Palms
02. Can’t Keep
03. Sleeping By Myself
04. Without You
05. More Than You Know-(Rose, Eliscu, Youmans)
06. Goodbye
07. Broken Heart
08. Light Today
09. Trouble-(Yusuf Islam)
10. Sometimes
11. Just Breathe
12. I Am Mine
13. Betterman (for Clarence Clemons)
14. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard playing bass
15. Far Behind
16. Guaranteed
17. Rise
18. Immortality
19. Unthought Known
20. The End
21. Arc
Encore Break 1
22. Wishlist
23. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
24. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant)
25. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Jerry Hannan)
26. Speed Of Sound
27. Lukin
28. Porch
Encore Break 2
29. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard-(Peterson)
30. Dream A Little Dream-(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)

The poster for the evening was designed by Tom Tomorrow.


Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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