Eddie Vedder-Live In Minneapolis, MN July 2, 2011

by Kathy Davis on July 3, 2011

photo by @1270TheTeam

Ed’s night at the Orpheum Theatre is history; before he heads out for the West Coast jaunt of his tour venture, he treated the Minnesotan crowd to a lovely night.  Here are the details, a master post to which we’ll add appropriately as more rolls in.

Setlist from the Official Message Board

Eddie Vedder
Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis. MN
July 02, 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. You’re True
08. Dead Man
09. Just Breathe
10. Off He Goes
11. Betterman
12. Love Boat Captain
13. Long Nights w/Glen Hansard
14. Setting Forth
15. Far Behind
16. Guaranteed
17. Rise
18. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – (Lennon, McCartney)
19. Unthought Known
20. The End
21. Arc

Encore Break 1
22. Long Road (for crew member Sarah and her family)
23. Wishlist
24. Sleepless Nights w/Glen Hansard – (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant)
25. Society w/Glen Hansard – (Jerry Hannan)
26. Falling Slowly {Glen singing and playing acoustic, Eddie duet vocal} – (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová)
27. 4th Of July – (Dave Alvin)
28. Porch

Encore Break 2
29. Hard Sun w/Glen Hansard-(Peterson)
30. Dream A Little Dream-(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)

Overheard on the internet- glowing reviews…

From Twitter:

@andrewJ Best show I’ve ever seen. That was complete magic. Incredible.   &  Hard Sun with that many people and a tiny venue singing the song for Eddie was something I’ll never forget

@cjessee2  fantastic show…still buzzing and the booze wore off a while ago.  &  (Eddie Vedder & Glen Hansard) singing Falling Slowly live at The Orpheum=the highlight of summer 2011

@tomstanoch: Best….concert….ever. #EddieVedder

from the Official Message Board:

(pjruss) Love Boat Captain. Simply fantastic version. Changed lyric to “11 years ago today”. Other highlights were Off He Goes, betterman (lullabye version), Hard Sun. Crowd great except for one joker criticizing Sean Penn enough to make Eddie say something like “ok, it’s time for me to take control here and tell you to shut the fuck up”. Besides that, it was super loud, lots of sing-alongs.  Glad I traveled all the way from Florida for the show. Munk One poster pretty solid…

(Brannigan’s Law) Glen’s set was amazing and the highlight was Astral Weeks, he got a very long standing ovation after it and he looked very humble from it, had a bit of trouble remembering what he was playing next actually had to ask someone backstage.   Eddie mentioned he was listening to Glen’s set and remarked at how great the crowd was. He also thanked Bill Pohlad (part owner of the MN Twins) for financing Into the Wild, said it wouldn’t have happened with out him.  He (definitely) got off to a rocky start but he turned it into a stellar performance. Lot of great songs but the best part for me was Falling Slowly, there is so much energy in that song and Eddie and Glen sound phenomenal together. That song alone is worth the price of admission. Merch table was a nightmare, only 3 girls working… (a good warning for other cities, not the first time I’ve heard this – KD)

And speaking of Poster: (via derbydave/zebra27 on the PJ Board)

Munk One Poster

Unique show shirt (via derbydave/zebra27 on the PJ Board)

T-Shirt- Minnesota License plate

Above EDVDDR it reads “10,000 Lakes” (Minnesota is known as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”),  and below 19-Minnesota-64 (that was a good year, eh?). Clever.

That’s it for now, I’ll update when any good schtuff rolls in.

UPDATE:   Reviews

The Minneapolis Star Tribune was quick to post a review and photos; click here to see full article and all pictures; highlights below.

…the ukulele was fun while it lasted. Vedder, 46, explained that he picked up the instrument a decade ago during a dark time in his life: “It was looking at me across the room like, ‘You wanna talk?’” he recounted, introducing the confessional “Goodbye.” The instrument’s charm shone through in the remade Pearl Jam song “Can’t Keep” (the concert’s opener), and in the more hopeful new nugget “You’re True.” ….

photos by Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune

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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