PJ’s final Sydney appearance, a full moon … what would you expect other than a great show, incredible setlist and awesome encore?? The crowd is really into the show and PJ really looking like they are having a good time. The guys all come out wearing wigs; Ed with a big, blonde one. (He says that they all got their hair done at the hotel salon and got a “5-for-1 deal …” in the same place as Elton, referring to Elton John being in the country with Billy Joel.) One line from ‘The Real Me’ is a lead-in to ‘I Got Shit.’ After ‘I Got Shit,’ they lose the wigs. The ‘Habit’ intro is a little “birthday to Beth” improv and ‘Habit’ rips. ‘Candle in the Wind’!. During ‘GTF,’ Ed leaves the mic during the bridge and does a cool pirouette with the crowd roaring in appreciation. He shows his dancing prowess again during ‘StBC.’ He says, “Go ahead and play somebody; I’ll catch my breath first …” and the band plays a cool little jam on ‘Sin City’ (old AC/CD song). Before ‘RVM,’ Ed says, “We pack really light … but we’re all taking home little suitcases of memories after this stay here in Australia.” A stunning version of ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ (a Hunters and Collectors tune that PJ very rarely covers) is performed by Ed alone at the top of the second encore, prefaced with his comment: “This one is just between you and me.” The guys join Ed for a fantastic ‘Alive,’ with the house lights up and PJ simply GOING for it. Wow!!!
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
Band : Pearl Jam
Date : Mar 12, 1998
Venue : Entertainment Centre: Sydney, Australia
Length : 1-
Source : Countryman Isomax II’s > TCD D-100
Do The Evolution
I Got Shit
Given To Fly
Spin The Black Circle
Sim City Jam
State Of Love And Trust
Brain Of J
Throw Your Arms Around Me
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