Originally this benefit was to feature Ed plus C-Average opening for The Who, but PJ (minus Stone, who had a prior commitment with Conservation International) opened. In a funny twist, a near life-sized cardboard cutout of Stone wearing a gold glittery jacket and holding Pete’s Gibson is brought out on the stage. (Ed quips about Stone being very “one dimensional” tonight.) Boom, a native Hawaiian friend of Ed’s (who plays on some of the forthcoming Riot Act tracks), fills in on keyboards. Jeff, in an obvious nod to the late John Entwistle, wears a skeleton t-shirt. Ed notes at one point during the show that Boom flew in from the islands just for this show. ‘Leaving Here’ is nailed and a a hit with The Who fans. ‘Yellow Ledbetter,’ with modified lyrics (referencing Entwistle), closes the set with Ed noting it “takes a lot of balls” to play on the stage that The Who are about to come out on. A quick set with the band cheerful and a mix of songs to play to that particular crowd, de-emphasize Stone’s absence and introduce a few new ones.
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
House of Blues
Source: Schoeps MK4v > Schoeps VMS021B > Sony SBM-1 > Sony PCM-M1 > DAT > CDR > SHN
02 Last Kiss
05 I Am Mine
06 Love Boat Captain
07 Green Disease
08 Not For You
09 Better Man
10 Leaving Here
11 Yellow Ledbetter
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Here you can find a youtube video of the concert.