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Saturday, December 6, 2008

1997-06-08 Randall's Island, NY

Ed and Mike open up the second day of the Tibetan Freedom Concert, much to everyone's surprise, with acoustic versions of the "new" 'Corduroy,' 'Yellow Ledbetter' and an unusual, slow version of 'RitFW,' with modified lyrics. ("Styrofoam and garbage for the ozone layer" changed to "if it's made in China, it could be prison labor." Ed interrupts 'RitFW' in the middle with a request for $5, which is met with a $20 donation. He then asks for that the crowd sign the petitions circulating for the Tibet cause. (In fact, Ed has been encouraging signatures among attendees both days of the show.)

Set: Corduroy, Yellow Ledbetter, Rockin' in the Free World (Ed and Mike only, acoustic)
Long Road (Ed and Mike with Michael Stipe and Mike Mills)


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