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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1994-04-08 Fairfax, VA

This performance was very difficult for Pearl Jam and many in the crowd due to the discovery of Kurt's death that day. A very tense and emotional show. Ed remarked, "... we are elevated a little more than usual, either that or I've gotten taller. I don't think it's a very good thing to elevate yourself. I think it would be a very dangerous thing... sometimes, whether you like it or not people elevate you ... whether you like it or not, and it's very easy to fall. So.. uh.. I don't want to be the messenger, somebody who delivers bad news, you know. Kill the messenger, but I don't think any of us would be in this room if it weren't for Kurt Cobain ... 1,2,3,4.." Incredible version of 'Even Flow.' Despite the sadness and misery hanging over this show, the songs were powerful and intense. By the end of the night the mood changed with the music bringing everyone together and creating strength. People started leaving after 'Indifference' as the lights went down, and started running back in when they closed powerfully with 'RITFW," playing like they couldn't stop.

Set: Release, Go, Animal, Dissident, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Daughter/(Hey Hey, My My)/(American Pie), Even Flow, Breath, State of Love and Trust, Footsteps, Black, Alive, Porch/(Tearing)

Encore 1
: Rearviewmirror, Corduroy, Not for You, Elderly Woman, Blood

Encore 2
: Indifference, Rockin' in the Free World


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