Ed says a quick, "All right ... let's go!" and PJ opens with a slamming 'DTE' in this smallish venue shaped like a UFO. The sold out Illinois crowd is more than receptive to Pearl Jam, especially with this ferocious opener great Stone solos throughout. The fast pace continues through a welcome 'Deep' with killer Mike solos and Ed's intense lyrical delivery. While changing instruments, Ed greets Champaign and says he feels like a lion in a cage and asks if there are any Christians who want to be eaten tonight.
Set: Do The Evolution, Corduroy, Save You, Deep, Dissident, Elderly Woman, Even Flow, Jeremy, Thumbing My Way, You Are, I Am Mine, Habit, Untitled/MFC, Given To Fly, Nothingman, Blood, Porch
Encore 1: Driven To Tears, Better Man, Crazy Mary, Know Your Rights, Fortunate Son
Encore 2: Blue Red Grey, Black, Alive, Baba O'Riley