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Thursday, February 19, 2009

2003-07-05 Camden, NJ

A hot night on the waterfront with the band breezing through 'Can't Keep' to open, then full throttle with the Stone Gossard show. He is on fire, tearing through 'Brain of J,' 'Save You,' 'DTE' and 'STBC,' serving up solos and excellent guitar work. Ed banters about whether they are in Philly or New Jersey (eliciting cheers and boos from the crowd) and says where ever we are, it's hot! The City of Philadelphia's fireworks display is visible during 'Faithfull' and 'Wishlist.' The band doesn't seem to notice immediately, but Jeff says something to Ed, Ed notices and asks if the people on the lawn can see them. Suddenly, they deviate from the setlist and tear through 'RITFW' ("let's give you a little music for the fireworks") in the middle of the set while the fireworks are still continuing. The crowd loves this and Ed jokes at the end of the song that they would normally say "Thanks and good night" at this point.

Set: Can't Keep, Brain Of J, Save You, Do The Evolution, Spin The Black Circle, Green Disease, Cropduster, Given To Fly, Even Flow, Faithfull, Wishlist, Rockin' In The Free World, 1/2 Full, Love Boat Captain, Breath, I Believe In Miracles, Corduroy, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Last Exit, Better Man, Down, Black, Blood

Encore 2
: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Last Kiss, Baba O'Riley, Yellow Ledbetter


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