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Friday, December 5, 2008

San Fran I '06

The 2006 bootleg section has been updated with the first of a three night run in San Francisco, CA. Three exceptional shows form a great tour!

07/15/06 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Dead Man
set: Of the Girl, Go, World Wide Suicide, Save You, Severed Hand, Corduroy, Given To Fly, Unemployable, Sad, Gone, Not For You/(Modern Girl), State of Love and Trust, Gods' Dice, Present Tense, Comatose, Why Go, Do The Evolution
first encore: Even Flow, Parachutes, Footsteps, Once, Alive
second encore: Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Spin The Black Circle, Bu$hleaguer, Indifference, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star-Spangled Banner)
TFT Notes: Pearl Jam opens their three-night stint in San Francisco with "Of the Girl", played for the first time since the 10/22/03 Benaroya Hall show. Ed greets the crowd before "Given To Fly", "Hello, hello San Francisco! Cheers, cheers... I'm gonna drink to you. It's been a number of years - I think the number is eight or something since we've played San Francisco proper - and you've sold out this venue three times which is more people than you could fit in the old Shoreline, so we're greatly appreciative of that, for your support. And I just thought we'd land the plane quickly so we could say that and now it's time to get it off the ground once again, this song's called 'Given To Fly.'" Song breakout time, and Ed introduces "Gods' Dice" which is played for the first time since Boston 2003: "Here's a number for whatever reason we haven't done it in years, we're gonna do it now." The floor arrangement at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is general admission (no seats), and Ed sees an "I've Got A Feeling" sign, saying "Alright, you've got a feeling tonight, you've given us a feeling. Kille, can we just take a look at who we got here tonight for a second? (house lights up, cheers) Ya know, it's not every show that there's an open floor like this. In fact, it rarely happens these days for us. The fact that there's almost equal amounts of men and women on the front is testimony to the fact that you guys are taking good care of yourselves on the bottom. No one appreciates that more than we do. So thanks for taking care of one another." Ed then points out a special guest in the house, "it's my uncle, who's names Fred. Freddy. Freddy Vedder. I'm gonna see him after, I didn't see him before. (spotlight starts moving across the crowd) That him? Hey freddy. (light keeps moving, Ed giving instructions) Spotlight ... over left ... that way ... more, more, more, more ... down. (Big cheer and drum roll by Matt) We found him! (crowd then starts "Fred-dy" chant) No one deserves it more. I'm gonna dedicate this next song to him and his lovely woman", leading to "Parachutes". Before "Bu$hleaguer", Ed sings "Hey there Georgie boy / why do all the girls just pass you by / all you do is spread your wings / and you could fly away / the world would see a new Georgie boy". After "Indifference" Ed says that "it's been a pleasure playing not only a metropolitan city, but in the arts ... over the history of music and literature and education. To play here to this crowd, thank you so much."

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