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While much of our attention has been on Phish’s Festival 8, there were plenty of other great shows played last night to celebrate Halloween, and we’re gradually getting caught up on a few of them today. Pearl Jam’s fourth and final show at Philly’s Spectrum Arena looks to be one of the more epic Halloween shows that was played last night.

Spin magazine has a solid wrap-up of all that went down in Philly last night:

…Saturday’s three-and-a-half-hour Halloween set did include oddities — from a roadie dressed in full-body rat costume for “Rats,” to a boxing-ring girl giving periodic World Series updates (while the Phillies were winning, anyway), to “Sweet Lew,” a never-before-played-live homage to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, with Vedder dribbling a basketball into a mic…And that’s not even counting when the band came out in full Devo attire for a complete, enthusiastic rendition of “Whip It.” Red bucket hats included.

Pearl Jam as Devo? Yep, awesome. Check out the video:


Pearl Jam- Whip It@ Spectrum 10/31/09 [YouTube]

You can download the full show via bittorrent over at etree.

Here’s the setlist:

Pearl Jam @ Wachovia Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia, PA, 10/31/09

Set 1:
Why Go
Last Exit
Corduroy
Severed Hand
The Fixer
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
You Are
Amongst the Waves
Evenflow
Pilate
Unthought Known
Daughter/It’s Okay/Another Brick in the Wall, Part II (Pink Floyd cover)
Johnny Guitar
Rats
I’m Open
I Got Id
Glorified G
Out of My Mind
Black
Insignificance
Life Wasted

Encore 1:
Just Breathe
The End
Low Light
Speed of Sound
Jeremy
Inside Job
Bugs
Spin the Black Circle
Porch

Encore 2:
Whip It (Devo cover)
Got Some
Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone “cover” – MLB was a PJ pre-cursor)
Satan’s Bed
Sweet Lew
Do the Evolution
Better Man/Save It For Later (English Beat)
Smile
Alive
Rockin in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Yellow Ledbetter/The Star-Spangled Banner

Check out Pearl Jam’s Official Flickr page for photos from their four-night run in Philly.

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