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:
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
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Amongst the Waves
Daughter/It’s Okay/Another Brick in the Wall, Part II (Pink Floyd cover)
I Got Id
Out of My Mind
Speed of Sound
Spin the Black Circle
Whip It (Devo cover)
Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone “cover” – MLB was a PJ pre-cursor)
Do the Evolution
Better Man/Save It For Later (English Beat)
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.