pearl jam philly

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

Spin magazine has a solid wrap-up of all that went down in 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- homage to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Vedder dribbling a basketball into a mic…And that’s not even counting when came out in full attire for a complete, enthusiastic rendition of “Whip It.” Red bucket hats included.

as ? Yep, awesome. Check out the video:

Pearl Jam- Whip [email protected] Spectrum 10/31/09 [YouTube]

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

Here’s the :

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

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

Encore 1:
Just Breathe
The End
Speed of Sound
Inside Job
Spin the Black Circle

Encore 2:
Whip It (Devo )
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)
Rockin in the Free World ( 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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