Eddie Vedder Sings & Drinks With Pearl Jam Fan On His Birthday

At Pearl Jam’s show on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Eddie Vedder had some fun with a fan who claimed it was his birthday. Ed had the lights brought up so he can see the audience. He points out a man in the audience with a sign that reads “It’s My Birthday Can I please sing a song with you?” Ed says “It is your birthday? Now let’s see I saw you 3 days ago holding the same sign and a few days before that with the same sign. It must be nice to have every day be your birthday.” Ed says he will buy the guy a drink for sure and then they can think about singing.

The Birthday Boy finally got his wish during “Porch.” Watch video below!

Set List from Sea on PearlJam.com’s forums:
01. Oceans (Ed counts off the song but some confusion stops the song right away. Ed and Stone confer briefly and the song starts again)
02. Present Tense
03. Corduroy
04. Hail, Hail
05. Mind Your Manners
06. Do The Evolution
07. Amongst The Waves
(Ed addresses the audience in Portuguese. Noting it is the last show in Brazil but not the last show forever just this tour. The audience helps him a little with his pronunciation.)
08. Save You
09. Even Flow
10. Who You Are
11. Setting Forth
12. Not For You
13. Sirens-sing along outro (Boom’s keyboard had a malfunction for the first part of the song)
14. Given To Fly
15. Want You So Hard (Bad Boy News)-(Hughes, Homme) Eagles Of Death Metal cover. The band was playing a show in Paris at Le Bataclan when it was attacked by terrorists on November 13.
16. Comatose (The start of the song is a bit off. The band stops right away and Ed laughs “and then THAT happened!” The band starts the song again.)
17. Lukin
18. Rearviewmirror

Encore Break 1

(Ed asks the audience if they can see the moon tonight. He hopes it is still up there. “we live in a crazy world.”)
19. Yellow Moon
20. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
(Ed has the lights brought up so he can see the audience. He points out a man in the audience with a sign that reads “It’s My Birthday Can I please sing a song with you?” Ed says “It is your birthday? Now let’s see I saw you 3 days ago holding the same sign and a few days before that with the same sign. It must be nice to have every day be your birthday.” Ed says he will buy the guy a drink for sure and then they can think about singing.
He notes that other people are having anniversaries as well. Joe and Diane anniversary, (?) and Ashley-they are still fucking. Another couple is celebrating and anniversary. Various people in the audience indicate the lengths of their relationships. Ed says we have been a band for 25 years. Longer than anybody. And Jeff and Stone have been together how long? (30 years said in Portuguese). Let’s hear it for Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard for being together longer than anyone.)
21. Just Breathe

22. Imagine-(Lennon)
23. Jeremy
24. Why Go
25. The Fixer
(Ed brings up the birthday man (Adu?(sp). The man is very pleased. Ed takes a swig of wine and passes the bottle to they guy who proceeds to take a very long pull on the bottle. Ed lets him sing the opening lines of Porch before taking over.)
26. Porch (Sings the end of the song from the barricade. Visits with Birthday Man)

Encore Break 2
(Ed in Portuguese. It appears he has been given a gift and thanks the audience and he continues in English say he has heard so many stories of fans from all over the world who don’t speak any Portuguese being taken in and treated like family. He thanks the Brazilian people for their generosity in treating fan who have travelled here to see the shows.)
27. Last Kiss-(Cochran)
(We really wanted to play this here. This is by a special man and good friend, Mr. Roger Waters)
28. Comfortably Numb-(Gilmour, Waters) {Ed plays piano during the outro solo}
29. Spin The Black Circle
30. Black
(Ed has some advice for people who can relate to the song Black because of someone in their life. He also says he wants to thank some people. In Portuguese he thanks by name many of the Brazilian locals that have been working and traveling with the band and Pearl Jam crew.)
31. Better Man (during the solo Mike and Ed rock out back to back. At the end of the song Ed smashes white Gibson SG.)
32. Alive- (draped in an a Brazilian flag with messages and autographs all over it Ed goes to the wings of the stage. Mike solos down at the barricade.)
33. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young) Jeff ends up wearing the Brazilian flag Ed had during the last song. Mike runs laps around the stage.)
(“They are telling us we have to stop so we will need to come back again.”) There is a very strict midnight curfew at the venue.
34. Yellow Ledbetter
(someone throws up a red pair of swim trunks. Ed asks “for me?” and shrugs. He ends up putting the trunks on over his pants and continues singing.)

  • Corndog

    I brought my kid with me to see PJ when he was like 4 and a half years old. I always regretted not putting him up on my shoulders, see if Eddie noticed him and maybe asked him up on stage. Our seats were very close to the stage, he couldn’t have missed him!

    For the record, my kid fucking loved the show! Now, for the rest of his life, he gets to say he went to his first rock concert when he was 4 years old:)

    • Felonious Punk

      See, Dave Grohl would have brought your boy up onto his throne Santa-style and let him sing the entire song AND pull on his bottle of wine, I bet.

      • Corndog

        My kid has better taste than to go to a Foo Fighter’s concert….

        • Felonious Punk

          Just wait until he’s 16 and can make his own decisions 😀

          • Corndog

            Scary thing is that’s only 6 years away now.

            My ass is getting old. Freaks me right out.

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