Eddie Vedder Sings About Donald Trump At Pearl Jam Show

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At Pearl Jam’s show on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, Eddie Vedder inserted Donald Trump’s name into the lyrics of “1/2 Full.” The PearlJam.com forum recap states, “Ed inserts Donald Trump into the lyrics. During the outro Ed reflects a spotlight off of the pick guard of his guitar back into the audience like a sweeping spot light.” A fan also discussed the performance, “Ed ripped into Trump a few times during Half Full. Was hoping Lukin would be Slow Lukin but cool nonetheless. Nice to see Hide Your Love Away make a return.”

Vedder also wore a Trump mask when Pearl Jam performed “Do the Evolution” earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale.

Read the full setlist and notes below posted by Sea (via John) on the PearlJam.com forums:

Setlist:
01. Lightning Bolt
02. Mind Your Manners
03. Animal
04. Why Go
05. Deep
06. Satan’s Bed
(Ed says it looks great having people in seats all the way to the top. He thanks the audience and Coach Cal for the all the championship flags in the building because it helps the sound on stage.)
07. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
08. Corduroy
09. Sirens (sing along outro)

(Ed introduces the next song as being for all of the teachers and intellectuals here tonight. He asks if anybody in the band graduated from university? None have. “Don’t tell our kids, we are gonna try and keep that lie going for a while.”)

10. Education
11. Even Flow (Mike goes into the crowd to solo. Ed gives the mic to someone in the audience. for a line. It doesn’t stay long.)
12. Spin The Black Circle

(We’ve played to a lot of active duty members and veterans on this tour. I hope that they get to stick around and that the government pays attention to all the hard work they have to do. This one is for you.)

13. Army Reserve
14. Daughter/Another Brick In The Wall-part 2-(Waters){lyric changed to “preacher leave those kids alone” instead of teacher}
15. 1/2 Full (Ed inserts Donald Trump into the lyrics. During the outro Ed reflects a spotlight off of the pick guard of his guitar back into the audience like a sweeping spot light)
16. Given To Fly
17. Swallowed Whole
18. Lukin (with a slow intro)
19. Rearviewmirror

Encore Break One
(EV compliments the audience on their energy and thanks them for giving it up. He says, “It sure is beautiful here in Kentucky. I don’t remember that. And there has to be more than one guy that paints all the fences white. That has to be a two man job.” He also compliments Kentucky on making the right choice in rejecting laws that would have discriminated against others.)

20. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney) {Ed solo}
21. Just Breathe {Dedicated to Matthew and Lindsey}
22. Thumbing My Way

(“I’d like to dedicate this one to a friend we all knew. Mr. Tomas Young.” Ed talks about how heroic Tomas was and also notes that a new book came out by Mark Wilkerson about Tomas Young.)

23. Comfortably Numb-(Gilmour, Waters)
24. Do The Evolution
25. Sonic Reducer-(Bators, Blitz, Chrome, Magnum, Thomas, Zero)
26. Porch

Encore Break Two

27. Smile
(This song is about treating your woman right. I know that isn’t a problem here. You are all gentlemen. I hear a lot of stories about college and they better clean up their acts before my daughters go to college.)
28. Leaving Here-(Holland, Holland, Dozier)
29. Black
30. Better Man/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling)
31. Alive
32. Baba O’Riley-(Townshend)
33. Yellow Ledbetter