Pearl Jam Fan Proposes On Stage At Wrigley Field Show


During Pearl Jam’s performance at Wrigley Field in Chicago last night, Eddie Vedder invited Army Sergeant Kyle Johnson on stage. Kyle’s girlfriend, Amy, surprised him with tickets. They are placed onstage for “Just Breathe.” During the instrumental intro Kyle appears to propose to Amy. Ed serenades them.

He introduced “I Believe In Miracles” with a shout out to Kyle and Amy

“This song is by one of dearest friends and he loved the Yankee’s but his National League team was the Cubs. And this song isn’t about marriage but I am going to dedicate it to Kyle and Amy.”

Proposal at @pearljam concert at Wrigley. She said yes!!! @cbschicago

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Stay with me, let's just breathe…. Just had a wedding proposal at Wrigley!! #pearljam

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Sea posted the setlist and notes via John on the forums.

01. Low Light
02. Release
(Ed talks while the song Release starts. He says, “Last time it felt like a once in a lifetime experience. When the lightning hit today I thought we were gonna have the same experience again but it looks like the weather is on our side.” EV looks into the audience for a guy named John. When he spots him he says John was the first in line two…” He sees John show four fingers..”Four days, He lined up four days ago to hear this song. He has been going through some hard times. We wanna help him out so help us sing it..”)
03. Rain-(Lennon, McCartney)
04. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Ed asks the audience to “sing this one for Jillian during the sing a long section) Jillian died in an automobile accident. Members of her family are attending the show.
05. Do The Evolution (Mike and Jeff do their guitar picks communion)
06. Last Exit
07. Lightning Bolt (during the intro Ed ask Kille to show him the audience. He then says, “Gutsy move playing this, gutsy! This is a reference to the earlier storms and the previous Wrigley show that was halted for several hours because of weather leading the band to get permission from the city to play past curfew)

(Ed checks on the audience. Makes sure they have enough room. He says they have a lot of time and thanks the venue. He talks about seeing Bruce Springsteen four years ago. He notes that it didn’t storm at Bruce’s show because not even God would throw lightning at Bruce. He relates Bruce’s story about ghosts that was really about all the people who still live in us even though they are no longer near us or with is. Ed says he wishes that those great players and friends and family that have passed could be around to witness the Cub’s season. “But this song specifically goes out to the fantastic Mrs. Fox.”)
08. Sad
(this one is for Lake Michigan on a windy day)
09. Amongst The Waves
(You might not have said hi to him yet but I know you want to. That is Mr. Mike McCready on a Fender Stratocaster)
10. Even Flow
(There is no one like Mike McCready. Make swings his guitar neck (without removing the guitar like a baseball bat. And Matt Cameron is one of kind as well.
Ed mentions that there is something special going on north of us. Ed notes that they know somebody who had worked with The Tragically Hip on a few albums and that Ed got to meet Gordon from the band. He talks about Gordon’s health and how the band heroically decided to go out and tour. He wants the audience to send their positive energy to the Gordon and the band. (The engineer they know is Adam Kasper who worked on a couple of albums with The Tragically Hip and several Pearl Jam albums)
11. Light Years
12. I Got ID
13. Mind Your Manners
14. Unthought Known
15. Masters Of War-(Dylan) (during the instrumental break Mike rubs his Tele against his mic stand and beats it against the ground during the outro. He lays it face down and manipulates his pedals including his wah then he gets up and presses it against his amp and cabinet)
16. I Am A Patriot-(Van Zandt) {Fast Version with band)
(after the song Ed says he was looking for someone named Kyle Johnson. “Where are you Kyle? I tried to reach you but you weren’t answering your email. If you are here make your way over to the side and show them your military ID. Let’s see if that works..)
17. Daughter/W.M.A tag-(Ed also sings “people leave your guns at home, people leave your guns alone”)
18. Jeremy
19. Better Man /Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling)

Encore Break One
(Ed chats for a second about where he used to sit. He then gets the audience to do the wave just by cheering. He asks for an “Audio Wave” and the stadium complies. Ed talks about the next song and how it wrote itself. He and Jeff take swigs from Ed’s oversize bottle of wine with a 21 on the label. Jeff takes the first sip and gets some cork. Ed’s sip is perfect and he thanks Jeff for clearing it out for him. He talks about sitting next to the bee girl from the “No Rain” video. He hopes she is doing well but he was a bit concerned when he saw the interaction with her mom. He also mentions that he was concerned for the 12 year old boy from the Jeremy video. He talks about how prevalent it is nowadays and he wants to make sure that young kids today are unfuckwithable.)

20. Bee Girl
(Ed says we found the Army Sergeant Kyle Johnson. He was apparently in Kentucky. His girlfriend, Amy, surprised him with tickets. Ed says they wanted to get them better seats. So they are placed onstage for the next song Ed. During the instrumental intro Kyle appears to proposes to Amy. Ed serenades them.)
21. Just Breathe
This song is by one of dearest friends and he loved the Yankee’s but his National League team was the Cubs. And this song isn’t about marriage but I am going to dedicate it to Kyle and Amy.
22. I Believe In Miracles-(Ramone, Ray) (Acoustic version)
(this number is an old one and was written during my first year in Seattle. It had snowed which it doesn’t do much in there and it reminded me of being here in the winter and waiting for the El train and worrying about freezing to death. Wishing I had enough money for a cab.)
23. Let Me Sleep
(Ed introduces friend of the band and in particular Mike McCready. A man of incredible courage. Mr. Steve Gleason. Steve comes out and talks about the sacred ground of Wrigley. He notes that Mike and he have been friends for 15 years. This next song is one of my his favorite songs. He quotes the song saying “how we choose to feel is how we are and I feel fucking awesome. Show ‘em boys. Gleason speaks through a box by writing things out in advance or live by typing using eye movement. )
23. Inside Job
(Ed thanks Steve and his family again. He says he was thinking of this story when he thought they might play the next song. He talks about a white German wine and walking around. Looking at the sky and seeing a whole world of possibilities but what were the options?)
24. Comfortably Numb-(Gilmour, Waters) (Ed joins Boom on his riser and plays piano for the outro solo)
25. Interstellar Overdrive-(Barrett, Mason, Waters, Wright)
26. Corduroy
27. Porch

Encore Break Two
(Ed comes from break and greets the audience. He says “the weather is good and they haven’t kicked us out yet but they will. There are 28 (?) bars within three blocks of this place so I understand if you need to go but we want to keep on rocking.” (quote is approximate as always)
28. Go
29. Black
“Rockford’s Best!”
30. Surrender-(Nielsen)
31. Alive (Ed throws baseballs into the crowd during the solo)
After a short encore Ed comes back out wearing a Cubs jersey. He talks about how music saved their lives. He thanks the City of Chicago for letting them play until 2 am at the last show. He mentions many of the people from the city and the Cubs who had helped out with that. He mentions his favorite player José Cardenal. He talks for awhile about his favorite players growing up. He brings out Ron Santo’s children and he brings out José
32. All The Way (Ed solo acoustic)
33. Baba O’Riley-(Townshend) Jeff appears to be wearing a ski mask with bunny ears.