Pearl Jam Takes Alpine Valley By Storm — PJ20 Festival Highlights
[photogallerylink id=97603 align=left]Eddie’s destination festival began under the roar of thunder and near-constant drizzle, but [lastfm]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] turned Labor Day weekend into a celebration of love and loyalty for nearly 37,000 at Alpine Valley. Stacking up 13-bands and boasting surprise appearances from Chris Cornell and Dennis Rodman (what?), the PJ20 Destination Weekend was a straight-up dream for any fan — and a PJ history lesson covering 20 years of the band’s existence.
At the bottom of the hill, we were treated to solid performances from PJ, [lastfm]The Strokes[/lastfm], [lastfm]Queens Of The Stone Age[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mudhoney[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Temple of the Dog[/lastfm]. Watch “Hunger Strike” alongside Eddie Vedder and check out photos & videos from each set.
[photogallerylink id=97675 align=left]Watch Alpine roar as a reunited Temple of the Dog performs “Hunger Strike” at PJ20 in honor of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary in Alpine Valley.
[photogallerylink id=97533 align=left]Watch Pearl Jam performing “In The Moonlight” with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
[photogallerylink id=97576 align=left]Don’t forget the Stroke — PJ plays “Not For You” with Julian Casablancas from the Strokes.
Pearl Jam setlist:
Do The Evolution
In My Tree
Who You Are (with Liam Finn, John Doe, and Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters)
Push Me Pull Me (“only for the 8th time ever???”)
Not For You (with Julian Casablancas from the Strokes)
In The Moonlight (with Josh Homme)
Education (with Liam Finn)
Once (Ed says back in the day it was a fairy tale ONCE)
State of Love and Trust
Temple of the Dog reunion setlist:
Stardog Champion (Mother Love Bone cover)
Say Hello 2 Heaven
Hunger Strike (Cornell leaves stage after song finishes)
Pearl Jam setlist continued:
Love Reign O’er Me (The Who cover)
Kick Out The Jams (MC5 cover with Mark Arm and Steve Turner from Mudhoney)
And as an added bonus, [lastfm]Glen Hansard[/lastfm] sings “Falling Slowly” with someone he pulled from the crowd earlier that afternoon.