Eddie Vedder - Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale - November 30
Charming and humorous throughout, his banter didn't take away from his performance. Switching between electric and acoustic guitars, and ukelele, there wasn't a lull at any point. Whether it was playing a hit like "Betterman" or transporting the audience "Into the Wild." Vedder had no issue in holding the room's attention with his iconic vocals.
The 13-song encore, or rather second set, took the show to a new level with help from opener Once's Glen Hansard (whose mom was in the audience all the way from Ireland!) and surprise guest, the lovely chanteuse Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power.
The Crowd: Beards, flannels, drunk idiots who don't know when to shut up, little kids rocking out on their parents shoulders, Glen Hansard's mom, and pro surfer Mark Richards.
Personal Bias: Eddie Vedder gives me a lady boner.
Random Detail: They handed out playbills. It was a nice touch.
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Sleeping By Myself
I Am Mine
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Reason to Believe
Tonight You Belong to Me
Rockin' in the Free World