Pearl Jam thank local authorities for letting in band member without passport at Open'er Festival

Elsewhere, Afghan Whigs played 'Across 110th Street' in honour of the late Bobby Womack

Pearl Jam thank local authorities for letting in band member without passport at Open'er Festival
Pearl Jam headlined the second day of Poland’s Open’er Festival in Gdynia last night (July 3) after local officials stepped in to ensure the band could enter the country to play.

"He had to call someone in Warsaw because one of us didn’t have his passport and couldn’t get in," Eddie Vedder said of the "President of the area" from the stage. "Thank you the authorities – usually you want to say 'fuck the police' but they let us in to do the damn show."

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Pearl Jam played a full two-hour set of high-energy grunge rock including their biggest hits 'Jeremy', 'Even Flow' and 'Alive' and two covers – 'Public Image' by Public Image Ltd and a finale of The Who’s 'Baba O’Reilly', which saw them joined on tambourines by MGMT, who’d played earlier in the day.

Vedder swigged from a bottle throughout the show, asking the crowd to "look out for your neighbour" before the suitably-titled 'Mind Your Manners', and requesting that no-one crowd-surf "unless you weigh less that 110 pounds, that’s like a kilo or something", and addressing the crowd in Polish. He also berated creationists ahead of 'Getaway': "This is for all the people who believe this planet is 2000 years old! Haha!" he joked.

Pearl Jam played:

'Go'
'Corduroy'
'Mind Your Manners' ?
'Lightning Bolt' ?
'Animal' ?
'Given to Fly'
'Pilate' ?
'Do the Evolution' ?
'Getaway' ?
'Got Some' ?
'Nothingman' ?
'Even Flow' ?
'Sirens' ?
'Jeremy' ?
'Unthought Known' ?
'Public Image' ?(Public Image Ltd. cover)
'Lukin' ?
'Rearviewmirror' ?
'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town' ?
'Better Man' ?
'Porch' ?
'Alive' ?
'Baba O'Riley' (The Who cover)


Before Pearl Jam’s set, MGMT played the main stage (pictured above), delivering a meandering psych show featuring an early showing for 'Time To Pretend' and their twelve-minute prog epic 'Siberian Breaks'. After merging early favourites such as 'The Youth', 'Weekend Warrior' and 'Electric Feel' with tracks such as 'Introspection' and 'Mysery Disease' from their most recent self-titled album, they ended their hour-long set with a version of 'Kids' which morphed into a full-on rave number, followed by the more mellow tones of 'Alien Days' and 'Congratulations'.

Elsewhere on-site, The Afghan Whigs played a furious set of Southern blues in the Tent Stage, including their own reinterpretation of 'Across 110th Street' in tribute to Bobby Womack, who died last week. Other highlights of the day included shows by Mo and Jagwar Ma. The festival continues today with appearances from Foals, Jack White, Royal Blood, Lykke Li and Wild Beasts.

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