The faithful fan-shot performance of the beloved Wall cut shows the band steadily moving through the slow-burning “Comfortably Numb,” with frontman Eddie Vedder spinning Roger Waters’ aching vocals with some of his unique stadium sized grandeur. Later, guitarist Mike McCready tore through the track’s equally famous solo, hitting David Gilmour’s most heroic notes while adding a few triumphant runs of his own.
Wednesday marked the first time Pearl Jam have performed “Comfortably Numb” live (though Vedder did sing it with Roger Waters at the 12-12-12 benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy), but the band has long padded their sets with Pink Floyd covers. Earlier in that same Porto Alegre show, they played “Interstellar Overdrive,” a go-to since 1998; the band has also previously covered “Mother” and “Another Brick in the Wall.”
Pearl Jam have a handful of dates left on their South American trek, which continues November 14th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.