Yesterday I posted an article vilifying guest conductors during the 7th Inning Stretch at Chicago Cubs games. I offered a few caveats to that, such as former Cubs players and true celebrity super fans, one of whom was Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. I should be upfront that I was a huge fan of the band during the early days but fell off, so this is not self-trumpeting.
Anyway, today, like some sort of cosmic delivery, YouTube referred me to a video I had never heard of. I offer it up as evidence that Eddie Vedder truly is a Chicago Cubs super fan. It was taken in 1992, prior to Pearl Jam’s show at what was then still known as Cabaret Metro.
It was early in the day, so Eddie took the videographer on a little walking tour of Wrigley Field’s exterior prior to the start of the season, describing what it’s like on game days. It’s a really cool glimpse into the life of a nerdy Cubs fan, as many of us are, including Eddie and the videographer coming across a box of Wrigley Field sod.
It’s definitely worth a watch.
And in case you wanted to know what happened later that night at Cabaret Metro, here is video from that show. They brought the house down.
Pearl Jam live at Cabaret Metro Chicago — March 28, 1992
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