Eddie Vedder, the world’s biggest celebrity Cubs fan (sorry John Cusack) stumbled onto a couple of street musicians after Friday night’s game at Wrigley Field and decided to join them for some impromptu Pearl Jam, er, jams.
According to a report in ChiCity Sports via Rolling Stone, Vedder picked up a guitar and started playing Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy” with the drummer who was sitting there. From the look of the video, it appears most of the fans and other passersby didn’t realize that the guy in the shorts and the Cubs cap playing Pearl Jam songs was actually Eddie Vedder. And why would they?
It’s been a good year for Vedder (a native of nearby Evantson, Ill.) and especially for the Cubs, who won their first World Series title since 1908 last year. In August, Pearl Jam announced the release of a documentary, Let’s Play Two, chronicling their sold-out performances at Wrigley Field on Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, 2016, during the Cubs’ run to the Series. The film, directed by photographer Danny Clinch, is set for a Sept. 29 theatrical release.