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Eddie Vedder Surprises Wrigleyville Bar Patrons With Impromptu Performance

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, in town for a June 28th show at The Chicago Theatre and a lifelong Cubs fan in his own right, took a break from his Summer 2011 tour in support of his solo album, “Ukulele Songs,” in order to attend the Chicago Cubs-San Francisco Giants game at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Of course, while there, Vedder sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the 7th Inning Stretch, something he has done previously on more than one occasion. But his Cubs-based, Wrigleyville revelry did not end there, as he shocked customers at the neighborhood bar Murphy’s Bleachers with an impromptu performance during the bar’s Open Mic Night.

Via Chicago Breaking Sports:

“Eddie stopped in and hung out on our rooftop after the Cubs game with (co-owner) Beth Murphy and Ron Santo Jr.,” said fellow Murphy’s co-owner James Murphy Friday. “Beth asked him to play a couple of songs at our open mic … before getting back on his tour bus last night.”

Of course, the nice guy that he is, Vedder acquiesced, and while onstage, performed his Chicago Cubs tribute song, “All the Way”, and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” How cool is that? And I bet as Vedder’s tour bus meandered its way out of Chicago, he looked lovingly back at the town in the vehicle’s Rearviewmirror.Yeah, I went there.

What? That’s good stuff, folks. Fine, be that way. That’s it, I quit, I don’t give a s**t.

Eddie Vedder performs at Murphy’s Bleachers open mic night [Chicago Breaking Sports]