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Pearl Jam Dedicate The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends” To Teachers

August 10, 2018

“I feel like a waiter with too many tables, I wanna make sure everyone’s happy,” frontman Eddie Vedder noted while pausing to admire the crowd at Pearl Jam’s August 8 Seattle show.

After casually chatting with fans and calling out some adorable kids, Eddie introduced a The White Stripes cover with a touching speech. He praised both the audience in general and gave a special nod to teachers before diving into the performance. 

Watch his full speech and Pearl Jam’s rendition of “We’re Going To Be Friends” here: