At last night’s Pearl Jam show in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul Jones Arena, Eddie Vedder praised Jeff Ament, proving that the ‘Sleight of Jeff’ incident is far behind them. Vedder said the following after the band performed “Footsteps.”
“That last song is such a beautiful piece of music. You can say that when you didn’t write it. That music is so good and they let me write a song to it. Chris Cornell wrote a song to it and I think Andy Wood wrote a song to it. Let’s thank Jeff and Stone for starting this all off. And can we thank Matt Cameron for playing in two fucking bands?”
Eddie also mentioned a Lou Reed sign he saw. Jeff played a line of “Walk On The Wild Side”. Eddie said, “Let’s, on the count of three, maybe he can still hear us, say ‘we love you Lou’.” Ed counted off and the audience complied.