Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young, Patti Smith at Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago
Do you guys remember when the outgoing president gave an eloquent farewell speech right as his successor was tweeting all-caps disavowals of his alleged love for piss? Eddie Vedder lived it.
The Pearl Jam frontman performed covers of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power,” and Labi Siffre’s “(Something Inside) So Strong” at Barack Obama’s farewell address and celebration in Chicago last night, according to reports from attendees. He also performed his song “Rise,” from soundtrack of Into the Wild, and did a number with the Chicago Children’s Choir.
Following his address, Obama walked off to U2’s “City of Blinding Lights.” Watch clips of Vedder’s performance and soundcheck from audience members below.
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