By Amanda Wicks
One year after Pearl Jam released their 1991 album Ten, Chicago Cubs fan Eddie Vedder gave a video tour of Wrigley Field. Now, in the wake of the Cubs’ major World Series win on Wednesday (Nov. 3) that clip has resurfaced.
The seven-minute long video shows a baby-faced Vedder standing outside Wrigley, fake crying because he’s so excited to show the cameraman around. He never actually goes inside the stadium, but being a lifelong Cubs fan he knows all the ins and outs.
Vedder shows where players park before the game and greet fans, where bands set up to perform before each game and create a block party of sorts. He even comes across a mount of sod piled up outside one of the gates. He excitedly smells the grass. Discussing how integral Wrigley Field is to the neighborhood, Vedder says, “The fact is if you took this park out of here, it’s part of the city. I don’t know.”
Vedder grew up in Evanston, Illinois. His 2008 song “All the Way” soundtracked the team’s music video when they made a run for the playoffs that same year, and was most recently used to underscore their thank you video for fans.