Cubs’ curse rains on Pearl Jam

Maybe it’s Wrigley Field that’s cursed and not the Chicago Cubs.
… Wait, who are we kidding?!?!

But on Friday night, it was the Friendly Confines that had to be
cleared during a Pearl Jam concert … thanks to Mother Nature.

Pearl Jam played seven songs before lead singer Eddie Vedder
told the crowd they were going to take a break because of bad
weather heading their way just before 9 p.m. CT. Vedder, a diehard
Cubs fans who grew up in the suburb of Evantson, said it would be
about a half hour.

Fans were cleared from the field into sheltered areas and some
left the ballpark. Turns out the rain caused a delay of close to
three hours.

 

As soon as the delay began, “Chicago,” “Pearl Jam” and “Wrigley
Field” started trending on Twitter. By the way, are you aware of
the name of Pearl Jam’s new album?

 

 

 

We’re not sure if Kerry Wood was really there, but @ChickPhilA
was accused of looking for him and Andre Dawson.

 

 

 

Then there still was the true Cubs fan thinking about the
possible Matt Garza trade.

 

Shortly before 11 p.m. CT, Pearl Jam’s official Twitter account
said they were waiting for a second cell of rain and that they
intended to provide fans with a full show.

 

 

The delay was a long one, but we’re guessing it sure beat
watching the Cubs?

 

 

 

When Pearl Jam did restart, they brought out a special
guest.

 

 

This tweeter posted a great idea for when the band returned to
the stage.

 

Before the concert, there was this tweet from this famous
someone.

 

Here’s a picture of the famous film director and producer Apatow
with Banks and Vedder.

 

And of course Vedder performed the song he wrote about the Cubs,
titled “All the Way.”

 

Oh, Kerry Wood
was there. So was Dennis Rodman.

 

This is a pretty cool time lapse of a live painting outside
Wrigley well before the show.

Here’s a look at how the show ended at 2 a.m. Central.

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