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




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

the stage.


Before the concert, there was this tweet from this famous



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.