Pearl Jam Joltz New Orleans Jazz Festival
[lastfm]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] played the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend in the wake of the terrible oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. [lastfm]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm] took it upon himself to address the subject and the preservation of the state while on stage.
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[pullquote quote="I'd like to make a toast to the fine folks at BP. Send your sons and daughters to clean up your fucking mess." credit="Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam"]
The New Orleans Jazz Festival has long been a home for famous musical acts from the ’60s and ’70s, so booking Pearl Jam was closely scrutinized. However, Pearl Jam not only rocked the show, they show cased the problems in Louisiana, asking for change while reaching out to 256th Infantry Division who were watching a live feed from Iraq.
Since the aftermath of Katrina in the Louisiana area, the last thing the state needed was another disaster. This was obviously on Eddie Vedder’s mind while performing as he addressed the crowd saying:
I’d like to make a toast to the fine folks at BP. Send your sons and daughters to clean up your fucking mess.
Leave it to Eddie Vedder to point out the obvious. Check out some video from Pearl Jam’s performing “Evenflow” at the New Orleans Jazz Festival: