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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Pearl Jam kicked off their two-night homestand at Seattle’s Safeco Field last night (August 8) and included a cover of The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends” that served as a salute to Seattle’s teachers.

Eddie Vedder prefaced the song by mentioning some of his children’s teachers were at the show tonight and he borrowed the song “from my friend Jack” to honor their work as educators.  The sing-a-long that ensues will give you chills, and then Vedder’s daughters bring their teachers out on stage.

It was ridiculously touching and sweet, just like “We’re Going To Be Friends.”

Pearl Jam - We're Going To Be Friends - Safeco Field (August 8, 2018)

Song starts at 5:17 The White Stripes Cover Seattle The Home Shows


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.