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Sunday, June 12

Pearl Jam Brings Their Magic to Bonnaroo; Sadly while a Nut Case Brings Terror to Florida.

Pearl Jam Brings Their Magic to Bonnaroo; Sadly while a Nut Case Brings Terror to Florida.
 

        Pearl Jams' 25th Anniversary Tour has been a success by anybody's standards. Besides Eddie's politically-charged drunken stupor on the last of three nights at Madison Square Gardens, every show has been a treat. Jack White joined them on stage just recently in the ongoing list of surprises on this tour. Saturday Night was Bonnaroo's turn and the band did not disappoint. Pearl Jam's love affair with the band’s faithful lasted over 2 hours and did not lack for classics, although being a bit more of a festival set. Besides playing a huge helping of beloved tunes from their own catalog, they also played a number of covers including Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".
   In a cruel, ironic coincidence while Pearl Jam was closing the show with Neil Young's anthem of freedom "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" some nut case was killing over 50 people for doing just that at a nightclub in Florida. The New York Times now reports he pledged allegiance to a terrorist group before killing over 50 defenseless people. Our hearts and thoughts here at Grateful Music go out to all the victims and families of affected in this heinous attack. In times like this, hold your music close and your family closer.
By: Kevin Long
Edited by: Greg Heffelfinger