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See Eddie Vedder Sing at Obama’s Farewell Address

While millions of Americans watched Barack Obama’s farewell address on screens, an estimated 18,000 went in person to McCormick Place, in Chicago, to see the president’s last speech. Opening for POTUS was none other than Pearl Jam front man and Illinois native, Eddie Vedder. During the set, Vedder performed “Rockin’ in the Free World,” “Something Inside So Strong,” “Rise,” and, with the help of the Chicago Children’s Choir, “People Have the Power.” It’s been a big year for Vedder in Chicago — the rocker also sang his support for his beloved Cubs at a World Series game at Wrigley Field. The videos currently available from tonight’s speech were all recorded and uploaded by attendees on social media.

See Eddie Vedder Sing at Obama’s Farewell Speech