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After 23 years, Pearl Jam finally comes to Baltimore
After 23 years, Pearl Jam finally comes to Baltimore

On Sunday night, before Pearl Jam played its fifth song, Eddie Vedder addressed the sold-out crowd. “Twenty-three years. Twenty-three years. We have been a band for 23 years and this is the first time we have had the opportunity to say these three words: ‘Good evening, Baltimore,’” the 48-year-old singer said. He seemed both mystified and relieved. Why had it taken his band so long to play this city, especially given its proximity to Philadelphia, a spot the group never misses? (While Pearl Jam had never played Baltimore before Sunday, Vedder played a solo set at the Lyric Opera House in 2009.) Naturally, not a soul cared. If Vedder’s acknowledgment was...

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