Eddie Vedder spoke about the significance of teachers and their roles in local communities, prior to performing the track from White Stripes’ 2001 album, White Blood Cells.
“There’s one part of the community and one job in particular that deserves so much more notoriety than they receive,” said Vedder. “There are those who teach our children and teach them well. We’ve had the opportunity, we’re very blessed to have had some teachers that changed our kids’ lives.”
He then paused to give special recognition to two notable guests in the audience that night.
“And we have two special teachers that my kids brought tonight that I wanted to allow them some notoriety and some applause and some recognition from their fine group of neighbors here in Seattle. And I’d like to play this for them, borrowed from my friend Jack,” Vedder announced.
Watch Eddie Vedder’s entire speech and performance below.
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