From an hour-and-a-half-long rain delay and the band's debut of two new songs from its upcoming album, to frontman Eddie Vedder deciding to crowd surf, the 40,000-plus fans stayed in the friendly confines until 2 a.m. Saturday.
Tickets for the show sold out faster than those for any other headliners in the venue's history, including Bruce Springsteen and Elton John.Among its highlights was a special performance of "All the Way", known by some fans as "Someday We'll go All the Way."
Written at the request of "Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks—who showed up on stage around midnight at the show—the song is centered on everyone's favorite North Side Chicago team. As Vedder sang it, historic Wrigley clips played on two screens adjacent to the stage.
Highlights of the nostalgic lyrics include:
Our heroes with pinstripes and heroes in blue,
Give us the chance to feel like heroes too.
Whether we'll win and if we should lose,
We know someday we'll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we'll go all the way.