Perhaps he seemed to "recognize his face," as the song goes.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stopped mid-song during Monday night’s Wrigley Field concert to teach an apparently unruly fan a lesson in minding his manners.
"Hey, hey, mister!" Vedder shouted into the audience, in a moment captured on video and uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday. "Hey, get your finger out of that woman’s face!"
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The crowd reacted with sporadic applause, cheers and chatter as Vedder, an Evanston, Illinois, native, let the unidentified audience member know "all the fingers are pointing at you."
"Come on, clear out, mister," Vedder chided to growing applause.
He then appeared to address the woman who allegedly had the finger stuck in her face, asking if she was okay to claps and whistles from fans. He admired how she handled herself then launched back into the interrupted tune "Lukin," and then into "Mind Your Manners."
A few commenters appear to be supportive of Vedder’s actions.
“He definitely is one of a kind! Absolutely what I love about him,” commenter Michelle Hall posted. “Glad Eddie kick(ed) that man out of the concert and that was so sweet of Eddie to ask the woman if she was okay! Love what he said after it was all over with. You gotta take care of ur woman.”
Another commenter endorsed Vedder’s intervention and had a few words for the man in question.
“Another reason for me to love him,” user RebeccaCrum posted. “This was an awesome moment last night. Mind your manners, dude and take your crazy out of our show.”