By JOHN CARUCCI
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pearl Jam has closed the two-day Budweiser Made In America Festival, but not before the man who put it all together joined the band on stage.
After frontman Eddie Vedder thanked Jay-Z for the festival, the megastar came out and joined the group for a rocking version of “99 Problems.”
Pearl Jam performed an intense 25-song set that saw tens of thousands of fans jumping, dancing, and singing to its well-known tracks including “Alive,” ”Better Man,” and “Jeremy.” The group also covered the Clash’s “Know Your Rights,” and The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me.”
Fittingly, the band ended with Neil Young’s “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”
In keeping with the festival theme, Vedder said he wants to see more made in America wares and encouraged people to vote.