By Ezra Marcus

Eddie Vedder doesn’t break promises.

According to Diffuser, the Pearl Jam frontman and man of his word honored a request made 22 years ago by an eager fan named Joe Wolfe. Wolfe encountered Vedder at a movie theater in Cincinnati in 1992, but, without a camera, the moment was lost in time like tears in the rain.

According to Wolfe, Vedder promised that “he would do a picture with me the next time I saw him.”

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Three presidents, two decades, and one new millennium later, Wolfe met Vedder again at the band’s Oct. 1 show at Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena.

This time, Wolfe got more than he’d bargained for in the first place. Vedder invited Wolfe backstage, took a picture with him, and gave him a guitar pick and an autograph.


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