Eddie Vedder - Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale - November 30

"It's my tenth time playing in your neck of the woods. I've got a lot of memories, but I wanna make some new ones." said Eddie Vedder to the sold out crowd inside Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts. And that is just what the 47-year old musician did, breaking down the barriers between himself and the room, sharing stories, laughing with the audience, and of course playing his ukulele. The feeling of being just one in an a packed theater of 2000-plus attendees quickly disappeared.

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- Photos: Eddie Vedder at the Broward Center for Performing Arts

Dressed in his Seattle best, the usually seemingly guarded Pearl Jam frontman appeared to have a more inviting and carefree attitude. With a backdrop of brick apartments behind him, and surrounded by an eclectic mix of items including a reel-to-reel tape machine, a sticker-covered DIY drum, and an arsenal of guitars, intimacy was the vibe of the evening.

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Betsey Denberg