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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

Eddie Vedder celebrates his birthday today (December 23), and while there are numerous moments we could look back on to honor his career, we’d much rather have a little fun and look back to the time Vedder drank wine out of a fan’s shoe during a 2014 concert.

The incident took place at a show in Sweden.  The fan in question apparently had a sign that read “Please sign my shoe,” which Vedder addressed saying, “You picked the wrong guy.”  The audience then backed the fan and pressured Vedder into signing her shoe.  Vedder eventually caved and had the fan throw her red Chuck Taylors on stage. He signed one shoe and sent back to her, along with a bottle of wine, which the fan proceeded to chug, much to the delight of the crowd.  The video is what followed.

It’s both disgusting and amazing and one of many reasons Vedder is just the best.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.