Dozens walked out of Pearl Jam ‘s U.S. tour opener after lead singer Eddie Vedder took a mask of President Bush and impaled it on a microphone stand.
Several concert-goers booed and shouted Tuesday night (April 1) for Vedder to shut up as he told the crowd he was against the war and Bush.
“It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick,” said attendee Keith Zimmerman.
Vedder used a Bush mask in Australia and Japan to perform the song “Bushleaguer,” from the band’s latest album, Riot Act.
The song’s lyrics say, “He’s not a leader, he’s a Texas leaguer.”