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Pearl Jam Honors The Nine Fans Killed At 2000 Roskilde Festival

Pearl Jam honored the nine lives that were lost on the 20th anniversary of the Roskilde Festival tragedy. On June 30, 2000, Pearl Jam took the stage at the Danish music festival. Eddie Vedder implored the crowd to step back to give space to those who were all the way in the front in the mosh pit. However nine men between the ages 17-26 were suffocated or crushed by the rails and died.