Seattle resident Eddie Vedder had some not-so-nice things to say about Sacramento earlier this month when his band played in Oklahoma City.
Vedder, who fronts the iconic Seattle rock band Pearl Jam, said any ill feelings he held against Oklahoma City for being the new home to the Seattle SuperSonics (since rebranded as the Oklahoma City thunder) weren’t personal.
The Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008.
“It has nothing to do with Oklahoma, or Oklahoma City, or Tulsa, or this state or their people, or the locals, anything, or this building,” Vedder said.
The singer instead comparing it to the ending of a long-term relationship.
“It would be like [...] your girlfriend you were with, a long-time relationship, and you were a great person in the relationship [...] You wouldn’t like her new husband,” Vedder said, likening a professional basketball team to someone with whom he’d had a personal relationship.
Vedder added that it could’ve been any city.
“If it was Fresno, I’d be p****d off at Fresno,” he said.
Vedder, 48, then turned his sights on Sacramento. The NBA stopped an effort to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle and rebrand them as the SuperSonics.
“The people that are really f****d, who really f****d us over in this is Sacramento. F*** Sacramento,” Vedder said. “When you think about it, if you’ve ever been to Sacramento, they’re already kinda f****d.”
Pearl Jam are scheduled to play Oracle Arena in Oakland Tuesday night.