Chicago sextet Umphrey's McGee took a break from performing at the large Fillmore
Auditorium in Denver to play a "Bill GrahUM" show at Denver's The 1 UP Colfax arcade/live
music venue. Fans voted on certain selections as the setlist was filled with a number of
rarities and even a few cover debuts.
UM kicked off last night's show with the "og" intro to classic "All In Time," bringing
back the long-lost introduction to one of the band's most-performed songs. The "2X2" that
followed foreshadowed tonight's New Year's Eve celebration with an "Auld Lang Syne" jam.
"Night Nurse" led into rare original "Padgett's Profile" and just the second-ever UM take
on Elton John's "Bennie And The Jets." "Search 4" transitioned into one of the group's
"Jimmy Stewart" improvisation and a rare full-band version of keyboardist Joel Cummins's
"Orfeo" composition. A debut cover of Simple Minds's "Don't You (Forget About Me" brought
the first set to a close.
The sextet opened the second set with heavy-hitter "Nothing Too Fancy." Reggae-tinged fan-
favorite "FF" led into a cover of "Legalize It" and a version of "Blue Echo" that UM LD
Jefferson Waful described as the highlight of the run up until that point. Considering the
venue was an arcade, "Q*Bert" was expected and UM delivered the goods. The closing stanza
continued with the UM debut of Pleasure's "Glide" and the first "Muff II:The Revenge" in
375 shows. A night of rarities continued with the band's "The Girl Is Mine" > "Jane Says"
> "The Girl Is Mine" sequence and an unusual jammed-out take on "The Fussy Dutchman." UM
closed out the night with their "In The Puppet Kitchen" mash-up.
Set One: All In Time > 2x2 > Night Nurse > Padgett's Profile > Benny and the Jets
> All In Time, Search 4 > "Jimmy Stewart" > Orfeo, Don't You (Forget About Me)
Set Two: Nothing Too Fancy, FF > Legalize It > Blue Echo, Q*Bert, Glide, Muff II:
The Revenge, The Girl Is Mine > Jane Says > The Girl Is Mine, Pork Chop Pie, The Fussy
Dutchman > "Jimmy Stewart w/ lyrics" > The Fussy Dutchman
Encore: In the Puppet Kitchen
 OG Intro
 Auld Lang Syne jam
 debut, Simple Minds
 with missing verse
 debut, Pleasure
[via The Bort]
A Pay-Per-View broadcast of tonight's New Year's show is available via TourGigs.