In 99.99% of most cases, you can consider a show over when the band leaves the stage, the house lights come up and the crew starts putting away microphones and other equipment. Last night’s The Dean Ween Group show falls in 0.01% as the ensemble returned for a near 30-minute encore after most fans had left The 1UP – Colfax in Denver.
The Dean Ween Group’s impromptu “L.M.L.Y.P.” encore came about a half-hour after the band had wrapped up a marathon set of Ween classics with “Homo Rainbow.” Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and his backing band, which includes newest addition Harry Waters on keyboards, continue to dig deep into the Ween back catalog and last night offered the DWG debut of “Boy’s Club” from the 2005 odds and ends compilation Shinola, Vol. 1. Among other highlights were the second-ever complete “Hey Fatboy (Asshole)” Deaner has played on including his time with Ween, the Z-Rock Hawaii rarity “Chuggin'” and bassist Dave Dreiwitz fronting the band on “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” and “Ace Of Spades.”
Encores are now expected, but there was a time the crowd had to earn the extra music based on their response to the band as they left the stage. It appears the crowd wasn’t so jubilant with their response to the set, so Deaner & Co. didn’t return for an encore. Once some of the gear had been put away and many fans had left, the DWG had a change of heart and came back out. Those who remained were treated to a lengthy version of the most jam-friendly Ween song – “L.M.L.Y.P.” The wild “L.M.L.Y.P.” saw Deaner swap instruments with drummer Claude Coleman, Jr.. Ween showed off his solid drumming skills, while Coleman tore it up on guitar. Most of the microphones had already been put away when the group returned to the stage so the band members sung into microphone stands that didn’t actually have microphones in them.
The Dean Ween Group concludes a two-night stand at 1Up Colfax in Denver tonight.
Watch last night’s “L.M.L.Y.P.” encore shot by cmarthis:
Set: Strap On That Jammy Pack, Did You See Me?, Spinal Meningitis, The H.I.V. Song, Buckingham Green, Pink Eye (On My Leg), Piss Up A Rope, I Saw Gener Crying In His Sleep, My Own Bare Hands, Big Jilm, Hey Fat Boy (Asshole), Booze Me Up And Get Me High, I Play It Off Legit, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, Ace Of Spades, Nan, Superstar, The Mollusk, Pandy Fackler, Boys Club, Roses Are Free, She Fucks Me, Chuggin, Put The Coke On My Dick, Bananas And Blow, Homo Rainbow