Dean Ween Plays Whole Show With Ween Cover Band The Pod

By Scott Bernstein Sep 7, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

A Ween tribute act called The Pod played a show dubbed “The Pod & Friends” last night at Tonic Room in Chicago and the “friend” made the evening the about 100 or so in attendance will never forget. In a plot line straight out of Hollywood, the cover band’s guest was one of the artists they play tribute to -Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo. Deaner wound up sitting in for mearly the whole two set show shortly after his most extensive comments yet about his relationship with former partner Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman were blasted around the internet.

[Photo via @josh_shenk]

The Pod kicked off the show with “Take Me Away.” Deaner came out for the next song, “What Deaner Was Talking About,” and stuck around for the rest of the night. The Pod and their guest rifled through a slew of Ween classics including “My Own Bare Hands,” “Tear For Eddie,” “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night,” “The Grobe,” “Waving My Dick In The Wind,” “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy),” “Transdermal Celebration,” “Buckingham Green,” “Spinal Meningitis,” “Your Party” and “Gabrielle.” In a goosebump inducing moment Melchiondo -who was originally only supposed to perform on just one set, but decided to play all night -introduced “I Saw Gener Crying In My Sleep” by saying “for my brother.” From reading Mickey’s thoughts on Ween, it’s clear he misses his band, Gener, the music they made together and their fans. So it’s not surprising he embraced an opportunity to perform the songs he loves in front of a crowd of adoring Ween fans.

Watch fan-shot footage of “Tear For Eddie”:

Here’s fan-shot footage of “Spinal Meningitis”:

Check out “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)”:

[Hat Tip -Anders Beck / Reports via Ween Forum]

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