Full Show Video: Ween Busts Out ‘Enter Sandman’ In Oregon
On Saturday night Ween returned to the McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Oregon to close out their two-night stand out at the outdoor venue. For their summer finale, the five-piece act unearthed a long-lost cover, while their encore saw Gene and Dean Ween go it alone for a trio of tunes that included a bust out.
The quintet got their evening underway with “Captain Fantasy” from their 1991 release The Pod. Two songs later they reached for another tune from their sophomore release with “She Fucks Me,” which was played for just the tenth time since it was revived back in 2016. From there the New Hope, Pennsylvania-rockers would mix fan-favorites with deeper catalog cuts. Setlist staples included “Voodoo Lady,” “The Stallion Pt 3,” “Pandy Fackler,” “Roses Are Free” and “The Mollusk.” The band looked to Shinola, Vol. 1 for “Boy’s Club,” which had only been played three times prior it being resurrected in 2016. While Quebec track “It’s Going To Be A Long Night” got performed for just the eleventh time since 2011. Additionally, “Kim Smoltz” was dusted off for the first time since last September.
Towards the back end of their 25-song main set, Ween served up their cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for the first time since August 31, 2001 – a span of 367 shows. The track from the iconic heavy metal band’s 1991 self-titled album, which also got the reprise treatment last night, had previously been played 15 times which all occurred back 2001. The band’s evening in Oregon came to close with Gene and Dean playing an encore without the help of the rest of their band as they got things going with “Squelch the Weasel.” The duo then delivered “Puffy Cloud.” The rarity from GodWeenSatan: The Oneness had sitting on the shelf since a one-off performance in 2004. Ween’s night came to an end as the pair wrapped up their encore with “Birthday Boy.”Watch full show video and Ween’s bust out of “Enter Sandman” below:
Setlist (via Brownbase)
Captain Fantasy, Nan, She Fucks Me, The Grobe, Boy’s Club, Voodoo Lady, With My Own Bare Hands, The Stallion pt 3, Springtheme, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night, Puerto Rican Power, Licking the Palm For Guava> Mushroom Festival in Hell, Ice Castles> A Tear For Eddie, Zoloft> Pandy Fackler, Roses Are Free, Tried and True, I Don’t Want It, Enter Sandman> You Fucked Up> Enter Sandman (reprise), Kim Smoltz, Demon Sweat, The Mollusk
Encore: Squelch the Weasel, Puffy Cloud, Birthday Boy