The String Cheese Incident Plays ‘90s Covers Set At Hulaween

By Andy Kahn Oct 27, 2019 11:48 am PDT

The String Cheese Incident played an entire set of cover songs from the ‘90s during their performance Saturday at Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, Florida. The band — dressed in matching black suits and ties — was joined by vocalists Rhonda Thomas and Tony White for a large portion of the set that included bust-out Phish and Nirvana covers.

SCI’s ‘90s covers came during the third and final set of the night and featured a group of dancers performing choreographed routines while wearing outfits that matched the band or song being covered. The String Cheese Incident began with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away.” Next was Sublime’s “Santeria,” followed by the first performance of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” since its debut during SCI’s Halloween concert in 2002. After that bust out came Beck’s “Loser” and Alanis Morissette’s “One Hand In My Pocket.” A bust out of Phish’s “The Wedge,” which SCI covered once before on October 31, 2000, came next, followed by Radiohead’s “Creep” and Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow.”

Thomas and White then emerged and stayed for the remainder of the set. The ‘90s hits continued with TLC’s “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls,” Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” Tupac’s “California Love” (featuring “MC Hann” — percussionist Jason Hann), Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It,” Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.” The covers set wrapped with Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart.”

SCI’s final Hulaween 2019 performance takes place this afternoon. Check out videos from Saturday posted by Lori Sky Twohy below:

The Wedge

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Groove Is In The Heart

Setlist (via Friends Of Cheese)

Set One: Dudley’s Kitchen, Get Tight > I Wish, Manga, Eye Know Why > Miss Brown’s Teahouse, Colliding

Set Two: All We Got > Dirk > Restless Wind, Round The Wheel > Drums > Birdland > Wheel Hoss > Birdland > Howard

Set Three: Give It Away*, Santeria^, Smells Like Teen Spirit^^ > Loser# > One Hand In My Pocket**> The Wedge^^, Creep&&, Even Flow##, Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls@, No Diggity@* > California Love@^ > This Is How We Do It@^ > Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It@# > U Can’t Touch This@** > Groove Is In The Heart@^^


  • * Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • ^ Sublime
  • ^^ Nirvana LTP 10.31.02
  • # Beck
  • ** Alanis Morissette
  • ^^ Phish LTP 10.31.00
  • && Radiohead
  • ## Pearl Jam
  • @ TLC with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @* Blackstreet and Dr. Dre with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @^ Tupac Shakur feat. M.C. Hann with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @^ Montell Jordan with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @# Will Smith with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @** MC Hammer with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
  • @^^ Deee-Lite with Rhonda Thomas & Tony White
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