The String Cheese Incident Recreates 1998 Concert In Jamaica

The band offered a "throwback" to their first visit to Jamaica on Saturday.

By Scott Bernstein Jan 24, 2022 8:27 am PST

The String Cheese Incident kicked off the first weekend of their SCI’s International Incident 2022 at Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica on Saturday. Cheese devoted most of the two-set performance to running through the same setlist used at their first Jamaican show way back on May 24, 1998 at Alfred’s Ocean Palace in Negril.

The sextet opened with “Lester Had A Coconut” in Runaway Bay on Saturday just as they did nearly 24 years earlier in Negril. Cheese then jammed “Little Hands” into their first cover of Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself” since July 29, 2006. The Marley tune gave way to “Dudley’s Kitchen” before “How Mountain Girls Can Love” was followed by a “Got What He Wanted”/”Mouna Bowa” pairing. SCI fit Marley’s “Stir It Up” within “Black Clouds” to end the first set in the same fashion as in Negril.

A take on Vassar Clements’ “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” got Saturday’s second set underway. “Missin’ Me” then bled into SCI’s first “So What” (Miles Davis) since July 12, 2007. While “‘Round The Wheel” ended The String Cheese Incident’s 1998 show, the band followed on Saturday with “Let’s Go Outside” and “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” to conclude the second set. The latter incorporated verses of Maceo Parker’s “Elephant’s Foot.” Cheese delivered “Joyful Sound” and “Rumble” as the evening’s encore.

Setlist (via SCI Instagram)

Set One: Lester Had a Coconut, Little Hands > Lively Up Yourself* > Dudley’s Kitchen, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Got What He Wanted > Mouna Bowa, Black Clouds > Stir It Up > Black Clouds

Set Two: Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Missin’ Me > So What** > ‘Round The Wheel, Let’s Go Outside, Miss Brown’s Teahouse***

Encore: Joyful Sound > Rumble

Setlist through ‘Round The Wheel same as the 5/24/98 Negril Jamaica show

  • *(Bob Marley) last time played 7/29/06
  • **(Miles Davis) last time played 7/12/07
  • ***with verses of Maceo Parker’s “Elephant’s Foot”

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