The String Cheese Incident Welcome Guests In Vegas
Friday night’s opening show started off with “Close Your Eyes” and “Little Hands” followed by the first performance of Gram Parsons’ “Ooh Las Vegas” since October 4, 2006. The first set of the run also included SCI’s beloved cover of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads. The second set of the run was highlighted by a “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” > “Chameleon” > “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” > “Birdland” sequence and also included a cover of The Beatles’ “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.” The String Cheese Incident paid tribute to birthday boy Peter Gabriel by encoring with “Shakin’ The Tree” on Friday.
On Saturday, SCI tipped its hat towards Valentine’s Day by covering Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” in the first set and working in other love-themed songs into the evening’s setlist. Turntablist DJ Logic emerged at the beginning of the second set for a jam that led into “Let’s Go Outside.” When The String Cheese Incident returned for the encore, Bill Nershi told the story behind the original “Las Vegas” before the band performed the tune complete with Nershi leading them through a lounge-y rendition of the Tom Jones favorite “It’s Not Unusual” in the middle -a SCI debut. Last night’s finale featured a number of fan favorite originals such as “Search,” “Rosie” and “Jellyfish” as well as a handful of fun covers including “Viva Las Vegas,” “Get Lucky” and “Symphathy For The Devil.” Mike Rempel of Lotus helped out on guitar during “Galactic” as part of a two-song encore that brought the run to a close.
Watch the “Las Vegas” > “It’s Not Unusual” > “Las Vegas” encore from Saturday:
Set One: Close Your Eyes, Little Hands > Ooh Las Vegas, Sweet Spot, Song In My Head, Best Feeling > This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) > Beautiful
Set Two: Can’t Stop Now, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Chameleon > Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Outside and Inside, She Came In Through the Bathroom Window, Bumpin’ Reel > Drums > Just One Story
Encore: Shakin’ the Tree
Set One: Shine, Lost > Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik > Mouna Bowa > Could You Be Loved, Sirens, Colorado Bluebird Sky
Set Two: DJ Logic Jam* > Let’s Go Outside*, It Is What It Is > Rivertrance, Hotel Window, Born On the Wrong Planet > Way Back Home > Rollover
Encore: Las Vegas > It’s Not Unusual > Las Vegas
* -w/ DJ Logic
Set One: Search > Black Clouds, Sometimes a River, Betray the Dark, BollyMunster, Round the Wheel > On the Road > Viva Las Vegas > On the Road
Set Two: Desert Dawn, Valley of the Jig, Can’t Wait Another Day, Sympathy For the Devil, So Far From Home, Dirk, Jellyfish, Rosie > Get Lucky > Rosie
Encore: Galactic* > Restless Wind
* -w/ Mike Rempel from Lotus on guitar