Ween Dusts Off ‘Reggaejunkiejew’ In Cleveland
On Tuesday night Ween kicked-off a short of July run at the Agora Theater in Cleveland. The New Hope, Pennsylvania-rockers, who last played the historic 1,800-capacity venue all the way back on May 9, 2000, serve up a mix of fan-favorites and deeper cuts, along with a bust out early on in the night.
Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Glenn McClelland and drummer Claude Coleman Jr. got their 26-song set going with “What Deaner Was Talking About.” From there, the five-piece act would serve up a pair of marble songs with “Happy Colored Marbles” and “Marble Tulip Juicy Tree.” “Transitions” from the band’s 2005 “odds and sods” collection Shinola, Vol 1. got its sixth ever workout. Three songs later Ween delivered their biggest surprise of the night as they reached for “Reggaejunkiejew.” The Pure Guava track was last played on New Year’s Eve 2011 – a span of 61 shows.
A string of less-played material from their catalog followed as they delivered “Tried and True,” “Flutes of the Chi” and “Chocolate Town,” with the latter two featuring Gene on acoustic guitar. Setlist staples like “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down),” “Voodoo Lady” and “Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?” help fill out the middle portion of the night. “Seconds,” which was unearthed last year after sitting on the shelf since 2002 continue its come back last night. Fan-favorites were represented in the back half of the show with “The HIV Song,” “Buckingham Green,” “Touch My Tooter” and “Doctor Rock.”
Watch videos captured by Monica Hampton below:
Setlist (via BrownBase)
What Deaner Was Talkin’ About, Happy Colored Marbles, Marble Tulip Juicy Tree, Transitions, The Grobe, Transdermal Celebration, Reggaejunkiejew, Tried and True, Flutes of the Chi, Chocolate Town, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), Voodoo Lady, Did You See Me?, Gabrielle, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Seconds, Object, Boy’s Club, The HIV Song, The Golden Eel, Albino Sunburned Girl, Your Party, Buckingham Green Encore: Touch My Tooter, Doctor Rock, She Fucks Me