Ween Plays Halloween Show In Denver

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Ween celebrated Halloween with the second night of a three-show run at the Mission Ballroom in Denver that marks the band’s first headlining dates of 2019. The quintet dressed for the occasion and served up a 30-song performance that ended with the beloved “Poopship Destroyer.”

Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman took the stage dressed as a witch, while Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo sported a creepy baby’s head, Dave Dreiwitz wore an Evel Knievel costume, Glenn McClelland dressed as a wizard and Claude Coleman Jr. looked like a zombie cowboy. Ween opened with a run of “Freedom Of ’76,” “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)” and “Touch My Tooter.” The band then played their SpongeBob SquarePants contribution “Loop de Loop” for just the fourth time ever.

The show rolled on with one classic after another including such staples as “Bananas & Blow,” “Big Jilm,” “Doctor Rock,” “Transdermal Celebration,” “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)” and “Push Th’ Little Daisies.” A few rarities, namely “It’s Gonna Be (Alright),” “Laura,” “Beacon Light” and “Powder Blue,” also made the setlist. Drummer Claude Coleman Jr. delivered a drum solo within “Never Squeal” towards the middle of the set. Ween encored with “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” and the year’s first “Poopship Destroyer.” The five-piece concludes their Halloween run on Friday night.

Photos by Jeremy Williams

Full Show Audio (Taped by Dane Bono)

Fan-Shot Video Playlist (Captured by Alec featuring all songs through “Push th’ Little Daisies” as of press time)

Setlist (via BrownBase)

Set: Freedom of ’76, Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Touch My Tooter, Loop de Loop, The Golden Eel, It’s Gonna Be (Alright), Bananas and Blow, Big Jilm, El Camino, Laura, Zoloft, Squelch the Weasel, Tried and True, Transdermal Celebration, Doctor Rock, Beacon Light, Powder Blue, Transitions, Never Squeal> Drums> Never Squeal, Object, Don’t Sweat It, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), Push th’ Little Daisies, Stay Forever, Polka Dot Tail, A Tear For Eddie, Happy Colored Marbles

Encore: It’s Gonna Be a Long Night, Poopship Destroyer

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