Last night, fans of one-of-a-kind rock outfit Ween were treated to a very special performance at Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater. The show marked the second night of their summer tour, following a run of spring shows ending in early June. To open the show, the band performed their fan-favorite (and Deaner-favorite) 1997 album The Mollusk in its entirety, breaking out a pair of long-lost tunes in the process. “Cold Blows The Wind” got its first full-Ween treatment since 8/4/03 in Portland, ME and “It’s Gonna Be (Alright)” made its first appearance for the band since 5/17/98 at Denver’s Ogden Theatre.
Once they rounded out The Mollusk‘s track list with “She Wanted To Leave,” Ween continued the party with an extensive selection of gems from the rest of their sizable catalogue, including “Take Me Away,” “Boy’s Club,” “The Grobe,” The Stallion pt. 1,” “Roses Are Free,” “Bananas and Blow,” “Pumpin 4 The Man” (with Dean Ween on vocals) “Sweet Texas Fire,” “The HIV Song,” Buenas Tardes Amigo,” “I’m In The Mood To Move,” “Pork Roll Egg and Cheese,” and more, before wrapping up with an “Even If You Don’t” set closer, forgoing an encore break to play for every minute that the curfew allowed.
Thanks to YouTube user monihampton, you can watch fan-shot footage below taken from backstage at Ween’s Bend, OR performance:
“It’s Gonna Be (Alright)”
“Cold Blows The Wind”
“Pumpin’ 4 The Man”
“Sweet Texas Fire”
“I’m In The Mood To Move”
Up next for ween is a performance tonight at Seattle’s Maymoor Park before the band heads to Colorado for a sold-out three-night run including a show at Red Rocks and two at the Ogden. For a full list of upcoming Ween dates, head to the band’s website.
[Cover photo via Dave DeCrescente]
SETLIST: Ween | Les Schwab Amphitheater | Bend, OR | 7/1/17
I’m Dancing in the Show Tonight, The Mollusk, Polka Dot Tail, I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot, Mutilated Lips, The Blarney Stone, It’s Gonna Be (Alright), The Golden Eel, Cold Blows the Wind, Pink Eye (On My Leg), Waving My Dick in the Wind, Buckingham Green, Ocean Man, She Wanted to Leave, Take Me Away, Boy’s Club, The Grobe, The Stallion pt 1, Roses Are Free, Black Magic Woman (tease), Bananas and Blow, Learnin’ to Love, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Sweet Texas Fire, The HIV Song, Don’t Sweat It, Buenas Tardes Amigo, I’m in the Mood to Move, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese, Your Party, Even If You Don’t