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Ween’s Night 2 in Denver Is The Mega Laid Back and Chill Evening With Ween

Ween’s Night 2 in Denver Is The Mega Laid Back and Chill Evening With Ween


Cover Photo Credit: Jenny Lee Baniszewski, Ween Appreciation Society

If the opening night was an explosive return in rare form, the second night was definitely more of an “evening with Ween”, and it was perfect. After a ridiculous first night with song after song that I physically could not stop myself from rocking out to, the brothers brought it down a notch and we all got cozy and sang a long in night two.

Sure, looking at the setlist you might say, “But Tim! I see ‘You Fucked Up!’ and ‘Doctor Rock'” to which I will reply, “OH DUDE. That shit was face meltingly heavy.” And if you really want to talk heavy, that ‘Poopship Destroyer’ was the brownest, most intense moments of my entire life. As Stacy Zapar, a fan on the ween appreciation society put it, “Even the fog guy was deep, deep in the zone. Last night was flawless. Not one beat was missed.”

But they also did a super extended acoustic set, starting with a song they’ve never played live together as a band, ‘Kim Smoltz’. Look, I don’t know what level of a ween fan you are, random person reading my article, but that was awesome. I never thought I’d hear Ween play that song. Also in the never before played category they did Transitions and freaking Pollo Asado (Update, as it turns out they’ve played Pollo Asado a handful of times before). Seriously, they brought out a podium with the “El Taco Loco” logo on it but the name of the restaurant replaced with “Pollo Asado”. I still can’t believe that they played it and Aaron read the entire orders and all of his change interactions and everything. It was silly awesome. Even Mickey said afterward that you’ll ONLY find something like that at a Ween show. How true. I even saw people “singing” along. What a wild night.

Photo Credit: Tim Bartell Ween Appreciation Society
Photo Credit: Tim Bartell Ween Appreciation Society


Here’s the setlist:

  1. Pork Roll Egg & Cheese
  2. Take Me Away
  3. Transdermal Celebration
  4. Back to Basom
  5. Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
  6. The Grobe
  7. Stroker Ace
  8. Object
  9. Ice Castles
  10. The Golden Eel
  11. Happy Colored Marbles
  12. Kim Smoltz (first time ever played live by Ween)
  13. Tried and True
  14. Baby Bitch
  15. Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain
  16. Joppa Road
  17. I Don’t Want It
  18. Frank
  19. She Fucks Me
  20. Ocean Man
  21. You Fucked Up!
  22. Poopship Destroyer
  23. Transitions (first time ever played live by Ween)
  24. Ace of Spades (Motörhead tribute – RIP Lemmy)
  25. Laura
  26. Zoloft
  27. Doctor Rock
  • Encore –
  1. Pollo Asado (first time ever played? I’m guessing? Has anyone ever played this song live?)
  2. Demon Sweat


UPDATE: Here’s the torrent for night 2: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=585047 

Also as a heads up, it looks like there’s going to be a live stream for tonight at YouTube and YourMediaHQ. Awesome. The Boognish provides. Thanks Ween! UPDATE: The stream unfortunately turned out to be a hoax according to reports across the forum. I believe on the first night there were fans using periscope to stream the show so I would look there. Good luck, and definitely check out the torrents for the tracks if you can’t make it. The recordings have been really good.


Tim Makoid 1/2 of the Tech/UX team duo, General Tim. As a kid Tim struggled with attention issues and always had that “doesn’t pay attention in class” bullshit on his report cards, despite good grades. It’s mostly because he was too busy reading comic books, trade mags, or playing game boy under his desk. He’s never been too good at sticking with one thing either. Despite his certain obsessions, he’s always been interested in all realms of geekhood: video games, comic books, comedy, movies, books, computers, user experience, development and music across all genres and types. “I’ve dabbled in everything. Hence why EchoBa.se is such a great home for me. I don’t often frequent just one corner of the internet because I’m always looking for different points of view, and this place has that!”