- This show’s kind of hard to remember. Mainly because I’m writing this over two years after it happened. But I’ll attempt to be thorough.
- I was very excited about this show, as were my friends, because finally we would get to see Primus live. And, even though we didn’t know it then, it would be the only time that we would see them with Herb.
- The Meat Puppets opened and they were alright if you ask me. They didn’t seem overly enthusiastic, but who can blame them, they were playing in Indiana. Looking back, the Meat Puppets are the best band that I’ve seen open for Primus.
- And then, it happened. The lights dimmed, except for a couple of spotlights that were aimed at the giant Captain Shiner that loomed over the stage. Everything was quiet, until Les started the tapping part for “Here Comes the Bastards” when the actual song started, the curtains parted and the place started jumping.
- The setlist: (this is not in the correct order, I’ll kick myself forever for not getting it right.)
- - Here Comes the Bastards
- - Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers
- - Pudding Time
- - Professor Nutbutter’s House of Treats
- - Mrs. Blaileen
- - Groundhog’s Day
- - Eleven
- - Southbound Pacyderm
- - Spegetti Western
- - Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
- - Seas of Cheese
- - Pork Soda
- - My Name is Mud
- - Over the Electric Grapevine
- - Hellbound 17 and 1/2
- - Jerry was a Race Car Driver
- Cool Stuff that I remember, Les came out and said, “Don’t throw anything on stage that isn’t a bag of marijuana.” Later, he said, “This is the new single from Primus, What I want you to do iscall up your local radio station and say, ‘y’know I think I’ve heard that Silverchair song enough for one day, how’s about you play the new one from Primus. It’s called Mis-sus Blaileen...’”
- The stage setup was awsome. They had a curtain that curved behind them, but it was designed to look likeit was the back three walls of a room. And the walls had windows, beyond the windows there was the water. And they projected things onto the water for the songs, it was cool.