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Published: 2004/11/01

The Politics of Cheese

The WePubliCan Party hosted its National Convention last evening at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The String Cheese Incident was also on hand for three sets of music, as in conjunction with Peak Experience Productions the group vested this years event with a poltical theme. This became clear from the get-go with some trenchant commentary on civil liberties issues as well as the war in Iraq. The band referenced these concerns during a second set of covers that began with Cat Stevens Peace Train and also included The Clashs Rock The Casbah, and Country Joe & The Fishs I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag. Much later in the evening the encore offered a version of Rage Against The Machines Take The Power Back sandwiched within Rollover. Also of note is that Michael Travis officially announced from the stage what had already been assumed by many folks, that Jason Hann is now an official member of the band.

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