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Published: 2012/07/07

The String Cheese Incident: Rain at Red Rocks

Photo by Spady Photography © The String Cheese Incident 2012 via SCI’s Facebook page

The String Cheese Incident’s show at Morrison, CO’s Rocks Rocks was plagued by rain last night. The performance got off to a strong start with a jam from “Birdland” into “Wheel Hoss” that led back into “Birdland.” Unfortunately, during “Rain” a thunderstorm rolled over the venue causing the band to call a two-hour rain delay (fans were encouraged to take shelter in the venue’s visitors center).

After the storm passed, String Cheese Incident returned for an extended second set. The group opened, appropriately enough, with a pairing of “Restless Wind” and “Water.” Later, they closed their set with “Black Clouds.” The band thanked the audience for their patience and also reminded fans how much Colorado needed the rain during a summer that’s been plagued by extreme heat, dryness and wildfires.

At the end of the night, String Cheese returned for two encore segments that took the sextet well past midnight. The first consisted of SCI’s new song “Cant Wait Another Day” as well as “Little Hands” and “I Know You Rider.” The second was a take on Bob Dylan’s “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo).”

For more on SCI, be sure to read our recent interview with Michael Kang.

Here’s a look at the setlist via

Friday, July 6, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

Set I: Birdland > Wheel Hoss > Birdland, Rain

Set II: Restless Wind, Water > Search, Turn This Around > Breathe > Turn This Around, Way That It Goes, So Far From Home, It Is What It Is > Bumpin’ Reel > Black Clouds

E1: Can’t Wait Another Day, Little Hands > I Know You Rider

E2: The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)

Notes: A thunderstorm rolled over the venue during “Rain”, resulting in a two hour rain delay

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