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Published: 2012/08/12

Umphrey’s McGee Honors Brendan Bayliss’ Birthday Request

Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss celebrated his birthday on Saturday night. During Umphrey’s McGee’s performance at Bridgeport, CT’s The Klein, the band and crowd wished Bayliss a happy birthday at the end of his band’s first set. Then, during their encore, the members of Umphrey’s McGee honored Bayliss’ birthday request with a first-time cover of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” that included some teases of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes. The song eventually segued into “Nothing Too Fancy.” (Bayliss has performed the song at solo shows in the past.)

Umphrey’s McGee will perform at moe.down today.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s setlist via

Saturday, August 11, The Klein, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Set I: Nipple Trix > 2nd Self, Miami Virtue > Words, Kabump > Passing, 2×2*

Set II: Gurgle > 1348 > Plunger > Regulate > Plunger, Nothing Too Fancy > Ocean Billy, Partyin’ Peeps, Wappy Sprayberry > “Jimmy Stewart”** > Wappy Sprayberry > 1348

E:Bennie and the Jets$ > Nothing Too Fancy

*with Start Wars teases; followed by Happy Birthday for Brendan **with lyrics
$debut, Elton John; with Echoes (Pink Floyd) teases; Brendan’s birthday request


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Tom August 13, 2012, 07:31:39

i just wish they brought out the trampolines and bounced for this one. Love it when they do that!

YEM August 13, 2012, 10:18:48

i better never see UM jumping on trampolines

Yep August 13, 2012, 11:17:07

Haha yep I was just thinking the same about the trampolines, I wonder where they got that idea….....

dc August 13, 2012, 11:58:31

i think its some kind of dig comparing them to phish. weak. this show ruled and umphreys is killing it right now!

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