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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

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