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Published: 2013/01/01

SCI Brings The Cheesy Theatrics For NYE

Photo via String Cheese Incident’s Facebook page

The String Cheese Incident rang in the New Year with a massive balloon drop at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO last night. The band also gave all of their fans light up “Xyloband” wristbands that changed colors throughout the show, adding a totally new element to the light show, which was also accentuated by some signature Cheesy theatrics.

The first set kicked off with “Mouna Bowa” and also included a cover of New Grass Revival’s “Can’t Stop Now,” as well as the new tune “Stuggling Angel.” Set two featured a cover of Keller Williams’ “Best Feeling” that segued into “Search,” followed by a rendition of Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” that led into“Rosie.” The third set featured an unfinished “Colorado Bluebird Sky” which segued into “Bumpin’ Reel,” as well as a cover of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” sandwiched between “Desert Dawn.” The show ended with an encore of “Bolly Munster” into the rest of “Colorado Bluebird Sky.”

Like many of their big events, String Cheese Incident’s New Year’s countdown—which fell during “Land’s End”—was a Burning Man-inspired affair. The band performed while acrobats twirled in the air and fans illuminated the crowd with their “Xyloband” wristbands. Guitarist Bill Nershi dressed as a wizard and a white, globe-shaped object rotated above the crowd.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Friends of Cheese

Monday, December 31, 2012, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO

Set 1:
Mouna Bowa, Shine, Can’t Stop Now, Song In My Head, Struggling Angel, Collliding, Restless Wind

Set 2:
Miss Brown’s Teahouse > How Mountain Girls Can Love, Piece of Mine, Best Feeling > Search, Sledgehammer > Rosie

Set 3:
Let’s Go Outside, Land’s End, Colorado Bluebird Sky > Bumpin’ Reel, Desert Dawn > Sweet Emotion > Desert Dawn

Bolly Munster > Colorado Bluebird Sky


There are 3 comments associated with this post

johnny wikle January 5, 2013, 14:23:38

Sorry don’t mean to be rude but this was the most uninspired article I have ever read. That was such an incredible show with so much to write about. I guess the video say more than words could express. Such an amazing night!

tim o thee January 6, 2013, 02:57:31

best show of my life truly mind blowing an incredibke exoerince to be a part of, i love each and every one of you thta was at this show by making it such a absolutley fantastic weekend.

samuel woodruff February 4, 2013, 22:00:57

In the beginning God created man and Earth, Then on day one he blessed us with String Cheese. This goes to show that the three nights of Cheese in Broomfield Coloroado was the most remarkable artistic performances ever witnessed by mere mortals… I am a new media student from ny who runs an up-and-coming magazine/ web presence known as the Wook Weekly and this is just the beggining… keep an eye out for us if you want the most intelligent reviews of all things affiliated with the jamband aura. and click this if you want the highest quality Cheese from the nye balldrop——-

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