Umphrey’s McGee Delivers New Covers During Fan-Curated Show
Last night Umphrey’s McGee hosted a “Bill Graham for a Day” show in Denver at the 500 capacity 1 Up – Colfax. Those who held tickets to the sold-out event received ballots via email permitting them to vote on the group’s two fan-curated sets. The evening also featured over 50 classic arcade and pinball games that were free to concertgoers. As for the music, Umphrey’s busted out two covers, a version of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” that closed out the first set as well as a take on Pleasure’s 1979 hit “Glide” that appeared during set two. The night also featured an “Auld Lang Syne jam” during “2×2” and a take on “Blue Echo” that lighting director Jeff Waful described as “the highlight of the run.” Umphrey’s McGee will close out the year this evening at the Fillmore Auditorium.
Last night’s setlist appears below, drawn from our Box Scores section.
1 Up – Colfax, Denver, CO
“Bill Graham for a Day” show
Set I: All In Time > 2×2* > Night Nurse > Padgett’s Profile^ > Bennie and the Jets > All In Time, Search 4^ > Orfeo, Don’t You (Forget About Me)^^
Set II: Nothing Too Fancy, FF > Legalize It > Blue Echo^ > Q*Bert, Glide%, Muff II: The Revenge, The Girl Is Mine > Jane Says > The Girl Is Mine, Pork Chop Pie, The Fussy Dutchman%%
Enc: In The Puppet Kitchen
*with Auld Lang Syne jam
^^debut, Simple Minds
%%“Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics