Umphrey’s Plays (Big) Gigantic Bonnaroo Set / Reveals New Year’s Plans – Four Night in Atlanta @ Tabernacle
Just before 6AM Umphrey’s McGee left the stage at Bonnaroo’s That Tent following a massive three and a half hour set that saw a full band segue with Big Gigantic and a mix of potent material from throughout the Chicago-based sextet’s career. The set relied on high-energy rockers, with the beautiful Hajimemashite (as the sun came up) and more groovy Booth Love thrown in to keep things balanced. Towards the middle of the performance, as a setbreak of sorts, Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken switched out with the members of UM for a song, continuing a full band segue tradition that dates back to Umphrey’s memorable Bonnaroo ’04 set.
Here’s a look at the setlist from UM’s sixth Bonnaroo appearance…
Set: Gurgle > 40′s Theme*, Plunger > The Floor, Pay the Snucka** > The Triple Wide > Pay the Snucka$, Puppet String, JaJunk > Breathe$$ > Plunger, Ringo& > All In Time&&, Bright Lights Big City, 1348 > Hajimemashite, Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Thunderstruck > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Booth Love, Wizard Burial Ground
Encore: In the Kitchen% > JaJunk
late night in This Tent
* with One Nation Under a Groove (Funkadelic) tease
** with Stranglehold (Ted Nugent) jam
$ with Bulls On Parade (Rage Against the Machine)
& full band switch with Big Gigantic
&& with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson) jam
[via Jeremy Welsh - Umphreys.com]
At one point during the monster set, the band revealed the location of this year’s New Year’s Run. Umphrey’s will play their first-ever four-night NYE Run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, a venue that has hosted many memorable UM performances in the past. This marks the second year in a row the sextet will venture outside of their hometown of Chicago, following last year’s three-night affair in St. Louis. Expect more details to be announced over the coming months.