On Sunday, Ween played their final show of the year as they closed out a two-night run at The Capitol Theatre. The five-piece band busted out “Common Bitch” and once again paid tribute to SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg by performing “Loop de Loop” during their 28-song night in the New York City suburb of Port Chester.
The New Hope, Pennsylvania rockers looked to “Polka Dot Tail” to get their evening going at the historic rock palace. It marked the first time that The Mollusk track had ever been used in the opening slot. From there, Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Glenn McClelland and drummer Claude Coleman Jr. would deliver takes on fan favorites like “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down),” “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy),” “Touch My Tooter,” “The Mollusk” and “Take Me Away.”
Towards the midway point of their main set, the quintet would dig in on a number of lesser player tunes from their catalog. “Ooh Va La” was offered up for just the just the ninth time since 2004, while “Common Bitch” was dusted off for the first time since February 14, 2016 – a span of 79 shows. The tune from GodWeenSatan: The Oneness also made its way into the setlist for just the 14th time since 1995. “Hey There Fancypants” got its fourth rendering since 2011, while “Kim Smoltz” was played for the ninth time ever. Ween also served up “Loop de Loop” for the second time in three shows. The tune that the band recorded for an episode of Spongebob Squarepants was unearthed on Friday night in Philadelphia. Watch video shot by Monica Hampton and listen to full-show audio below:
Ooh Va La
Audio | Taped by Melissa Fry
Setlist (via BrownBase)
Set: Polka Dot Tail, Chocolate Town, Big Jilm, Happy Colored Marbles, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), Captain Fantasy, Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Touch My Tooter, Ooh Va La, Woman and Man, Demon Sweat, Wayne’s Pet Youngin, Wayne’s Pet Youngin (tease), Take Me Away, Common Bitch, Did You See Me?, Hey There Fancypants, Now I’m Freaking Out, Don’t Sweat It, Kim Smoltz*, Tried and True*, She Wanted to Leave, The Mollusk, Loop de Loop, Ocean Man, The Grobe, Someday
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