The String Cheese Incident Deliver Bust Outs and Rarities During Destination Concert Event in Jamaica
Photo Credit: Stuart Levine
After ushering in the New Year with a pair of shows on Dec. 30 and 31 at Denver’s Mission Ballroom, The String Cheese Incident trekked down to Runaway Bay, Jamaica, for their annual destination concert event, The Jamaica Incident, at Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. The international occasion brought forth many memorable musical moments, from rarities to bust-outs and the inclusion of a first-time cover. This year’s iteration of the island affair exemplified the band’s ability to keep their audience intrigued and on their toes from start to finish.
The event got underway on Jan. 20 with an acoustic bonfire set that began with “Dudley’s Kitchen” prior to a pairing of “Missing Me” and “Hobo Song.” The previously named tune served as a bust out, last performed on Sept. 29, 2019. Next, “Look at Where You Are” and traditional “Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms” appeared before “Born On The Wrong Planet,” a number birthed out of a roaring jam. The acoustics continued with a run-through of the Grateful Dead’s “Brown-Eyed Woman,” followed by “Shantytown,” and a set closing take on “San Jose.” For their encore, the group played a cover of Harry Belafonte’s “Jump the Line.”
After the first night of music, the band followed up on Saturday, Jan. 21, with their first full-fledged concert, which included two packed sets. The show began with “Water” before moving into a pairing of “Lend Me Your Hand” and “Restless Wind,” which was performed as a stunning sequence. Then, keeping with the beachy theme, the jammers covered “Suntan” before concluding their first frame with “Eye Know Why” into “Big Shoes.”
After a break, the ensemble returned to the stage and cut into the second half of their Saturday show, which included the Jason Hann…