The two Wiltern shows were just two of a very small handful of Mutations tour shows in the United States. And a few of those were more upbeat Odelay-style sets. These two though was Mutations-focused and chill.
I went to this show, my fifth Beck concert at the time. Beck shows in LA, especially these slightly "bigger" ones, that are promoted, are really fun, and the comfort of the hometown crowd always makes Beck even more relaxed.
I recall Beck telling a very long story about "Lampshade," a song he's never played often. "Girl Dreams" as well is relatively unique. The full band "Rowboat" is also noteworthy, and fit in great with the Mutations tracks.
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Opening Act: Beachwood Sparks
Saxophone (Alto): David Brown
Trombone: David Ralicke
Trumpet: Jon Birdsong
Vocals: Beck Hansen