Date: July 2, 2000
Event: This Ain't No Picnic Festival
Leg: Midnite Vultures Summer Vacation
Venue: Oak Canyon Ranch
Country: United States
First known live versions of "Forcefield" and "Atmospheric Conditions."
Only "Devil Got My Woman" and "Ziplock Bag" on the Midnite Vultures tour.
Tour debuts of "One Of These Days," "He's A Mighty Good Leader," "I Get Lonesome," and "Bottle of Blues."
This low-key festival fell during a little summer break in the Midnite Vultures touring. Beck's band consisted of the many of regular Midnite Vultures guys, but were joined by Smokey Hormel on guitar.
The group opens with a calm "Forcefield," which easily sets the tone for the rest of the evening, as they run through a setlist full of buried gems from Beck's catalog. "We're playing a bunch of shit we never get to play," Beck announces.; The second "Golden Age" ever played in public is a killer. It was still called "These Days I Barely Get By" at the time.; "I Get Lonesome" gets a mature, fuller arrangement. Hard to believe it's the same song!; "Ziplock Bag" probably hadn't been played since 1994, and certainly hasn't been played since.; After the run through of some of the more obscure blues and acoustic songs, they decide to end with "Devils Haircut" anyway. Hardly a typical version though!;
Highlights of the show are the setlist (of course), Beck's harmonica playing, the two Skip James covers with Smokey, and the beautiful laidback feeling of the entire evening.
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Victor Indrizzo
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Electric): Lyle Workman
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Other Band: At The Drive-In, Built to Spill, DJ Me DJ You, Grandaddy, Modest Mouse, Pedro The Lion, Radar Bros., Wiskey Biscuit, Yo La Tengo
Saxophone (Alto): David Brown
Trombone: David Ralicke
Vocals: Beck Hansen