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Old 05-23-2014, 06:29 PM
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Primus -- Portsmouth, VA -- May 21st, 2014

1. Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
2. Last Salmon Man
3. Southbound Pachyderm
4. Over the Falls
5. Lee Van Cleef
6. The Heckler
7. Jilly's on Smack
8. Mr. Krinkle
9. Eleven
10. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
11. Mrs. Blaileen
12. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
13. Harold of the Rocks
14. Too Many Puppies

This was my first time seeing Primus and it was an interesting experience. This show was at a small amphitheater and didnít sell all that great. Iím not really surprised given that Primus only has a certain amount of mainstream appeal but there were more people there than would have fit into the next smallest venue around here so thatís good. I knew the Primus fans were gonna be dirty and boy was I right. Quite a collection of people. It was also more violent than I expected. Where I was (right in front of Les) was fine but Les even had to call one guy out in the middle of the set because he was being too aggressive. The opener, Beats Antique, was interesting. They played like world and electronic music and had two performers that did belly dances and various things. Iíd never pay to go see it but it was an entertaining act.

Unfortunately, having an opener meant Primus got less set time and they went on around 9:15. Les was a great player, as expected, but I also really enjoyed Larryís skills and the drummer (I donít even know his name haha) was fantastic too. Iím not a huge Primus fan and only have Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, and the new one (which I hate actually) so I wasnít familiar with a lot of songs they did but they were all very enjoyable. Highlights for me were Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, Too Many Puppies, Wynona, and, even though I had never heard it until they played it, The Heckler. Southbound Pachyderm was also really cool and I liked the South Park tease during Harold of the Rocks. Last Salmon Man really sorta sucked and so did Lee Van Cleef but most of that album sucks so I guess it makes sense. Jillyís on Smack was interesting thanks to Lesí playing at least and Mr. Krinkle was really cool. Is that a rarity? I feel like I donít see it on setlists often but I could be wrong. I was really hoping for My Name Is Mud but Iím sure theyíll play that one next time. Overall it was a cool show and Iíll hopefully have the chance to catch them again in the future.

Oh, and the astronauts with the faces that moved all night were really cool.
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