The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

A Museum of Music at the 1st Bank Center

The String Cheese Incident concluded a three night run at the 1st Bank Center on Monday, December 31.

After performing two nights the previous weekend with special guest musicians; the band celebrated New Year’s Eve with three large sets of live music. Recap night one, and night two reviews.

Broomfield, Colorado provided guests with bitter cold temperatures and light snow on Monday evening. The venue immediately warmed attendees up with a mix of electric and acoustic rock music.

As I walked up to the 1st Bank Center in the snow, another photographer greeted me, and walked with me into the press area. Guests were already packed in the venue, and ready to go. The music started shortly after 8:00 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

The crowd was excited for the big block of SCI music. It was comforting and inviting the way the front row guests asked for photographs before the music began.

An extended stage was setup on Monday night. Later in the evening it would be used to act out a visual story. My interpretation of the guy in the pajama outfit before the ball drop moment could be seen as a person acting out their dreams, and those dreams coming true.

The male dancer in pajamas wrote in a book with a pencil that had the words ‘think big’ written into the pencil.

The String Cheese Incident hosted a wild array of visual stunts during the ball drop celebration including:

  • an aerial performer hung from the ceiling,
  • a squid-like ballon creature moved throughout the audience,
  • drone like dolphins floated and hovered over the audience,
  • enlarged and lit balloons danced around,
  • guests were provided wristbands that lit up during the performance,
  • and confetti rained down from above.

One of my favorite musical moments during the evening was the band’s cover of ‘Tom Sawyer’ to close out the first set.

Browse over the setlist from 12/31/18.


Setlist put together by Friends of Cheese:

Set One

Outside Inside > Bollymunster, Gone Crooked, MLT > My One & Only, Joyful Sound > Tom Sawyer

Set Two

Into the Blue1, Let’s Go Outside, One Step Closer, Windy Mountain > Sirens, Best Feeling > Rosie

Set Three

Colliding > Happy New Year, Rollover > The Big Reveal, This Must Be the Place > Rollover

Encore

Good Times Around the Bend

Notes

1SCI original, first time played


Preview the first song to each of the three sets of music rom 12/31/18 by The String Cheese Incident on YouTube via nugs.tv.

Browse over the photos from the New Year’s Eve performance below the videos. Also check out the band’s upcoming tour dates.



The String Cheese Incident Photo Gallery from 12/31/18
The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Keith Moseley's bass from 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Keith Moseley’s bass from 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Keith Moseley performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Keith Moseley performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Billy Nershi performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Billy Nershi performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Kyle Hollingsworth performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Kyle Hollingsworth performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Michael Travis and Jason Hann performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Michael Travis and Jason Hann performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Michael Kang performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Michael Kang performing with The String Cheese Incident on 12/31/18 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A rose on stage from the String Cheese Incident’s performance on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Stage props from the String Cheese Incident’s performance on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
An aerial performer spinning over the crowd at midnight on New Year's Eve 2018. Photo by Matthew McGuire
An aerial performer spinning over the crowd at midnight on New Year’s Eve 2018. Photo by Matthew McGuire
The String Cheese Incident rings in the new year at the 1st Bank Center on 12/31/18. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

The String Cheese Incident 2019 Tour Dates

JAN 25-28 2019 | Jamaican International Incident 2019 | Runaway Bay, Jamaica | SOLD OUT
FEB 15-17 2019 | The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan | Las Vegas, NV
FEB 21-23 2019 | MontBleu Resort & Casino | Stateline, NV
APR 19-20 2019 | The Fox Theatre |St. Louis, MO
MAY 02 2019 | The Orpheum | New Orleans, LA
MAY 03-04 2019 | Mardi Gras World | New Orleans, LA
MAY 24 2019 | DelFest | Cumberland, MD
MAY 25-27 2019 | Port Chester, NY
JUN 27-30 2019 | Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI | SOLD OUT
JUL 25-26 2019 | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA
JUL 27 2019 | FloydFest | Floyd, VA