27 Jan 2000

Charleston, SC

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 7:00pm PST

During the show, Ben mentioned that the radio station had given him a lifetime's supply of Jolly Ranchers; enough to take care of two of the major food groups. Despite the rowdy crowd during the acoustic encore, Ben busted out a brand new cover. He played The Verve's "The Drugs Don't Work" for the first time ever live. Prior to the show, the song had only been rehearsed during soundchecks, backstage, and in dressing rooms and hallways. "Widow of a Living Man" was played at half-speed. Juan went off with new accents and different notes in pockets and solos throughout the night. Though "Burn to Shine" and "Please Bleed" weren't played up to band standards, the show overall went off with a bang.