12 Feb 2000

Cleveland, OH

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

The Odeon

Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 7:00pm PST

Dr. Evil showed up again, though not many people heard it. Looking up into the balcony bar at the Odeon, Ben said something like, "Hey, what are you guys doing up there? Are you drinking? Are you old enough?" Then, "Are you evil enough?" During the show, someone yelled to Ben that he was getting kicked out for smoking pot at the show. Ben replied by saying that security was sometimes too harsh, but there were also some "knuckleheads" in the audience sometimes. Still he said he was sorry, and that "unfortunately, pot is illegal...and I stress unfortunately."