29 Aug 2000

Sacramento, CA

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

with Maceo Parker

Memorial Auditorium

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 7:00pm PDT

Ben received a plastic toy alligator with a letter in its mouth from an audience member following "Oppression/Get Up Stand Up." He held up the alligator and began to play around with it. Wondering if the alligator could play guitar, Ben used the mouth of the Alligator to play a few notes on the Asher. Then he held up the message which was on several pieces of paper that were rolled up such as a giant joint ('bout 12 inches long). Ben then told the audience about these kids in Vancouver with the most enormous joints. He said that when he first saw the paper in the alligator's mouth that he was worried that those same guys were following him. He dedicated "The Woman in You" to Curtis Mayfield.