04 Jun 1999

Eureka, CA

Eureka Municipal Auditorium

Friday, June 4, 1999 at 7:00pm PDT

Between "Ground On Down" and "How Many Miles...", Ben says, "Regretfully I have to make one of the worst kind of announcements they could ask of me. The Fire Marshall has informed us that if the audience doesn't stop smoking, they're going to shut us down!" To the audience's vocal objections Ben says, "I'm with you, I'm down with sayin' 'F-you', but you have to think about what you want. I say take your stash and hang onto it; and when we're done in here we'll all go out and light up. It's up to you, but I would really like to finish the show for you folks!" The crowd triumphantly cheered with approval!

   "I Shall Not Walk Alone" was dedicated to Julia Butterfly Hill, an activist who has been living every day and night 200 ft. high in an endangered redwood tree in Humboldt County for the last 18 months. For more information on her cause, click here. Ben played "Oppression -> Get Up Stand Up" on his white Stratocaster.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

with B-Side Players