This was supposed to be a surprise appearance at a benefit hosted by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (also on the bill: Mike Watt & the Black Gang Crew and Perry Farrell). Ed performs ‘Against The 70′s’ with Mike Watt prior to his set. Ed is wearing an unusual Buddy Holly-style jacket with vertical blue and maroon stripes of different widths. Ed continues the TFC shtick by introducing Brad and Jon from C Average as these guys he pulled out of the crowd at the TFC, and that it worked so well they were going to do it again! Brad (C-Avg, drums) tries to say something, and Ed says, “Brad, you speak when I tell you.” Ed introduces ‘Running Out Of Time’ by saying, “This is, these are, a couple of songs by a band you might not have heard of called Dead Moon … after you hear these, you can say that you have.” The band charges into ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ right after ‘Running Out Of Time’ with no break. Ed then reads a list of random words around “LA” much like the “MW” incantation at the start of Self-Pollution Radio (and also like he did with “BS” at the 2/8/95 show). There was also a bit of a (justified) anti-drug tirade (tying into the theme behind the evening) that got the crowd going a bit. The same thrash punk version of ‘Patriot’ as the TFC, accompanied by the same frantic Townshend windmilling, closes the set..
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
June 25, 1999
-Driven To Tears
-Running Out Of Time
-Diamonds In The Rough
-Love/Building a fire
-I Am A Patriot
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