Date: Thursday, August 6th 2015 @ 5:30pm
Line Up: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and Stick Figure (Everything Is Awesome Tour)
Venue: Marymoor Park. Redmond, Washington
Live: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and Stick Figure
Everything Is Awesome Tour. (8-6-15)
Midway through the Everything Is Awesome Tour, the SoCal boys of Slightly Stoopid stopped by the Evergreen State to spread some love to the Pacific Northwest with their friends Dirty Heads and Stick Figure. All three bands are returning veterans to Marymoor Park, the beautiful outdoor venue in Redmond, Washington. Of course, The Pier was in attendance and this time all thanks to some serious hook ups from Slightly Stoopid, Silverback Music, and Raised Fist Propaganda.
This is by far my favorite venue in Washington State so far! The large natural outdoor amphitheater has a 5000-person capacity across 52,000 square feet and is situated in the middle of 640 acre Marymoor Park. The viewing area and vending area is separated by two huge grass mounds that make a perfect place to spread out on a blanket and enjoy the show with a picnic. But don’t worry if lugging a cooler is too much… countless food trucks and beverage vendors can be found behind the grass mounds along with plenty of picnic tables for a quick bite. For those that want an upgrade, the new Cadillac Club is available as an additional ticket upgrade that provides numerous extra perks including convenient parking, express entrance, commemorative Marymoor Park Concerts laminate, and maybe best of all a separate hospitality area with private viewing area, bar with exclusive local beers and drinks, upgraded restroom facilities, and complimentary appetizers.
Everything Is Awesome is part of the ongoing Marymoor Park Concert Series managed by AEG Live. Thanks to Slightly Stoopid, Silverback Music, and Raised Fist Propaganda, The Pier got full access throughout the venue for this amazing show. The Pier’s own Blake Taylor and myself were granted access to the photo pit, backstage, and after-party for the full tour experience. When making the rounds talking to as many fans as possible, everyone seemed to echo our same sentiment…
“EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!”
And that really is the only way to describe this tour and show experience. After running around the pit, it was a nice relax backstage and chat with the bands. It’s not everyday you get to catch-up with Miles Doughty from Slightly Stoopid and Scott Woodruff from Stick Figure at the same time… thanks for taking the time to talk and letting us grab a picture guys!
Thinking back, it is difficult to choose a favorite performance from Thursday night. Stick Figure opened with a great set performing many favorites, like Coming Home, while Cocoa The Tour Dog seemed to steal the show. Dirty Heads followed coming out thumping the heavy bass lines with new and old songs including Burn Slow from Sound of Change, Dance All Night from Cabin by the Sea, and Sloth’s Revenge from Home: Phantoms Of Summer – The Acoustic Sessions. And then Slightly Stoopid sealed the deal closing up the night with a killer set. The full set-list can be foundbelow and included Wiseman and Officer from the 2003 album Everything You Need, Up On A Plane and This Joint from the 2005 album Closer To The Sun, 2AM and Anywhere I Go from the 2007 album Chronchitis, Dabbington and Guns in Paradise from the new 2015 album Meanwhile…Back At The Lab.
On top of all that, Slightly Stoopid invited the Dirty Heads gang back onstage to close out the show with a bang by covering Express Yourself by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band in addition to some N.W.A.
In preparation for Everything Is Awesome at Marymoor, The Pier’s Blake Taylor previously caught up for an exclusive interview with Duddy B of Dirty Heads to discuss, among many other things, producing and collaborating with other artists as they did Thursday night with Slightly Stoopid (read the whole article HERE).
“We always collab; always have guest appearances on our albums. Every time you work with someone they are going to show you something or do something you wouldn’t have thought…We literally learn from everyone.”
– Duddy B of Dirty Heads
Blake also previously caught up with Miles Doughty of Slightly Stoopid. Besides plenty of San Diego talk about the Padres, wrestling, and time spent with the Reggae Legend Don Carlos, Miles also shared his excitement about finally touring with Dirty Heads (read the full article here).
“We had bumped into them at different festivals here and there and everyone was cool, but we never really knew them until we spent that week with them in Mexico,” explained Miles. “We shook our hands together and said, ‘Let’s go have a fucking ridiculous summer’ because the fans have wanted us to play together for so long.”
– Miles Doughty of Slightly Stoopid
Slightly Stupid Set-List:
3. Guns In Paradise
5. Del Roy Short
6. 2 AM
7. This Joint
8. Ain’t Got A Lot Of Money
9. Call Me Crazy
10. The Prophet
11. Champion Double
12. Don’t Stop
13. Don’t Care
14. Anywhere I Go
15. Devils Door
16. Wicked Rebels
18. No Way Out
19. Up On A Plane
20. Hold Me Down
21. Closer To The Sun
24. No Cocaine
25. Open Road (Acoustic)
26. No One Stops Us Now (Acoustic)
27. Prayer For You
29. Express Yourself (cover) with Dirty Heads