Detroit Gets Cheesy with String Cheese Incident Show

By JESSICA PEREZ, Guest Writer

The String Cheese Incident brought their Roadtrip to Hulaween Fall Tour to The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The smell of patchouli oil filled the air. As I scanned the room, I noticed characters of all sorts: wizards, pixies, dreaded hippies, and of course, Cheese Heads (you’d think we were in Wisconsin with all of those foam cheese hats poking out of the tops of crowds!) It was almost as if the entire Electric Forest family had been reunited in a much smaller, more elegant setting.

As we anxiously awaited SCI, which the band calls itself for short, everyone mingled and swapped stories of Cheese performances, making comparisons of the spectacles they’ve seen at different shows and trying to guess the songs they’d hear this time.

Six extremely talented musicians walked out onto the stage — two of them barefoot — and the audience went berserk. The men each played more than one instrument, some of which included the violin, bongo drums, wind chimes, and an interesting looking horn that sounded unlike anything I’ve ever heard.

The String Cheese Incident transcends all genres and knows exactly how to get everybody in the house moving.

Watching these gentlemen do their thing was a completely magical experience, like we were sitting in on a flawless, four-hour practice session. They really put the “jam” in “jam band.” Do yourself a favor and catch one of their shows the next time SCI is in the Midwest. You won’t be sorry!