Ms. Lauryn Hill joined the String Cheese Incident last night at Electric Forest for the highly anticipated Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident. SCI began the show with a pair of originals—“Outside Inside” and “Valley of the Jig”—that were accompanied by the band’s signature pageantry, as acrobats descended from the top of the stage, large inflatable balls appeared in the middle of the crowd and confetti rained down on everyone.
It was after the first two songs that Hill and her band finally joined Cheese for an exciting, cover-filled set. Following a qucik introduction, the hip-hop legend went into a soulful rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life” that was followed by equally stirring takes on Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” and The Beatles’ “Something.” Wonder’s “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” came next before the group delved into Bob Marley’s “Don’t Rock My Boat” and “Is This Love” (Hill has five children with Marley’s son Rohan). The set then wrapped up with three classics from The Fugees’ seminal 1996 album The Score, “Fu-Gee-La,” “Killing Me Softly” and “Ready or Not.” Hill, her band and the String Cheese Incident then returned to close things out with Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” for the encore.
The String Cheese Incident will play their third and final show of Electric Forest tonight.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores page
June 28, 2014
The String Cheese Incident
Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI
Set I: Beautiful, Looking Glass > Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Sirens, Just One Story
Set II: Outside and Inside, Valley of the Jig, For Once In My Life^, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You^, Something^, Master Blaster (Jammin’)^, Don’t Rock My Boat^, Is This Love^, Fu-Gee-La^, Killing Me Softly^, Ready or Not^
Enc: Could You Be Loved^
Notes: ^with Ms. Lauryn Hill