PopGun5 opened as Green Day, with different songs from when The Red Hot Valentines headlined as Green Day in 2002. Frontman Ralph Roether sounded most like Billie Joe Armstrong on “Waiting” and incidentally is the first singer at the Great Cover Up to thank the village of Sadorus, Illinois.
Lonely Trailer handed out sunglasses and shone as The Ventures, with a nod or two to Dick Dale. Ryan Groff followed as Buddy Holly in an appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, with Mike Prosise as servile interviewer James Lipton.
Kosmo & Jesse Greenlee paid tribute to DJ AM with a mix that sampled everything from “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “What I Got” by Sublime to “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash and “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton. Next was Brother Embassy with a retina-scarring set as David Lee Roth.
Absinthe Blind played against type as Beastie Boys in 2001, but this time Curb Service did it devoid of irony. No sooner did Curb Service frontman Larry Gates and Josh Miethe leave the stage than they were replaced by actors. For the second year in a row, Mike Ingram Band went native and nailed it: Lorenzo Goetz, which included Gates and Miethe and before breaking up in 2006 was consistently the biggest concert draw in town. Curb Service joined Mike Ingram Band for an encore of “Sissyneck” by Beck that culminated in
crowd surfing.
PopGun5 as Green Day
1. Basket Case
2. Brain Stew/Jaded
3. Longview
4. Are We the Waiting
5. Waiting
Lonely Trailer as The Ventures
1. Peter Gunn
2. Dick Tracy
3. Nitro [Dick Dale]
4. Walk – Don’t Run
5. Ghost Riders in the Sky
6. Pipeline
Ryan Groff as Buddy Holly
1. Rave On
2. Peggy Sue
3. It’s So Easy
4. Everyday
5. Dearest
Kosmo & Jesse Greenlee as TRV$DJAM
Brother Embassy as David Lee Roth
1. Yankee Rose
2. Just like Paradise
3. California Girls
4. Just a Gigolo
Curb Service as Beastie Boys
1. Sure Shot
2. Root Down
3. So What’cha Want
4. Intergalactic
5. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
6. Sabotage
Mike Ingram Band as Lorenzo Goetz
1. Allure
2. Let It Out
3. Muy Macho
4. Never Look Directly into a Disco Ball
5. Heavy/Gold Digger
6. Sissyneck [Beck]

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