Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Takes Over Mt. St. Helens



This past Saturday, August 15, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band became the first band in the continental US to play on an active volcano, entertaining fans, hikers, and park officials with a set at Washington state's Mt. St. Helens. The hour-long performance featured new songs, along with favorites from their self-titled debut; the band played directly across from the volcano at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, which in and of itself is 4,300 feet above sea level. Invited to play a benefit show for the Mt. St. Helens Institute, the band made the three-hour trek from Seattle and took a two-hour tour of the site, learning all about the blast zone and its current regrowth. SPIN has a nice review of the event here.

Set list:
"Who's Asking"
"Cheer For Fate"
"Masquerade"
"Going on a Hunt"
"George Clark"
"A Year or Two"
"At Night"
"Dull Reason"
"Hurrah"
"Anchors Dropped"
"Where the Messengers Meet"
"En Fuego"
"Albatross Albatross Albatross"
"On the Collar"

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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Takes Over Mt. St. Helens