Presidents of the USA – PUSAfest 2012 Special – February 18th Show

PUSAfest ’12 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA – February 18th (Day 2)

This year the PUSAfest was a two day event (down from three). Check out: February 17th PUSAFest 2012 special.

Like I did with February 17th show. I’m collecting every detail I can find from PUSAfest 2012 day 2 under this blog post. If you have photos, reviews, videos, setlist details etc. you want to share, Let me know.

The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Pusafest 2012

Date: 2012-02-18
Location: PUSAfest ’12, Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA

21+ Show


Presidents of the USA (Chris Ballew, Andrew McKeag, Jason Finn)

The Legendary Duo

Mike Phirman (W00tstock)

Setlist & Videos:

Rot in the Sun
Lunatic To Love
Shreds of Boa
Some Postman
Feather Pluckn
Boll Weevil
Peaches (video – distorted)
Dune Buggy
We Are Not Going to Make It
Kick Out the Jams
Back Porch
Naked & Famous
Mach 5
Ghosts Are Everywhere
Video Killed The Radio Star
—– encore —–
Tiki God
Nuthin But Luv
Mixed Up SOB
More Bad Times

setlist details from sound man’s sheet.

Notes from JKP:

– Jason himself came into the sound box, grabbed a mic, welcomed everyone to PUSAFEST and introduced Mike Phirmin. He stood by the sound box for a bit watching Mike before heading backstage.

– Mike Phirmin bombed and was almost forced off the stage. The Duo was great.

– After Postman, Chris said something about playing some songs from the new album then said they’d just play the whole album. They then played their entire debut album in order. SWEET!!! After N&F he said “There’s your whole album”.

– SOB is not on the written set sheet. After NBL Jason got Chris’s attention and they talked a second. Chris came to the mic and said they forgot to do the hit song from their last album. Then they played SOB. So they snuck it in on the soundman 🙂

– PUSA played longer than scheduled by 15-20 min. We were thinking it was because they cancelled the Feb 19 show.

– I don’t remember the song but Andrew did a nice long solo and then he and Chris did a choreographed thing where at the same time they threw each other their guitars. At that point Chris played a guitar solo while Andew played bass for the rest of the song. I have never seen them do that before but maybe they have. Was cool!

Thanks JKP!



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