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October 10, 1998[]

“Silicon Planet” ‘98 AKA “Silicone Plant Experience
Personnel – Jerry, Mark, Bob 1, Bob 2, Josh
Venue – A large stage at the Old FMC Defense Factory, San Jose - "Capital of Silicon Valley," Santa Clara County, Bay Area, CA
Other performers include – David Spade (emcee and comedy set), Beck (headling set).
Set performed -
That's Good • Girl U Want • Whip It • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gates Of Steel
The venue's two main rooms included two large stages, two boxing rings and one small stage.
Other entertainment at this corporate sponsored event included DJ Pollywog [1] [2] [3], mimes and a version of artist Peter Minshall’s “Tall Boy”. “Graying Silicon Valley executives” performed cover music as the “Flying Other Brothers Band”.[4] [5] The planned Calvin Klein fashion show was canceled.
Doors - 8 PM
Ticket sales - $100 or $45 for students[6] were said to be donated to “four different regional AIDS charities” [7] [8] in “Austin, San Jose, Los Angeles and Seattle”.
The chief organizer, executive Tom Hayes[9], did not initially pay the charity.[10]

Press[]

Event announcements -
MTV.com. "Beck, Devo Silicon Planet Tour Up In The Air Hip-hop folk-rocker reportedly believed that the shows were private corporate gigs." LA Times.
Event reviews -
metroactive.com. Metroactive Music. "Beck to the Future - Concerts, cocktails and capitalism at Silicon Planet". And "Are We Not Geeks?" "Devo and Beck enlivened the not-so-funky crowd at Silicon Planet." By Michelle Goldberg. Photo by Matt Ipcar. From the October 15-21, 1998 issue of Metro.
salon.com. "Music Feature: The new corporate culture Silicon Valley's 'techie trendsetters' are making the office party the coolest event on your social calendar -- sort of." By Tom Frost. Published October 14, 1998.
MTV.com. "Beck, Devo Crash Land On 'Silicon Planet' Singer/songwriter, new-wave icons headline cyberfest/concert in San Jose." By Colin-Devenish. October 12, 1998.
Ram.com (blog). "I got two turntables and a microphone…". Concert review by Ram Samudrala.
Live video has been uploaded to YouTube by "Alain From France."
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