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Their legendary headline sets frequently exceed the three-and four-hour mark, and this aging rock fan just wasnТt prepared to stand in the smoky Showbox ballroom until 2 in the morning. Fortunately, the two hours I did catch contained plenty of the P-Funk magic. Hitting the stage a little after ten, the core band, minus Funkmeister of Ceremonies George Clinton, started into a slow groove instrumental. With two bass players, two keyboardists, four guitarists (including long-timers Gary "Doo Wop" Shider and Michael "Kid Funkadelic" Hampton), two keyboardists, two female vocalists, two rappers, and a drummer, the Funk Mob barely needs Clinton; they generate plenty of funk without him, as evidenced by the opening "One Nation Under a Groove". But mid-song, the caped funkmeister made his grand entrance, and while he doesn't do much other than loom over the proceedings (and add some vocals), George's enigmatic presence lends true charisma to the show. "One Nation" went on and on, putting the Seattle crowd into a kind of hypnotic funk groove. Call and response vocals made the event interactive, as the mostly white, alterna-rock audience sang the lines with as much funk and gusto as the band themselves. Unfortunately every song went on for over ten minutes, and while this works great on classics like "One Nation", it's totally uncalled for on newer, weaker material like "Summer Swim" and "Underground Angel". "Swim" in fact featured not one but two lengthy audience sing-alongs. With all the Mob knows about funk, they could learn a thing or two about pacing. But I have no quibbles with the stretch of four killer Funkadelic tunes that opened the show; the slow funk of "One Nation", the blues of "Red Hot Mama", the urgency of "Hit It and Quit It" and the sublime ecstasy of "Cosmic Slop" (with its "spaceЕpeopleЕuniversal love" intro). Michael Hampton's soloing on "Slop" was incredible and harkened back to the old P-Funk days when Hampton and Eddie "Maggot Brain" Hazel were the twin guitar-slingers of 70's funk. (I wish I'd stuck around long enough to hear Hampton's version of "Maggot", a classic instrumentalЕproviding of course they even played it!). After an hour plus of killer Funkadelic, things slowed down with some new tunes, but things picked up with the Parliament dance-floor hit "Flashlight". The heavy bass and infectious chorus turned the Showbox into one huge mass of funk. Unfortunately (pacing again, George!), the slow and tedious "Dope Dog" brought things to a halt again. And at that point, two hours into the show, I had to give up the funk. A shorter show with a faster pace would greatly improve the P-Funk aesthetic. Or just an earlier starting timeЕsome of us can't funk all night long like we used to. 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