Taking part in In The Band
photographs and evaluation by Dave Stotts Pictures
It was a good looking however chilly weekend in LA for Lifeless and Firm’s SoCal Enjoyable Run cease at The Discussion board in Inglewood. Upon arrival at 4pm on Friday December twenty seventh, the lot was simply beginning to grow to be lively and Shakedown Road was arrange for enterprise as standard for the circulate of parka adorned and visibly shivering deadheads. East coasters who made the trek have been undoubtedly not complaining concerning the sub 60 diploma climate however even the native canines within the lot have been carrying ugly vacation sweaters for the put up Christmas occasion.
I at all times stated within the Grateful Lifeless touring days of my youth (to whoever would pay attention) that you can discover nearly something within the lot together with a snow shovel if you happen to simply poked round. I actually do not suppose that was the case for these reveals regardless of the chilly however then once more I by no means actually requested. By 6:30 Shakedown had grow to be a chaotic zoo with the livid hissing of nitrous tanks coming from all instructions. Escaping the insanity was robust because it was extra crowded there than the 405 Freeway at rush hour. Hope you guys made some cash!
The venue was offered out and stuffed to the rafters with colour. The vitality ranges have been excessive in The Discussion board because the present opened with Bob Weir singing a bouncy Truckin’ that led into an equally peppy model of Alabama Getaway. Ramble On Rose was adopted by a John Mayer favourite They Love Every Different which noticed JM throwing down some good leads. Me and My Uncle got here subsequent adopted by a candy rendition of Cassidy. Brown Eyed Girls (one other Mayer fave) hit enjoyable and arduous adopted by a really enthusiastic Do not Ease Me In to shut the set.
The second set began with a gradual paced however melodic Taking part in within the Band. It had some good improvised jams all through but when it received any slower they must change the identify of the track. A becoming Terrapin Station adopted and I’ll exit on a limb by saying it would’ve been the very best model I’ve heard of this track with this specific post-Jerry incarnation. Astrologically talking and simply exterior the venue, the spiral gentle of Venus was really rising first and shining greatest from the northwest nook of the model new crescent moon. No significantly – it was…
Oteil then sang a beautiful China Doll and a ripping The Different One by Bob led into drums. A smooth jam out of house introduced us Wharf Rat and the set closed with a pink, white and blue lit US Blues. The encore was a wonderfully performed Ripple with John Mayer including some new acoustic riffs to the track. All in all… a reasonably good present. Not too many dangers have been taken by the band however what was performed was properly delivered and properly acquired.
The sound was actually good in The Discussion board contemplating it being an area and the mesmerizing lighting Lifeless & Firm used for these Enjoyable Run gigs was actually spectacular and totally utilized the entire house contained in the venue. At occasions the ceiling seemed like a tie died Demise Star.
Bobby’s voice appears to be getting higher with age and for these gals on the market maintaining observe – his hair remained properly groomed and digicam worthy a lot of the evening.
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Just a few random lot photographs….