Dead and Company wrapped up their two night stand at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA last night with an absolutely incredible show. Dead & Co have definitely returned to their blistering form from last summer and are taking old Dead tunes to new places.
One of the most surprising aspects of all the shows this summer has been how incredible Bob Weir’s voice has been. It’s hard to imagine a time he has sounded better and he really shines on songs like “El Paso.” Despite his incredible vocals, he still is Bob Weir and is prone to flubbing the words to songs he has sang for 50 years. During “Birdsong” last night, it was unclear whether Bobby was looking at the lyrics to the song on the iPad perched in front of him on stage or the Warrior’s game. He even gave an update on the basketball game score at one point (for those who care, the Cavs got pummeled for the second game in a row.)
Another highlight from the first set was a standout “Cassidy” thanks to John Mayer’s guitar solo.
The second set started with arguably two of the Dead’s most popular song-runs—”Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower” and “Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain.” The “Fire on the Mountain” gave way to a far out “Drums > Space.” Other notable jams in the second set were Bob Dylan’s “Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall.” The second set “Casey Jones” finisher was a little jarring, but still rocked.
The real treat of the evening was the goose-bump inducing “Brokedown Palace” encore.
Never. Miss. A. Sunday. Show!
Thanks to Reddit for the setlist and time stamps:
SET 1: [7:20 – 8:20]
Samson and Delilah
Brown Eyed Women
They Love Each Other
Don’t Ease Me In
SET 2: [9:15 – 10:42]
Help On The Way >
Franklins Tower >
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain >
The Other One >
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
ENCORE: [10:43 – 10:50]
A huge shout out to Jeff Frank for another great recording and turn around.
The Dead and Company 2017 Summer Tour Poster Gallery has been updated with the Shoreline poster.
Jam DeetsJam Date: June 4, 2017
Featuring: Dead and Company
Venue: Shoreline Amphitheater
Songs: A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, Bird Song, Brokedown Palace, Brown Eyed Women, Casey Jones, Cassidy, Don't Ease Me In, Drums, El Paso, Fire On The Mountain, Franklin's Tower, Help on the Way, Samson and Delilah, Scarlet Begonias, Slipknot, Space, The Other One, They Love Each Other
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