Update: Here is an audio recording that sounds a little better than the video posted by Quinfolk!
While their tour opened officially in Charlotte on the 10th and unofficially in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, Bonnaroo was quite possibly the largest stage that Dead and Company has shared to date. Dead and Co played two full sets to close out Bonnaroo 2016, which is rare for Bonnaroo which has a zillion acts and time is precious.
Dead and Co’s two sets were chalked full of favorites and really displayed a band that is comfortable and ready to explore new ground. Notable breakouts were Smokestack Lightning and Shakedown Street in the first set and entire second set. Holy shit. The boys launched the second set with Help>Slip>Frank and then launched right into Scar>Fire with none other than Donna Godchaux! The entire show is straight fire, but this second set is something special.
It’s performances like this one that will birth a whole new generations of Deadheads. Thanks for keeping the music alive and well!
Here is the setlist thanks to Reddit.
Jam> Truckin’> Smokestack Lightning> Bertha(2,4) , Playing in the Band(4) > Bird Song(2,4) > Tennessee Jed(3,4) > Shakedown Street(4) > Passenger(1,4) >Bird Song, Casey Jones(2)
Help on the Way(3) > Slipknot! > Scarlet Begonias> Fire on the Mountain(4) , Lady With A Fan(2) > Terrapin Station> Drums(5) > Space> The Other One> Wharf Rat> Franklin’s Tower(3,4)
Touch of Grey(3,4) , Bobby Speech
1 – First Time Played
2 – Mayer lead vocals (If not noted, Bob has lead)
3 – John and Bob trading lead vocals
4 – Featuring Donna
5 – Oteil on Drums
Thanks to b-mac 39, we have a recording of both sets! Enjoy!