Dead and Company ended their Summer 2016 tour on a high note in Mountainview, CA. The show started off with a Help on the Way into Slipknot and then the boys threw everyone a curveball with Shakedown. Then Dead & Co launched into Cassidy which was one of the highlights of the evening. After a SOTM, Me and My Uncle and Brown Eyed Women they finally dropped Franklin’s Tower. Wow.
The second set felt like a late 60s show with Dark Star > Saint Stephen > The Eleven Jam > Saint Stephen to kick it off. Then they busted out some crowd favorites with Terrapin and one final Eyes of the World.
Deadhead and NBA HOFer Bill Walton made a surprise guest appearance on Drums during the second set. The night ended with a two-song encore including Brokedown Palace. What a beautiful end to a beautiful tour.
I can’t help but get a little sad that the tour is over, but Reddit user deadin_tx put things into perspective:
Tours end and tours begin. Thank the universe we have about 20 fine shows to dissect and discuss and then we get more dates. It’s the cycle of life in this community, but it keeps our souls yearning for that show, that run, that tour.
Thanks to Quinkfolk for this stream (and all the streams this tour!) and Reddit for the setlist:
Help on the Way > Slipknot > Shakedown Street
Standing on the Moon
Me and My Uncle
Brown Eyed Women
Dark Star > Saint Stephen > The Eleven Jam > Saint Stephen > Eyes of the World > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > Days Between > Not Fade Away
U.S. Blues > Brokedown Palace