Phil Lesh & Friends
October 3rd. 2008
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Setlist: (thanks to Slydell) This is the best update so far
China Cat Sunflower
The Music Never Stopped
Must Have Been The Roses
New Potato Caboose
Standing On The Moon
??No More Do I?? (Jackie Song)
I KNow You Rider
Donor Rap/Band Intros
Not sure where there should be ">"
No More Do I is on THE album....not a Jackie song!
>>>No More Do I is on THE album....not a Jackie song!
Ok, sorry..... I wasn't sure about that one..... just cross posting the update as it was.
Thank you all for keeping us Westies in the loop. I like the China/show/Rider sandwich.
Music Never Stopped
Born Cross Eyed
Down In The Valley Woe
Standing On The Moon
No More Do I
STANDING ON THE MOON!
cosmic snuggles 4 life son.
How crowded was it? Anybody show up?
Beautifully played show, especially "Roses" and "Rider." A strong performance from beginning to end.
I would like to take a moment to offer much praise for The Allman Brothers Band and the memory of Duane Allman. Warren and Derek were pretty darn good.
>>>Beautifully played show, especially "Roses" and "Rider." A strong performance from beginning to end.
>>>I would like to take a moment to offer much praise for The Allman Brothers Band and the memory of Duane Allman. Warren and Derek were pretty darn good.
NICE, George. Allman's BLEW me Away in Chicago..... Killer, Mind Blowing Show!!!
Good 2 Hear All Were A Rockin'.... Thanx Man ;-)
Great show. Nice setlist surprises from both bands. Loved the "Unbroken Chain" encore from Phil. All the guitar players were on fire.
The Brother's set is as follows for those interested:
Allman Brothers Band
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
The Sky is Crying
End Of The Line
New Derek Jam>
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed>
No One To Run With
One Way Out
Quick review, after a few days of settling in. Note that I'm more of a Q-man myself. I like the insain guitars, weirdness, space, etc. But I try to keep an open mind. From my perspective, the show looked like this:
The scene was fantastic. Lost my cell and missed a bunch of calls, but found Muletaper, Delia, Mermaid, and a whole bunch of friends, old and new. No hassels, great weather.
China Cat - Missed some of it. What I heard sounded great.
Music Never Stopped - Very well played and solid. Enjoyed the vocals, esp Teresa's wailing on the "Band out on the highway" parts. No fundamentally new ground covered here, but still, it's sooo good for my soul to hear a well-played Dead tune.
Roses - Played and sang with a great deal of passion. Phil seemed to be enjoying himself. Jackie sounded great. I thought it was balsy of Phil to take things this slow, and for me, it paid off. I absolutely loved this. Made me remember the degree to which Jerry laid his heart out there for us back in the day.
Wheel - Another nice tune to hear. There was an odd slow-down in the middle. Sounded like someone missed their soloing slot. May have been Barry. Parts of it soared.
Born Cross Eyed / New Potatoe - Never heard either of them live before. I was psyched at the opening notes of each of them. But for me, neither reached the peaks or weirdness I had hoped for. And if you don't get weird on these tunes, then you're just left with strange, dysjointed tunes. I enjoyed myself, but I don't think that I'd listed to these tunes again. I'd love to hear Phil bust out some new tunes instead of digging out these, but that's just me. For some, this was probably the highlight of the show. YMMV.
Down In The Valley Woe - Decent. Probably wound't listed to it again.
Standing On The Moon - Well played, much like Roses in it's passion.
No More Do I - Surprisingly strong. IMHO, Phil covered more new ground on this tune than any other up to this point of the show. Not weird, but new. I generally don't like this song, which made this performance all the more impressive.
Rider - No complaints. Smile on my face. They way they do the mournful-sounding "North Bound Train" line brought a tear to my eye. Damn, Jerry was good.
e:Unbroken Chain - Finally, Phil and his band went all out. They rocked, they got weird, and I was thrilled. Balls to the wall. The band sounded like they could have gone all night.
All in all, I don't think I'd travel to see this incarnation of Phil and Friends again, but it was a wonderful way to spend a sunny day, and it was great to see Phil again.
BTW, the ABB were off the friggen hook. Their set was some of the absolute best live music I've ever seen. Greg was smiling, his organ was turned up loud, and he talked to the audience a fair bit. Greg even sang the first verse of Soulshine, which put an interesting slant on it. The whole band seemed happy and light up. Warren raged. But man, Derek did things to his guitar that I'd never seen before. Derek eminded me of the first time I saw Carlos. He was that good, and no I'm not kidding. The entire set was a highlight, and I can't wait to hear it again.
great, great show, esp from SOTM through unbroken chain. fuckin incredible sound from both bands. allmans smoked the whole time. loved that stevie ray tune and rockin horse.