Words + Photos by Tom Dellinger
Jam band fans were treated to a three night stand with Widespread Panic as the band wrapped it up with a sold out performance on March 21st at Oakland’s beautiful Fox Theater. In addition to Panic staples, a couple of new tunes were introduced as well: “The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking” and “Cease Fire”. Covers included “Cream Puff War” by the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin’s “D’Yer Maker” along with the popular “For What It’s Worth” from the Buffalo Springfield. Joining the band during the second set was Mickey Hart collaborator Sikiru Adepoju.
Set 1: Waitin’ for the Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago > Space Wrangler > Tall Boy > C. Brown > Dyin’ Man > The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking > Good People > Jam > Conrad
Set 2: North > Sharon > Aunt Avis > Cotton Was King > Mercy > Drums > Drums and Bass > Fishwater Red Hot Mama > Fishwater
Encore: Expiration Day > D’yer Maker > Cream Puff Wars
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