Friday, November 24, 2017

Dead and Company performed an average show in Detroit on Friday night, suffering a Holiday hangover.


 Dead and Company's show Friday Night while solid, but unfortunately was  a step below the previous string of shows. The mystical run had to level off, they were performing on a level that was impractical to think they could maintain their blistering pass. The show certainly played on a high level. It just felt like I had been there before listening to songs that had played superior already this tour. 
 They are senior citizens, who have been performing at a frantic pace for two magical weeks. Usually, they would have rested on their night off and have been rejuvenated for the weekend. But the majority of the band members had to scramble to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones and the end result was a show without many highlights. The fans still had their mind blowns, this band has the chops to phone it in and still own an arena. The first set  got off to a promising start with the favorite “ Dancing in the Streets” that barely inspired such a notion. The Setlist is sexy, but they were victims of their own success  Everybody in attendance certainly got their money's worth and I guarantee will think I am crazy.  It had it's highlights, mainly being the Dylan bust out “ Hard Rain is Going to Fall” but at the cost of a profound Jerry tune following space. The Wheel summarized the night perfectly, the versions only a few shows ago was electrifying while it morphed into a vocal jam. Tonight's version did not muster enough strength to cover even a little more ground. But, their is not

a bad Dead and Company show, it was just not as good as the previous shows. I have all the confidence they will be ready to return to form at the next stop.
Kevin Long






:
Dancing in the Street
(Martha Reeves and The Vandellas cover)
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Jack Straw
(Grateful Dead cover)
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Brown-Eyed Women
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Ramble On Rose
(Grateful Dead cover)
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Deep Elem Blues
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Beat It On Down the Line
(Jesse Fuller cover)
Play Video
Sugaree
(Jerry Garcia cover)
Play Video
Set 2:
New Speedway Boogie
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Dark Star
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Scarlet Begonias
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Fire on the Mountain
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Drums
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
Space
(Grateful Dead cover)
Play Video
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
(Bob Dylan cover)
Play Video
The Wheel
(Jerry Garcia cover)
Play Video
Not Fade Away
(The Crickets cover)
Play Video
Encore:
Casey Jones
(Grateful Dead cover)

1 comment:

  1. Please edit set list and remove all that extra junk

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