Dead & Company 6.10.16
PNC Music Pavilion
Words & Photos By Bain Stewart Media
They kicked off the first set with a “The Music Never Stopped” and moved right into a “Cold Rain and Snow." The band had the crowd in the zone immediately as they wasted no time igniting a John Mayer-lead “Friend of The Devil." John Mayer played a huge role in the first few songs until Bob Weir lead the band for a tour debut of “Liberty.” As the jams kept getting heftier and heftier, a powerhouse “Cassidy” kept the crowd’s bones shaking before and until the band closed out their first set with an unexpected “The Promised Land” Chuck Berry cover.
Unfortunately the band wasn’t able to play an encore due to a very strict 11:00 PM noise ordinance. While there was no encore, there was a closing statement. Weir is never one to talk much while on stage, but he used his voice right before the band stepped off stage for the night: “On your way out of here tonight, don’t forget to register to vote. There are folks everywhere out there that will help you do it. If you go online right here at the venue, you can do it there. Register to vote, and lets get this shit off the table.” This statement sent the crowd into a thunderous applause as the band took a bow. Bass player Oteil Burbridge decided to grab the microphone for one last statement as he shouted “Hashtag – Queen City," and walked off the stage.
Dead & Company Live at PNC Music Pavillion on 6.10.2016
Set One: The Music Never Stopped, Cold Rain & Snow, Friend Of The Devil, They Love Each Other, Liberty, Cassidy, The Promised Land
Set Two: Eyes of the World, Deal, Estimated Prophet, Drums/ Space, Feel Like A Stranger, Black Peter, Turn On Your Lovelight
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