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Tuesday, June 21

Dead and Company delivered in front of S.P.A.C and the eyes of the world flawlessly. Recap and Setlist

Dead and Company delivered in front of S.P.A.C and the eyes of the world flawlessly.

      The soon to be legendary Dead and Company tour of 2016 rolled into the recently crowned venue, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York. Besides the thousands in attendance, Bobby and the gang also entertained a national webcast and yet again this band did not disappoint. Opening with an upbeat "Feel Like a Stranger" set the tone for the evening. The first"Here Comes Sunshine" of the summer followed and added to the almost perfect first set. Stand out versions of "Loser" and "Brown Eyed Women" set the stage for a bluesy bust out with "Little Red Roster". John and Bobby exchanged guitar solos as this tune really stole the show in the first set. Smoking versions of "Cassidy" into a rousing "Deal" had the crowd and folks at home content and ready for the second set.
    Dead and Company took a shorter break than usual before opening the second half with yet another tour debut with "Iko, Iko" into a phenomenal"Estimated Prophet" that grew wings and took flight as the music played the band. The lingering, Prophet jam bled into a monstrous"China>Rider" before giving way to the Rhythm Devils. The Deadtronica actually visited some interesting territory as the complete band joined in for Space and a smooth jam developed into a sweet "Uncle Johns Band" then a band debut we all have been aching for was delivered, when Bobby sang a beautiful version of "Days Between". Then Bobby closed the deal with a feel good version of "Good Lovin'" complete with a Bobby blind man rant. If there was ever a doubt of what the encore would be I did not share it. Another bittersweet tour debut in the form of "Brokedown Palace". Check Please! This band is ridiculous! 

Setlist 6-21-2016
Set 1
    Feel Like a Stranger, Here Comes Sunshine, Brown-Eyed Women, Loser, Little Red Rooster, Cassidy, Deal
  1. Set 2 
  1. Iko Iko> Estimated Prophet> China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider> Drums>Space>Uncle John's Band>Days Between>Good Lovin'

        1. Encore: Brokedown Palace