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Sunday, June 25

Dead and Company continues the magic Sunday Night in Camden New Jersey heading into the last week of tour

Dead and Company continues the magic Sunday Night in Camden, New Jersey Setlist,  and my 411
  The last Sunday night of Dead and Company's Summer tour landed in Camden, New Jersey. At this point in the run, I don't think this band is capable of disappointing the grateful fans. This show may have lacked the wow factor of the last few stunners , but it still delivered the goods. The festivities started with an absolute colossal version of "Feel Like a Stranger". This crowd pleasing opener got the faithful up and dancing, anticipating a long, long, crazy night. The next two numbers of "Brown Eyed Women" and "Ramble on Rose" had the fans at the BB&T Pavilion singing these anthems along with the band. John Mayer performed a delicate version of "They Love Each Other", proving he has the ability to make classic gems all his own. The band then decided to get bluesy with the classic Willie Dixon tune "Little Red Rooster". It was a welcomed cover, but it also makes me wonder why this band still has not revisited "Corrina" or "Eternity" both written with the help of Dixon. The blues party continued with a rousing version of "Big Boss Man" that included some impressive work by Jeff Chimenti and John Mayer. An appropriate "Cumberland Blues" followed turning the show back into a dance party. The timeless classic "Casey Jones" ended an adventurous first stanza. 
  The second half got off to a surprising start, with the band dusting off a cover of The Dixie Cup's funky tune "Iko, Iko". Then the set took flight following an insane version of "Deal". The boy's launched into the classic musical sandwich of "Help>Slip>Franklins". It was cathartic hearing these three songs in their rightful place as the improvisation jams went into dark and vast territory before landing into Drums and Space. A absolutely smoking version of "The Wheel" emerged from space before a stunning "Stella Blue" ascended upon the crowd. The always welcomed "Sugar Magnolia" brought another phenomenal show to a close. The band had one more surprise up their sleeve, while everyone was expecting the Sunday staple Samson for the encore. Instead the band tugged at the heart strings one last time, performing "Brokedown Palace" to close out another mystical performance.


Feel Like A Stranger 
Brown Eyed Women
Ramble On Rose 
They Love Each Other
Little Red Rooster>
Big Boss Man>
Cumberland Blues
Casey Jones

Iko Iko
Help On the Way>
Franklin's Tower>
The Wheel>
Stella Blue>
Sugar Magnolia
Brokedown Palace