Widespread Panic’s Halloween Method
Widespread Panic has long celebrated Halloween by covering artists who traditionally exist outside the Panic universe. In deed, Dave Schools recently told Jambands.com that the group came up with the concept as a way to perform cuts by Black Sabbath—-bands Panic never would have covered at that time. Last night, as Vegoose drew to a close, Widespread Panic celebrated Halloween by offering five unique covers Born Under A Bad Sign, I Put A Spell On You, Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide, Spirit In The Dark and Vampire Blues. In addition, the group invited the Dirty Dozen Brass Band onstage for much of its performance beginning appropriately enough, with Vampire Blues. Crystal Method, who performed on the bill, also joined Widespread Panic and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the start of its second set for Superstition, a number the group debuted on Halloween night 1998.