From Metallica to Monty Python For Panic
Last night Widespread Panic celebrated Halloween at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville NC. The band was decked out in fitting attire for the occasion and costumes included: Jojo Hermann as Carrot Top, Todd Nance as Frylock (_Aqua Teen Hunger Force_) and Jimmy Herring as V (from _ V for Vendetta_). Panic adopted a range of musical guises as well introducing a number of new covers for the Halloween performance. The group opened with a debut take on Alice Coopers Welcome to My Nightmare, and closed out the show with a two-song encore that ran from Monty Pythons Always Look On The Bright Side of Life (from Life of Brian and later Spamalot) into Black Sabbaths Children of the Grave. Other covers included Metallicas Enter Sandman, which opened set two, as well as Slip Kid (The Who) and Johnny Appleseed (Joe Strummer).
Widespread Panic is off until an appearance on Friday at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, SC.