Furthur’s Colorado Weekend
Last night Furthur concluded its three night stand at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO. As one might well anticipate, the group did not repeat any songs over the three shows. On Sunday, the group added a new cover to its repertoire, the traditional “CC Rider,” which Bob Weir has sung with the Grateful Dead and RatDog over the years. The first evening saw the return of “Weather Report Suite Prelude/Part 1” which Furthur debuted at Madison Square Garden on November 21 and the Grateful Dead only performed during 1973 and 1974 (that same night the group dedicated its “Liberty” encore to the people of Egypt). Another relative rarity was the “Hey Jude Reprise” on Saturday night, which the group had played on only one other occasion. For many attendees, last night’s fully-segued second set was the standout of the run. It opened with “Colors of the Rain” and then moved into a classic collection of Grateful Dead material that could have been found on a setlist from the late 1970s through the mid-90’s. “Colors” led into “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” > “Estimated Prophet” > “Eyes of the World” > “The Wheel” > “Not Fade Away” > “Wharf Rat” > “Sugar Magnolia.” Last night’s encore then featured two songs that the Dead covered in the early 80’s, a move from “Revolution” into “Satisfaction.” The Broomfield setlist appear below.
Furthur returns to the stage on March 4 at the Orpheum in Boston.
1STBANK Center Broomfield, CO
Friday, February 11
Set I: Jack Straw > Me & My Uncle, Loser, Big River, Must Have Been The Roses, Deal, Black-Throated Wind, Brown-Eyed Women
Set II: Weather Report Suite, Mountain Song > I Know You Rider, Jam > Dark Star > China Doll > Playing In The Band > Help On The Way > Slipnknot! > Frankin’s Tower
Saturday, February 12
Set I: Truckin’ > Crazy Fingers, Dark Hollow, Ramble on Rose, Seven Hills of Gold, Cold Rain and Snow, Throwing Stones, Lovelight
Set II: Jam > Shakedown Street, Viola Lee Blues, Bird Song > The Other One > Terrapin Station Suite > Death Don’t Have No Mercy > Dear Mr Fantasy > Hey Jude Reprise > One More Saturday Night
Enc: Attics Of My Life
Sunday, February 13
Set I: Minglewood, Sugaree, On the Road Again, Pride of Cucamunga, CC Rider, Tennessee Jed, Bertha, Women are Smarter
Set II: Colors Of The Rain > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > The Wheel> Not Fade Away> Whart Rat > Sugar Magnolia
Enc: Revolution > Satisfaction