Widespread Panic Opens Wood Tour
Widespread Panic kicked off their final tour before an extended hiatus at Silver Spring, MD’s Fillmore last night. Part of the group’s Wood Tour, the show found the group performing entirely acoustic. For this run, keyboardist JoJo Hermann even played a pump organ.
The Wood Tour is the final leg of Panic’s extended 25th anniversary celebration so it makes sense that last night’s show featured some bust outs (the band also played in a stripped down format during their Sit n Ski tour in 1996 as part of their 10th anniversary run). Partway through their first set, the members of Panic jumped into their Ball original—and onetime staple—“Fishing” for the first time since November 29, 2008. A few songs later, the group also busted off another post-Michael Houser original, “Free Somehow,” for the first time since October 28, 2008.
Despite being an acoustic show, the group performed several segues throughout the show, including a run from “St. Louis” into “Clinic Cynic” in set one as well as an extended jam that pushed the group throughout their hour-long second set.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist from PanicStream.com and how it appears in our Box Scores section
Set 1: This Part of Town > Worry, Fishing (^), St Louis > Clinic Cynic > Wondering, Free Somehow (*), Genesis > Holden Oversoul
Set 2: From The Cradle, Can’t Get High, Gimme, Degenerate > Pilgrims > Travelin Man > Saint Ex > JAM > Driving Song > JAM > Driving Song > Breathing Slow > City of Dreams
E: None Of Us Are Free, May Your Glass Be Filled, Walkin’
(^) LTP 11/29/08
(*) LTP 10/28/08