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Published: 2012/02/01

Widespread Panic Kicks Off Panic en la Playa

Widespread Panic kicked off their Mexico-based destination event Panic en la Playa last night. Held in Quintana Roo, Mexico, the event will host Panic’s final electric shows for the indefinite future. The festivities kicked off at 9:15 PM with a toast on the beach and, counting a late night performance by DJ Logic, music stretched past 4 AM this morning.

Panic kicked off their performance with “She Caught the Katy!,” but the band truly welcomed fans to Mexico at the start of their second set during “Bust it Big,” whose lyrics include the lines “Bust it big, write my ticket/Gonna call my shots and ride my liquor down/To Mexico.” The night later came to a close with a three-song segue from “Gimme” into “Machine” and “Barstools and Dreamers.”

Panic en la Playa continues today. In addition to music, today’s festivities include a golf tournament with Panic percussionist Sunny Ortiz.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appear in our Box Scores section via

Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX, January 30, 2011

Set I: She Caught the Katy!, From the Cradle > Pigeons, Cotton was King, Party at Your Mama’s House > Ribs and Whiskey, Greta > You Got Yours, Fishwater

Set II: Bust it Big > Love Tractor, Saint Ex, Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley, Let’s Get the Show on the Road, Space Wrangler > Walkin’ (For Your Love), Vampire Blues > Makes Sense to Me

Enc: Gimme > Machine > Barstools and Dreamers

Additional reporting by Ariel Rosemberg

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