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Published: 2013/07/13

Carrot Top, Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sit In with Widespread Panic in Las Vegas

Widespread Panic were joined by Carrot Top and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band last night during their show at the Hard Rock Las Vegas. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who played the night’s opening slot, made their appearance for the last songs of the first set. Kevin Harris (Tenor Sax), Roger Lewis (Baritone Sax), Efrem Towns (Trumpet) and Gregory Davis (Trumpet) took the stage for “Weight of the World,” “Bust It Big,” a rendition of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” and “Tail Dragger.” Carrot Top (yes, that Carrot Top) then sat in on percussion for the last song of the encore, a take on The Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime.” The comedian (aka Scott Thompson) is a big fan of Widespread Panic, and has sat in with the band on prior occasions, including a number of their Las Vegas shows.

Widespread Panic will return to the Hard Rock Las Vegas this evening for the second show of their two night run.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via our Box Scores page

Set I: All Time Low, Little Lilly > Cotton Was King, Climb To Safety, Holden Oversoul > Jack, Weight of The World*, Bust It Big*, Use Me*, Tail Dragger*

Set II: Love Tractor > Imitation Leather Shoes, Hatfield > Ride Me High > Second Skin > Aunt Avis > Goin’ Out West, Greta > Fishwater > Drums > Fishwater

Enc: Me And The Devil Blues, Life During Wartime**

Notes: (*)with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (**)with Carrot Top on percussion


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Befuddled July 13, 2013, 16:42:36

I’ll take Steven Wright “sitting in” with Phish any day over this ‘collaboration.’ Panic, you can do better….eeesh!

funphan July 14, 2013, 03:17:54

^ really? if that’s all you have to say why comment on an article featuring the band you’re gonna talk trash on….

well July 14, 2013, 10:08:53

^^^probably because carrot top is a joke and we didnt know you were his biggest phan and wsp is mediocre at best

Jealous July 14, 2013, 10:34:28

Mediocre now that’s a joke. Panic is far superior over phish any day. But this isn’t a panic vs phish debate. Great show!

Befuddled July 14, 2013, 14:59:31

It was never my intent to “talk trash” about Panic, I actually like them very much. My Phish reference was merely to compare another band/comic sit-in, and was made simply to dump on CarrotTop, who has absolutely no value as a comic, musician or general human being. Panic could “do better” than to have that dope sit in with them, that’s all.

Sense of humor July 15, 2013, 16:39:33

Or maybe just look at it as a band having some fun. Couldnt you do better at posting? Of course. So lighten the F up.

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