Bob Weir Delivers Surprise Set at The Capitol Theatre
Bob Weir and RatDog closed out their two-night run at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre with a few surprises throughout the finale. The night began as Bob Weir appeared atop one of the balconies in the venue, performing a pop-up acoustic set for the sold out Sunday night crowd. Weir ran through three tunes, “Loose Lucy,” “Peggy-O” and “Not Fade Away” before fading backstage for a short break.
Weir reemerged shortly thereafter, this time flanked by the full band. The first set included fan-favorites “Samson and Delilah,” “Ramble On Rose,” “Dark Star,” “The Wheel” and “Casey Jones,” thrilling the enthusiastic crowd. The final frame picked up where the first left off combining crowd favorites with extended improvisation. “Corrina,” “He’s Gone” and “Eyes of the World” kicked off a final run that saw the band expertly segue the final eight songs of the second set.
During the “Stuff” portion following “The Eleven,” the band paid homage to the fallen Lou Reed, a longtime collaborator of RatDog bassist Rob Wasserman, when they jammed “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” The Brooklyn native would’ve been 72 yesterday. Weir and company brought the show to a close with a single encore of “Brokedown Palace.”
Weir has performed at the famed rock venue in multiple capacities, both as a solo artist and with Furthur. This was the first RatDog run at the Capitol. RatDog’s tour continues tomorrow in Buffalo, NY.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night as it appears in our Box Scores section:
RatDog, March 2, 2014, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Bob Weir solo acoustic set: Loose Lucy, Peggy-O, Not Fade Away
Set I: Jam > Samson and Delilah, Ramble On Rose > Milestones > Don’t Let Go > Dark Star > The Wheel > Casey Jones
Set II: Stealin, Mexicali Blues, Corrina > He’s Gone > Eyes of the World > The Eleven > Stuff > Death Don’t Have No Mercy > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
Enc: Brokedown Palace