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Published: 2014/03/03

Bob Weir Delivers Surprise Set at The Capitol Theatre

Photo: Dino Perrucci

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

Source: Ratdog.org

Comments

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Aron Manger of Aron Magner Presents Aron Magner's The Disco Biscuits March 3, 2014, 10:38:45

“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.” oh, but not with the grateful dead? sweet reporting.

peace on out aron March 3, 2014, 11:29:28

aron manger, you should attack institutional poverty or your own surly interior rather than jamband reporting. everyone, even you, knows bobby played the capitol with the dead. i think it was more in the current context that this article was talking about (meaning since it has reopened). take a moment brother or lay your sarcasm on something more appropriate such as lack of formal grammar on planet blogbitch, or the fact that caribou in the artiic interior are no longer spontaneously aborting unhealthy embryos that hibernating grizzlies eat upon spring exiting, which works perfectly well for their inactive digestive systems that cannot, and i repeat, cannot breakdown live meat- what’s a bear to do, aron?

peace on out aron March 3, 2014, 11:35:13

aron manger, you should attack institutional poverty or your own surly interior rather than jamband reporting. everyone, even you, knows bobby played the capitol with the dead. i think it was more in the current context that this article was talking about (meaning since it has reopened). take a moment brother or lay your sarcasm on something more appropriate such as lack of formal grammar on planet blogbitch, or the fact that caribou in the artiic interior are no longer spontaneously aborting unhealthy embryos that hibernating grizzlies eat upon spring exiting, which works perfectly well for their inactive digestive systems that cannot, and i repeat, cannot breakdown live meat- what’s a bear to do, aron?

Nick Sazz March 3, 2014, 12:55:00

Bob’s set was done with maybe 200 people around. I was fortunate enough to be very close and it was a treat for all

DJ Damage March 3, 2014, 13:30:28

Soooooo…. Ol’ Buttfuckles Mc Twatt delivers a surprise set at the Cap, huh? Didn’t fall off the stage into a twirlers lap or sing the lyrics to “Mama Tried” to the tune of “Bombs Away”??? The DJ has it on the “highest” authority that BFMcT stashes his oxies in his BEARD! Fo shame, fo shame!!! Hopefully Schmeckldy Doon will ride to the rescue and get BFMcT into REAL rehab this time and we can all dance in the streets once again.

Harry O'Toole March 3, 2014, 14:09:23

DJ Damage, you must be a very unhappy individual to spew such bile. The review indicates a good time was had by all including me. Bob and the band were in top form, great show.

DJ Damage March 3, 2014, 17:39:06

Oh Harry, the DJ calls ‘em like he sees ‘em….WERE you there or did BFMcT appear in a dream. BTW, happiness is relative to cleanliness, so happy as a lark!

Joshua Katt March 3, 2014, 21:50:14

@Harry O’Toole – don’t feed the troll, aka as an asshole!!

DJ Damage March 3, 2014, 23:33:11

Oi vey Jashua, what’s up my fashizzle? Aka as an asshole? What the menorah does that mean? DJ sez chill out and drink some manaschevitz!

Geoff Tweety March 4, 2014, 10:53:11

“Weir has performed at the famed rock venue in multiple capacities, both as a solo artist and with Furthur.” I think Weir played at the Capitol with some other band he was once a member of. I can’t remember the name of the band. I think the lead guitarist’s name was Jerome or something.

trish March 4, 2014, 11:42:44

dj must be sitting in a can of worms blind and broken dj damage damaged!!!!! wow that show was the one to see and paying tribute to lou reed doing take a walk on the wild side mustve been great I like really like the surprises that I am hearing !!! ROCK ON !! Keep Surprising Shiiiine on

Smile Smile Smile March 6, 2014, 01:32:28

Was never aware that so many angry people liked a band with such joyous music.

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