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Published: 2014/07/01

Widespread Panic Honor Talking Heads, Vic Chesnutt, The Band at Red Rocks

Widespread Panic delivered a few surprises during their three-night run at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre this past weekend. On Friday, the band treated fans to their first “Bayou Lena” since November 8, 2008 during the second set, while the encore consisted of a trio of Talking Heads covers—“Papa Legba,” “Life During Wartime” and “City of Dreams.”

Saturday night saw Panic pay tribute to singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt as the group performed four of his songs, “Aunt Avis, “Degenerate,” “Protein Drink” and “Sewing Machine” during the second set. The band then invited Madison Smith, the daughter of one of the band’s roadies, on stage to play percussion for a show-closing “Chainsaw City” during the encore. Sunday night also featured another tribute, as Panic closed out their first set with a series of tunes by The Band—“Ophelia,” “The Shape I’m In” and “Chest Fever.”

Here’s a look at this past weekend’s setlists as they appear in our Box Scores

Friday, June 27, 2014, Widespread Panic, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set I: Imitation Leather Shoes, B of D, Tortured Artist, Papa Johnny Road, Send Your Mind, And It Stoned Me, Happy > Sell Sell, Postcard, Conrad

Set II: Second Skin > Rebirtha > Jam > Sleeping Man, Thin Air (Smells Like Mississippi), Driving Song > Ribs and Whiskey > Drums > St. Louis > Driving Song, Bayou Lena^, Love Tractor

Enc: Papa Legba, Life During Wartime, City of Dreams

Notes: ^last time played 11/28/08

Saturday, June 28, 2014, Widespread Panic, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set I: Holden Oversoul, Old Joe, Shut Up and Drive, North, Good People, Greta > Fishwater, Aunt Avis, Degenerate, Protein Drink / Sewing Machine

Set II: Rock > Solid Rock, Thought Sausage > Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, Honky Red, Pigeons, Don’t Be Denied, Ain’t Life Grand, Saint Ex > Chilly Water

Enc: Jack > Chainsaw City*

Notes: *with Madison Smith on percussion (daughter of roadie)

Sunday, June 29, 2014, Widespread Panic, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set I: Flicker, C Brown, Better Off, Genesis, All Time Low, Crazy, It Ain’t No Use, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, Chest Fever

Set II: Can’t Get High, Quarter Tank of Gasoline, True To My Nature, Tall Boy > Bust It Big > Big Wooly Mammoth > Time Fades Away, Ballad of John and Yoko, Pickin Up The Pieces, Surprise Valley, You Should Be Glad

Enc: May Your Glass Be Filled, Climb To Safety


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