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Sunday, June 28, 2015

1st "Fare Thee Well" Show Set List & More

It seemed like a dream as we were watching the first of the "Fare Thee Well" shows from Santa Clara on our LIVE STREAMING WEBCAST (still time for you to order for the next 4 shows!).

 There they were - Bobby (bearded, shaggy and in shorts), Phil (spare, lean and smiling), Mickey and Billy, with Trey (not wearing a Jerry mask as we had hoped), Bruce and Jeff - and it took them the entire first set to really warm up. Notwithstanding - and how can we begrudge them a slow start when it's been 20 years since their last show? - the First Set contained some surprises! Opening with "Truckin", continuing with "Uncle John's Band", "Alligator", "Cumberland Blues", "Born Cross-Eyed / Cream Puff War" and ending with an extended version of "Viola Lee Blues".

 The second set is where the energy really kicked in. Opening with "Cryptical Envelopment" and slipping effortlessly into "Dark Star", followed by "St. Stephen / The Eleven" and "Lovelight", followed by Drums/Space and "The Other One". The last song of the second set was an especially poignant "Morning Dew" sung by Bobby - and nobody was missing Jerry more at that moment than Bobby himself.

 After the boys exited the stage, Phil came back to greet the crowd and remind us all that he wouldn't be here today if not for an organ donation, and asked us all to consider becoming organ donors ourselves. They returned for an encore - "Casey Jones" (wasn't cocaine one of the reasons Phil needed a new liver to begin with? Was the choice of "Casey Jones" after the organ donation pitch deliberately ironic?)

After they REALLY left the stage, drummer Bill Kreutzmann returned to remark on the RAINBOW over Levis Stadium which had been sighed and photographed and tweeted all over the world. Lauding "what happened last week" (the US Supreme Court upholding the legality of same-sex marriage in all 50 states) as "really important", Billy called attention to the rainbow as a sign of progress.\

Follow us on Twitter @NachlaotRadio for a song-by-song tweetfest for all the "Fare Thee Well" shows!

RFN's own Lorelai will be reporting live from Levis Stadium on Sunday, June 28th - check her out on Facebook (Lorelai Kude) and on Radio Free Nachlaot's FB page