Widespread Panic Tears Through Night 2 In St. Augustine [Videos]

first_img[Video: Fred Ramadan][Cover Photo: Joshua Timmermans via Widespread Panic’s Facebook page] In recent months, Widespread Panic has slowed from touring consistently, instead opting to play less frequent, multi-night runs in cities across the country. This weekend, the band made their annual return to St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida for a three-night run, which wraps up tonight. Following Hurricane Irma and the destruction left in its wake, Widespread Panic’s shows in Florida this weekend were initially up for cancellation. Happily, St. Augustine was not as severely affected by the storm as other Florida cities and the performances were able to go on as planned. However, the band still took the opportunity to ask that fans help those affected by Hurricane Irma by donating non-perishable foods and money to Feeding Northeast Florida all weekend long. Donations can also be made here.Widespread Panic Returns To St. Augustine With Charitable Grace [Videos]On Friday night, Widespread used their setlist to spell out a message to their Floridian fans, with songs like “Climb To Safety,” “Proving Ground,” “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” “Solid Rock” and “Chainsaw City” acknowledging the happenings of the intense previous week. Last night, the band put on a particularly high-energy performance, laying out fine renditions of a number of fan favorites across their hour-long first set and ninety-minute second set. During the first set, one standout moment was the group’s performance of “Jaded Tourist” following their well-loved cover of Bloodkin’s “Can’t Get High.” Last night’s performance of “Jaded Tourist” marks the first time Widespread has played the tune since they busted it out after close-to-six years and a 300+ show gap during their Red Rocks run this summer.For the second set, Widespread Panic was fully dialed in, kicking things off with “Sharon,” a song last played during their New Year’s Eve show last year. While the first set was less focused on cross-song jamming, the second set showed the group giving song transitions the proper treatment. A “Driving Song” sandwich housing “Porch Song”, “Happy”, and a jam based around the Allman Brothers Band’s “Mountain Jam” served as the crown jewel of the set two, which fell ahead of the final three songs of the set, “End Of The Show,” “Space Wrangler”, and “Red Hot Mama.” To close out the night in full, the group returned with “Tail Dragger” and “Flat Foot Flewzy,” with the encore clocking in at around fourteen minutes.You can check out the setlist and videos from Widespread Panic’s show in St. Augustine, Florida, last night below. Widespread returns to St. Augustine Amphitheatre tonight to close out their annual three-night run at the special venue.Setlist: Widespread Panic | St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL | 9/16/2017Set One:  Disco > Heroes, One Arm Steve, Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Can’t Get High, Jaded Tourist, Sleeping Man, Little Kin > Thought SausageSet Two: Sharon, All Time Low, Street Dogs For Breakfast > Vacation, Steven’s Cat, Driving Song > Porch Song > Happy > Driving Song, End of the Show, Space Wrangler, Red Hot MamaEncore: Tail Dragger, Flat Foot Flewzy“Sleeping Man”[Video: Fred Ramadan]“Happy” / “Mountain Jam”last_img

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