After a show at the Brooklyn Bowl earlier in the week, Phil Lesh celebrated Halloween proper with a show at the Capitol Theatre where he was joined by the Terrapin Family Band, Rob Barraco, Nicki Bluhm and Robert Randolph. Before the show, Lesh received the Key to the Village of Port Chester in a brief ceremony.
The show embraced the Halloween spirit with seasonal offerings like “Candyman” in the first set. The group also paid tribute to Tom Petty early on in the show with a cover of his own “Apartment Song” before the closing “Sugar Magnolia.”
The second set kicked off with one of the most traditional Halloween covers in the Grateful Dead orbit as the band launched into “Werewolves of London” before a cover of “Love the One You’re With” and “Monster Mash,” which Lesh has done previously on Halloween at Terrapin Crossroads.
Also of note in the second set was a collaboration with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who emerged for the first five songs of the set, sitting in on “Werewolves of London,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Monster Mash,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Sugaree.” Lesh and the rest of the ensemble finished up the show with a seasonal cover of “Bad Moon Rising” as well as “Playing in the Band,” “Mountains of the Moon,” “Uncle John’s Band” and a “Samson and Delilah” finale.
Here’s a look at the setlist:
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band With Rob Barraco, Nicki Bluhm & Robert Randolph
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Set I: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), Stagger Lee, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Let the Mountain Be My Home, Candyman, Tore Up Over You, Old Man, The Apartment Song > Sugar Magnolia
Set II: Werewolves of London, Love the One You’re With, Monster Mash, Fire on the Mountain, Sugaree, Bad Moon Rising, Playing in the Band > Mountains of the Moon, Uncle John’s Band
Enc: Samson and Delilah