Dead & Company returned to the beachside stage in Riviera Maya, Mexico, last night to wrap up their Playing in the Sand destination concert event, offering their third set of the weekend one night after welcoming Michael Franti on Saturday.
The evening appropriately closed out the four-day event with a slew of Grateful Dead favorites, opening with first-set renditions of “Samson and Delilah,” “Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo,” “They Love Each Other,” “Ramble On Rose” and more, and returning with a second set of classics like “St. Stephen,” “Franklin’s Tower,” “Terrapin Station,” “The Other One” and set closer “Not Fade Away.” The band then rounded out the weekend with and encore of “Brokedown Palace” and the event’s unofficial theme song, “Playing in the Band,” which also served as the opener of Dead & Co.‘s opening set on Thursday.
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with pro-shot video of the set openers. Next up for Dead & Company is a stop at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on February 24.
Dead & Company
Playing In The Sand, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Set I: Samson and Delilah, Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo > They Love Each Other, Greatest Story Ever Told, If I Had the World to Give > Ramble on Rose, Birdsong
Set II: St. Stephen > Franklin’s Tower > U.S. Blues > Lady with a Fan > Terrapin Station > Drums/Space > The Other One, Morning Dew > Not Fade Away
Enc: Brokedown Palace > Playing in the Band