After surprising fans the previous evening with a Paul Simon debut, Dead & Company were ready to rock on Saturday night.
Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans.
After the band opened their first half with “Hell in a Bucket,” they served up yet another 2018 debut, playing Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too,” a song often covered by the Grateful Dead proper between 1966 and 1972, with Pigpen McKernan singing lead.
Following “Cumberland Blues,” “Ship of Fools” and “Ramble On Rose,” Dead & Company served up The Band’s “The Weight,” before closing set one with the first extended jam of the night, performing “The Music Never Stopped”> “Easy Answers.”
Set two started off quite strong, with a “Playing in the Band”> “Uncle John’s Band”> “The Other One” jam, however by the time the band was ready to play more the weather had gotten too severe for Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion.
“So sorry we couldn’t play the rest of our set for you,” John Mayer wrote on Instagram. “Mother nature was on one tonight. We are bummed. Thank you for 1.67 incredible nights.”
Dead & Company’s next show is Monday June 4 in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information visit the band’s official website.
Check out Saturday’s full setlist, and video of each set opener below:
Dead & Company
June 2, 2018
BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
Set I: Hell in a Bucket, It Hurts Me Too^, Cumberland Blues, Ship of Fools, Ramble On Rose, The Weight, The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers
Set II: Playing in the Band > Uncle John’s Band > The Other One Jam
Show cut short due to weather
^: First time played by Dead & Co.