Photo by Joshua Timmermans via @WidespreadPanic on Faceboook
After dusting off some Grateful Dead covers for night one, Widespread Panic continued their run at Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday night, playing their first version of JJ Cale’s “Cocaine” in almost six years.
The band’s first set clocked in at a little under an hour, and opened with a sandwiched “Good People”> “Dark Bar”> “Good People jam.
Live staples like “Space Wrangler” and “I’m Not Alone” punctuated the songlist, before the first set ended with “Imitation Leather Shoes.”
For the second half, WSP kicked things into overdrive, starting with fan favorite “Rebirtha,” before offering a nice “Disco”> “Ride Me High”> “Sharon” sequence. (The “Ride Me High” was complete with teases of The Door’s “Riders On The Storm.)
After closing out with another three-part jam (“Machine”> “Radio Child”> “Barstools and Dreamers”), Widespread Panic saved their biggest surprises for the encore.
“Can’t Get High” started things off, and continuing the theme of inebriation WSP offered the aforementioned “Cocaine” cover, their first since the band’s NOLA Halloween show in 2013 (show gap 325). Finally, before Widespread Panic band bid the crowd farewell they played Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went.”
Check out the full setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section – as well as video of the encore via YouTube, below:
Aug. 3, 2019
St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Set I: Good People > Dark Bar > Good People, Space Wrangler, Steven’s Cat, Sleeping Man, Sleepy Monkey, I’m Not Alone, Imitation Leather Shoes
Set II: Rebirtha, Disco > Ride Me High > Sharon, Machine > Radio Child > Barstools and Dreamers
Enc: Can’t Get High, Cocaine^, High Time We Went*
^ LTP 10/31/13 NOLAween (325 shows)
* 1/29/18 Playa (57 shows)