On Nov. 6, at Nassau Coliseum, Dead & Company fans watched a tie-dye banner rise into the rafters honoring the the Grateful Dead’s long history at the venue as well as the band’s ongoing legacy embodied in Dead & Company.
The unannounced ceremony came in the midst of setbreak, and the number emblazoned on the banner – 44 – includes the Grateful Dead’s 42 official shows at the venue as well as this month’s two Dead & Company shows. (Interestingly, the banner did not count the core four’s April 2009 performance as The Dead at the venue.)
Looking at the Nov. 6 setlist, musical highlights included an opening “Feel Like A Stranger” and a classic “Help”> “Slip”> “Franklin’s” trio, as well as an exploratory, second set “Dark Star” which made its way in and out of John Coltrane’s “A Love Surpreme.”
Dead & Company’s Fall Fun Run will continue on Nov. 8 and 9 at the Hampton Coliseum.
Watch each set opener via nugs.tv as well as a clip of the banner getting hoisted to the rafters below:
Dead & Company
Nov. 6, 2019
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Set I: Feel Like a Stranger, New Speedway Boogie, Dire Wolf, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Sugaree, Cassidy, The Music Never Stopped
Set II: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Dark Star > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Turn On Your Lovelight
Enc: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door