After kicking off their Mexican getaway on Thursday, Dead & Company continued their Playing in the Sand event on Saturday night, playing two full sets of improv-laden Grateful Dead favorites.
A show-opening “Bertha” was a sign of good things to come, as was the following “Good Lovin'” jam. Set one also featured a “Shakedown Street,” “High Time” and “Cold Rain and Snow,” probably nodding to the iffy weather earlier in the weekend – or the lack thereof, compared to more northern climes.
The set closed with Bob Dylan’s “Mighty Quinn” aka “Quinn The Eskimo,” which the band debuted in late 2019.
A massive “Help”> “Slip”> “Franklin’s” segment encapsulated the second half, with segues through “St. Stephen”> “The Eleven”> “Bass”> “Drums”> “Space”> “Spanish Jam”> “New Speedway Boogie”> “Stella Blue,” between “Slipknot!” and the set-closing “Franklin’s Tower.”
Closing out their Saturday night party, D&C appropriately closed the show with “One More Saturday Night.”
Playing in the Sand ends tonight – Jan. 19.
Check out the full setlist – as it appears in our Box Scores section – and clips of each set-opener below:
Dead & Company
Playing in the Sand
Moon Palace Resort, Riviera Cancun, MX
Set I: Bertha > Good ‘Lovin, Shakedown Street, High Time, Cold Rain & Snow, Black Throated Wind, Sugaree, Mighty Quinn
Set II: Help on the Way > Slipknot! > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Bass > Drums > Space > Spanish Jam > New Speedway Boogie > Stella Blue > Franklin’s Tower
Enc: One More Saturday Night