Widespread Panic continued its streak, of Black Sabbath tunes, and Doors covers, going last night while also taking fans on a trip through Halloween’s past. Fans arrived to a stage set up to the feel of a Heaven vibe for the first set. Opening the show, with “Waiting for the >Jesus Left Chicago,” and playing a couple angel songs like “Angels On High,” Angels Don’t Sing the Blues, with the Talking Heads, “Heaven,” in the middle. A magnificent version of “Hallelujah” led us into a “Tall Boy” and “Ain’t Life Grand” closer to close out the first set of feel good songs.
After set break, fans returned to a stage transformed into a reverse theme of Hell, with the band breaking into the first Halloween replay of the night, “Slippin into Darkness.” Other covers, from past Halloweens came in the form of “Vampire Blues,” the Ramones, “Beat on the Brat,” into “I Wanna be Sedated,” along with a first time heated version of Nirvana’s “Lithium,” to close out the second set.
It was only appropriate to close out this crazy show and tour, with a double encore. The first part included a reprise of their 2000 Halloween cover of the Door’s “Soul Kitchen,” and the final Black Sabbath cover of the week, with “Paranoid.” After a short break, the band returned, with the crowd favorite, “Postcard,” and finished us off with the always beautiful, “End of the Show.” Another amazing Halloween run that will be sure to go down as one of the most memorable.
1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO
Set I: Waiting For The Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Happy, Angels on High, Good People, Heaven, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Hallelujah, Tall Boy, Ain’t Life Grand
Set II: Slippin’ Into Darkness*, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, Vampire Blues, Henry Parson’s Died, Beat On The Brat^, I Wanna Be Sedated^^, Chilly Water > Walk On Guilded Splinters > Bust It Big > Chilly Water, Lithium^^^
Enc 1: Soul Kitchen%, Paranoid%%
Enc 2: Postcard, End of the Show
*with Steve Lopez on Percussion
^Last time played 10/31/03
^^Last time played 11/1/14
%Last time played 10/28/00
%%Last time played 10//31/87
Costumes: JB: Disney Haunted Mansion Ghost Dave: Ozzy Osbourne Jimmy: Earthman (Colorado Rockies beer vendor) Duane: Hulk Hogan JoJo: Gilligan Sunny: The Devil