June 29, 2013
Susquehanna Bank Center
Opening Act: Mavis Staples
Drive In Drive Out
What Would You Say
Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover)
Kill the Preacher [partial] *
Why I Am
So Much to Say
Hunger for the Great Light
Belly Full +
Ants Marching (Carter solo intro)
Lie in Our Graves [reprise] –>
Pig –> (Dueling Banjos interpolation)
Two Step (pre-2007 intro melody and Time Bomb intro; Higher Ground interpolation)
* Carter, Dave, Tim
+ Dave solo
@ Dave and Tim
–>Indicates segue into next song
The opener of “Dreamgirl” was a pleasant and wonderful surprise, since I haven’t heard it live since 2005. “Drive In Drive Out” sounded terrific as well.
A song I greatly enjoy but haven’t heard live and in person since the 2004 tour was “Joyride” and it sounded great! I’m so glad they played it.
Other impressive songs played tonight included brilliant versions of “What Would You Say”, “Crush”, and “JTR”, plus an excellent cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times”, which really rocked the house!
“#41” sounded amazing; as did “Why I Am”, “Help Myself”, and a beautiful rendition of “Mercy” with Dave himself on piano.
“So Much to Say” followed and was nothing short of fantastic. In addition, a very impressive version of “Drunken Soldier” was played as I got to experience that song live for the first time.
DMB would play quite possibly the best version of “Typical Situation” I have ever experienced, and for me was one of the best moments of the night.
DMB ended this terrific set with the classic “Ants Marching” leading right into a rocking version of “Halloween”! It was amazing!
The encore was also remarkable, with a delightful version of “Oh”, a reprise of “Lie in Our Graves”, a magnificent version of “Pig”, and then an absolute jamming and rocking version of “Two Step”!
It was an incredible and fantastic ending to this Saturday night, another superb performance by DMB, an outstanding set list, and one of my favorite concerts by them of all-time! 🙂