Mike Gordon sits in with the DEAD!
It's true... Mike from Phish came out and played with Phil Lesh for a bass duo at the show on Friday! Steve Winwood opened both nights.
The Dead Setlists
June 20, 2003, SPAC - Saratoga Springs, NY
Set 1: Here Comes Sunshine > Jam > El Paso, Stagger Lee, ** Dear Mr. Fantasy > Jam > ** Baba Jingo, Looks Like Rain, Mr. Charlie > Lovelight (** with Steve Winwood)
Set 2: China Cat Sunflower > New Potato Caboose > I Know you Rider > Drums> Bass Jam (with Mike Gordon) > Eyes Of The World > Jam > He's Gone > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical, Ripple, Sugar Magnolia
Encore: We Bid You Goodnight
Highlights: Steve Winwood opened he played 40,000 Headmen and Can't Find My Way Home. First set of the Dead picked up when Winwood joined the band on guitar for a kick ass Dear Mr. Fantasy. Joan Osbounre sounded great on Mr. Charlie (especially after I was ready to kick her out of the band the day before...). The Lovelight jam was the highlight of Set 1. For Set 2, China Cat Sunflower was sweet and the Japhans went nuts when Mike Gordon appeared after drums for a bass duo with Phil Lesh. The rest of the set was stellar... Eyes, He's Gone and Sugar Magnolia were some of the best I heard in a long time.
Notes: It was raining all week (all month!) and on the ride up I told Kohei, Iku, and Menjo to pray to Jerry and ask for "no rain" for the show. I think it worked! We had a dry show!
The Dead - 6.21.03, Hartford, CT
Set 1: Milestones Jam > Mississippi 1/2 Step > Me & Bobby McGee, Iko-Iko (w/ Steve Winwood), Low Spark (with Winwood), A Little Piece For You, The Wheel, Touch of Grey
Set 2: Jam > Feel Like A Stranger, Scarlet Begonias > Hard to Handle > Jam > Drums > Space > Night of 1000 Stars > Sugaree > St Stephen > William Tell Bridge > Playin' in the Band > Midnight Hour > Playin' Reprise
Encore: One More Saturday Night