Just got back from the ‘Roo and wanted to give a real quick post about the Allmans set. Working off of JNB’s setlist, and all the setlist I have seen, all have been missing Instrumental Illness.
Setlist and order (which I still don’t think is correct) from my memory is as follows:
Ain’t Wastin’ Time, Statesboro Blues, Woman Across the River, High Cost of Low Living (Didn’t think you could get chills in 90 degree weather in the intense sun but was proven wrong, thank you Derek), No One to Run With, Soulshine, Rocking Horse, Desdemona (Gregg sounded amazing all day, really sold this song to the crowd with his patient, heartful delivery), Midnight Rider, Instrumental Illness, Dreams (Derek), One Way Out, Whippin’ Post, and Layla (chills again courtesy of Mr. Trucks) for the encore.
Everyone looked great and was having a good time. Gregg sweated through 3 shirts. We were next to the soundboard and right next to the tapers and the sound was amazing. Derek was a little low in the mix but it got better as the day went on, should make for some nice sounding tapes. Gregg’s vocals were jumping through the mix and sounded perfect, he was singing his ass off! The crowd was loving it and hanging on and reacting to every note of the guitar solos. My favorite couple of moments were the crowds reaction to the beginning of Layla and right before Gregg started the piano part of the coda to Layla; you could of heard a pin drop as the crowd was waiting, with dropped jaws, for him to play the signature line , Gregg took his time and played it beautifully and perfectly! What an excellent show just as good, if not better than the one I saw in Atlanta in Sept. 02. Get the tapes you are going to need them, great setlist, performance, and crowd!