I Disagree…..they opened the show with a JAM….how can you beat that.
I would rather have a set break and no opener too…
I agree with you about the Desdemona…that was a killer Jam…By far the best new tune.
Dreams>Post E:Mount. Jam-The reason why they still are one of the greatest Band on Earth.
you are preaching to the choir. I could not agree more. Gregg should just shut up about the split. It happened three years ago. It is time to start playing those songs and move on. We, the loyal Allman fans, deserve it.
The Brothers played Liz Reed at the Weds. show (as well as @ South Bend this summer), which was 25 minutes! Sorry you missed it. It was a great change up song to “end” this thouroughly hard driving set (and set up for Layla). I do agree that Blue Sky and Jessica would be welcomed additions to future sets regardless of the Dickey situation.
I love the ABB, I really do. I have seen them at least once a year for the past 6 or 7 years. But I hate to say that I am officially getting sick of them not playing any of Dickey’s songs. I mean come on! Liz Reed, Jessica, Blue Sky, Ramblin Man, etc? Can’t they bury the hatchet? These guys aren’t going to live forever and they should be playing together. The Chicago Theatre was great, and the music was excellent. But the best moment for me was when they teased Blue Sky. Here’s hoping for a reconciliation.
Was excited to see Karl Denson opening for the Brothers. Great opener. Wasn’t expecting an opener since the last few years at the Chicago Theater there wasn’t any.
Things that I didn’t like about the show. No set break & no introduction of the band. Yeah we know who they are, but it would have been nice. I love hearing that intro!
Overall, I thought this was one of the better ABB shows that I’ve seen.
Highlights were the Same Thing with Karl sittin’ in. Kind of the Southbound Jam goin’ on, but you’ve got to love Karl! The Desdemona! Oh my God! Outstanding. Dreams > Whipping Post E: Mountain Jam.
Into the Mystic was a great too.
When are the Brothers going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone anyway?
Wow! I have yet to miss a Chicago Theater show and have seen the Bros about 20 times give or take since 1992 and this was the best show I have ever seen! After playing one hell of a set, I turned to my friend and said “if they encore with Mountain Jam…which they won’t…this will be the best concert I have ever seen!” I haven’t decided if this tops seeing the Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley or DiMeola, McLaughlin, & Delucia front row at Orchestra Hall but holy shit! What a show!
And yes, that was a Blue Sky tease in the middle of Mountain Jam! My God, how can they top that tonight????
The Chicago Theater is usually pretty chilly but I was dripping with sweat while leaving last night. VERY intense!! Keep up the great work!
Don’t think they’re playing any “Rogues” material right now, but who knows? Personally, I had no complaints about 7/29! This was my seventh ABB show, my third since 2000, and dare I say this was the best I’ve heard them play? Gregg’s really on top of his game right now, and what more can be said about Warren and Derek? Really, this whole band is just smokin’ right now. Oteil continues to blow me away too. The new songs are great, and there’s new life in the old chestnuts (“Wasted Words” sounded completely different).
Was it just me, or did I hear a little “Blue Sky” in the middle of “Mountain Jam” last night? People really seemed to respond to this, so I’m guessing I wasn’t alone in what I heard. I only wish I could go see tonight’s (7/30) show too, but I can’t. I hope I can find high quality recordings of these two shows (e-mail me!).
Oh, and if Warren’s reading this, I want to apologize for probably scaring the crap out of you when you got of the car at the hotel yesterday afternoon. We were in a cab and I was so surprised to see you, so I stuck my head out the window and screamed “WARREN!!” before I thought about what I was doing. Great job last night. Now come back to Wisconsin!
Hope we can hear something from ENLIGHTENED ROGUES at the Chicago Shows.