By: M. Trevor Higgins
For: The Chattanooga Times Free Press
Simply put: The Allman Brothers were amazing. I’ve underestimated Warren Haynes for way too long, and Derek Trucks, at the age of 26, is a man among boys. The crowd was also treated to super-groovy psychedlic effects on the video screen.
Derek’s playing made my neck tighten up like when you’re about to kiss a girl for the first time. Seriously, he’s that good.
The Allmans pulled out a tremendous cover of “The Weight,” with Warren on vocals. You know how when The Staples Singers performed on “The Last Waltz” and it was like hearing the song for the first time? It was like that tonight.
Other highlights included a tremendous “Jessica,” complete with Dolphin montage. It was the perfect ending to a wild week. And yeah, the fireworks were great. I don’t have to tell you that, all of Chattanooga was out to see them.