|Run with Roses (Photo Credit: Johnny D's Facebook Page)|
|Playing Dead (Photo Credit: Johnny D's Facebook Page)|
After a twenty minute set break, Playing Dead kicked things off and got everyone up dancing immediately with Shakedown Street. Their closer was "One More Saturday Night", mimicking the opener and closer of the July 4th Fare Thee Well show in Chicago. The band reminded me of my first CSN show with a cover of "Uncle John's Band". During that CSN show at Jones Beach Theater in August 2009, Graham Nash exclaimed, "I don't know why in the world we are going to play this, but we are going to have some fun!" Later in the night, Lead Guitarist Vic DeRobertis pulled off some shredding during Viola Lee Blues!
Overall, it was a great Jerry Garcia celebration. I look forward to continuing my Dead50 summer at the Peach Festival in two weeks with the likes of Bob Weir with Billy and the Kids, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Bob Weir, Joe Russo's Almost Dead and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets!). It's going to be a whole lot of Shakedown Street!