Dopapod embarked on a four-night Halloween run across two states this past week, paying tribute to Woodstock through the ages. The series began on Thursday at Columbus, OH’s Woodlands Tavern where the band played three nights, before traveling to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI to celebrate Halloween.
The Halloween run began on Thursday with a tribute to the original 1969 Woodstock. Rob Compa went full Jimi Hendrix with his rendition of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, and the band came together for The Band‘s “Up On Cripple Creek”. Set two also saw Dopapod cover The Who‘s “My Generation” and Sly and the Family Stone‘s “I Wanna Take You Higher” before bassist Chuck Jones got his own Hendrix moment as he performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” solo. There was still more Hendrix on the table as Dopapod covered “Foxey Lady” before “Present Ghosts” brought set two to a close ahead of a “Back and White” encore.
Night two saw Dopapod fast forward in time to the red-headed stepchild of Woodstocks for a 1994 celebration. The band explored the often-overlooked lineup with takes on Red Hot Chili Pepper‘s “Power of Equality”, Primus‘ “Harold of the Rocks”, and Aerosmith‘s “Sweet Emotion” all in the first set.
The second frame featured even more covers as the original “STADA” rolled into Green Day‘s “Brain Stew” and on into The Allman Brothers Band‘s “One Way Out” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Duane Allman‘s tragic death. Dopapod also fit in a rendition of Nine Inch Nails‘ “March of the Pigs” before fittingly encoring with another NIN selection, “Closer”.
Saturday saw the band pay tribute to the infamous Woodstock ’99, offering takes on Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman”, RHCP’s “Around The World”, and a medley of Rage Against The Machine songs. Before set two began, Chuck carried his Siberian Husky Zed onstage to introduce him to the crowd, who welcomed the pup by chanting his name.
The music continued as Dopapod paid tribute to the late DMX with “Rough Riders Anthem” which was surprisingly followed by a cover of Medeski Martin and Wood‘s “Bubble House”, highlighting the curious diversity of Woodstock 1999. Rob Compa did his best Alanis Morrisette with “You Oughta Know” before things got meta with a cover of Limp Bizkit‘s cover of George Michael‘s “Faith”. It was time for even more Hendrix with “Fire”, which RHCP famously covered as Woodstock 1999 attendees began lighting structures on fire.
Finally, on Sunday Dopapod headed to that state up north for a Best of Woodstock Halloween show at The Intersection. The performance featured selections from throughout Woodstock history, with Dopapod resisting “Harold of the Rocks”, “Enter Sandman”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Around the World”, “March of the Pigs”, and the “Rage Against The Machine medley”.
Scroll down to check out images from nights one and two of Dopapod at Woodlands Tavern courtesy of photographer Adam Berta as well as full setlists from each night. The band’s fall tour continues on Tuesday at 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV. For tickets and a full list of dates click here.
Setlist: Dopapod | Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH | 10/28/21
Set One: Blast, Nuggy Jawson -> Voodoo Child (Slight Return)* -> Nuggy Jawson, Indian Grits -> Wipeout^ -> Indian Grits, Up On Cripple Creek%, French Bowling
Set Two: Sonic -> My Generation# -> Trapper Keeper -> I Wanna Take You Higher+ -> Trapper Keeper, Star-Spangled Banner=, New James -> Foxey Lady*, Present Ghosts
Encore: Black and White
*Jimi Hendrix cover
%The Band cover
#The Who cover
+Sly and the Family Stone cover
=Performed solo by Chuck
Setlist: Dopapod | Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH | 10/29/21
Set One: Psycho Nature, Velcro, Power of Equality*, Dracula’s Monk -> Instagram > Harold of the Rocks^, Sweet emotion%, Freight Train > Brain Dead
Set Two: Nerds#, STADA -> Brain Stew+ -> One Way Out=, Weird Charlie > March of the Pigs€ -> Weird Charlie > FABA~
*Red Hot Chili Peppers cover
#contained Sweet Emotion teases
+Green Day cover
=Allman Brothers cover
€Nine Inch Nails cover
~contained Nightmare Before Christmas teases
Setlist: Dopapod | Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH | 10/30/21
Set One: Trickery, Mucho, Onion Head -> Enter Sandman* -> Onion Head, Around the World^, Bluetooth -> Rage Against the Machine Medley
Set Two: Zed+, Bats in the Cave -> Rough Riders Anthem% -> Bubble House# > Vol. 3 #86, You Oughta Know=, Cloud World -> Bats in the Cave, Faith~, Fire•, Donkey Kong Theme
Encore: Plaese Haalp
^Red Hot Chili Peppers cover
+Chuck carried his dog Zed on stage while the crowd chanted his name
#Medeski Martin and Wood cover
=Alanis Morissete cover
~ Cover Of a Limp Biskit cover of a George Michael Song
•Jimi Hendrix cover
Setlist: Dopapod | The Intersection | Grand Rapids, MI | 10/31/21
Set One: Present Ghosts, Trickery, Nerds* > Harold of the Rocks^, Mucho, Think, Dracula’s Monk -> Life is Tight -> Enter Sandman% -> Nerds
Set Two: Braindead, Sweet Emotion# -> Weedie, Psycho Nature -> Blast -> Around the World=, Black and White, March of the Pigs+
Encore: Rage Against the Machine Medley
*Lyrics we’re replaced with “Yes Bibs”
+Nine inch Nails cover
-Band handed out Lobster bibs to the entire audience. Band wore lobster bibs also.
-Bib is a palindrome.