Last night brought the first of two Widespread Panic shows to the great Wanee Festival, just one day after JoJo Hermann spoke about the band’s plan to cease touring after 2016. It didn’t stop the band from rocking their hardest before their most dedicated southern rock fans on the Peach Stage.
The encore welcomed very special guests Warren Haynes and Danny Louis, along with Matt Abts on percussion, for an epic ZZ Top rendition of “Waitin’ On The Bus” into “Jesus Just Left Chicago.” The jams were heavy and the vibes were on point for the first night of their two-night festival appearance.
Setlist: Widespread Panic at Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16
Set: Chilly Water, Rock, Dyin’ Man, Tall Boy > Shut Up And Drive, Heroes, Give, Greta > Jam > Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Driving Song > Gimme > Sell Sell, Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley > Blackout Blues, Ain’t Life Grand
Encore: Waitin’ For The Bus* > Jesus Just Left Chicago*, Bowlegged Woman (18 mins)
Notes * w/ Warren Haynes on guitar & vocals; Danny Louis on keys
[Fireworks display during ‘Rock’; JB on mandolin for ‘Ain’t Life Grand’]
[Setlist via PanicStream]