Bob Weir, Ratdog on the Road Again…
Finally — following Bob Weir’s brief touring hiatus to recuperate from "exhaustion" following last year’s lengthy spring tour and two long summer swings with the Dead, Ratdog is back out on the road where they belong.
The Anaheim House of Blues, not the most friendly venue I’ve experienced, was the first stop of a brief four show Southwest run before unleashing a full swing through the midwest, mid-Atlantic and northeast.
2/4/2005 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
I: Jam > Here Comes Sunshine > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Easy to Slip > Supplication, Little Red Rooster > Bird Song > It’s All Over Now > She Says > Liberty
II: Jam@3 > Blackbird@3 > Friend of the Devil@3>5, When I Paint My Masterpiece@5>6 > Jam > Playin in the Band > Jam* > Row Jimmy > Two Djinn > Foolish Heart > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower
E: Touch of Grey
First "Row Jimmy"
Besides being the best, tightest, highest energy, most creative band on the jamband circuit (i’m quite biased) Weir and Ratdog present the most contemporary, relevant take on Grateful Dead music. Can’t wait for the spring tour. (Photos courtesy of ratdog.org.)