Dead & Company Plays Rain-Shortened Show At Wrigley Field

Watch video of "Let The Good Times Roll," "Mississippi Half-Step" and more.

By Nate Todd Sep 18, 2021 10:53 am PDT

Dead & Company launched their two-night run at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Friday. Although the first set was cut short due to weather, D&C still fit in a number of Grateful Dead classics as well as covers from Bob Dylan and more.

Dead & Company started off the first set with “Let The Good Times Roll,” a classic opener at latter-day Dead shows and one D&C recently unveiled in New York City. As they’ve been doing on the tour, the Sam Cooke tune saw guitarists John Mayer and Bob Weir along with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti each handling a verse and coming together on the chorus. Dead & Company then got into “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” with John and Bobby sharing vocal duties. The song also featured some tasty guitar work from Mayer along with a rollicking barroom piano solo from Chimenti. Mayer then led the band through “Bertha” ahead of Weir on “Ramble On Rose” before the weather rolled in.

After the delay, the band returned to kick things off with “Dancing In The Street” ahead of one of Bobby’s signature tunes, “Playing In The Band,” which in turn led into “Scarlet Begonias,” also sung by Weir. A Mayer-led “Deal” emerged from “Scarlet” before bassist Oteil Burbridge ran the group through “Scarlet’s” usual partner, “Fire On The Mountain.” Rhythm Devils Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart then delivered “Drums,” after which “Space” gave way to a “Playin’” reprise before Bobby got into Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.” The jam on “Watchtower” boasted Mayer on some hot licks complimented by bubbling organ from Jeff. “Morning Dew” came next ahead of set closer “Not Fade Away.” Dead & Company would retake the stage to encore with “Ripple.”

Watch pro-shot video of “Let The Good Times Roll” and “Mississippi Half-Step” as well as audience-shot video of “All Along The Watchtower” below:


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The Setlist

Show Notes

Weather delayed pushed the first set and forced it to be shortened.

Setlist info via Phantasy Tour.

The Venue

Wrigley Field [See upcoming shows]

41,649

4 shows
7/01/2017, 6/30/2017, 6/14/2019, 6/15/2019

The Music

4 songs

9 songs

13 songs
8 originals / 5 covers / 0 misc

1973

7.25 [Gap chart]

None

Dancin In The Streets

Dancin In The Streets LTP 06/20/2019 (38 Show Gap)

Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo 13:47

Ripple 5:45

American Beauty - 1, Wake of the Flood - 1, From the Mars Hotel - 1, Terrapin Station - 1, Shakedown Street - 1

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