Widespread Panic Busts Out ‘Entering A Black Hole Backwards’ In New Orleans

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Widespread Panic returned to the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Friday night for their second of three Halloween Weekend concerts at the venue. The band delivered a massive “Bowlegged Woman” as the evening’s first set complete with the revival of “Entering A Black Hole Backwards” after well over five years.

“We’ll just continue on with our everyday hijinks,” guitarist John Bell said at the start of the show in reference to the wild Andy Kaufman themed Halloween performance the band pulled off the previous night. Bassist Dave Schools then kicked into “Bowlegged Woman” which would bookend the frame. Panic jammed “Bowlegged” into “Chilly Water” and “Little Lilly” then emerged. Next came a run of “Visiting Day,” “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” and “You Got Yours.”

JB was having some technical difficulties with his guitar that were solved during “Christmas Katie.” Bell sang the first half of the song sans guitar while his instrument was worked on. Dave Schools stepped up during the jam of out “Christmas Katie” to lay down his “Entering A Black Hole Backwards” bass solo for the first time since March 28, 2014. The eventful first set ended with reprises of “Chilly Water” and “Bowlegged Woman.”

Last night’s second set began with the pairing of “Disco” and “Diner” and would continue as an old school affair through its conclusion with “Red Hot Mama.” Keyboardist shined on the “Blackout Blues” that bled out of “Diner,” while a run of “The Last Straw,” “Flat Foot Flewzy” and “Mercy” gave way to the evening’s “Drums” segment. A romp through “Chainsaw City” came next and was followed by a mellow version of “Four Cornered Room” and the ballad “Jack.” After ending with “Red Hot Mama,” Widespread Panic returned to cap the night with an encore of The Dillards’ “There Is A Time” and Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me.”

Pro-Shot Videos (via nugs.tv)

Bowlegged Woman

Disco

Fan-Shot Videos (Captured by MrTopdogger)

Entering A Black Hole Backwards > Chilly Water > Bowlegged Woman

Four Cornered Room

Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set One: Bowlegged Woman > Chilly Water > Little Lilly, Visiting Day, Walkin’ (For Your Love), You Got Yours, Christmas Katie > Entering a Black Hole Backwards > Chilly Water > Bowlegged Woman (66 mins)

Set Two: Disco, Diner > Blackout Blues, The Last Straw > Flat Foot Flewzy, Mercy > Jam > Drums > Chainsaw City, Four Cornered Room > Jack, Red Hot Mama (104 mins)

Encore: There Is A Time, You Wreck Me (9 mins)

Notes

  • – JB vocals-only first half of ‘Christmas Katie’ due to equipment malfunction
  • – ‘Highway To Heaven’ rap during ‘Diner’
  • – ‘Entering a Black Hole Backwards’ LTP 3/28/14 Oakland (310 shows)

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