Widespread Panic Delivers Classic Show At Coney Island

By Andy Kahn Sep 11, 2016 6:52 am PDT

Widespread Panic held the second of a pair of concerts at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York Saturday evening and treated fans in attendance to a classic show. Celebrating 30 years this year, the band stuck primarily to their older material from the past three decades during their two set performance last night.

As noted by PanicStream, 14 of the 20 songs played Saturday first entered the WSP repertoire in 1990 or earlier. “Disco” got the old-school evening underway, trailed by two songs also debuted in the ‘80s: “Stop/Go” > “Rock.” The mid-set “Airplane” ended up being the most recently debuted song of set one – and it was first played 22 years ago in 1994. A rare first set “Arleen” – the only such placement since 2011 – helped highlight an opening half capped by “Conrad.”

“Tail Dragger,” the mostly recently debuted song played last night which was first covered in 2011, opened the second set that continued in classic fashion with a sequence featuring staples “Pigeons” > “Jack” > “Driving Song” > “Tie Your Shoes” > “Pilgrims” > ”Driving Song.” A seamlessly segued “Fishwater” > “Bowlegged Woman” > “Fishwater” pairing drew the heavy hitting set to a close. Longtime favorite “Ribs And Whiskey” and a cover of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” brought an end to the evening on the boardwalk.

Below watch audience-shot video footage from last night captured by danfro:



Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set One: Disco, Stop/Go > Rock > Heroes, Airplane > Arleen > C. Brown, Genesis, Conrad (80 mins)

Set Two: Tail Dragger, Pigeons > Jack > Driving Song > Tie Your Shoes > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Goin’ Out West > Fishwater > Bowlegged Woman > Fishwater (78 mins)

Encore: Ribs and Whiskey, Life During Wartime (14 mins)

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