Widespread Panic Busts Out Lou Reed Cover At The Beacon

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Widespread Panic held the penultimate show of their five-night residency at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday night. The band continued the run’s trend of busting out rarities by covering Lou Reed’s “Vicious” for the first time since Halloween 2003.

Night four of Widespread Panic’s residency at The Beacon began with “From The Cradle.” The set continued with such WSP staples as “One Arm Steve,” “Let’s Get The Show On The Road,” “Ribs and Whiskey,” “Bowlegged Woman” and “Hope In A Hopeless World.” Set one also featured “Honky Red” and a cover of Cat Stevens’ “Trouble.” “Postcard” sent the band into setbreak.

“Let’s Get Down To Business” triggered the start of the second set, with “Little Kin” and “Disco” coming after. “Diner” was then paired with a cover of The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight”/“New Mother Nature.” Next came “Papa’s Home,” which was connected to “Cease Fire” via a “Drums” jam. The set-closing couple “Protein Drink”/“Sewing Machine” drew an end to the second half.

The band returned to The Beacon stage for the encore that began with their second performance of Reed’s “Vicious,” its only other setlist appearance coming 1,003 shows prior. The bust out coincided with what would have been Reed’s birthday on Monday. “Ain’t Life Grand,” with John Bell on mandolin, brought an end to the encore and concert. Widespread Panic’s residency at The Beacon Theatre concludes with a show there tonight. Watch audience-shot video “Vicious” posted by MrTopdogger below:

Vicious

Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set One: From The Cradle, One Arm Steve, Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Ribs and Whiskey, Bowlegged Woman, Honky Red, Trouble, Hope In A Hopeless World, Postcard (64 mins)

Set Two: Let’s Get Down To Business, Little Kin, Disco, Diner > No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature, Papa’s Home > Drums > Cease Fire, Protein Drink / Sewing Machine (80 mins)

Encore: Vicious, Ain’t Life Grand* (10 mins)

Notes:

  • * with JB on mandolin
  • – Vicious (Lou Reed) LTP 10/31/2003 New York (1,003 shows)
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