Furthur continued their four-date “Winter Run” of shows in Colorado on Friday, February 22 at First Bank Center in Broomfield. While the kickoff show the previous night at the Ogden Theatre in Denver focused heavily on early material from the Grateful Dead songbook, the second night found Furthur serving up songs from throughout the Dead’s career as well as a few select cover tunes.
The night started off with “Hell in a Bucket,” probably the best song from the 1987 album “In The Dark” which paved the way for the Dead to become one of the world’s most successful touring acts for the following eight years. Other Dead songs spanning the late 1960s (“The Other One”), to the late 1970s (“Shakedown Street”) were sprinkled throughout the set, as well as a number of covers. Other bands getting a nod from Furthur included Traffic (“Dear Mr. Fantasy”), Sonny Boy Williamson (“Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”), The Beatles (“Dear Prudence”), Buddy Holly (“Not Fade Away”), Chuck Berry (“Promised Land”) and of course Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” as the encore). The Winter Run continues tonight and tomorrow night and undoubtedly will feature more setlist variety.
Hell in a Bucket
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
It Must’ve Been the Roses
I Need a Miracle-Birdsong
Opening Jam-Jackstraw-Shakedown Street-Mountain Song-The Other One-Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
Encore: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door