Dark Star Orchestra blew into the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on 03/30/2019 for the third night of the 2019 Spring tour to recreate an epic Grateful Dead show from 09/11/1982 at the Palm Beach Auditorium. The band showed that despite this being early in the tour and not having Lisa Mackey on vocals, they were more than ready to light up the South Florida night.
Check out the full setlist below.
Set One: New Minglewood Blues; They Love Each Other; Me And My Uncle > Big River; Dupree’s Diamond Blues > CC Rider; Loser; Looks Like Rain; Tennessee Jed > Let It Grow
Set Two: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Terrapin Station > Drums > *Space > *Truckin’ > Stella Blue > Around And Around > One More Saturday Night
Encore: Baby Blue
* – w/ Oteil Burbridge
The venue was standing room only as the band kicked off the night with a rollicking “New Minglewood Blues” and “They Love Each Other” that showcased Rob Eaton’s guitar chops. These led right into cowboy favorites “Me and My Uncle” and “Big River”. Other first set gems included “CC Rider” and a “Tennessee Jed”>“Let It Grow” jam that clocked in at nearly twenty minutes.
After a well deserved break the boys returned refreshed and ready for set two, leading off with the classic “Scarlet Begonias”>”Fire On The Mountain”>”Lost Sailor”>”Saint Of Circumstance” “Terrapin Station” jam. The peak of the second set came after “Drums” as drummers Dino English and Rob Koritz left the stage as “Space” began and surprise guest Oteil Burbridge took over bass duties for Skip Vangelas. Oteil stuck around to play on “Truckin’” before yielding the stage back to Vangelas. The set was rounded out with “Stella Blue”, “Around And Around” and since it was a Saturday night, “One More Saturday Night”. The night was rounded out by It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.
As a sea of happy fans headed to the lot, DSO once again that they are successfully keeping the music and the spirit of The Dead alive. If the third night of the tour was any indication, the remainder of the tours fans were in for good times.