Dead and Company

Aidan Carnell
Music 101
Concert Review

For my concert, I chose to attend the Dead and Company at the Wells Fargo Center on November 5th, 2015.   I chose this concert because I love their style of music and the people who attend these concerts are a part of something huge that has been going on since the late sixties. The original Grateful Dead musicians present were rhythm guitarist and founding member Bill Weir, who made a name for himself as the vocalist for the original Grateful Dead, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Joining them are lead guitarist and vocalist John Mayer, the Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, along with. When I entered the Wells Fargo Center, the building was outline in rainbow colors, which painted a beautiful picture about what was in store for the concert goers that evening: a night of great music, great people, and an amazing atmosphere that can only be achieved at a Dead show. Everyone was enjoying themselves as they did the noodle dance inside the smoked out arena as the band they worshipped played the songs that they all know and loved and played it with such enthusiasm that there was not a still body in the entire place.
When the Grateful Dead held their 50th anniversary show entitled “Fare Thee Well” in Chicago’s Soldier Field, there was such an outpouring of enthusiastic and unconditional delight that the members decided to take a last tour around the US as a thank you to all of their loyal fans who have been with them since the beginning and have stuck with the band through thick and thin. When they reached Wells Fargo Center, they were hot on the tour trail, having just played an outstanding Halloween show at Madison Square Garden the previous week, both the band and the fans were hungry for more, and what they got was something truly special.
The set list comprised of a first set which included Here Comes the Sunshine which got the ball rolling and doubled...