Change Rocks: The Dead/Allman Bros.

The Dead reunited last night (Monday, October 13) for the first time in four years, thrilling a sold-out crowd of devoted fans when they performed in State College, PA. The “Change Rocks” concert, which also featured the Allman Brothers Band, was held at the 15,000-capacity Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University to raise awareness for Senator Barack Obama and the upcoming November 4 election. The crowd–a mix of college students, longtime Deadheads and Barack Obama supporters–were on their feet from the first notes of show opener “Truckin,’” through the psychedelic explorations of “Dark Star,” to the end of “Not Fade Away,” the night’s closer. In a video-taped message shown between sets, Senator Obama told the audience: “For twenty months, I’ve been traveling this country from town to town-even developing a ‘Touch of Grey’ of my own. And on that journey, I’ve seen Americans who are hurting under the politics and policies of Washington. They need change, and I am running for President to bring about that change. “On November 4th, you’ll get to make a choice between two different candidates with two dramatically different visions for our future. You’ll get to choose which direction you want to take our country. I believe that now is the time to put Americans back to work and rebuild our middle class; to live up to the promise of affordable health care for everyone; to guarantee a quality education for all our children; to end our dependence on Middle East oil; and to bring this war in Iraq to a responsible end. We can do all that. And on November 5th, I hope to announce that we ‘Ain’t Wasting Time No More.’” The Dead last performed in 2004 on their “Wave That Flag” tour. In February of this year, Hart, Lesh and Weir played a “Deadheads For Obama” show at the Warfield in San Francisco, and last year Weir, Kreutzmann and Hart performed at a post-inauguration for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Obama Speech Video
The Daeds Set:
Truckin >
US Blues
Help on the Way >Slipknot >
Franklin’s Tower
Playin in the Band>
Dark Star
St. Stephen>
Unbroken Chain >
Other One >
Throwin Stones >
Playin reprise
crowd
Phil rap >
Bobby rap >
Touch of Grey>
Not Fade Away

The Allman Brothers
Revival
Statesboro Blues
Who’s Been Talking
Midnight Rider
One Way Out
And It Stoned Me
Dreams (w/ Ron Holloway on sax)
Don’t Think Twice (w/ Susan Tedeschi and Ron Holloway)
Anyday (w/ Susan Tedeschi)
Melissa
Trouble No More
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Jessica
E- Whipping Post

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