Thursday, January 12, 2006

Phil Lesh and Friends Ring in the New Year

From the San Francisco Sentinal:

Phil Lesh and friends ring in the New Year at the Civic Auditorium

After two sold out shows at the Fillmore Auditorium and Warfield Theater Dec. 29 and 30, respectively, the former Grateful Dead bassist brought his show to the civic center. After a set by John Mayer, Lesh and friends Ryan Adams (guitar and vocals), Rob Barraco (keys), Larry Campbell, (guitar) John Molo (drums), Joan Osbourne (vocals), and Barry Sless (pedal steel and guitar), played two lengthy sets - the 2nd beginning just after midnight - to the delight of Deadheads and music lovers of all sorts.

Midnight featured a trapeze artist dressed, flames shooting up from the behind the stage and the obligatory balloon drop after the countdown.

After most balloons dropped, popped and dissipated, the band played on, and on - for hours - sending gleeful fans out into the New Year in the wee hours of the morning.

check out the original story for more cool pics!


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