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Gov’t Mule and a bit of Ani & Blind Melon

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Posted by admin On March - 9 - 2008

As Zack and I walked away still in awe of Grace Potter, we headed to the main stage as Gov’t Mule was taking the stage. The gospel-ly “John the Revelator” opened the set, and eased us in to what would be another rocking show.

Like many musicians at the festival, politics made it’s way into Gov’t Mule’s set. In the middle of one of their songs Warren Haynes dropped the verse: God made George W. Bush/Told him what to say/ Maybe a black man or a brown man or a woman will come and save the day.

Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” had the whole crowd singing along with Warren, and a “Hey Jude” tease with his guitar was a nod to the way the Grateful Dead used to do it way back when. “Soulshine” opened with its sweet, familiar riff and joy swept over the crowd (I’m pretty sure it wasn’t just me). Another great cover was James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” which Warren sang with the spirit and soul of the late, great legend.

After the funky Meters, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and an incredible Gov’t Mule set, Zack and I are officially declaring that our socks have indeed been rocked off. We walked over to the Sunset Stage to catch a bit of Ani DiFranco, which was just about what I thought it would be. Fine, just not my thing. Blind Melon was alright, and the new singer seemed to get a good response from the festival crowd.

All in all it has been a great day of music, as has been the case with every day. Phil Lesh & Friends closes out the festival. Zack and I are headed there to finish out our first weekend as the Festival Crashers.

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